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Tecolote Cafe

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1616 Saint Michaels Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7705
+1 505-988-1362
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07:00 - 14:00
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Tue - Sun 07:00 - 14:00
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

After telling ourselves for years that we needed to check this place out as an alternative to Plaza Diner and The Pantry for breakfast, we finally made it. Soo glad we did! I tried the huevos rancheros with red chile and it was fabulous. The tortillas were soft enough, but not too soft, and the eggs cooked just exactly medium.... More 

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Thank Kathryn Z
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good, and the servings were large. We both had ham and eggs (the special) and the ham steak was huge. But the potatoes were greasy and cooked unevenly. Our server did a good job of taking care of us with ample refills on drinks, etc.

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2 Thank Alethea G
Ash Fork, Arizona
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for breakfast. Place was full of locals and business travelers. Service was fast and efficient and the food was wonderful. Really well appointed and very clean.

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4 Thank GarterRanch
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Tecolote (means owl in local Spanish) is famous for its breakfasts. Large spacious quarters, bustling atmosphere, with people making biscuits in full view. Fast, snappy service, great food. Moved from Cerrillos to St. Michaels.

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2 Thank Jose G
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The resturant is a decent breakfast place but has no atmosphere . ( I looked at dirty dishes in the cart) during breakfast. I will say my food was tasty... however, the breadbasket selections were a bit over cooked and dry. My husbands omelette was good and the potatoes good. Coffee was good. I do think the staff is well... More 

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Thank Donna B
Greenville, South Carolina
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115 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This place was super cool. The food was good and the service was amazing! They have daily specials and yummy coffee.

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3 Thank Jenny V
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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87 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We went for breakfast and I was surprised by how large and open the new space was. It was only partially full when we got there, but full to the brim when we left, but still there was good service. We got the Sheepherder's breakfast and the frittata. Both were ok, but not outstanding. The chili on the frittata was... More 

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Thank Shannon L
usa
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

My husband loves this place so much. Me not so much. Rather have breakfast at Denny's . i know this place is considered great. but i just dont get it.

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Thank leebean
Washington, DC
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128 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This was our first visit to Tecolote in their new location and I'm happy to report that it is as good as ever and as great customer service as ever. Food was awesome: I had fish tacos and husband had the classic breakfast burrito. Came with a bakery basket that we couldn't finish but took with us. Coffee was good... More 

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5 Thank Lady911Driver
Houston, Texas, United States
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The breakfast potatoes are fantastic and the fresh-baked muffins are a treat. Coffee is good as well.

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5 Thank Julie S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 16
Cuisine
Diner, Mexican, American, Southwestern, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 14:00
Thursday
07:00 - 14:00
Friday
07:00 - 14:00
Saturday
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1616 Saint Michaels Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7705
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-988-1362
Description
Tecolote Cafe was started in 1980 by Bill and Alice Jennison with a desire to feed guests great meals, affordably, with superior service. Mr. Bill and Alice's recipes have been pleasing palettes for 31 years. In May of 2010, sadly, we lost Mr. Bill after a long and accomplished life. Since August 2010, Katherine Adkins (Bill and Alice's daughter) and her husband Matt Adkins have been doing their best to honor Mr. Bill and Ms. Alice's vision in carrying on the family business. Sadly we also lost Ms.Alice in December of 2012. We offer a varied menu focusing primarily on New Mexican breakfast and lunch cuisine, as well as some American favorites.We bake all of our breads in house as well as our muffins and biscuits contained in our bakery basket. A little known secret to our great burgers? Fresh baked Kaiser rolls to vehicle our superb patties and ingredients. Whether you come for breakfast or lunch, we are sure you will be pleased with our delectable choices and our warm, friendly atmosphere. If you aren't, just let us know so we can make your experience everything you hoped for!Katie and I can't wait to see you on your next visit. So, come on in, and remember, we serve "Great breakfast, No toast!", just for you.

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