Our Santa Fe Dining Guide

Top Santa Fe's Restaurants

Santa Fe is famous for its red and green chile, but that’s just the beginning. The local fare draws influences from the different people and cultures who have called Santa Fe home over the last 400 years. Today, our chefs are building international reputations for their traditional dishes and well as their innovative farm-to-table creations. And you won’t believe the thriving local beer, wine, cider and spirit scene. Start planning your Santa Fe culinary adventures by calling us today 1.866.457.7357.


A regional saying opines “Gusto con gusto siempre es gusto” which translates as “Pleasure with taste is always a pleasure” And with as many restaurants as art galleries – more than 200 – Santa Fe has justly earned its international reputation as a “must” in dining destinations.  Santa Fe is also on the Top Four as Best Food Town.  Our guests can download our app which features an even more comprehensive list of restaurants here in Santa Fe   (Click on Underlined name of restaurant to visit their website)

Unusual or New Santa Fe Restaurants


Jambo Cafe 2010 Cerrillos Road 505-473-1269 

This year’s winner – last year’s, too – of the annual Santa Fe SouperBowl, this innocuous spot in a Cerrillos Road strip mall is consistently ranked high on TripAdvisor with good reason. AfroCaribbean creations like you've never experienced, and it’s a local’s favorites.

Radish & Rye  548 Agua Fría   505-930-5325

Serving contemporary American cuisine highlighting the best of the season in support of independent farmers and artisan producers.  One of the best lists of Scotches in town.  Walking distance from our Casitas Montoya, Patron I, Patron II, and Ortega.


Joseph's Table  428 Agua Fria St. Santa Fe, NM 87501  505.982.1272

Chef Joseph Wrede is a Food & Wine Best New Chef, the winner of several AAA Four Diamond Awards, several DiRoNA Awards and has received both Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast distinctions.  Joseph’s Culinary Pub is designed to be a platform for Chef Wrede’s unique and uncompromising vision on traditional and contemporary cuisine, both regional and international.  Walking distance from our Casitas Montoya, Patron I, Patron II, and Ortega.  



Santa Fe American Fare


Vinaigrette - A Salad Bistro  709 Don Cubero Alley 505.820.9205 

Vinaigrette is a chic and green Santa Fe bistro that raises the “salad bar” with bold and delicious entrée salads. Featuring innovative flavor combinations and the option to add savory protein accompaniments like diver scallops, lemon-herb chicken or grilled hanger steak, these tantalizingly hearty yet healthy creations allow for guiltless and delicious eating at the same time. Much of the restaurant’s organic produce is grown on owner Erin Wade’s 10-acre Nambe farm, Los Portales, harvested within hours of arriving at Vinaigrette’s kitchen.  Walking distance from our Casita Lomita, Corazon, Desero, Amor, Bonita, & Espiritu.


La Casa Sena /125 East Palace Avenue 505-988-9232

This warmly elegant restaurant in a historic compound is known for its exciting wine list and a flourish of local flavor on the menu of classics. In warmer weather, opt for outdoor seting in one of the city’s lushest patios. For more casual dining, the adjacent Casa Sena Cantina offers lighter dishes delivered by singing waiters.


Fire & Hops Gastropub  222 Guadalupe   505-954-1635

An upscale pub that serves high quality and super beverages.  Local.  Sustainable. Quality.  Friendly.  Walking distance from our Casitas Montoya, Patron I, Patron II, and Ortega.

Asian/East Indian Restaurants in Santa Fe


Izanami  21 Ten Thousand Waves Way  (505) 982-9304

Izanami is upscale izakaya dining. Typical Japanese izakaya serves small plates in a casual atmosphere. Food is designed for sharing, normally ordered slowly, and comes from the kitchen when ready.


Paper Dosa  551 W Cordova Rd, (505) 930-5521

Paper Dosa is chef Paulraj Karuppasamy and his wife and business partner, Nellie Tischler. Delicious and fresh South Indian cuisine.  One of my current favorites!  Walking distance from Casita Lomita.


India Palace  227 Don Gaspar (within the city parking lot) 505-986-58598

This tiny spot exists for the days when you want spicy food but you don’t want Mexican. Tucked behind the city parking lot on Water Street, the luncheon buffet is always popular.

Santa Fe Breakfast and Lunch


Dolina  402 N Guadalupe St  505-982-9394

Serving modern American brunch with Eastern European influences.(Just a few blocks away from the Duran Street Casitas)

French Restaurants in Santa Fe


315 Restaurant and Wine Bar  315 Old Santa Fe Trail 505-986-9190

Provencal cuisine paired with terrific wine is always a winner, and this place serves them in a warmly congenial setting with a patio designed for lingering. Check out the wine bar for an extensive list of wines by the glass and daily specials.


French Pastry Shop East San Francisco Street in La Fonda Hotel 505-983-6697

Still in the same La Fonda Hotel spot where they first opened years ago, this simple cafe is an easy daytime choice for a bowl of soupe a l’oignon, a quick cappuccino or chocolate croissant to pick you up for an afternoon on the Santa Fe Plaza.


Clafoutis 333 W Cordova Rd 505-988-1809

A brunch or lunch delight, with fresh and delicious country salads, excellent sandwiches and a vast selection of pastries, which amply make up for the parking challenge. Breakfast and lunch only.


Santa Fe Italian/Mediterranean Restaurants


Rooftop Pizzeria 60 E San Francisco St # 301 505-984-0008

You just might score a rooftop table overlooking a slice of Santa Fe, but either way, the slice you’re eating will be delicious! Artisanal pizza choices, salads and microbrew selections make this a pleasant option for casual dining downtown.  Just across the street from La Plaza (at the Arcade).  One of my favorite places to enjoy the sunset.


Osteria d’Assisi  58 South Federal Place 505-986-5858

One of Santa Fe’s most authentic Italian kitchens and a fine wine list draw regulars to this casually elegant spot, where freshly made pasta and stone-baked pizzas top the list of favorites. 


Il Piatto 95 West Marcy Street 505-984-1091

Well-priced, creative Italian dishes in a lively setting are the highlight at this trattoria-style restaurant, located right in the heart of downtown, making it simple to stroll down to the Plaza after dinner.


Andiamo  322 Garfield Street (505) 995-9595 

Continuously nurtured a strong connection between the Santa Fe Farmers Market and our kitchen — melding indigenous foods whenever possible, with key Italian imports. We crave these earthy, effortless flavors long after the meal has ended. Eating sustains more than the body. Dining at Andiamo inspires conversation and evokes memories. That’s why we see Andiamo as a collective experience for people who love food. Our staff is genuinely happy to work with our customers. At the end of the day, we want our guests to feel better for having eaten here.

Santa Fe New Mexican Restaurants


Tune Up Cafe 115 Hickox Street 505-983-7060

Central American cuisine meets New Mexican.  You will find that the fusion here brings plenty of options for most in a cozy setting.  


The Pink Adobe  406 Old Santa Fe Trail 505-983-7712 

After a brief interlude, “The Pink” is back, thanks to original owners, the Hoback Family! This old-time hangout with classic decor serves up New Mexican fare and popular signature dishes created by founder, Rosalea Murphy, with a lively bar scene in the adjacent Dragon Room.


The Shed  113 1⁄2 East Palace 505-982-9030

The quintessential Santa Fe eatery occupies a centuries-old building and serves up classic chile-infused New Mexican fare. Wash it down with a pitcher of sangria, and you’ll think you’re back in the days when New Mexico was the northern capital of New Spain.  Walking distance from Casa Oasis, Casita Patron I, Casita Patron II, Casita Montoya, Casita Ortega and Casita Romero.


Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen  555 West Cordova Road 505-983-7929

Known mainly for their unbelievably extensive margarita menu, northern New Mexico dishes help make this casual eatery a local favorite. It can be noisy, but it’s always fun.  Walking distance from Casita Lomita.


La Choza  905 Alarid Street 505-982-0909

Sister property to the Shed, the out of the way location should not deter.  Fresh, flavorful New Mexican fare makes this a repeat destination for local diners who want to be seated quick and enjoy their burritos.


Bumblebee’s Baja Grill 301 Jefferson St 505-820-2862 

Quick.  Informal.  Delicious.  Just a few blocks away from La Plaza.  If you’re tired of eating it New Mexican-style, try it Mexican-style, with soft corn tortillas making for a great fish taco and some mighty big burritos. With many options for the health conscious (gluten free, paleo, vegan options) or not, Bumblebee Bob’s “bee- stro” is as popular with locals as it is with visitors.


Atrisco  93 Paseo de Peralta 505-983-7401

Don’t let the mall location faze you, these folks know their chile! Another branch of the Tomasita’s/Tia Sophia’s/Diego’s familia is back in business at the DeVargas Mall, serving up fresh and tasty New Mexico specialties, with lighter-size platos available. And their long- standing connection to the Farmers’ Market makes this a real farm-to-table meal.


Paloma  401 S Guadalupe 505-467-8624

Paloma is a vibrant, Mexican-inspired kitchen & bar.

Spanish Restaurants in Santa Fe


La Boca  72 West Marcy Street 505-982-3433 

The newest entry in the tapas derby, this one adds in touches of the Middle East to spice up its creative, ever-changing menu. The small tables and lively buzz are part of the convivial vibe, so save that intimate tete-a-tete for later, and go for the fun.  Walking distance from Casa Viva, Casa Paloma and Casa Oasis.


El Mesón Santa Fe Restaurant & Tapas Bar  213 Washington Avenue 505-983-6756

Another exciting tapas restaurant, this congenial spot would be as at home in Madrid as it is in downtown Santa Fe. Wash down the tapas and paella with a Spanish wine or an oloroso sherry, or drop by their Chispa bar for live music and anitecap.


El Farol  808 Canyon Road 505-983-9912

Santa Fe’s oldest bar and restaurant, this historic spot on Canyon Road offers the some of the best people-watching in town, a happening bar with live music and a sophisticated menu of tapas and other Spanish specialties. Flamenco shows during the Summer.  This one is walking distance from De La Peña Estate and from Casa Oasis.

Southwest Contemporary Dining in Santa Fe



Santa Cafe 231 Washington Avenue 505-984-1788 

One of the earliest proponents of fusion fare, this pan-Asian-Southwestern occupies a historic building with a central courtyard for al fresco dining in clement seasons.


Restaurant Martin  526 Galisteo Street 505-820-0919 

Martin Rios is back! This James Beard award-winner is finally back in the kitchen at his new location to bring his mouth-watering and tummy-warming fare to his fans. Look to see fresh seasonal ingredients in sophisticated presentations, lunch and dinner with brunch on weekends.


Agave Restaurant & Lounge  309 West San Francisco Street 505-995-4530 

No need to avoid hotel fare at this venerable spot, and the award-winning wine list and haute cuisine with a Southwestern accent distinguish it admirably.


Geronimo  724 Canyon Road 505-982-1500 

Housed in a historic building and considered one of Santa Fe’s finest restaurants, Geronimo gets consistent raves for its tasteful decor, professional service and outstanding menu of Continental cuisine updated with Asian influences and Southwestern flair.  This one is walking distance from our De La Pena Estate.


Coyote Cafe  131 West Water Street 505-983-1615

This is the place that first put upscale Southwestern cuisine on the map, and it’s still a winner! For a lighter meal in a lively atmosphere, try the open-air, rooftop Coyote Cantina next door, but note that the Cantina does not take reservations.


The Compound  653 Canyon Road 505-982-4353

One of Santa Fe’s original fine dining choices, the Compound offers fresh seasonal choices by a James Beard award-winning chef, a dining room wisely maintained in the original design by Alexander Girard, creator of the Folk Art Museum, and the best parking on Canyon Road.




How many Santa Fe restaurants are there?

Santa Fe has nearly 500 restaurants and eateries, ranging from authentic New Mexican cuisine and international flavors to locally sourced New American and sumptuous fine dining. Most Santa Fe restaurants are currently offering take out

What kind of food is Santa Fe famous for?

Santa Fe is known for red and green chile, which is integrated into a variety of dishes from traditional slow-cooked beans or posole and more upscale plates to modern New Mexican cuisine like green chile burger or the indulgent Frito pie.

How many takeout Santa Fe restaurants are open?

Most Santa Fe restaurants are open for takeout and some are open for outdoor patio dining. Learn more about some of our favorite restaurants currently open for takeout.