The social media rumor is false, insists Cafe Pasqual founder, owner and chef Katharine Kagel.

“That’s absolute nonsense,” she said of the Facebook rumors that her popular restaurant has closed for good.

She said she intends to reopen the 41-year-old restaurant “as soon as it’s safe.”

“We love our work and we adore our people,” Kagel said. “We have no intention of going away."

Kagel shut down Cafe Pasqual’s in mid-March and, except for a couple of days, has not done curbside, delivery or outdoor service. The restaurant remained closed during the period that indoor dining was allowed at 50 percent capacity. She said the dining room is just too small for 50 percent capacity to make sense.

Kagel opened Cafe Pasqual’s in 1979, and it has been a fixture at Don Gaspar Avenue and Water Street ever since.

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John Harris

Santa Fe is an international food destination. Pasqual's is central to that draw. I look forward to my next griddled polenta with chorizo with the best red Chile in town and two eggs over medium....or maybe the grilled free range chicken sandwich with manchego and jalapeños... I am looking forward to the 42nd year of great food with great people in a great (little) dining room. Adelante Pasqual's!

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