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Santacafé

231 Washington Ave., Santa Fe, NM - (505) 984-1788
In this stylish, upscale restaurant you will find brilliant southwestern flavors with an Asian or Continental twist. Crunchy smoked pheasant spring rolls come with a dipping sauce of mint and four chilies; pan-seared swordfish is accompanied by saffron couscous; huge tempura tiger prawns loll in a puddle of sweet-and-sour-and hot red chile coulis. Meals begin with chile-spiked brioche, and conclude with such luxuries as warm toffee pudding or Tahitian vanilla bean crème brulée.
72% Approval Rating (11 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
autumn harvest meal
smoked pheasant spring rolls
Green Chile Cheeseburger
tempura prawns
Red Chile Onion Rings

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (7)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Far from your typical Roadfood restaurant, Santacafé is very stylish and darn expensive; but for a splurge in Santa Fe, there’s no place we like better. Opened in 1983, before foodies spoke the term fusion, it offers brilliant southwestern flavors cooked and presented ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

231 Washington Ave., Santa Fe, NM
(505) 984-1788

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:Yes
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
An aristocratic green chile cheeseburger, enveloped with Asadero cheese and accompanied by rosemary potato chips.
"An aristocratic green chile cheeseburger, enveloped with Asadero cheese and accompanied by rosemary potato chips."
Michael Stern





Impossible-to-stop-eating red chile onion rings are fragile wisps of sweetness, heat and luxury crust.
"Impossible-to-stop-eating red chile onion rings are fragile wisps of sweetness, heat and luxury crust."
Michael Stern


Crisp-skinned spring rolls with chile-mint dipping sauce are one of the dishes that put this restaurant on the culinary map.
"Crisp-skinned spring rolls with chile-mint dipping sauce are one of the dishes that put this restaurant on the culinary map."
Michael Stern


A beautiful hunk of salmon, presented on a bed of Meyer lemon risotto. That's caviar butter on top and a bit of bok choy underneath.
"A beautiful hunk of salmon, presented on a bed of Meyer lemon risotto. That's caviar butter on top and a bit of bok choy underneath."
Michael Stern


Located in a 19th century Placita-style house around the corner from the Palace of the Governers, Santacafé is a unique dining experience.
"Located in a 19th century Placita-style house around the corner from the Palace of the Governers, Santacafé is a unique dining experience."
Michael Stern


The less-is-more decor reminds us of a painting by Georgia O'Keefe.
"The less-is-more decor reminds us of a painting by Georgia O'Keefe."
Michael Stern


We don't normally look for shrimp when we come to New Mexico, but these hefty, crunch-crusted tempura tiger prawns are extraordinary.
"We don't normally look for shrimp when we come to New Mexico, but these hefty, crunch-crusted tempura tiger prawns are extraordinary."
Michael Stern



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