Southwest Contemporary Dining in Santa Fe

Dining in Santa Fe

Santa Cafe 

  • Location: 231 Washington Ave., Santa Fe, NM 87501
  • Phone: (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 

  • Location: 231 Washington Ave., Santa Fe, NM 87501
  • Phone: (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 

  • Location: 309 W San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM 87501
  • Phone: (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.


  • Location: 724 Canyon Road,Santa Fe, NM  87501
  • Phone: (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 

  • Location: 132 W. Water Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501
  • Phone: (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 

  • Location: 653 Canyon Rd Santa Fe, NM 87501
  • Phone: (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.