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Santa Fe's culinary arts scene is sizzling so when you pack for your trip, make sure to bring your appetiteǃ

Consider yourself a foodie? Santa Fe is a food lover's paradise. Ask the locals to name their favorite Santa Fe restaurants and you'll end up with a lengthy list of worthy choices. Innovative Southwestern fare created by award-winning chefs and hearty New Mexico dishes such as breakfast burritos and green chile stew are reason enough for Santa Fe to have earned a prominent place on the world's culinary map. If you're hungry for creative contemporary cuisine or Asian, French, Italian, Indian or Middle Eastern cuisine, you'll find them all here as well.

New Mexicans love their chile and it isn't the kind with beans that cowboys eatǃ New Mexican chile is spicy, delicious and unlike anything you've ever tasted. When you come to Santa Fe and your server asks if you want "red or green?" this refers to the kind of chile you'd like served over enchiladas, chile rellenos or other staples of New Mexican fare. When in doubt, you can always answer "Christmas" and you'll get to try bothǃ

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Dragon Room Bar
This watering hole has been a local favorite for generations. The kiva fireplace in the corner is the perfect place to warm up on a snowy evening with a bowl of the best green chile stew in Santa Fe. The Dragon Room boasts the best patio in the warmer months as well.
406 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-982-9500
This watering hole has been a local favorite for generations. The kiva fireplace in the corner is the perfect place to warm up on a snowy evening with a bowl of the best green chile stew in Santa Fe. The Dragon Room boasts the best patio in the warmer months as well.
La Choza
La Choza is a family owned and operated restaurant delighting locals and visitors craving New Mexican tradition. Experience a variety of hand shaken margaritas or local beers on tap while enjoying our award winning red and green chile, guacamole, fish tacos, chile rellenos, queso and sopaipillas. Located by the Railyard Park, outdoor seating, child friendly, pets welcome.
905 Alarid St
Santa Fe, NM 87505
5059201957
La Choza is a family owned and operated restaurant delighting locals and visitors craving New Mexican tradition. Experience a variety of hand shaken margaritas or local beers on tap while enjoying our award winning red and green chile, guacamole, fish tacos, chile rellenos, queso and sopaipillas. Located by the Railyard Park, outdoor seating, child friendly, pets welcome.
Agoyo Lounge
The Agoyo Lounge serves gourmet light fare nightly from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. Enjoy special cocktails and Chef Jen's delicious specials in an elegant and relaxing atmosphere in downtown Santa Fe. Agoyo Lounge has fabulous patio dining seasonally.
303 East Alameda
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-984-2121
The Agoyo Lounge serves gourmet light fare nightly from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. Enjoy special cocktails and Chef Jen's delicious specials in an elegant and relaxing atmosphere in downtown Santa Fe. Agoyo Lounge has fabulous patio dining seasonally.
ELOISA
Located in the heart of downtown Santa Fe, James Beard nominated ELOISA Restaurant fuses Latin and Southwestern flavors with Northern New Mexican classics in what Chef John Rivera Sedlar describes as “Modern Southwestern Cuisine”. The menu features premium, locally sourced ingredients that explore Latin history and local culture.
228 E Palace Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-982-0883
Located in the heart of downtown Santa Fe, James Beard nominated ELOISA Restaurant fuses Latin and Southwestern flavors with Northern New Mexican classics in what Chef John Rivera Sedlar describes as “Modern Southwestern Cuisine”. The menu features premium, locally sourced ingredients that explore Latin history and local culture.
Thunderbird Bar & Grill
The Thunderbird Bar and Grill. Santa Fe’s only restaurant with a spacious covered deck overlooking the Plaza, Thunderbird Bar and Grill offers a new twist on contemporary southwestern cuisine with a menu that is fresh, innovative and sure to satisfy. The Thunderbird’s full bar features: an award-winning list of over 40 beers, with 20 on draft, over 100 tequilas, an
50 Lincoln Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-901-7333
The Thunderbird Bar and Grill. Santa Fe’s only restaurant with a spacious covered deck overlooking the Plaza, Thunderbird Bar and Grill offers a new twist on contemporary southwestern cuisine with a menu that is fresh, innovative and sure to satisfy. The Thunderbird’s full bar features: an award-winning list of over 40 beers, with 20 on draft, over 100 tequilas, an
Cafe Pasqual's
Located in the heart of downtown Santa Fe, Cafe Pasqual's has been serving emphatically flavored cuisine inspired by the culinary traditions of New Mexico, Old Mexico, the Mediterranean and Asia for over 30 years. We're dedicated to using fresh, seasonal, organic and naturally raised foods. Dinner Reservation recommended. Visit our gallery and online store!
121 Don Gaspar Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-983-9340 or 800-722-7672
Located in the heart of downtown Santa Fe, Cafe Pasqual's has been serving emphatically flavored cuisine inspired by the culinary traditions of New Mexico, Old Mexico, the Mediterranean and Asia for over 30 years. We're dedicated to using fresh, seasonal, organic and naturally raised foods. Dinner Reservation recommended. Visit our gallery and online store!
Blue Corn Cafe
The Blue Corn Cafe serves Northern New Mexican and American cuisine, pub fare, great margaritas and award-winning handcrafted microbrews. Santa Fe casual dining at its best!
133 Water Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505)984-1800
The Blue Corn Cafe serves Northern New Mexican and American cuisine, pub fare, great margaritas and award-winning handcrafted microbrews. Santa Fe casual dining at its best!
Mucho Gusto
Fresh authentic Mexican Cuisine
839 Paseo De Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501
5059558402
Fresh authentic Mexican Cuisine
Casa Chimayo Restaurant
Sip a delicious agave margarita and enjoy some guacamole, while relaxing on the quaint summer patio, where Don Timoteo will welcome you like family! The menu reflects New Mexico's long history with Spain, Mexico, and Native American influences. Authenticity, after all, is why Casa Chimayo was featured on Guy Fieri's, "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives"!
409 West Water Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-428-0391
Sip a delicious agave margarita and enjoy some guacamole, while relaxing on the quaint summer patio, where Don Timoteo will welcome you like family! The menu reflects New Mexico's long history with Spain, Mexico, and Native American influences. Authenticity, after all, is why Casa Chimayo was featured on Guy Fieri's, "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives"!
315 Restaurant and Wine Bar
315 Restaurant & Wine Bar has been home to Chef Louis Moskow since 1995. First as partner, and four years later as Executive Chef and Owner, Moskow was determined to offer native Santa Feans and savvy visitors a truly French experience in a city overflowing with Southwestern cuisine. He succeeded beyond all expectation. 315 is an elegant, intimate restaurant serving classically prepared French cuisine complemented by Moskow's seasonally-driven global wine list.
315 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-986-9190
315 Restaurant & Wine Bar has been home to Chef Louis Moskow since 1995. First as partner, and four years later as Executive Chef and Owner, Moskow was determined to offer native Santa Feans and savvy visitors a truly French experience in a city overflowing with Southwestern cuisine. He succeeded beyond all expectation. 315 is an elegant, intimate restaurant serving classically prepared French cuisine complemented by Moskow's seasonally-driven global wine list.
Social Kitchen + Bar
What is SOCIAL Kitchen + Bar? Our philosophy is one of sharing and gathering around a table over food and drink. The intent is for our guests to get comfortable, SOCIALize, crave our food and drink and invite their friends. Food Concept: South by Southwest – a combination of foods from Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Arizona. Many items are meant to be shared.
725 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505-982-5952
What is SOCIAL Kitchen + Bar? Our philosophy is one of sharing and gathering around a table over food and drink. The intent is for our guests to get comfortable, SOCIALize, crave our food and drink and invite their friends. Food Concept: South by Southwest – a combination of foods from Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Arizona. Many items are meant to be shared.
Bumble Bee's Baja Grill
"BEST of Santa Fe FIRST Place Winner" BEST FISH TACOS! Baja-style fresh food, including burritos, tacos, fresh salads, fresh desserts and a kids' menu. Also, an extensive Vegan and Vegetarian menu with many options. We're fast, fun, friendly, casual and BEE-licious! Only 1 short block for the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. Come taste what the buzz is about!
301 Jefferson
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-820-2862
"BEST of Santa Fe FIRST Place Winner" BEST FISH TACOS! Baja-style fresh food, including burritos, tacos, fresh salads, fresh desserts and a kids' menu. Also, an extensive Vegan and Vegetarian menu with many options. We're fast, fun, friendly, casual and BEE-licious! Only 1 short block for the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. Come taste what the buzz is about!
Staab House Bar
Travel+Leisure raves that "The Staab House is the coziest bar in Santa Fe." Located in the historic, 19th-century Staab House at La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa, this casual and cozy bistro is the perfect location for gathering by the fireplace with friends.
330 East Palace Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-954-9679
Travel+Leisure raves that "The Staab House is the coziest bar in Santa Fe." Located in the historic, 19th-century Staab House at La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa, this casual and cozy bistro is the perfect location for gathering by the fireplace with friends.
Santacafé
New! BREAKFAST! Moday thru Friday from 7:00 a.m. Happy Hour 4 - 6 pm Mon. thru Fri. 50% off OUR FAMOUS 'CLASSIC' APPETIZERS:CALAMARI, DUMPLINGS, & SPRING ROLLS Wines-by-the-glass, 'Well' cocktails & our House Margarita! $5.00 each FULL BAR with open WI-FI A fine dining icon of Santa Fe since 1983, Santacafé specalizes in serving unique American cuisine with southwestern flair. Hailed by notable locals, frequent visitors to Santa Fe, and numerous celebrities, our chef, staff and management pride themselves on creating an atmosphere and dining experience that will stay with you for a lifetime. More than just a restaurant, we're a celebration of incredible food, amazing wine, and great friends--and they're all waiting for you today at Santacafé.
231 Washington Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-984-1788
New! BREAKFAST! Moday thru Friday from 7:00 a.m. Happy Hour 4 - 6 pm Mon. thru Fri. 50% off OUR FAMOUS 'CLASSIC' APPETIZERS:CALAMARI, DUMPLINGS, & SPRING ROLLS Wines-by-the-glass, 'Well' cocktails & our House Margarita! $5.00 each FULL BAR with open WI-FI A fine dining icon of Santa Fe since 1983, Santacafé specalizes in serving unique American cuisine with southwestern flair. Hailed by notable locals, frequent visitors to Santa Fe, and numerous celebrities, our chef, staff and management pride themselves on creating an atmosphere and dining experience that will stay with you for a lifetime. More than just a restaurant, we're a celebration of incredible food, amazing wine, and great friends--and they're all waiting for you today at Santacafé.
The Patio at La Posada
The Patio is La Posada's dining establishment for breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring seasonal outdoor dining. Menu items are a mix of classic Northern New Mexican Cuisine and American. Bask in the New Mexico sun or dine beneath the starlit sky by the light of authentic kiva fireplaces.
330 East Palace Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-954-9670
The Patio is La Posada's dining establishment for breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring seasonal outdoor dining. Menu items are a mix of classic Northern New Mexican Cuisine and American. Bask in the New Mexico sun or dine beneath the starlit sky by the light of authentic kiva fireplaces.
Coyote Cafe & Rooftop Cantina
Coyote Cafe continues to be Santa Fe's most famous and celebrated restaurant, feted by critics and return visitors alike. We are celebrating our 25th year! Joining Coyote Cafe as Executive Chef/Owner is world renowned chef Eric Distefano (also of Geronimo) Chef DiStefano brings with him his contemporary global style of cooking that has French Asian influences accompanied with Coyote Cafe's known Southwestern Style. Must-have dishes include Griddled Buttermilk Corn Cakes with Chipotle Prawns and the legendary grilled 24 ounce "Cowboy Cut" Dry Aged Rib eye. Distefano brings along his signature dish, Peppery Elk Tenderloin, a definite favorite! Try the Miso Crusted Sea Bass, Jalapeno Beef Tartare and Five Spice Rotisserie Rock Hen with Green Chile "Mac 'n Cheese". An Award Winning Wine List is complemented by a full bar which includes unique signature cocktails. During Summer Our Rooftop Cantina serves New Mexican specialties and cocktails in a casual outdoor rooftop setting.
132 W Water St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-983-1615
Coyote Cafe continues to be Santa Fe's most famous and celebrated restaurant, feted by critics and return visitors alike. We are celebrating our 25th year! Joining Coyote Cafe as Executive Chef/Owner is world renowned chef Eric Distefano (also of Geronimo) Chef DiStefano brings with him his contemporary global style of cooking that has French Asian influences accompanied with Coyote Cafe's known Southwestern Style. Must-have dishes include Griddled Buttermilk Corn Cakes with Chipotle Prawns and the legendary grilled 24 ounce "Cowboy Cut" Dry Aged Rib eye. Distefano brings along his signature dish, Peppery Elk Tenderloin, a definite favorite! Try the Miso Crusted Sea Bass, Jalapeno Beef Tartare and Five Spice Rotisserie Rock Hen with Green Chile "Mac 'n Cheese". An Award Winning Wine List is complemented by a full bar which includes unique signature cocktails. During Summer Our Rooftop Cantina serves New Mexican specialties and cocktails in a casual outdoor rooftop setting.
Estevan Restaurante
Enjoy locally-sourced cuisine, inspired by the flavors of northern New Mexico. Settle in on Santa Fe's premier open-air patio or in the cozy dining room, and savor the eclectic menu famous for the chile relleno and goat's milk flan, and featuring locally sourced ingredients – such as the produce, meats, and chile grown in Chimayo, NM.
125 Washington Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-992-5800
Enjoy locally-sourced cuisine, inspired by the flavors of northern New Mexico. Settle in on Santa Fe's premier open-air patio or in the cozy dining room, and savor the eclectic menu famous for the chile relleno and goat's milk flan, and featuring locally sourced ingredients – such as the produce, meats, and chile grown in Chimayo, NM.
Anasazi Restaurant, Bar & Lounge
The 38-seat dining room offers guests an intimate dining experience. The Anasazi Restaurant, Bar and Lounge showcases contemporary American cuisine, created with locally-sourced ingredients and traditional culinary techniques, as well as a dedicated tequila table that boasts a comprehensive collection of premium tequilas with unique food pairings.
113 Washington Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-988-3236
The 38-seat dining room offers guests an intimate dining experience. The Anasazi Restaurant, Bar and Lounge showcases contemporary American cuisine, created with locally-sourced ingredients and traditional culinary techniques, as well as a dedicated tequila table that boasts a comprehensive collection of premium tequilas with unique food pairings.
La Plazuela at La Fonda
La Plazuela is a stunning dining room filled with natural light, a soothing fountain situated below a dramatic wrought iron chandelier and 460 charming, hand-painted windows. It is a memorable experience and is Santa Fe's favorite gathering place with generations of locals calling it their own. The menu is diverse with a award-winning wine list. Open 7am - 10pm
100 E San Francisco St
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-995-2334
La Plazuela is a stunning dining room filled with natural light, a soothing fountain situated below a dramatic wrought iron chandelier and 460 charming, hand-painted windows. It is a memorable experience and is Santa Fe's favorite gathering place with generations of locals calling it their own. The menu is diverse with a award-winning wine list. Open 7am - 10pm
Julia's Social Club
Experience this tantalizing new tapas bar. Sip selected wines from Spain, Portugal and South America plus a wide array of mescals, tequilas and local craft beers. Weekend entertainment includes Spanish guitarist and songstress Nacha Mendez every Friday evening from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Located at La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa.
330 East Palace Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-954-9670
Experience this tantalizing new tapas bar. Sip selected wines from Spain, Portugal and South America plus a wide array of mescals, tequilas and local craft beers. Weekend entertainment includes Spanish guitarist and songstress Nacha Mendez every Friday evening from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Located at La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa.
La Casa Sena
La Casa Sena is located in downtown Santa Fe, in the historic Sena Plaza. Executive Chef Jose Rodriguez features New American West, cuisine infused with fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. We also feature an award-winning wine list and a spectacular patio. La Casa Sena has been on of Santa Fe's finest and most popular restaurant for over 30 years. Our bar La Cantina is open for lunch and dinner. Let La Cantina's singing wait staff entertain you with the best of Broadway, Jazz and much more. La Casa Sena and La Cantina are open daily from 11:00a.m. - 10:00p.m. La Cantina's singing wait staff performs nightly starting at 6:00p.m. Our popular wine shop is adjacent to the restaurant features a large selection of fine wines and is open Monday-Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday noon-5pm
125 East Palace Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-988-9232
La Casa Sena is located in downtown Santa Fe, in the historic Sena Plaza. Executive Chef Jose Rodriguez features New American West, cuisine infused with fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. We also feature an award-winning wine list and a spectacular patio. La Casa Sena has been on of Santa Fe's finest and most popular restaurant for over 30 years. Our bar La Cantina is open for lunch and dinner. Let La Cantina's singing wait staff entertain you with the best of Broadway, Jazz and much more. La Casa Sena and La Cantina are open daily from 11:00a.m. - 10:00p.m. La Cantina's singing wait staff performs nightly starting at 6:00p.m. Our popular wine shop is adjacent to the restaurant features a large selection of fine wines and is open Monday-Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday noon-5pm
Amaya at Hotel Santa Fe
Amaya, at Hotel Santa Fe The Hacienda and Spa, mixes classic technique, contemporary flair, and fresh seasonal ingredients from the cold rivers of Alaska to the Great Plains. Chef Walter Dominguez selects superb ingredients and weaves them together in a style that is both ancient and contemporary. Amaya highlights local pueblo and Northern New Mexican influences, as well as regional foods from around the U.S. The casual, inviting atmosphere keeps the focus on fine food and conversation. In winter, relax by our roaring fire, or in the summer, dine surrounded by our beautiful outdoor gardens with a water fountain, traditional teepee, hummingbird feeders, birdhouse, and amazing mountain views.
1501 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 955-7805
Amaya, at Hotel Santa Fe The Hacienda and Spa, mixes classic technique, contemporary flair, and fresh seasonal ingredients from the cold rivers of Alaska to the Great Plains. Chef Walter Dominguez selects superb ingredients and weaves them together in a style that is both ancient and contemporary. Amaya highlights local pueblo and Northern New Mexican influences, as well as regional foods from around the U.S. The casual, inviting atmosphere keeps the focus on fine food and conversation. In winter, relax by our roaring fire, or in the summer, dine surrounded by our beautiful outdoor gardens with a water fountain, traditional teepee, hummingbird feeders, birdhouse, and amazing mountain views.
Julia, a Spirited Restaurant & Bar
Innovative, locally sourced cuisine inspired by the Southwest's most famous spirit. Named after Julia Staab, the original owner, legendary hostess and reputed ghost of La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa. Located at the resort, just two blocks east of the plaza. Signature creations include Green Chile Braised Short Ribs, Fried Alamosa Striped Bass, tapas and more.
330 East Palace Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-954-9670
Innovative, locally sourced cuisine inspired by the Southwest's most famous spirit. Named after Julia Staab, the original owner, legendary hostess and reputed ghost of La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa. Located at the resort, just two blocks east of the plaza. Signature creations include Green Chile Braised Short Ribs, Fried Alamosa Striped Bass, tapas and more.
Del Charro Saloon
Voted Best Bar 2017 by the Santa Fe Reporter, Del Charro Saloon is the "Meeting Spot and Watering Hole of Santa Fe" where visitors and locals mingle at Inn of the Governors from 11:30 am to midnight daily. We offer light bar foods and desserts for under $9 per item and a full bar menu. Taste our signature House Margarita and one of the "Best Burgers in Santa Fe".
101 West Alameda
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-954-0320
Voted Best Bar 2017 by the Santa Fe Reporter, Del Charro Saloon is the "Meeting Spot and Watering Hole of Santa Fe" where visitors and locals mingle at Inn of the Governors from 11:30 am to midnight daily. We offer light bar foods and desserts for under $9 per item and a full bar menu. Taste our signature House Margarita and one of the "Best Burgers in Santa Fe".
La Fiesta Lounge at La Fonda on the Plaza
Each evening La Fiesta Lounge comes alive with talented local musicians, hosting some of the best live music in Santa Fe. Indulge in one of the lounge's margaritas or vast beer selections, while the band brings the crowd to its feet. Looking for a great lunch or light dinner spot? La Fiesta serves casual, regional cuisine with its cocktails from 11am-11pm
100 E San Francisco St
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-982-5511
Each evening La Fiesta Lounge comes alive with talented local musicians, hosting some of the best live music in Santa Fe. Indulge in one of the lounge's margaritas or vast beer selections, while the band brings the crowd to its feet. Looking for a great lunch or light dinner spot? La Fiesta serves casual, regional cuisine with its cocktails from 11am-11pm
Geronimo
In its celebrated 21 years, Geronimo has established a reputation as the place to dine in Santa Fe. Tradition and innovation merge at this Canyon Road legend, where simplicity and understatement reign. New Mexico's only Mobil 4 star and AAA 4 diamond rated restaurant.
724 Canyon Rd.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-982-1500
In its celebrated 21 years, Geronimo has established a reputation as the place to dine in Santa Fe. Tradition and innovation merge at this Canyon Road legend, where simplicity and understatement reign. New Mexico's only Mobil 4 star and AAA 4 diamond rated restaurant.


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