The sounds of patio dinners echo across the Plaza, throughout Midtown and on the Southside. Even inside, Santa Fe restaurants fill to reasonable capacities as the county maintains a delicate balance going into the summer eating season while still in the midst of a pandemic. For this year’s SFR Restaurant Directory, the name of the game is outdoor dining (and continued vigilance). We reached out to all of Santa Fe’s eateries to find out who has open patios or seating outside (see #). Though to be absolutely sure, call ahead to verify you can get a safe spot to enjoy all the treats these restaurants have to offer. Given the shape of everything right now, things might change. We might have missed a spot or two. If you catch something we didn’t, drop us a line at email@example.com—and don’t forget to tip your servers.
CHOOSE A NEIGHBORHOOD: DOWNTOWN · RAILYARD/GUADALUPE STRETCH · WEST ALAMEDA/AGUA FRÍA · SOUTH CAPITOL · TRIANGLE DISTRICT/ST. MICHAEL'S DRIVE · CERRILLOS ROAD CORRIDOR · RODEO ROAD · SOUTHSIDE · NORTH OF SANTA FE · SOUTH OF SANTA FE
35° North Coffee • Santa Fe Arcade, 60 E San Francisco St., 505-983-6138 • Quality, creative coffee roasted in house, fresh-baked pastries, and stellar quiche. #
315 Restaurant & Wine Bar • 315 Old Santa Fe Trail, 505-986-9190 • Seasonally inspired French cuisine plus an extensive wine list and bar menu specials. #
AGAVE Restaurant & Lounge • Eldorado Hotel & Spa, 309 W San Francisco St., 505-995-4530 • Creative food and cocktails in a beautifully designed space. SFR readers can’t get enough of the happy hour.
Amaya Restaurant Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta, 505-955-7805 Dishes inspired by Pueblo and Northern New Mexican cuisine from the city’s only Native-owned hotel.
The Anasazi Restaurant, Bar & Lounge Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi, 113 Washington Ave., 505-988-3236 Sophisticated seasonally inspired fine dining including Santa Fe’s only seafood tower. #
Bang Bite Filling Station 510 Galisteo St., 505-469-2345 Grab a beer and some gastropub-esque dishes at this food truck (usually at Santa Fe Brewing Company outpost The Breakroom.)
The Bell Tower Bar La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco St., 505-982-5511 Enjoy light snacks and tasty margaritas in the company of a stunning Santa Fe sunset (open May-October). #
La Boca (Original Location) 72 W Marcy St., 505-982-3433 Inventive, gourmet tapas and a wide selection of sherry and port in an intimate space. #
La Boca (Taberna Location) 125 Lincoln Ave., Ste. 117, 505-982-3433 Chef James Campbell Caruso’s satellite location boasts an outdoor patio and shares a menu with his original location around the corner. #
Boultawn’s Bakery 226 N Guadalupe St., 505-983-9006 Made-from-scratch breakfast pastries, soups, salads, handmade ice cream and one of Santa Fe’s best bagels. #
The Bull Ring 150 Washington Ave., Ste. 108, 505-983-3328 Award-winning spot for steaks of all shapes and sizes, plus killer cocktails. #
Bumble Bee’s Baja Grill 301 Jefferson St., 505-820-2862 Tacos, burritos, soups and more that’ll please all eaters. Vegan “meat” is an option for many items.
The Burger Stand 207 W San Francisco St., 505-395-8210 Lots of good burgers, specialty fries, tasty milkshakes and cold beer. Did we mention the dipping sauces? #
The Burrito Company 111 Washington Ave., 505-982-4453 A Plaza mainstay for over 40 years, serving up breakfast and lunch burritos (and more) with a delicious El Salvador combo. #
Café Des Artistes 223-B Canyon Road, 505-820-2535 Simple fare for artists and appreciators, including sandwiches, salads and wine. #
Café Pasqual’s 121 Don Gaspar Ave., 505-983-9340 Put your name on the list early at this downtown institution serving creative New Mexican cuisine for lunch and dinner—and a damn good breakfast, too.
Caffe Greco 233 Canyon Road, 505-820-7996 This former New Mexican eatery just turned Greek. Grab a lamb shank and/or chicken gyro next time you’re on Canyon Road. #
Cake’s Corner Café 228 Old Santa Fe Trail, 505-989-1904 Sunshine, sandwiches, mimosas and music on the weekends. A little corner of heaven. #
El Callejón 208 Galisteo St., 505-983-8378 A favorite of taqueria aficionados that also offers bar-style appetizers, tortas, burgers and entree plates.
La Casa Sena 125 E Palace Ave., 505-988-9232 An award-winning wine list alongside a refreshed focus on Mediterranean food, plus a relaxing patio. What more could you ask for? #
Chez Mamou 217 E Palace Ave., 505-216-1845 A pretty little spot offering traditional French cuisine that would do Julia Child proud. Try the soup—you know the one. #
Collected Works Bookstore & Coffee House 202 Galisteo St., 505-988-4226 Find a good book to pair with Iconik Coffee Roasters’ smart brews and snacks to enjoy on the couch or patio. #
The Compound 653 Canyon Road, 505-982-4353 With over two decades of contemporary New American cuisine under his belt, James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef Mark Kiffin eagerly welcomes guests back into his Canyon Road space—which was designed by Alexander Girard. #
Coyote Café & Rooftop Cantina 132 W Water St., 505-983-1615 A standard for fine, contemporary cuisine with a strong New Mexican influence. The Rooftop Cantina offers lighter fare and inventive cocktails alongside sky-high people watching. #
Del Charro Saloon 101 W Alameda St., 505-954-0320 Cozy, quirky, and inexpensive with extensive food and margarita menus, plus a patio that stays open even in winter. And the burger? Dang! #
Desert Dogs Brewery & Cidery Taproom 112 W San Francisco St., Ste. 307, 505-983-0134 A patio, games and a wide selection of brews just off the Plaza. Some nights you can even find punk bands from near and far. #
Downtown Subscription 376 Garcia St., 505-983-3085 Solid coffee, an array of snacks and food from Tesuque Village Market and a well-curated magazine rack. Just buy the periodicals before you hit the gardeny patio. #
The Dragon Room Lounge 406 Old Santa Fe Trail, 505-983-7712 Dependable drinks and happy hour in a funky space featuring the greatest monkey chandelier ever imagined. #
Dumpling Tea & Dim Sum Plaza Galeria, 66 E San Francisco St., Ste. 10, 646-945-5000 Take a break from the Plaza for a taste of Fen Wang’s delicious handmade Chinese-style dumplings, soup buns, noodles and more.
Ecco Espresso & Gelato 128 E Marcy St., 505-986-9778 A friendly Italian café atmosphere serving up authentic gelato and espresso. Oh, and tasty panini, too! Trust us—if they’ve got the cantaloupe gelato in, you want it bad. #
Espresso de Arte Plaza Galeria, 66 E San Francisco St., Ste. LL1 Tamales, green chile stew and espresso for those looking to power up (tucked away on the Water Street level).
Estevan Restaurante Hotel Chimayó, 125 Washington Ave., 505-930-5363 Straightforward, authentic New Mexican flavors with a contemporary twist and the famous carne adobada ravioli (it’s incredible). #
El Farol 808 Canyon Road, 505-983-9912 Enjoy margaritas and signature cocktails in the former haunt of the legendary Sam Shepard. Tuck into some tapas on the patio or sample wood fired pizza, stellar desserts and lots more. Stay tuned for the return of flamenco dinner shows and live music. #
La Fiesta Lounge La Fonda Hotel, 100 E San Francisco St., 505-982-5511 Casual bar snacks and New Mexican highlights plus legendary live music when possible.
Fiesta Oaxaca 135 W Palace Ave., Ste. 101, 505-982-9525 Mole enthusiasts will enjoy traditional southern Mexican cuisine in a cozy, colorful spot. #
Five & Dime General Store 58 E San Francisco St., 505-992-1800 Pick up some postcards, personalized keychains and the world-famous Frito pie on your next visit to the Plaza.
La Fogata Grill Plaza Mercado, 112 W San Francisco St., Ste. 101, 505-983-7302 Latin favorites served fresh for lunch and dinner. #
The French Pastry Shop & Creperie La Fonda Hotel, 100 E San Francisco St., 505-983-6697 Sweet and savory crepes in an oft-packed location; try the ratatouille crepe or beat the land speed record for eating a Napoleon! #
Geronimo 724 Canyon Road, 505-982-1500 Santa Fe’s finest fine dining, with a seasonally changing, “global eclectic” menu. Call a few days ahead for a table outside on the weekends. #
Henry & the Fish 217 W San Francisco St., 505-995-1191 Seasonal beverages, unique bowls and baked goods—just some of the offerings on a creatively imagined menu. #
Holy Spirit Espresso 225 W San Francisco St., 505-920-3664 Hand-crafted espresso drinks made to order from a literal hole in the wall. Tell owner Bill Deutsch we said hi!
India Palace 227 Don Gaspar Ave., 505-986-5859 Pick up some quality north Indian cuisine and don’t forget to sample the variety of chutneys and dipping sauces.
Izmi Sushi 105 E Marcy St., 505-424-1311 Top-notch bento boxes for lunch and sushi for dinner at this popular take-out spot with attentive table service.
Johnnie’s Cash Store 420 Camino Don Miguel, 505-982-9506 The literally legendary corner store has been serving up great tamales since 1946.
Julia, A Spirited Restaurant and Bar La Posada de Santa Fe, 330 E Palace Ave., 505-954-9670 “Spirited” new American food with a twist served under the watchful eye of the hotel’s resident ghost, Julia Staab. #
La Lecheria 101 W Marcy St., 505-205-1595 Fire & Hops chef Joel Coleman’s craft ice cream and sorbet in traditional and seasonal flavors, including green chile, mango ginger and Iconik coffee. #
Luminaria Restaurant & Patio Inn and Spa at Loretto, 211 Old Santa Fe Trail, 505-984-7915 Globally inspired foods on a gorgeous patio, don’t miss the strawberry-jalapeño margarita. #
Madame Matisse On-The-Go 105 E. Marcy St., 204-7869 A quick spot for masterfully made French pastries.
Los Magueyes Mexican Restaurant 31 Burro Alley, 505-992-0304 Mexican favorites in a fun, cozy space, plus a piano cabaret and incredibly attentive service. #
Market Steer Steakhouse Hotel St. Francis, 210 Don Gaspar Ave., 505-992-6354 A thoughtful menu of gourmet steaks, toppings, sauces and more, all from chef Kathleen Crook and in an historic and grand dining room. Reserve ahead for outdoor seating. #
El Mesón 213 Washington Ave., 505-983-6756 Enjoy live flamenco, tango, blues and jazz while sampling regional Spanish tapas. #
Mucho Gusto 839 Paseo de Peralta, 505-955-8402 Mexican standards including a signature dish called “The Bomb.”
Museum Hill Café 710 Camino Lejo, 505-984-8900 Near the state-run museums, this classy lunch spot offers soups, salads, sandwiches and more, with live jazz on Saturdays and Sundays. #
New York on Catron 420 Catron St., 505-982-8900 An East Coast-style deli with breakfast and lunch favorites from matzo ball soup to Philly cheesesteak. Get the fried egg sandwich on a croissant and thank us later. #
Osteria d’Assisi 58 S Federal Place, 505-986-5858 Highly regarded Italian fare with a daily happy hour and weekend brunch, plus pianists sometimes. #
Palacio Café 209 E Palace Ave., 505-989-3505 Offering both New Mexican and American classics at great prices, stop by Damian and Maria Muñoz’s newly expanded spot for breakfast or lunch and some of the best chile around. #
The Pantry Rio 229 Galisteo St., 989-1919 Breakfast and lunch New Mexican style, with bottomless coffee to boot. #
The Pink Adobe 406 Old Santa Fe Trail, 505-983-7712 Classic, upscale dishes from New Orleans and New Mexico with some pretty great happy hour deals every day. #
Plaza Café 54 Lincoln Ave., 505-982-1664 Family friendly, inexpensive and with lots of diner-style options, Santa Fe’s oldest restaurant has been a favorite with locals since 1905. Don’t skip the pie. #
Plaza Taqueria 56 E San Francisco St., 505-988-3858 For the best deals on the plaza, check out this new taco spot.
La Plazuela Restaurant La Fonda Hotel, 100 E San Francisco St., 505-995-2334 Classic New Mexican and seasonal dishes served under the soft light of the historic hotel’s original patio sunroom.
Raaga-Go 410 Old Santa Fe Trail, 505-983-5555 Indian classics by beloved local chef Paddy Rawal. Pick up some packaged Korma and Tikka Marsala to stash in the freezer for later.
Remix Audio Bar 101 W Marcy St. 505-803-7949 This third wave craft coffee bar above La Lecheria is open late and offers headphones to listen to streamed music from live DJs and/or silent disco.
Rio Chama 414 Old Santa Fe Trail, 505-955-0765 New Mexican-influenced American classics and…fondue! #
Rooftop Pizzeria Santa Fe Arcade, 60 E San Francisco St., Ste. 301, 505-984-0008 Gourmet pizza, pasta and a wide selection of wine and beer—all with a great view. #
Santacafé 231 Washington Ave., 505-984-1788 A favorite spot for brunch, power lunching, to see and be seen, this fresh, upscale American menu boasts a beautiful patio and the pedigree of owner Quinn Stephenson—the same mind behind Coyote Café. #
Santarepa Café 229 Johnson St. Ste. A, 505-467-8379 Venezuelan food featuring the arepa, a stuffed cornmeal pocket. #
Santa Fe Espresso Co. 56 E San Francisco St., 505-988-3858 Local coffee, baked goods, chocolates and tasty Häagen-Dazs ice cream.
Santa Fe Oxygen & Healing Bar: Apothecary 133 W San Francisco St., 505-986-5037 Preparing organic farm-to-table food and drinks, plus tinctures and spa services in the company of their Oxygen Lounge.
Sassella 225 Johnson St., 505-982-6734 Upscale Italian with a cozy bar, inventive cocktail list and expansive patio. Pick up some specialty items at chef Cristian Pontiggia’s new deli to take home with you. #
Sazón 221 Shelby St., 505-983-8604 An excellent selection of moles, “sopa de amor,” mezcal and sophisticated dishes inspired by Mexico City from Chef Fernando Olea.
The Shed 113½ E Palace Ave., 505-982-9030 Everyone everywhere has been down with that legendary Shed Red from the Carswell family since 1953. #
Sushi Land East Santa Fe Arcade, 60 E San Francisco St. (enter on Water Street), 505-820-1178 A dependable spot for fresh sushi and a daily omakase surprise, and just a few steps from the Plaza.
The Teahouse 821 Canyon Road, 505-992-0972 Steeping a variety of teas from China, India, Japan, Sri Lanka, and Santa Fe to accompany delicious mains and desserts. #
TerraCotta Wine Bistro 304 Johnson St., 505-989-1166 An extensive, wallet-friendly wine list and varied menu of globally inspired dishes in a casual and classy setting. #
Thunderbird Bar & Grill 50 Lincoln Ave., 505-490-6550 Seafood, burgers and New Mexican fare with a full bar overlooking the Plaza. #
Tia Sophia’s 210 W San Francisco St., 505-983-9880 A favorite spot for some of Santa Fe’s best breakfast burritos (Tia’s brass claims to have created the iconic dish) and steaming hot sopaipillas. Get there before 2 pm!
Tonic 103 E Water St., 505-982-1189 Craft cocktails and late-night live jazz Thursday-Saturday. A seasonal kitchen offers house-made bar snacks.
Travel Bug Coffee Shop 839 Paseo de Peralta, 505-992-0418 Plan your post-pandemic trip with the help of some coffee and smoothies on the patio and, sometimes, travel diary presentations from explorer types. #
Tres Colores 101 W Marcy St., 505-490-0296 Authentic Mexican dishes from Veracruz and Oaxaca served in a clean, bright atmosphere. #
Upper Crust Pizza 329 Old Santa Fe Trail, 505-982-0000 Pizza, calzones, sandwiches and even breakfast available to eat in or for delivery. #
Il Vicino 321 W San Francisco St., 986-8700 Wood oven-fired pizza with scrumptious dulces and panini from this neighborly and casual spot with one of the most comfy patios downtown. #
Andiamo! 322 Garfield St., 505-995-9595 Italian-inspired dishes influenced by fresh, local ingredients—and a daily 5-6 pm happy hour.
Atrisco Café & Bar DeVargas Center, 193 Paseo de Peralta, 505-983-7401 The sister to Tomasita’s, this one blows most mall food out of the water with authentic, thoughtful New Mexican dishes. Pssst—line too long on Guadalupe Street? Head here.
Bosque Brewing Co. 500 Market St. Suite 110A, 557-6672 Find the perfect brew from their wide selection of lagers, ales and even a pickle gose. #
Boxcar 530 S Guadalupe St., 505-988-7222 Enjoy tasty, made-from-scratch bar food with live music, sports and the most beers on tap in Santa Fe. #
Casa Chimayó 409 W Water St., 505-428-0391 Large selection of classic New Mexican dishes, delicious margaritas and local wines. #
Chili Line Brewery 204 N Guadalupe St., 505-982-8474 Specializing in smoked beers with great pub food and pizzas from next door neighbor, Pizzeria Da Lino. #
Chopstix Oriental Food 238 N Guadalupe St., 505-820-2126 Chinese takeout comfort food at its finest, almost like you were in a city five times the size. #
La Choza 905 Alarid St., 505-982-0909 Sister restaurant of The Shed, its popular New Mexican dishes continue to satisfy locals and tourists alike. Be sure to try the sopaipillas but note waits can be long. #
Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe St., 505-982-2565 A family-friendly watering hole with something for everyone from toddlers to barflys, with a big patio and prime barbecue. #
Dinner for Two 106 N Guadalupe St., 505-820-2075 Happy hour from four to six every day, sizzling steak, friendly staff and great prices. #
Dolina 402 N Guadalupe St., 505-982-9394 Inspired Eastern European pastries match an equally inspired breakfast and lunch menu from owner Annamaria O’Brien. #
Fenix at Vanessie 427 W Water St., 505-984-1193 A wide variety of dishes, plus excellent cocktails and hot piano action almost always.
Fire & Hops 222 N Guadalupe St., 505-954-1635 Curated gastropub with inventive food and well-curated pours. #
Iconik Coffee Roasters ‘Lupe 314 S Guadalupe St., 505-428-0996 This Guadalupe Street coffeeshop and café offers signature brews, smoothies and bites in an Iconik fashion. #
Jinja Bar & Bistro 510 N Guadalupe St., 505-982-4321 Pan-Asian cuisine and some of the most bonkers tiki drinks and cocktails ever conceived. #
Joseph’s Culinary Pub 428 Agua Fría St., 505-982-1272 Inventive fine plates and a great wine list are the hallmarks of this beloved eatery on the fringes of the Railyard. #
Kohnami 313 S Guadalupe St., 505-984-2002 SFR readers can’t get enough of the sushi, plus great ramen and sizzling dolsotbap. #
Ohori’s Coffee Roasters, Luna Location 505 Cerrillos Road, 505-982-9692 The local coffee empire roasts beans daily and offers a wide selection of coffee equipment to chase the taste at home.
Opuntia Cafe 1607 Alcaldesa St., 780-5796 Tea, coffee, plants and food in a space so serene you’ll forget where you are. #
Paloma 401 S Guadalupe St., 505-467-8624 Upscale Mexican dining and a great patio. Hot tip: The cauliflower taco may be the best one (seriously) and pastry chef Jessica Brewer’s ever-changing dessert menu is insane.
Pizza Etc. DeVargas Center, 556 N Guadalupe St., 505-986-1500 Grab a slice packed with locally sourced ingredients or get an affordable pie to fo. Gluten-free and vegan options are available, too, and the Baray and Araiza families’ commitment is clear.
Pizzeria & Trattoria da Lino 204 N Guadalupe St., Ste. B, 505-982-8474 Wood-fired pie and Italian classics developed by owner Lino Petrusini. #
Quechua Peruvian Restaurant 317 Aztec St., 505-666-1577 The Taos restaurateurs bring their authentic and affordable Peruvian cuisine to your face.
Sabor Peruano DeVargas Center, 163 Paseo de Peralta, 505-358-3829 A thoughtful menu highlighting authentic Peruvian flavors including fantastic vegan options. #
Santa Fe Bar & Grill DeVargas Center, 187 Paseo de Peralta, 505-982-3033 Consistently good food, solid salads and a full bar. #
Second Street Brewery (Railyard) 1607 Paseo de Peralta, Ste. 10, 505-989-3278 Microbrews, wings, burgers, fish ’n’ chips, friends and big garage-bay doors that open up to nice weather so you can watch the trains go by. #
Shake Foundation 631 Cerrillos Road, 505-988-8992 Get your burgers, shoestring fries, adobe mud shakes and more from a walk-up window. #
Sky Coffee 1609 Alcaldesa St. The perfect space for contemplation or work, paired with some local sweet treats and third-wave brews. #
Social Kitchen & Bar Sage Inn, 725 Cerrillos Road, 505-982-5952 Hotel guests and locals alike should check out this varied menu ahead of the restaurant’s planned Memorial Day reopening— just double check with a call before heading in.
Taco Fundación 235 N Guadalupe St., 505-982-8286 Tacos, tacos, tacos from the same folks who brought you Shake Foundation. Vegan tacos, too.
Tomasita’s 500 S Guadalupe St., 505-983-5721 This Santa Fe favorite is famed for its spicy chile and marvelous margaritas. Somehow the only place in town with honey butter for sopaipillas, too—and if you’ve never had that, you’ve never truly lived. #
Violet Crown Cinema 1606 Alcaldesa St., 505-216-5678 Bring your fancy pub grub into the movie theater, or skip a movie entirely and just enjoy those Brussels sprouts or sourdough crust pizzas created with a little help from Tender Fire Kitchen.
Whole Hog Café 320 S Guadalupe St., 505-474-3375 Award-winning barbecue served up fast and casual with six sauces to sample. Hot tip; two words: Banana. Pudding.
Whoo’s Donuts 851 Cerrillos Road, Ste. B, 505-629-1678 That blue corn blueberry lavender donut is nothing short of a masterpiece, and that’s literally only one thing from a massive menu of everyday items, specials and more.
Zacatlán Restaurant 317 Aztec St., 505-780-5174 Chef Eduardo Rodriguez brings fresh American and New Mexican fusion to the people of Santa Fe. #
WEST ALAMEDA/AGUA FRÍA
Barrio Brinery 1413-B W Alameda St., 505-699-9812 Handcrafted pickled foods. Like, you’ll be shocked by how many things can be pickled.
The Betterday Coffee Shop Solana Center, 905 W Alameda St. 505-780-5638 Enjoy a cup of Stumptown coffee at a table in the sun, or pick a full meal (like burrito in a jar) from the small, yet diverse, menu. #
The Kitchen Plants of the Southwest, 3095 Agua Fría St., 505-913-1911 Opening early May, this two-course prix fixe lunch is available Thursday through Saturday for takeout.
Masa Sushi Solana Center, 927 W Alameda St., 505-982-3334 Noodles ‘n’ sushi in an unassuming location near the co-op.
La Montañita Co-op Solana Center, 913 W Alameda St., 505-984-2852 Healthy daily buffets, smoothies, sandwiches, groceries of all stripes and Himalayan salt lamps—you don’t even have to be a member (though it certainly doesn’t hurt). #
Pho Kim Solana Center, 919 W Alameda St., 505-820-6777 A varied Vietnamese menu. Have you tried the bread? It’s out of control. #
Piccolino 2890 Agua Fría St., 505-471-1480 Delicious casual Italian fare with a full-on drive-thru and the love of many a Santa Fean.
Tumbleroot Brewery & Distillery 2791 Agua Fría St., 505-303-3808 Beer! Spirits! Food trucks! Charcuterie! Shiny natural wood tables! Elk brats with spicy, seedy mustard! Ample parking and food trucks out back! Live music! Are we dreaming? #
Tune-Up Café 1115 Hickox St., 505-983-7060 Their expansive American-New Mexican-El Salvadorean menu continues to steal our hearts, and a newly remodeled interior makes things entirely less hectic than they once were. Try the tres leches, too. No, seriously...do it. #
Valentina’s Solana Center, 945 W Alameda St., 505-988-7165 Strong family vibes round off this neighborhood fixture for Mexican and New Mexican fare. #
Bruno’s 1512 Paseo de Peralta, 505-690-0966 This pizza-tastic food truck found a permanent home for its wood-fired ovens, serving up some truly fine pies Neopolitan style. #
Craft Donuts & Coffee 502 Old Santa Fe Trail, 490-9171 What more can we say? Oh right, they have a Homer-inspired donut.
Marquez Deli 513 Camino de los Marquez, Ste. C, 505-365-2113 Hosting live events and Friday Supper Club, this deli serves up so much more than just meats and bagels.
Chicago Dog Express 600 Cerrillos Road, 505-984-2798 Dogs approved by Chicagoans. Get down on one of the Santa Fe dogs with red chile, onion and sooooo much cheese. Get it fully loaded. Half-loaded is for nerds. #
El Chile Toreado 807 Early St., 505-500-0033 Still serving up some of the best breakfast burritos in town at its Early Street location, don’t sleep on El Chile Toreado’s hot dogs.
Clafoutis 333 W Cordova Road, 988-1809 Check out the recently renovated space and stay for some breakfast, brunch, lunch or treats from this much-loved French bakery and restaurant right beside Body of Santa Fe. #
Cleopatra Café Design Center, 418 Cerrillos Road, 820-7381 Middle Eastern and Mediterranean specialties that’re both quick and savory. We recommend going simple with the falafel, chickeny with the sheesh tewook or just fully going for the brass ring with one of the big plates.
Dulce Capital 1100 Don Diego Ave., 505-989-9966 Fresh coffee, quiche, pastries and cupcakes almost too pretty to eat (but do eat them, they’re delicious). #
Fun Noodle Bar 514 W Cordova Road, 505-974-8801 Santa Fe’s newest (and perhaps only) hand pulled noodles and steamed bao really take this place to the next level.
Kakawa Chocolate House 1050 E Paseo de Peralta, 505-982-0388 The chocolate and elixirs here aren’t just an indulgence—they can help heal your soul. #
Kaune’s Neighborhood Market 511 Old Santa Fe Trail, 505-982-2629 Yes, it’s a grocery store—but the chopped salad bar and pre-packed lunches are handy. Sandwiches come with a chocolate bonus. #
Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen 555 W Cordova Road, 505-983-7929 Over 100 tequila choices make this your spot for margaritas and great New Mexican food. Try the guacamole. #
Mariscos La Playa 537 W Cordova Road, 505-982-2790 Fish and micheladas on a patio, need we say more? #
Modern General 637 Cerrillos Road, 505-930-5462 Soup, smoothies, gardening tools and sandwiches from Vinaigrette’s Erin Wade.
The New Santa Fe Baking Company 504 W Cordova Road, 505-557-6435 The breakfast, lunch and dinner you know and love, plus a variety of soups and specials sure to make your day. #
Paleteria Oasis Ice Cream Shop Design Center, 418 Cerrillos Road, 505-365-2073 This is like the Disneyland of popsicles, and milkshakes with churros stuffed in don’t hurt our feelings, either. #
Paper Dosa 551 W Cordova Road, 505-930-5521 Most Indian food around hails from the country’s north—so try these southern Indian dishes on for size.
Pizza Centro Design Center, 418 Cerrillos Road, 505-988-8825 The closest thing you can find to real New York pizza in downtown Santa Fe. Pro tip: Ask for a side of the balsamic dip for crust-dippin’. #
Pyramid Café 505 W Cordova Road, 505-989-1378 Mediterranean food of all stripes, from Greek to North African, and some pretty great fries and tiramisu, too. #
Radish & Rye 505 Cerrillos Road, 505-930-5325 A great bourbon cocktail list and a superb seasonal menu, this Luna Center fave recently reopened and is ready to rumble.
Revolution Bakery Design Center, 418 Cerrillos Road, 505-346-2669 Gluten-free fans, your bakery ship has come in!
Restaurant Martín 526 Galisteo St., 505-820-0919 Chef Martín Rios serves up progressive, refreshingly unique American cuisine that’s earned him a James Beard Award nomination more than once. #
Sage Bakehouse 535 Cerrillos Road, 505-820-7243 Sage serves up some of the best bread in town, plus sandwiches and tarts. But really, it’s the bread. #
Saigon Café 501 W Cordova Rd, 505-988-4951 Don’t let the humble locale fool you—this place is top-notch for Vietnamese cuisine. Grab some take out today.
Santa Fe BBQ 502 Old Santa Fe Trail, 505-603-9051 Get your New Mexican BBQ fix from the little smoking truck Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. #
New Mexico Hard Cider Taproom 505 Cerrillos Road, Ste. A, 505-231-0632 Nine taps of local cider, plus hearty sandwiches, loaded brats and a stellar pint and dog special. #
Santafamous Street Eats Corner of Paseo de Peralta and Old Santa Fe Trail, 505-269-2858 This heckuva food truck serves up one of the best barbecue sandwiches we’ve ever eaten, plus tacos, dogs and more. #
Saveur Bistro 204 Montezuma Ave., 505-989-4200 Especially great for a quick lunch, try the French bistro menu or buffet. #
Tiny’s Restaurant & Lounge 1005 St. Francis Drive, 505-983-9817 New Mexican and American that’s tasty and generous, tucked away from the main road. Live shows every Friday, and don’t skimp on the chips and salsa. #
Vinaigrette 709 Don Cubero Alley, 505-820-9205 You never thought you’d willingly pay $15 for a salad, but these amazing and crave-worthy leafy bowls prove you wrong time and time again. The Omega is our hands-down favorite, but don’t forget the Cubano sandwich while you’re there. #
Yin Yang Chinese Restaurant Design Center, 418 Cerrillos Road, 986-9279 Everything you’d expect from a Chinese joint, plus many specials and more than a few good choices for the vegetarians among us; the sesame tofu is absolutely next-level, and don’t even get us started on the egg foo young.
TRIANGLE DISTRICT/ST. MICHAEL’S DRIVE
Agapao Coffee & Tea 1650 St. Michael’s Drive, 699-4633 Their reviews seems almost too good to be true, but this family-run coffee stand pours some quality cups.
Annapurna’s World Vegetarian Café 1620 St. Michael’s Drive, 505-988-9688 Eat without fear—vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, clean! Also, there’s soups. #
Anthony’s Grill 1622 St. Michael’s Dr., 505-560-8889 This new Asian fusion joint does everything right, don’t forget to pick up some unexpected side dishes, like apple egg rolls.
Back Road Pizza 1807 Second St., Ste. 1, 505-955-9055 A Best of Santa Fe mainstay, you can’t top the delicious crispy cornmeal-dusted crust unless it’s with the new Detroit-style pies. They’re deep, y’all, but you’ve gotta order on a Sunday for Wednesday pick-up.
Burrito Spot 1057 Cerrillos Road, 505-820-0779 When you’re thinking burritos, there is no question.
The Chocolate Maven 821 W San Mateo Road, 505-984-1980 Great food for breakfast, brunch and lunch, sure, but don’t lie—you’re really here for the exquisite desserts like the chocolate petit four or the cookies, pastries and hot chocolates. #
Chow’s Asian Bistro 720 St. Michael’s Drive, Ste. Q, 505-471-7120 Asian fusion made with care.
Counter Culture Café 930 Baca St., 505-995-1105 Bring cash for a diverse and delicious menu—and what is perhaps the biggest and best cinnamon roll in town. #
Felipe’s Tacos 1711 Llano St., Ste. A/B, 505-473-9397 Get some of Santa Fe’s favorite tacos for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but don’t miss out on Felipe Martinez’s burritos, especially the no carne. #
Iconik Coffee Roasters 1600 Lena St., 505-428-0996 Hand-roasted coffee and a menu of thoughtful food. Hot tip: If you wonder whether you can bear to spend more than $5 on a 10-ounce coffee, the horchata latte will make a believer out of you. #
Loyal Hound Pub 730 St. Michael’s Drive, 505-471-0440 Comfort food done well, accompanied by great beer and wine. #
Kai Sushi 720 St. Michael’s Drive, 505-438-7221 Fantastic rolls at low, low prices. #
Midtown Bistro 901 W San Mateo Road, Ste. A, 505-820-3121 Brunch, lunch and dinner in an airy, comfortable space. #
Mucho Gourmet Sandwich Shoppe 1711 Llano St., Ste. F/G, 505-473-7703 If you like lots of stuff between slices of bread, there is nowhere else to go. Any place with a turkey-con-cranberry sammy year-round is awesome.
Ohori’s Coffee Roasters 1098 ½ S St. Francis Drive (access on Pen Road), 505-982-9692 You wanted more dark roast coffee, right? #
Pizzeria Espíritu 1722 St. Michael’s Drive, 424-8000 Not just pizza, but the spirit of fine Italian. Remember the deep dish pizzas, but prioritize the Greek pie on the regular thin crust with feta, spinach, onion and olives. Heavenly.
Ramblin’ Café 1420 Second St., 505-989-1272 A perfect neighborhood spot for a killer handheld breakfast burrito plus fresh-made chips and guac.
Sagche’s Coffee House 730 St. Michael’s Drive, 505-780-5263 The Sagche brothers offer comforting breakfast and lunch menus and locally roasted coffee. Plus, have you smelled this place? It’s amazing. #
Santa Fe Bite 1616-A St. Michael’s Drive, 505-428-0328 Offering the same great burgers it’s known and loved for, plus fish and chips on Fridays and fried chicken on Sundays.
Second Street Brewery (Original) 1814 Second St., 505-982-3030 Classic American food and a line-up of local beers, but you might have to wait a little bit before they reopen their doors. Give them a ring. #
Sunrise Family Restaurant 1851 St. Michael’s Drive, 505-820-0643 Delicious, friendly, inexpensive and centrally located, get traditional New Mexican options, or just opt for the French toast and think “Ooh, la-la,” to yourself.
Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen 1512 Pacheco St., Bldg. B, 505-795-7383 This one’s right by our offices, so believe us about the quality of the breakfast taco then think about how it’s all about good food, good vibes and community involvement here—plus vegan and gluten-free dishes. #
Terra Verde Organic 851 W San Mateo Road, 505-780-5039 Formerly the home of Verde Juice Co., the kitchen still doles out your favorite cold-pressed juices, paired with locally sourced soup, bowls and panini.
CERRILLOS ROAD CORRIDOR
Adelita’s Mexican Restaurant 3136 Cerrillos Road, 505-474-4897 Taco Tuesdays and fried ice cream? Don’t miss this absurdly popular Mexican eatery. #
Alicia’s Tortilleria 1314 Rufina Circle, 505-438-9545 Feed a family of four on the cheap, and pick up at least a dozen tortillas for home while you wait for your delicious burritos.
Baja Tacos 2018 Cerrillos Road, 505-471-8762 Awesome tacos and burritos, including a breakfast burrito with hash browns INSIDE, plus four tacos for $5 every day. Did we mention the drive-thru?
Café Castro 2811 Cerrillos Road, 473-5800 A following swears by the local dishes served tasty and from friendly staff, but if we were forced to choose a dish, it would probably be the breakfast burrito, X-mas. OK, maybe the enchiladas. Actually, please don’t make us choose. #
El Comal Restaurant 3571 Cerrillos Road, 505-471-3224 Tourists and locals alike love the Mexican food and stellar service.
Dr. Field Goods Kitchen 2860 Cerrillos Road, Ste. A1, 505-471-0043 Pub fare at its finest, a ton of beer and really dang good coffee. Oh, there’s pizza, too, and an Impossible burger. And a butcher shop next door. Dang, this place is amazing, actually. Way to go, chef Josh Gerwin!
Fast & Real Burritos 2207 Cerrillos Road, 505-474-6202 Neither slow nor fake, it’s your centrally located fast fix for asada and pico, and it’s so real it doesn’t even have a website. Nothing’s realer. Or faster.
India House 2501 Cerrillos Road, 505-471-2651 Excellent Indian fare served by some of the nicest servers we’ve ever encountered.
Jambo Café and Jambo Hapa Food Truck 2010 Cerrillos Road, 505-473-1269 Folks salivate for the unique Afro-Caribbean dishes, and owner/chef Ahmed Obo has been tops in SFR’s Best of Santa Fe poll for more years than anyone remembers.
Java Joe’s 1248 Siler Road, 505-930-5763 Joe’s brings good coffee to the industrial pocket of town for that you’re-going-to-Meow Wolf pick-you-up.
Kakawa Chocolate House 1300 Rufina Circle, Ste. A-4, 505-930-5460 This Midtown outpost provides another location for the ancient recipe chocolate sorcerers to spread their magic. #
Lu Lu’s Chinese Cuisine 3011 Cerrillos Road, 505-473-1688 Classy, family-owned Chinese cuisine. #
Uncle DT’s Smokehouse 3134 Rufina St., 707-337-5641 All-natural smoked meats from a former Americana musician. #
Madame Matisse 1291 San Felipe Ave., 505-772-0949 French bakery and café with pastries, omelettes and crepes. We once got about 7,000 emails for accidentally leaving this spot off a listicle about croissants, so...
Mampuku Ramen 1965 Cerrillos Road, 505-772-0169 An honest-to-goodness ramen joint from the folks who brought you now-closed Shohko Café. Hot tip: Get the green chile tempura side for literally any ramen dish.
Mariscos Costa Azul 2875 Cerrillos Road, 505-473-4594 Date night or family night, just get some oysters in this colorful dining room.
Ortega’s Jerky 2841 Cerrillos Road (in the Cheeks parking lot), 505-484-9726 Carne seca at its best. This is the nice thin-sliced stuff, too. Let it rain.
El Paisano Supermarket 3140 Cerrillos Road, 505-424-9105 A grocery store with an awesome lunch counter is greater than the sum of its parts. Sometimes, too, there are churros.
Palate 1352 Rufina St., 505-386-6343 A truck that frequents Meow Wolf, but shut their doors during the pandemic. Give them a ring to see if they’re back in biz.
The Pantry 1820 Cerrillos Road, 505-986-0022 A local staple serves up no-frills diner and New Mexican food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We like to get grits and potatoes. #
El Parasol 1833 Cerrillos Road, 505-995-8015 Look for the colorful umbrella for mouthwatering burritos and tacos.
Pho Ava Vietnamese Restaurant 2430 Cerrillos Road, 505-557-6572 Huge bowls of soup and friendly, quick service.
Plant Base Cafe 1372 Vegas Verdes, 365-2556 This newly minted vegan/vegetarian eatery serves up Mexican, American and Italian styled meals for those who can’t decide what to order tonight.
Pollo Asado 2841 Cerrillos Road (in the parking lot in front of Cheeks), 505-316-4085 We named this spiced roasted chicken one the 25 “Things We Love About Santa Fe” in 2017, and we weren’t lyin’ about how good it is.
Los Potrillos 1947 Cerrillos Road, 505-992-0550 Mexican and New Mexican dishes pack this local favorite daily and nightly. #
Realburger 2641 1/2 Cerrillos Road, 505-474-7325 Burgers of all stripes at reasonable prices tucked away on Cerrillos Road.
Red Enchilada 1310 Osage Ave., 505-820-6552 A perennial locals’ favorite serves up New Mexican and Central American cuisine. Hot tip: We’d eat those camarones a la plancha till our stomachs exploded, and the pupusas are nothing to sneeze at, either. Oh, the fries go with everything, btw.
Restaurante El Salvadoreño 2900 Cerrillos Road, 505-474-3512 If you’ve never had a pupusa, let them show you how it’s done. Try everything.
El Rinconcito del Sabor 2864 Cerrillos Road (in the Cactus Centro parking lot), 505-913-1558 Fabulous food truck eats from scratch. Breakfast burritos, empanadas, sopes, gorditas, tacos, and on and on and on. #
Rowley Farmhouse Ales 1405 Maclovia St., 505-428-0719 Great beer brewed by a Los Alamos chemist, great food (fried chicken sandwich, anyone?) and a dedication to the community have us sold. Bring your dog to the covered patio for sour ales. For you, we mean. Your dog can just watch and hang. #
Second Street Brewery (Rufina Taproom) 2920 Rufina St., 505-954-1068 The midtown warehouse space has a unique menu from the other two locations and some really snazzy industrial decor. Hopefully we’ll even see some more live music in the massive space soon. #
Tokyo Café 1847 Cerrillos Road, 505-982-1688 All the Japanese food your heart desires, and a drive-thru if you’re in a rush. #
Tortilla Flats 3139 Cerrillos Road, 505-471-8685 With classic New Mexican dishes from the same folks who brought you Upper Crust Pizza, it’s where the locals eat—and you’ll see why. #
Weck’s 2000 Cerrillos Road, 505-471-9111 Rib-sticking New Mexican comfort foods for breakfast and lunch.
Los Amigos 3904 Rodeo Road, 505-438-0600 New Mexican-American for three meals a day.
Double Dragon 3005 S St. Francis Drive, Ste. D3, 505-989-8880 Take out, fresh Chinese food that’s available every day except Sunday—and late, too. Well, late for Santa Fe (9:30 pm).
Garbo’s Restaurant Montecito Santa Fe, 500 Rodeo Road, 505-428-7777 A diverse menu of fine food in a unique retirement community. Rezzies required, so call ahead.
Home Run Pizza Rodeo Plaza, 2801 W Rodeo Road, 505-424-6666 Good pies, hot and fresh.
Java Joe’s Rodeo Plaza, 2801 Rodeo Road, Ste. B8, 505-474-5282 Long-time local coffee joint with a drive-thru.
Joe’s Dining Rodeo Plaza, 2801 Rodeo Road, 471-3800 Unrelated to the other Joe at this address, get upscale farm-to-table diner fare in a classic diner atmosphere, plus beer and wine.
Posa’s El Merendero 1514 Rodeo Road, 505-471-3800 If you’re new to town, go here first for some of the freshest tamales around. #
Tibet Kitchen 3003 S St. Francis Drive, 505-982-6796 Classic Tibetan dishes like momo (dumplings), blood sausage, butter tea, fried rice and chai made with care by owner Gonpo Trasar and offered at affordable prices. #
Café Grazie 3530 Zafarano Drive, Ste. C-3, 505-471-0108 Beautifully plated Italian fare with gluten-free options. #
Cleopatra Café 3482 Zafarano Drive, 505-474-5644 Great falafel and kebabs at some pretty great prices.
Fast & Real Burritos 5741 Airport Road, 505-471-1602 A full menu of burritos, tacos, quesadillas and tortas, open late and affordable. The ever-present line of cars says it all.
La Cocina de Doña Clara 4350 Airport Road, Ste. 4, 505-473-1081 A gem of a Mexican restaurant hiding in plain sight.
Los Dogos 3985 Cerrillos Road, 505-455-6147 Surrender your taste buds to this evening food truck’s Juárez-style dogs, served late.
Flying Tortilla 4250 Cerrillos Road, 505-424-1680 Avoid lines further down the road by stopping here for Northern NM classics. #
Hidden Mountain Brewing Co. 4056 Cerrillos Road, 505-438-1800 Formerly Blue Corn Café, the revamped menu and beer list goes well with some tasty BBQ. #
Horseman’s Haven 4354 Cerrillos Road, 505-471-5420 Their famed chile is just as good as it is hot—which is to say, extremely.
El Milagro 3482 Zafarano Drive, Ste. C, 505-474-2888 Miraculous New Mexican cuisine and burgers.
New York Deli 4056 Cerrillos Road, 505-424-1200 Start spreading the news: Breakfast is served all day at this hotspot. #
Paleteria Oasis #1 4641 Airport Road Ste. #2, 505-780-8544 The original location for your favorite Mexican ice creams and other chilly sweet treats.
The Pantry Dos 20 White Feather Road, 505-365-2859 A contemporary diner vibe offers a a fresh Southside face for the Midtown establishment. #
Chapin y Mex 6417 Airport Road, 505-467-8289 Mexican-Guatemalan café with a wide menu and friendly service.
El Parasol 298 Dinosaur Trail, 505-995-8226 Good taste is not extinct here. This location has a dining room, too—perfect for veggie tacos or tamales and one of the best carne adovada burritos of all time. #
PC’s Restaurant & Lounge 4220 Airport Road, 505-473-7164 No-frills New Mexican in a social, cozy atmosphere with a full bar. #
Pizza Centro 3470 Zafarano Drive, Ste. D, 505-471-6200 Get New York-style pizza that does not disappoint. #
Plaza Café Southside 3466 Zafarano Drive, 505-424-0755 The downtown institution brings its fresh diner food and New Mexican dishes way down Cerrillos, with fantastic seasonal specials. Try the French toast or Impossible burger. #
Posa’s El Merendero 3538 Zafarano Drive, Ste. A2, 505-473-3454 Any number of tamales, any time, they’ve got your back.
Puerto Peñasco 4681 Airport Road, Ste. 1, 505-438-6622 If you haven’t tried Mexican-style seafood, you’re truly missing out.
El Queretaño 4430 Airport Road, 505-501-5797 Some call it the best taco truck on Airport. Try it and report back to us. #
The Ranch House 2571 Cristo’s Road, 505-424-8900 Smoked brisket and ribs and chicken and everything else for days. The BBQ aficionados go here. #
Rebel House Coffee Santa Fe Place Mall, 4250 Cerrillos Road, 505-819-1037 Locally owned coffee stop in the mall with a great gathering space.
Refresquería Las Delicias 4350 Airport Road, Ste. 13, 505-438-0280 Mexi snack foods that satisfy the sweetest tooth.
El Rey del Pollo 4350 Airport Road, Ste. 18, 505-570-1380 The Chicken King serves it up Sinaloa-style, with friendly service and good prices.
Santa Fe Capitol Grill 3462 Zafarano Drive, 505-471-6800 A solid menu of American favorites, plus happy hour specials on a wide cocktail offerings. #
Sweet Santa Fe 8380 Cerrillos Road, 505-428-0012 A bajillion chocolate offerings, plus a café menu with classic breakfast and sandwich offerings. Enjoy it all on their patio under some tree shade and ask yourself how you ever lived without chocolate-covered bacon. #
Taquería Argelia 4720 Airport Road (in the Airport Road Car Wash parking lot), 505-204-5211 A big menu and reasonable prices, aka everything you want from a food truck.
Thai Café & Noodle Treats 3482 Zafarano Drive, 505-424-1818 Central Thai food that’s won accolades from Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce. #
Tribes Coffeehouse 3470 Zafarano Drive, Ste. A, 505-473-3615 Stout coffee, pastries and light fare, and local art for sale.
TK WHAT THE TRUCK
NORTH OF SANTA FE
Arroyo Vino Restaurant & Wine Shop 218 Camino La Tierra, 505-983-2100 Inspired American fare and impeccable service on the extreme West side.
Cottonwood Kitchen Tesuque Casino, 7 Tesuque Road, 505-984-8414 Pick up some American and Southwestern fare in between the craps table and slots. They’re hoping to reopen this summer so check in before dropping by.
Dandy’s Burgers 424 S Riverside Drive, Española, 505-753-4234 You’ve never seen a more dapper hunk of ground beef!
Gabriel’s 4 Banana Lane, 505-455-7000 The tableside guacamole service is famous for a reason—they whip it good.
Izanami 21 Ten Thousand Waves Way, Ste. #2, 505-982-9304 Locally sourced Japanese-inspired small plates. Hot tip: No one will look at you funny if you wear your spa robe.
JoAnn’s Ranch O Casados 938 N Riverside Drive, Española, 505-753-1334 Traditional New Mexican food served in a great setting. #
Lovin Oven Bakery 107 N Riverside Drive, Española, 505-753-5461 Come early and bring cash; they sell out long before noon and don’t take plastic.
El Nido 1577 Bishops Lodge Road, Tesuque, 505-954-1272 Something’s roasting on an open fire and served with a savory, satisfying sauce. #
Pajarito Brewpub & Grill 614 Trinity Drive, Los Alamos, 505-662-8877 Come get your growler filled from the big ol’ selection of taps and great food all around. #
Rancho de Chimayó 300 Juan Medina Road, Chimayó, 505-351-4444 For over 50 years, this James Beard-nominated staple has served up traditional New Mexican food.
Red Sage Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino, 20 Buffalo Thunder Trail, 505-819-2056 Creative dishes and a happy hour, too, for when you need a slots break.
Terra Restaurant Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado, 198 Hwy. 592, 505-946-5800 A breathtaking dining room is the backdrop for innovative American cuisine. #
Tesuque Village Market 138 Tesuque Village Road, 505-988-8848 The neighborhood haunt for folks from Tesuque and beyond. Try the pizza. No, seriously, try the pizza. #
SOUTH OF SANTA FE
Arable 7 Avenida Vista Grande, Ste. B6, 505-303-3816 A farm to table staple that does the most with simple ingredients. #
Beer Creek Brewing Co. 3810 Hwy. 14, 505-471-9271 Pizza, comfort food and a colorful crowd. #
The Bourbon Grill 104 Old Las Vegas Hwy., 505-984-8000 After working out at El Gancho, you totally deserve that steak and happy hour. #
Black Bird Saloon 28 Main Street, Cerrillos, 505-438-1821 Hitch up to the classic Wild West watering hole for fresh, handmade lunches and dinners. #
Blue Heron Restaurant Sunrise Springs Spa Resort, 242 Los Pinos Road, 505-780-8145 The region’s only waterside dining is fine, refreshing and a great companion to a hot springs soak. #
Café Fina 624 Old Las Vegas Hwy., 505-466-3886 Brunch and lunch in a spot that’s housed many a fine restaurant, but this one may be the best. #
Harry’s Roadhouse 96B Old Las Vegas Hwy., 505-989-4629 Perfect for when you can’t decide where to eat—they have everything from pizza to Buddha bowls to some of the best steaks in town. #
The Hollar 2849 Hwy. 14, Madrid, 505-471-4821 Refined Southern food and barbecue specials from the smoker from chef and owner Josh Novak. #
Java Junction 2855 Hwy. 14, Madrid, 505-438-2772 Local coffee pairs well with local pastries and local people. #
The Mine Shaft Tavern 2846 Hwy. 14, Madrid, 505-473-0743 One of the last great roadhouses is almost sure to change your life. Don’t miss their lineup of live music. #
Pecos Trail Café Pecos Trail Inn, 2239 Old Pecos Trail, 505-982-9444 New Mexican grub for breakfast, lunch and dinner. #
La Plancha de Eldorado La Tienda Shopping Center, 7 Caliente Road, Eldorado, 505-466-2060 Original Latin flavors and more in a relaxed setting. #
Santa Fe Brewing Co. 35 Fire Place, 505-424-3333 The Brewing Co. has all kinds of taprooms in all kinds of places, but the OG location also has food trucks most evenings to accompany your games of cornhole, plus the massive taproom for your quaffings. #
Ten 3 30 Tramway Rd, Albuquerque, 505-764-8363 Fine dining 10,300′ atop Sandia Peak (tram ticket not included). #
Upper Crust Pizza 5 Colina Drive, Eldorado, 505-471-1111 Get a pie without schlepping into town. #