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Restaurants in Santa Fe

Santa Fe restaurants specialize in the spicy and delightful Southwestern cuisine typical of the New Mexico, but travelers will be able to find restaurants in Santa Fe that serve food from all over the world. Diners should be sure to try the many wonderful southwestern dishes available—from steamy tortilla soup to jalapeno cornbread to enchiladas drowning in salse roja and cojita cheese. Not a fan of spicy offerings? There are plenty of options other than Mexican fare. But when in Santa Fe, why not eat like the locals! There are many excellent steak restaurants in Santa Fe. Diners should head to the local favorite Pink Adobe and order the famous Steak Dunigan, a 13oz New York strip that comes heaped with green chilies and mushrooms. Don’t worry about indulging in heavy dinner either, there are plenty of activities to work it off, as Santa Fe is known for an active, outdoorsy lifestyles. Check out the list below for the best restaurants in Santa Fe.

  • Anasazi Restaurant & Bar

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    In early 2006, Santa Fe's most celebrated chef, Martin Rios, left his post at the relatively prosaic Eldorado Hotel to take over the kitchen at the... More
  • Aqua Santa

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Located along the Santa Fe River, Contemporary American restaurant Aqua Santa is an unusually small restaurant in which the kitchen and dining room... More
  • Artesian Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Dine on healthful, sustainable fare (chipotle-honey crab cakes, rack of lamb with jalapeño-mint sauce). More
  • Baleen

  • Café Ecco Espresso & Gelato

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Located near Santa Fe Plaza, the Cafe Ecco Espresso and Gelato serves hand-pulled espresso drinks, spicy hot chocolate, deli sandwiches, pastries, ... More
  • Café Pasqual's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Filled with contemporary artwork (for sale) and generally packed to the gills, Pasqual's is one of those restaurants that locals brave only during ... More
  • Castro's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Easy to overlook in a strip mall on Cerrillos Road, Cafe Castro's is frequented by locals for their simple New Mexican food. The cafe is decorated ... More
  • Charlie's Spic & Span Bakery & Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    A large cake jutting from the top of the building marks this popular café in the downtown historic district. Inside, the no-frills space is designe... More
  • Chicago Dog Express

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Located near the Railyard Park on Cerrillos Road, Chicago Dog Express sells authentic Vienna beef hot dogs from their food cart situated under the ... More
  • Downtown Subscription

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Tucked between the art galleries of Canyon Road and the historic neighborhood of Acequia Madre, the Downtown Subscription coffeeshop is frequented ... More
  • Fuego

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Located in the luxury resort La Posada de Santa Fe, Fuego restaurant looks like a high-end hacienda, with tall, dark-wood-beamed ceilings, iron cha... More
  • Geronimo

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Located amidst the galleries of Canyon Road, Geronimo is housed in the 1756 adobe Borrego House. The white walls and tablecloths and brown leather ... More
  • Harry's Roadhouse

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Get away from the tourist crowd at this convivial roadhouse, where locals meet to tuck into creative, reasonably priced comfort chow. The multi-roo... More
  • Il Piatto

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Matt Yohalem's intimate neighborhood trattoria is a lively gathering spot for pre-opera-goers and post-gallery-hoppers. Windows overlook busy Marcy... More
  • La Boca, Santa Fe

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    White stucco walls, a white wooden ceiling, and bare brick floors provide an unfussy if noisy backdrop for Santa Fe’s best tapas. Chef James Campbe... More

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