Joined by his special guest Paula, Nick Fong of Ronival Real Estate presents Chapter Six of Find Mexico Houses about Cafe Santa Fe going up for sale. This episode takes place in the magical town of Todos Santos, just one hour north of Cabo San Lucas. Famous for the Hotel California, this place is filled with history, culture, and incredible weather throughout the year. In fact, Todos Santos is one of the best places to live on the Baja California peninsula for its tranquil atmosphere.
Paula is the current owner of Cafe Santa Fe, and has owned it since 1988. Sitting down with Nick Fong, she starts by telling her amazing story – she purchased this giant place when it was abandoned and the door had a small “for sale” sign on it. Cafe Santa Fe needed renovation and it needed a new purpose. As you’ll see, she gave it that in a big way. Now, continue reading to learn her intriguing story and to uncover this amazing opportunity in Todos Santos.
Cafe Santa Fe brought back to life in 1988
To begin Paula’s story, she’s not from Mexico, but New York City. As she says in the video, she has always loved Mexico and had travelled to many places there in the past. Back then, she had only heard about the little town of Todos Santos. And when she first arrived, many of the commercial buildings were closed or abandoned, just like Cafe Santa Fe. But that didn’t stop her. From the moment she walked in, she knew right then that she would be buying this building.
As the name Santa Fe suggests, Paula decided to open a restaurant on faith, which is the English word for “Fe.” Since there was already a chef cooking there for government dignitaries, she asked him if he wanted to open a restaurant together. And of course, he said yes. Thus, they opened the Cafe Sant Fe Restaurant-Bar almost 30 years ago.
Originally built in 1865, the front section, Cafe Santa Fe is a historic landmark. In the video, Paula talks about the history and reveals some interesting facts about this amazing place. But unfortunately, as she says in the video, it’s now time to see it.
Details about Cafe Santa Fe
The front part of the building, with the entrance from historic Calle Centenario, features the Restaurant and Bar in his original 1800s architecture. Cafe Santa Fe boasts two private dining rooms, a kitchen, a pizza oven, rugged appliances, and plenty of storage. Along with the spacious indoor/outdoor dining room, there’s a calm, refined ambiance to this space that is ideally suited for entertaining. Finally, the outdoor areas include a beautiful palapa patio space for al fresco dining with a dramatic and extensive subtropical garden.
Having both commercial and residential spaces along with lush subtropical gardens, this amazing place has the potential to be turned into anything a creative investor would imagine. And in the video, Nick describes the historic church, theater, and other notable spots right nearby.
Cafe Santa Fe City Lot located in the heart of Todos Santos
Being the most desirable location in town, right in front of the famous Hotel California, the Cafe Santa Fe City Lot is also up for sale. This prime lot is 528 m2 of flat land to build with a potential ocean view, depending on the project.
This property is protected by a fence and concrete walls and it features a paved road and an access ramp. Right now, Todos Santos is booming, which makes this a great time to secure this one-of-a-kind property.
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