Tecolote Cafe

Tecolote Cafe LogoThe Tecolote Cafe is a family run restaurant that serves breakfast and lunch. They’re known for their great “bread baskets” — stop by and give them a try! You can see the menu on their website.

How the Tecolote Cafe Got Started

When Alice and Bill Jennison first opened Tecolote Cafe on June 2, 1980, their mission was to serve excellent food at a reasonable price, while making one feel at home. Over three decades later the family still strives for these qualities.


We lost Bill in May of 2010 and Alice in December of 2012. Their daughter Katie and her husband Matt took the reins, knowing they had some big shoes to fill. Between them and a crew of amazing people, they do so with pride.


“Tecolote” is the Nahuatl (Aztec) word for “owl.” Actually, Bill named the cafe after the town and not the bird. When Bill first moved to Northern New Mexico, he was enchanted by that all but deserted village along the railroad tracks about ten miles south of Las Vegas, NM.


The owl has represented different things to different people over the millennia. Every owl you see here has been gifted to us by customers and employees over the years. Our owl reminds us of the work Bill and Alice did to connect with their customers and their community. We look forward to continuing that connection. So, from the next generation of Tecolote, we look forward to serving you and yours. ~Matt, Katie, and the Tecolote Family (About Tecolote Cafe)

Visit Tecolote Cafe

Hours: Open Tuesday-Sunday, 7:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: St. Michael’s Village West Shopping Center, 1616 St. Michael’s Drove, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Phone: 505.988.1362

Website: www.tecolotecafe.com



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