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231 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1986
+1 505-984-1788
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11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My family lives in Santa Fe and we have been to this place on dozens of occasions. During the last few years we've have felt the restaurant is looking worse for wear and that the food had slipped. But after we were unable to get in at The Compound or Geronimo for my fathers birthday we decided to give it... More 

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278 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very pleasant open air patio. Excellent service by Paula. After a nice enthusiastic presentation of the daily specials by Paula, we both jumped on board. My pasta special of fettuccine with asparagus, mushrooms, grilled onions in a rich pesto sauce was over the top delicious. The perfectly cooked pasta and veggies popped goodness with every bite. The pesto sauce brought... More 

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Dallas, Tx
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78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been here several times and are never disappointed. Our most recent visit exceeded our high expectations. From cocktails to dessert (to die for), Chris' recommendations were on point. The risotto that they let us have an appetizer portion of was melt in your mouth fabulous. The lamb was also beautifully prepared and our dessert, ice cream with pastry dough... More 

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1 Thank DalTexTraveler
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is definitely the best way to spend a few hours, especially on the patio, having great drinks, excellent food, and all at excellent Happy Hour prices. Most drinks( fabulous margaritas) at $5.00! All appetizers at half price. Probably the best calamari ever with a tangy, lemony sauce, delicious dumplings, friendly service. With a drink and 2 appetizers you could... More 

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1 Thank SantaFeBabe
Arlington Heights, IL
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We searched for the elusive fine dining combined with unhurried service for lunch, while attending a workshop in SF. SantaCafe was highly recommended. Lovely atmosphere, while too cold to eat outside, the dining areas are segmented and intimate. Our server was informative and no-nonsense. We enjoyed our club sandwich half with fresh soup of the day and salad...perfect for a... More 

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1 Thank Karen M
United States
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332 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 483 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Two hours: 4-6 pm. $5 wine and cocktail choices. Half-off on bar appetizers. Friendly barkeep. I believe the patio is available for this activity in warmer weather.

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1 Thank SunriseAddicted
Montgomery, Texas
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69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food with excellent service. Our group all enjoyed one of the evening's specials---Chicken Schnitzel, which was authentically prepared. But the winner for me was the Cherry Cobbler---probably the best I've had. Winner winner, chicken dinner!

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1 Thank Kid55
St Louis
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141 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this restaurant. It had been a few years since we had been here, but it was still wonderful. It has a soothing interior and amazing food. Great service, too.

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1 Thank TravellerStLouis
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I chose this restaurant on a recommendation from our trolley driver who shared with us that growing up in Santa Fe, this was his family's restaurant for any kind of celebration. Thank you Peter!!! We had such a wonderful experience tonight at Santacafe. We started with a shared appetizer of Shrimp and Spinach dumplings with a fresh... More 

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1 Thank Donnasue57
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This fine dining restaurant near The Plaza is an outstanding place for couples to enjoy a special evening, perhaps in front of a warm fire.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 100
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1986
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 505-984-1788

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
6 months ago
Victoria, Texas

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?