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Photo courtesy of Santacafe
Cuisine: American, Asian, Southwestern
Price Range: $$
This long-time favorite on the local food scene has offered Sunday brunch for over two decades. Dine in one of their three Santa Fe-style dining rooms, the bar or in warmer weather, the courtyard of... Read More
This long-time favorite on the local food scene has offered Sunday brunch for over two decades. Dine in one of their three Santa Fe-style dining rooms, the bar or in warmer weather, the courtyard of the historic, former Padre Gallegos House. While lunch is offered six days a week, Sunday brings brunch. From 11:30am to 2pm diners can choose from an array of both breakfast and lunch dishes, with everything prepared from scratch. Start your day with a mimosa or the featured margarita or a wasabi Bloody Mary. Signature dishes include stuffed French toast, their version of Eggs Benedict served on a house-made English muffin with chile Hollandaise and their three "classic" dishes: Crispy Calamari with a chile/lime dipping sauce; Shiitake Mushroom & Cactus Spring Rolls with southwestern ponzu and Shrimp & Spinach Dumplings with tahini sauce. Leave room for dessert; they're all made in-house.
- Brunch: "Check out the former Padre Gallegos house's two wells, one in the courtyard and one covered with Plexiglas in the bar. Local lore has it that the good father had a lot of enemies and feared someone would poison the outside well so he built one inside."
- Best for Brunch Because: Santacafe, offering an upscale Santa Fe ambiance along with great service, house-made food and well-made cocktails, has been a local brunch favorite for years.