Santacafe

4.5
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457 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Santacafe is a Iconic Santa Fe restaurant for nearly 40 years. Located one block north of the downtown Plaza. Serving Lunch and Dinner in a nationally recognized historic building dating back to 1857.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.6
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4.6
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBSimonsOK
Miami
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

They took our temps at the door and sanitized each table & chair after each use...👍🏼

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viprobbie
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

When you know the wait server: helps. More attention.
Lunch food superior to dinner food.

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vipsusans
New York Area
123 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The patio here is just wonderful. The food was good and the service was OK.

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vipJulianaW
New Mexico
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

With the shaded patio and opening of the bar Santa Cafe is the place to be. Service remains top notch in these challenging times.

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TerrenceB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service. Great locations and atmosphere

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janarab
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

it's great to be able to enjoy a fine meal , on a lovely patio and feel like you are helping the community stay alive . i am grateful that santacafe has chosen to open and feed us . i will be back soon and hope to bring some friends along !

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vipkens
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Ben made our night. He was terrific!

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Saturday lunch staff was great and the food was out of this world. The Calamari, Talus Wind Pork Dumplings and Lobster Roll were amazing. The Blackberry Cream Puffs were divine. If it hadn’t been for the stylish masks worn by the staff, we wouldn’t have known we were in the middle of a pandemic!

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BarbaraH
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FOR OUTDOOR DINING EXPERIENCE SANTA CAFE IS PERFECT

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant in Santa Fe, particularly when weighing in the amazing patio.

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

I've had very pleasant experiences with Santacafe - indoors, during the winter, and before COVID. Our dinner 7/22/2020 was not up to par and at that price point in Santa Fe the food and service need to be better than what we experienced this time.

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vipFoodie
New Mexico
73 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We had a lovely birthday evening for my best friend from childhood on the patio. It was a beautiful evening to dine outdoors. I had the pasta dish and it was very tasty. My friend had the salmon and raved about it. My brother is a vegan and struggled with the items on the menu, and finally decided on salad with no cheese and french fries.
The remodel is beautiful inside, and it seems sad that no one is enjoying it. Hopefully some of us will be able to do so soon.

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BruceS
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very pleasant atmosphere but the food was only fair.

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JayRo
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch with a good friend and colleague. Service was spot on - server was knowledgeable, non intrusive, anticipated our needs and exceeded expectations. For me, there is nothing better. The menu was enticing and offered a good balance of fare - lite to more hearty. Frankly, it was hard to make a selection. The food and beverage was well paced, beginning with cocktails and appetizers, then some wine with mains. The wine service as as well, spot on.

I can't wait to go back!

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vipsusans
New York Area
123 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have had lunch here many times. Due to covid there is only outside seating and it is fabulous! I had the burger which was excellent and my friend had the pasta of the moment, which she also loved. Our server was Sean and he was top notch!

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MicM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

steak fritte had a little too much salt. fab cocktails and lobster rolls.

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vipkfaith
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

BEAUTIFUL patio. Friendly service. Great food selection. Everyone can find something they like. Had a great ambience. A must try in Santa Fe.

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vipSfoiah
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been coming to this restaurant for the last 20 years. Historically, the service has been rude, pompous, to ridiculously bad. The food has been OK. However last night, under what I assume is new ownership, the service was outstanding, humble, helpful, kind (something it never was before,) and the food was outstanding. So happy. Keep up the great work.

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BenjaminT
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service from our server M. Good ambiance, food was very good and much larger portions than anticipated.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new version of Santa Cafe is as lovely as the old version. They still have the best calamari in town. Cheers to Quinn and his excellent team.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Monclovio was an absolute delight!!! And professional as well.
The spring rolls were a disappointment...
But the ambiance was lovely!

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PSmithIII
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy a relaxing lunch at Santa Cafe, especially when the weather is nice and we sit outside. My wife and I had a wonderful lunch "date" there this past Friday. The staff are extremely pleasant and accommodating. The food was excellent. I had the pasta special with pesto sauce - delicious! My wife had the lobster roll. We hope to go back again and again!

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CinAnn
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the patio was lively but all social distancing guidelines were followed. The staff was friendly and attentive and just the overall experience was perfect and relaxing!

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Ksort27
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to be out to eat during Covid. Felt safe, it gave me a sense of normal, very much appreciated!! Lovely lunch. A real boost to the spirits!! Thank you!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, beautiful and delicious dishes and craft cocktails to boot! Wonderful!

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vickie
New Mexico
15 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor patio and great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good!

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dealing very well with Covid protocol. Luckily they have a great outdoor area.

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KarenY
Key West
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Read Molly Boyles review and knew we had to try this when in Santa Fe. Not disappointed. Kyle was amazing, Food amazing! Will recommend to all who go to Santa Fe.
You made up feel safe in this time of uncertainty.
Thank you for a wonderful evening

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Sarah
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Santacafe is a must when you visit Santa Fe. Lovely atmosphere, great food, top notch service. Look forward to coming back on our next visit!

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vipKC2017
New Mexico
19 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delightful lunch!! Food was delicious, service very good and the patio very pleasant. We’ll go back soon!

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KatieK
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service on a beautiful patio next to a peaceful water fountain and gorgeous apricot tree. Wonderful lunch! I ordered a half glass of wine and was definitely given a full pour for the same price so that was a pleasant surprise too.

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Brent
Oklahoma City
9 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a leisurely dinner and delicious food. Service could have been more attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience. It’s more important than ever. Santa Fe is home. I haven’t been in a long time. I’ll make it more of a regular experience. Thank you.

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AliceM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

These are such difficult times with COVID restrictions and yet we had an evening that felt "old normal"--even with face masks. Santacafe is trying super hard to provide a lovely evening on a delightful patio and it worked. Great service, really came across as appreciative of our being there and also committed to making it special. We will be back as often as we can.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, good size portions, our glasses of water were never empty! 😊

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Annalivi
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My first time back to Santa Cafe in so many months and it didn't disappoint! The Cobb salad was very good and the grilled chicken is it was especially tasty. Even though the staff wore masks the level of service was friendly and attentive and as hot as its was outside the patio was cool and breezy - totally comfortable. I'm happy it's open again!

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BrendaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Setting and ambiance exquisite. Service is excellent. Fried calamaris and lobster roll, perfect.
Dumplings disappointing, chewy dough and bland filling. I think this is a magnificent restaurant.

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Highbinders
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Santacafe was a true treat. One of the best experiences in fine dining there is!

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vipMariaM
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful patio, great service and delicious food!

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