Santacafe

4.7
1649 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Experiences

  • CHRISTMAS DAY

    $100.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 25, 2021 only

    We are excited to offer a Special Three Course Pre Fixed CHRISTMAS MEAL to you and your loved ones. There will be several options of appetizers, entrees and deserts to choose from. Once you book through open table the experience for food, tax and gratuity are taken care of so the only bill that will be presented to you after your meal is the beverages you choose to enjoy. We look forward to continuing this Christmas Tradition at Santacafe. We ask that you respect the experience is for a two hour time period.
  • NEW YEARS EVE

    $125.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    We are excited to offer a Special Three Course Pre Fixed NEW YEARS EVE MEAL to you and your loved ones. There will be several options of appetizers, entrees and deserts to choose from. Once you book through open table the experience for food, tax and gratuity are taken care of so the only bill that will be presented to you after your meal is the beverages you choose to enjoy. We look forward to continuing this NEW YEARS Tradition at Santacafe. We ask that you respect the experience is for a two hour time period.
  • CHRISTMAS EVE

    $100.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 24, 2021 only

    We are excited to offer a Special Three Course Pre Fixed CHRISTMAS EVE MEAL to you and your loved ones. There will be several options of appetizers, entrees and deserts to choose from. Once you book through open table the experience for food, tax and gratuity are taken care of so the only bill that will be presented to you after your meal is the beverages you choose to enjoy. We look forward to continuing this Christmas Tradition at Santacafe. We ask that you respect the experience is for a two hour time period.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1649 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7
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4.7
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vipNancyE
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

One of favorite restaurants. Consistently delicious. We had good service and enjoyed the sparkling red wine that was offered at the end of our meal. What a nice touch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bday food was outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and great wine.

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Rider
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant! The food and service were exceptional! The cocktails were also first rate!

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DavidG
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive staff with beautiful presentation of excellent food. A wonderful choice for an elegant night out.

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vipFoodie
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found this place on Open Table during our recent visit to Santa Fe and we are so glad we went there. The restaurant is tucked away in a courtyard about five minutes away from the main plaza. The food was amazing and the servers were very attentive. The corn bread served warm with butter was the best we have ever had. The pork osso bucco and the lamb were absolutely amazing. You must try this place if you are visiting Santa Fe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have great meals here.
And the waitstaff are outstanding.

MB
MontyB
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last minute reservation. Could not have been better. Highly recommended

MD
MichaelD
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Not a great experience. We were rushed through dinner, green beans were gray and mushy and not a traditional turkey and they ran out of pie. We had a res. but still had to wait 45 minutes. And to make it perfect, the front of the house was a bit nasty. We've been coming here for years and this was just the worst. I know it was Thanksgiving but we paid a lot of money for such a bad evening!

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Jackie
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was cold and undercooked. Staff was not friendly and felt rushed the entire time. Ran out of items on the menu. Had to pre pay when making the reservation I guess I should have known. I will not go back and don’t recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving- Food and service were top notch.

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RoxanneH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We ate here for Thanksgiving. The lobster salad was delicious. My husband's filet mignon was excellent as was my more traditional turkey dinner. The servings were generous and we took home part of our entree and dessert. We did get a little chilled under the tent. I appreciated the white shawls that were provided, along with the heaters, but the temps dropped below our comfort level.
We will be back, and make reservations for the beautiful inside dining rooms during the winter.

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SuzyD
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went for Thanksgiving dinner. My husband loved his turkey dinner. They were very accommodating regarding his gluten allergy, and each course had a gluten-free option.

I opted for the frisse, farro & acorn squash first course. The frisse tasted as if it was not properly washed. It tasted gritty/sandy. I ate the farro and squash and they were delicious. I informed the server, but she didn't seem too concerned. My main course was mushroom tortellini and was very tasty. A few more tortellini would have been nice. The lemon cake I had for desert was delightful.

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vipTallulah
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Thanksgiving dinner. Many options, all delicious with good portions. Did not just phone it in for a busy holiday.

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NancyV
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Everything was perfect! Highly recommend!!!

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JenniferH
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Thanksgiving:

As a vegetarian, there was only one entree option and 5 for meat eaters. I would expect the standard foods; potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce etc that are easily vegetarian. And a nice cheese dish entree option like a casserole, lasagna or enchiladas, ie. My only option was mushroom ravioli with no sides?! My husband had a full plate of turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce. I had none of that and was disappointed.

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Caiques
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I flew in from NY to spend a special Thanksgiving with my sweetheart. We were greeted cordially and seated quickly. The staff is attentive and personable. The food was Amazing. GO THERE

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RockiG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous in almost every way . . I just wished the pie wasn't cold . . . it would have tasted awesome heated . . .

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DavidK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Southwestern tones meet fine dining and creativity at its best!

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Missy
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The menu had varied and delicous options, enjoyed in a lovely setting. Our waitress spent most of her time chatting extensively with customers so we were left wanting items several times. Santacafe is a lovely option for connecting over a fine meal.

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MarthaH
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious and our waiter was fantastic. I remembered him from Indian Market because of his beautiful squash blossom. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone in Santa Fe.

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vipkitten
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and interesting cocktail menu.

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vipSantaFeCindy
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server & service in general was fabulous! Santa Cafe is now our favorite restaurant Thank you very much. ❤️

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Andy
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, attentive service, wonderful ambience. Enjoyed the experience very much.

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vipKathrynP
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great dinner thanks

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner!

JK
JackK
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Santacafe has been one of our favorite restaurants in Santa Fe and is always a great place to enjoy

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great thanks

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vipGeno
New Mexico
169 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

While the evening overall was very good, and our server Greg did a good job, we were celebrating a birthday, and the meal that the birthday lady ordered came out somewhat cold. Additionally, the service was a bit slower than in the past.

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vipVkml
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Since I have food allergies, I called ahead to consult about the flexibility to make a meal for me as none of the listed entrees would work. I spoke to a very helpful employee, Kyle, who assured me the kitchen team could accommodate me. We were delighted to have Kyle help us during the evening as well. The dish I had was delicious, the ambiance lovely and most importantly we felt so well cared for by Kyle. Santacafe takes the spot as our favorite Santa Fe restaurant and we look forward to returning!

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening great food made well. Hatch margarita excellent

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vip80sDiva
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such an amazing time at SantaCafe!!!! Six of us were seated in the outdoor tent for lunch. We tried many different items and it was 100% happiness! Tried the daily pasta, enchiladas, chicken salad, and then two salads with lobster. Oh! I shouldn’t forget the dumplings which were delicious and the calamari came with a yummy lime cilantro sauce. We tried the cocktails too and they were fun. The server gets her own shout out- Jessica was engaging, fun, and full of great suggestions for our trip!

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vipRZFoodie
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another terrific meal. Highly recommend

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Holly
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food -- we had the lamb and the salmon; both were great. Also try their spicy margarita cocktail -- incredible. The service was also excellent, as was the ambiance.

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DrLouG
New Mexico
13 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Splendid night out with friends from out of town. Food, service and ambience were all excellent. So glad this landmark has bounced back so well.

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vipFoodHound
New Mexico
20 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So amazing! I went for lunch, which I typically do not do. WOW! I had brabacoa tacos and there were fantastic!

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SueG
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten at Santacafe many times. The service is always excellent. The food is a little pricey but very good.

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vipForF
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend and I went for lunch, it was a bit chilly outside so they seated us inside, no problem. Everything was perfect, food delicious, service wonderful, atmosphere lovely.

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JMGR
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, and our server was great.
Thanks for a fun evening.

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DianeC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This longtime favorite of mine has upped its game since my last visit in 2015 with unusual combinations of tastes and textures from cocktails through dessert. The service remains excellent and the pace of the servers relaxed but attentive.

FAQs

Santacafe is rated 4.7 stars by 1649 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.