Dining in Santa Fe
“Where should we eat?” Think carefully because if you’re not in the know, that decision could take all day. The City Different offers a perfect blend of amazing restaurants in so many neighborhoods—it’s no wonder eating here is truly a paradise for foodies and novices alike. From exotic fusion dishes to traditional Northern New Mexican comidas, there’s a meal to satisfy every palette. We made it a bit easier and broke it down to a few breakfast, lunch and dinner recommendations. Don’t worry about the dress code: in Santa Fe anything goes from tuxedos to jeans. Just bring your appetite.
35° North Coffee
Start your day right with java roasted in house! Plus espresso, baked goods & sandwiches.
60 E San Francisco Street
One of Santa Fe's most popular New Mexican
breakfast spots. Thereís usually a wait, but you wonít be disappointed!
121 Don Gaspar Avenue
French country-style breakfast and lunch with pastries to die for!
402 N Guadalupe Street
Counter Culture Cafe
A hip joint with tasty scratch made breakfasts and baked goods. Donít forget the blueberry muffin.
930 Baca St #1
Tesuque Village Cafe
Take the short and scenic ride to Tesuque for this funky, eclectic breakfast spot. Open all day.
38 Tesuque Village Rd
Where the locals and tourists alike get their morning chile fix for breakfast. Grab a booth in the back & enjoy.
210 W San Francisco Street
Back Street Bistro
Popular with locals as the premiere soup and sandwich joint. Try the Hungarian mushroom soup!
513 Camino De Los Marquez
Blue Corn Cafe/Brewery
Red, green or Christmas? Have a delicious New Mexican dish and a tasty craft beer to wash it down.
133 W Water Street
Dr. Field Goods Kitchen
What isn’t delicious here?!? Get a farm to table lunch and dinner at one of Santa Fe's hot spots.
2860 Cerrillos Road
Tasty new American fare such as trout, stew, sandwiches & breakfast. Bocci court in back.
624 Old Las Vegas Hwy
A vibrant celebration of New Mexico's culinary heritage with satisfying, down-to-earth foods.
228 E Palace Avenue
One of Santa Feís popular local haunts. Tasty eats & weekend brunch with optional patio seating.
96 Old Las Vegas Hwy
Another Santa Fe hotspot. Amazing daily specials and delicious standards grace the menu.
1115 Hickox Street
El Meson Restaurant & Tapas Bar
Spanish hacienda setting features mouth-watering tapas, full entrees & frequent live music.
213 Washington Avenue
One of the best. Eclectic global fare & drinks served amid elegant, minimalist decor.
724 Canyon Road
Tapas! Spanish small plates along with Mediterranean & South American wines.
72 W Marcy Street
La Casa Sena
Local ingredients & New Mexican flavors shine at this rustic-yet-elegant adobe restaurant.
125 E Palace Avenue
Homestyle New Mexican food and over 100 varieties of margaritas!
555 W Cordova Road
Rio Chama Steakhouse
Innovative, American cuisine with New Mexican influences, serving the best prime rib, burgers and fondue in town!
414 Old Santa Fe Trail
Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen
Farm-to-fork brunch & dinner served in a bright dining room with vaulted ceilings & wooden beams.
1512 Pacheco Street
Upscale Southwestern eatery & bar serving regional fare in 4 dining rooms with a minimalist vibe.
231 Washington Avenue
The Compound Restaurant
Fine Southwestern dining by award-winning chef Mark Kiffin in an cozy adobe home setting.
653 Canyon Road
Another local go-to for classic Southwestern fare, housed in a circa-1692 hacienda.
113 E Palace Avenue