I’ve been to Santa Cafe 3 times in less than 2 weeks! Kyle takes excellent care of us! LOVE the gluten free Fried Calamari and the Mussels!!!
Like we always remembered Santa Cafe
Service was very SLOW! Took us almost 2.5 hrs. to eat. Had to ask for dessert menu, etc.
Dumplings came out cold and hard. So I asked for my food to be hot as was worried it would come out cold. Not as good as previous times we have been there.
The Cesar salad was delicious although too much dressing. Calamari outstanding!
Waitstaff was wonderful! Had a perfect night out.
Great service in a lovely outside setting. The rack of lamb was amazing.
Amazing meal. The Goat Cheese Stuffed Squash Blossoms over cheese curd was beautifully balanced and flavorful, as was the Pea Soup. The Mushroom Dashi with Tortellini was incredibly flavorful and paired perfectly with the Merry Edwards Pinot Noir. Waiter Antonio made the recommendation and gave us excellent service overall! Beautiful restaurant but is was a warm night so we sat on their patio which is great as well. Overall it was an incredible experience!
Service was adequate but no more. E.g., I had to ask, twice, for more coffee.
The food was good, but my pasta was underdone--not al dente but chewy.
The patio atmosphere was just what we wanted, and I'm glad you still have matches to give away.
All in all, I grade lunch as a B.
Lovely lunch outside. Great service and cuisine. Looking forward to next visit
Fantastic in every way. There isn’t a dish on the menu that isn’t superb. Staff is super friendly but not overbearing. A wonderful way to spend an afternoon or an evening
Amazing... the mushroom Dashi is everything. The Heirloom Tomato Salad was fantastic. Loved the entire evening. Thank you Kyle for taking such care of us.
All around terrific. Best mussels I can ever remember and I’ve been eating them 50 years.
Absolutely incredible ambiance, great staff very friendly, amazing creative food! The blush drink was to die for and the apricot cognac smash!
Beautiful atmosphere and fabulous food! Attention to detail and excellent waitstaff!
Thoroughly enjoyed by all....Thank you!
The car lights shining in to the outdoor dining were jarring. Maybe cone off those spots that would disturb diners after dark?
Food, service venue was excellent. Noise level was high. We were all offended by the entre for $25. Hopefully any money raised through this goes to staff.
Doesn't get any better: Food, Service, and Value!!
Very enjoyable. We view this as one of our go to places.
Delicious salmon, mussels, and farro salad.
I enjoyed a great dinner with 2 girlfriends seated outside. It was a cool fall evening but the heaters made our dining experience perfectly comfortable. We received the usual outstanding service and the food was fabulous.
Very nice dinner at this renovated old standby. Appetizers are still delicious. Best calamari anywhere. Delicious cornbread with the meal is a nice touch. We tried a meal here right after the change of ownership last year and were disappointed. Glad to see it’s gotten much better. We will be back
We were delighted with an delicious gourmet birthday dinner...complimentary glass of champagne, small cake/candle and a glass of sparkling after dinner wine ....our waiter, Simon was exceptional...attentive and personable...he made the evening! Thanks for a special birthday evening.
Delicious lunch. Excellent service.
Thanks Quinn! Always nice to see you
Jeremy and Wendy
Excellent service, excellent steak. Fantastic evening. Felt almost like the good ole days before covid.
Courtyard was beautiful as always, but dining experience was not special like it used to be. Food not as tasty or polished presentation as under previous ownership - pork dumplings undercooked and chewy, sauce loaded with sodium, salmon dish ok but not outstanding like before, only one Chardonnay option.
Truly delightful outdoor dining experience in Santa Fe! The food was delicious and the service was impeccable! Highly recommend!!
I haven't been to Santacafe for many years, I expect many head chefs and owners have come and gone since my last visit. This is a stunning building with great interior space. Given the current health restrictions, we ate on the patio. It was not as nice as the interior. Service was good, fairly attentive, but not great. Food was similar, good but not great. I will consider returning but the competition is stiff in Santa Fe.
Entrees were excellent as was the service. One of Santa Fe's finest restaurants.
My sea bass was excellent but the other three meals were disappointing. The other diners had steak frites and salmon and they were not happy with the preparation or the quantity of the food. The service was good but the food was not, not good value I am sorry to say.
I have dined at SantaCafe for almost 30 years. This time the food was just so-so: an heirloom tomato salad appetizer with unripe hard (not firm) tomatoes; mediocre bland mushroom tortellini. Excellent lamb and deserts. But the check, with an inexpensive bottle of wine, was almost $400 before tip. The meal was just overpriced.
The service, attention to detail, mixed drinks, and food have been consistently good.
It was a lovely evening and the food was first rate. We did have to wait for a while. The servers were doing their best to keep things moving along. The chilled pea soup was delicious.
Santacafe is obviously very popular....many standing in line to get in on a Friday nite...and both food and service were excellent!! And, prices seemed a tad lower than our prior visit a couple of years ago. Highly recommend!!
Our first time there.
Excellent food and service.
Will definitely return.
Once again a lovely late Summer afternoon and luncheon with friends outside. The food selection remains a bit limited on the menu, hopefully after the "crisis" of our lives is over this will improve. We enjoyed fresh made pasta, delicious salads, and a wonderful dessert. Service still seems a bit stilted and slow - not sure if staffing issue or if it is still difficult to get people in a groove - once this is on par with the food, Santacafe will continue to be a first rate choice to dine in beautiful Santa Fe!
The food was good but service was extra slow. The staff was very pleasant
Great ambience, knowledgable, courteous and professional service. Excellent wine list. The squash blossoms, calamari, rack of lamb and steak frites all were excellent. Great high quality meal. Must return.
Everything was great and they go out of their way to make sure everything is perfect.
Santacafe is rated 4.6 stars by 571 OpenTable diners.
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