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Santa Fe Cafe - CLOSED

5910 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103-5834
+1 206-783-9755
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor27%
  • Terrible4%
13 Sep 2014
17 Aug 2014
“My wife an my favorite Seattle restaurant”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Spanish, Soups
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5910 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103-5834
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Reviewed 14 September 2014 via mobile

First visit in many years. I ordered my old fav...green chili enchiladas. Flavor bland, green chilis hard to locate, too much stringy cheese, too many plain beans. The posoli was okay, but I ordered green chili enchiladas that used to cover the plate and be...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 17 August 2014

My wife and I have been going here since our early dating years in the early 1970's. We made a point to eat there at least once a week for years while we both worked in Seattle. We preferred the Revena store but occasionally frequented...More

Thank jackAardman
Reviewed 25 July 2014

We have eaten here for years as we used to live in the neighborhood. Never had a problem getting a table and service is always pleasant. The seafood is always fresh and the chips and salsa are my son's favorite. The chocolate torte for desert...More

Thank Manzanitabay
Reviewed 20 July 2014

I wanted to like it. The staff was friendly, it appeared many of the people that were arriving were regulars. But the service just was not very good, seemed to take pretty long to get basic things. Kinda odd too, a mexican restaurant that did...More

1  Thank Welshdr
Reviewed 30 June 2014

We have eaten here for years as we formerly lived in the neighborhood. We moved away about 5 years ago and still lust after several of the menu staples. This past week we had the chance to return to have dinner at the Santa Fe....More

Thank Wallawallaeater
Reviewed 9 April 2014

I've eaten here twice in the last month because a friend wanted to go here. Both times the food was heavy, overcooked, contained way too much cheese and was thrown together with no aesthetics whatsoever. I had two different dishes, and both were prepared this...More

2  Thank AustinEEE
Reviewed 11 January 2014

I struggled with this. One star or two. I decided to give it two, mostly because it was once so much better and because the owner, who waited tables 25 years ago for the original owners, knows better. Food is ok. Flavors are often good,...More

1  Thank ARNK-UU
Reviewed 12 May 2013

Surprised by some of the reviews. We have lived in Santa Fe and visited many times -- quite familiar with the cuisine and we loved our meal. Simple cooking with good use of hot peppers and other spices. We found the use of french bread...More

Thank Romanophile
Reviewed 23 April 2013

I had enjoyed this place some years ago, and remembered the food as being really tasty, way above average. It's been at least 10 years, and I guess things change.... The atmosphere is nice enough, casual, though it seemed really slow for a Saturday evening....More

Thank AL P
Reviewed 22 March 2012

First off, I should mention that I was born and raised in Santa Fe – so I’m one of those extremely opinionated reviewers that had a visceral reaction to this café. Anyone not raised in the Southwest should look forward to a better experience simply...More

Thank GSather
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 20
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Spanish, Soups
Good for
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5910 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103-5834
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-783-9755
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