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Cafecito

4.9
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15 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Argentinean
Cafecito At Night is a blend of Argentinian, Italian and contemporary fusion cuisine, served in a casual and relaxed atmosphere at night. The mood is elevated casual dining offered in a safe and socially distant atmosphere. Come enjoy the lovely outdoors on our two stylish patios, or sit inside, whichever you prefer. Our Executive Chef, Luis Marquez and the entire team at Cafecito At Night welcomes you table side.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 15 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.9
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4.8
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AraK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. They call it "elevated casual", but it is somehow closer to fine dining. Nice place. Very good value overall.

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Nickname4Reviews
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating here was quite possibly the highlight of our trip to Santa Fe! Get the chimichurri flight - but make sure you do what I forgot to do, and ask the server to tell you which chimichurri is which, and how they differ. They were all SO delicious but it occurred to me later that I wanted to know each respective one I had eaten. The pasta special the day we went was excellent.

Service was great - super nice and attentive servers. The restaurant was clean and airy, and just a really nice space. Lots of light and greenery inside and out.

Re: COVID precautions, there was plenty of space between tables, and the doors to the outside patio were open and there was lots of fresh air coming in.

This place was so great, I felt somewhat forlorn when we left that I’d have to wait until our next trip to Santa Fe to eat there again.

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betsyf
New Mexico
12 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We always love Cafecito. This time French fries came out warm and they fixed them immediately

White wine was cool, not Cold ... sorry but I like cold white wine...

Food is consistently fabulous.

Pasta specials are always delicious.

Music & vibe is consistent ... we love it 😍

Always love the spinach ball starters 🙌🏼🙌🏼

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Janie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our new favorite restaurant in Santa Fe! The patio seating felt comfortable and spacious. Our dinner was fantastic and we can’t wait to try everything on the menu.
Also picked up empanadas to take home and they were
really tasty. Highly recommend it for locals and tourists alike!

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Cage
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time there. We’ll definitely go back.

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DanielB
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Cafecito has a rare combination of a beautiful place, tastefully decorated, excellent food, a superb selection of exceptional but still affordable wines, and, a very friendly Welcoming staff. Everything combines to conjure up an experience you usually only find in much more expensive restaurants. A great experience and value! My date was impressed, I’m very happy I recommended it.

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Martin
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

with friends and or fr a romantic dinner, the atmosphere, and the service make you feel special, as well as the food that you realized every bite that it is genuine and fresh cuisine

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JohnS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice meal, nice atmosphere. Will definitely come back!

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vipGreggC
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafecito is a gem of a restaurant that serves very high quality food in a quiet, lovely outdoor patio with garden setting at a lower than expected price point. The service was also outstanding.

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deborahf
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the great architecture and design to the gorgeous lush gardens, this is a hidden gem! The dinner menu was fantastic---and we almost ate one of everything on the menu! The green curry chicken and the empanada sampler plate were standouts, perfectly cooked and great flavors. The service is attentive and caring----you can tell it is a family run labor of love! Don't miss enjoying a summer night on their patio!

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betsyf
New Mexico
13 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere is Calm, lovely, quiet

Food is ALWAY 5Star. Hot, delicious, and unique

We LOVE dining at Cafecito.

Music is perfect, hip and has a fun vibe...

We have nearly tried everything on the menu! I love the homemade pasta dish often !!!

Wine is fabulous and all price ranges ... How can you go wrong with Wineries from Argentina ?

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vipJohnP
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Salad & service exceptional. Empanadas very good. Great value & atmosphere.

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Cheryl
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fabulous! The menu was limited, but the choices were a nice variety. The food was outstanding.
It was my first visit and I would definitely recommend and will be going back.

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vipDanP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an outstanding meal at Cafecito on their beautiful outdoor patio with ZERO concerns about social distancing. I started with the Insalata Paradiso and everything about it was memorable, especially the dressing and fresh avocado. I chose the pasta of the day with a truffle cream sauce and asparagus for my main course and YUM! It was actually fresh made pasta and one of the best dishes I’ve had in quite some time. I added grilled chicken which was done perfectly. I didn’t have room for dessert but there was no way I was leaving without 4 Alfajores. I had them in Buenos Aires over 10 years ago and these things are like a drug (a legal one). The restaurant is located a few block off of Cerrillos Rd so it’s quiet and steps away from the Acequia Trail. The experience was topped off by friendly service. Definitely a 5 star experience with very reasonable prices. I will return to start working through the rest of the menu.

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betsyf
New Mexico
13 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing evening ! Beautiful, peaceful ambiance & surroundings .... Food was 5Star 🙌🏼🙌🏼Homemade Pasta was Incredible ... background music helped create the most delightful hip experience... This will be a regular spot for us 💯

FAQs

Cafecito does offer delivery in partnership with Toast. Cafecito also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (505) 310-0089.

Cafecito is rated 4.9 stars by 15 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.