Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tecolote Cafe

Today was our first visit to the Tecolote Cafe on Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe.

The restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch -- and has a great menu. John had soft tacos and I had pork tamales. The green chile is HOT - just as they warned us! The meals come with a little basket of biscuits and blueberry muffins which were delicious. In fact, everything was delicious!

The hostess and waiter were really nice and attentive. The place is very simple and homey ... nothing fancy.

The restaurant is owned by Bill and Alice Jennison and has been in business since 1980. Tecolote is Nahuatl (Aztec Indian) for "owl." The owl is a bird used in nearly every culture's myths and legends, both feared and revered and sometimes worshipped, and often thought as a source of wisdom. But Jennison says he named his restaurant for the little northern New Mexican town of Tecolote near Las Vegas.

ANYWAY...we loved our lunch and we will definitely make a return trip. Need more of that green chile!!!! yum!!!


Val said...

I am so glad you finally got to the Tecolote. The lunches are great, but the breakfasts.... you will just have to go back!

Towanda said...

We had a hard time deciding. It was 1:00 p.m. but the breakfast menu was still looking good. We compromised by getting the bakery basket with the muffins and biscuits along with our lunch.

Next time -- BREAKFAST it is!

Buck said...

I don't think we got down to freezing last evening, but we were close. It's still relatively chilly here as I type, at 51 degrees.

I can wait a loooong time for the snow, though. Like forever, if need be. ;-)

Buck said...

Ooops. Wrong post for this comment. But I was close, LOL!