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Classics

October 16, 2013, 12:00 am
By SFR
10 Best Cheap Eats Classics Happy Hours 20 Faves Directory

Andiamo
322 Garfield St., 995-9595
When you can’t fly to Italy, head to Andiamo. $$
? The Mission-style bungalow that hosts the restaurant dates back to 1880—that’s pretty classic.

Backroad Pizza
1807 Second St., Ste. 1, 955-9055
Pizza and Pac Man? Yes, Please. $
? When it comes to pizza, nothing is more classic than New York-style. Bada bing!

The Bull Ring
150 Washington Ave., 983-3328
Prime location and prime sirloin. $$$
? It allows you to relive your gentleman smoking room fantasies (sans the coughing).

Café Pasqual’s
121 Don Gaspar Ave., 983-9340
Cozy, organic and thoroughly local. $$$
? It’s named after the folk saint of Mexican and New Mexican kitchens and cooks.

La Casa Sena
125 E Palace Ave., 988-9232
Singing waiters, wine and beautiful, healthy food. $$$
? Their courtyard cottonwood tree is historic in its own right.

La Choza
905 Alarid St., 982-0909
Margaritas and NM cuisine, as they were meant to be. $
? Where many a train hopper and marauder of yesteryear lined-up to enjoy their world-famous sopaipillas.

The Compound
653 Canyon Road, 982-4353
History and elegance make for fine dining. $$$$
? Its designer, Alexander Girard, donated more than 106,000 pieces to the International Folk Art Museum.

Harry’s Roadhouse
96 Old Las Vegas Hwy. 989-4629
It’s classic American goodness, after all. $$
? Any excuse to drive down Old Las Vegas Highway is a good excuse.

Horseman’s Haven
4354 Cerrillos Road, 471-5420
A haven for lovers of affordable
New Mexican cuisine. $
? They truly take their chile to the #nextLEVEL.

India Palace
227 Don Gaspar Ave., 986-5859
Eat like a raja, feel like a raja. $$
? They validate—a classy touch to any downtown eatery.

Joe’s Dining
2801 Rodeo Road, 471-3800
Fresh, local and sustainable ingredients. $$
? ‘Cuz they buy more regional grass-fed meat, poultry, eggs, produce and flour than any other restaurant in town.

Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen
555 W Cordova Road, 983-7929
There’s a reason Margarita and Maria share quite a few letters. $$
? Margarita menu here is longer than the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

Mariscos “La Playa”
537 W Cordova Road, 982-2790
Seafood à la Mexico. $$
? The desert used to be a sea, didn’t cha know?

The Pantry Restaurant
1820 Cerrillos Road, 986-0022
New Mexican food, real New Mexican food. $
? It’s older than the saying ¡Eee!

Il Piatto
95 W Marcy St., 984-1091
Fresh, local ingredients carry the palate over the seas. $$
? Italian food existed long before the discovery of ‘Murrica.

The Pink Adobe
406 Old Santa Fe Trail, 982-9762
An appetizing, satisfying local institution. So be it. $$$
? It’s located in the historic Barrio de Analco, also home to the oldest church and house in the US, as well as rumor has it, the oldest fax machine.

San Marcos Café
3877 Hwy. 14, 471-9298
Comfort food, cozy setting and peacocks, too. $
? Located on along the mythic Turquoise Trail, it doubles as a feed store.

Santa Café
231 Washington Ave., 984-1788
Fine—American and Southwestern—dining. $$$
? The awesome name.

The Shed
113 K E Palace Ave., 982-9030
Delicious and cozy, and have you sat outside? $$
? Nothing’s as quintessentially New Mexican as this place (except for maybe DWI’s).

Tecolote Café
1203 Cerrillos Road, 988-1362
A long-lived local breakfast and lunch joint. $
? Ask for their famous toast.

Tomasita ’s
500 S Guadalupe St., 983-5721
New Mexican on the railroad tracks. $
? They host they’re own annual lowrider and custom car show.

Vanessie
434 W San Francisco St., 982-9966
All the elements of a romantic meal. $$$
? Where else can you feast on an onion blossom while being serenaded by Doug Montgomery?

Zia Diner
326 S Guadalupe St., 988-7008
From breakfast to dinner and everything in between. $$
? Any place named after our state emblem is aces in our book.

Counter Culture
930 Baca St., 995-1105
Coffee and eclectic food in a neat ol’ warehouse. $$
? Because without culture, there would be no counter culture.

Cowgirl
319 S Guadalupe St., 982-2565
Beer, brisket and babes in boots. $$
? Where the buffalo roam, the antelope play, and Texans get tipsy.

Coyote Café
132 W Water St., 983-1615
Classy Southwestern fusion—and there’s rooftop dining, too. $$$
? It’s the home of “culinary cocktails” like the edible gin martini and the Champagne blossom.

Dinner for Two
106 N Guadalupe St., 820-2075
Fine dining in a cozy, welcoming atmosphere. $$$
? Caesar salad is prepared tableside, Tijuana-style.

El Farol
808 Canyon Road, 983-9912
Wine, tapas and dancing. $$$
? It’s billed at “Santa Fe’s oldest restaurant & cantina.” Now that’s old.

Guadalupe Café
406 Old Santa Fe Trail, 982-9762
Good New Mexican food in New Mexico, who knew? $$
? In Guad we trust. And so should you.

The Teahouse
821 Canyon Road, 992-0972
There’s tea galore, coffee and a full menu of food. $ 
? Because we say so.

Key

?        Why is it classic?;
$        Inexpensive; most entrées under $10
$$     Moderate; most entrées under $20
$$$    Expensive; most entrées under $30
$$$$  Very expensive; most entrées under $40

 

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