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DOWNTOWN

315 Restaurant & Wine Bar
315 Old Santa Fe Trail, 986-9190
French haute cuisine at its best, paired with an expertly chosen wine list.  $$$

Agave Lounge
Eldorado Hotel, 309 W San Francisco St., 995-4530
Where the tequila flows and the women are beautiful.  $

Amaya Restaurant
Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta, 982-1200
Native American cuisine, reinvented.  $$

Anasazi Restaurant
Inn of the Anasazi, 113 Washington Ave., 988-3030
Where Southwestern flavors meet European finesse.  $$$

Bambini’s Steaks and Hoagies
905 S St. Francis Dr., 699-2243
The spot for authentic Philly cheesesteaks.  $

The Beestro
101 W Marcy St, 629-8786
Locally sourced sandwiches and more right in the heart of Santa Fe.  $$

Blue Corn Café
133 W Water St., 984-1800
Down-home New Mexican food—in a brewery. Does it get any better? Nope, it doesn’t.  $$

The Bull Ring
150 Washington Ave., Ste. 108, 983-3328
Swinging saloon doors lead to a famed political hangout that just happens to have great lunch and dinner options.  $$

Bumble Bee’s Baja Grill
301 Jefferson St., 820-2862
Fresh, healthy, Mexican-American food.  $

The Burrito Company
111 Washington Ave., 982-4453
Locals rely on its quick lunch service; tourists can sample the innumerable New Mexican options.  $

Burro Alley Café
207 W San Francisco St., 982-0601
One of the best places for a quiet patio lunch in summertime.  $$

Café des Artistes
223 Canyon Road, 820-2535
A conveniently located, adorable café perfect for the Canyon Road venturer.  $

Café Pasqual’s
121 Don Gaspar, 983-9340
The go-to place (literally: there’s a line) for hearty New Mexican breakfasts.  $$$

Caffe Greco
233 Canyon Road, 820-7996
Paninis, salads and much more at the entrance to Canyon Road.  $

El Cañon
Hilton Santa Fe, 100 Sandoval St., 988-2811
Breakfast and lunch, hot and ready when you want it.  $$

La Casa Sena
125 E Palace Ave., 988-9232
Eat lunch on its magical patio in summer, and you’ll feel like you’re in The Secret Garden.  $$$

Cleopatra Café
Design Center, 418 Cerrillos Road, 820-7381
Middle Eastern food meets Mediterranean specialties.  $

La Cocina de Doña Clara
227 Don Gaspar, Ste. 4, 983-6455
Genuine Mexican food with an overwhelming slate of options to choose from.  $

The Compound
653 Canyon Road Ste. C, 982-4353
Marries artisan cocktails with truly excellent contemporary and traditional entrées.  $$$$

Coyote Café and Cantina
132 W Water St., 983-1615
The summertime cantina invented people-watching; the café reinvents fine dining.  $$$

Del Charro Saloon
101 W Alameda St., 954-0320
No-frills, affordable food and free-flowing margs make this a perennial favorite.  $

Dish ‘N Spoon Café and Gifts
Mirador Gallery, 616 Canyon Road, 983-7676
Who knew you could successfully invoke several cultures in one sandwich?  $

Downtown Subscription
376 Garcia St., 983-3085
Where Santa Fe’s intelligentsia goes for caffeination, pastries and a killer magazines. $

Ecco Espresso & Gelato
105 E Marcy Ave., 986-9778
Homemade gelato beats summer’s heat; in winter, have it affogato—or try the sandwiches in the attached shop.  $

El Farol
808 Canyon Road, 983-9912
Canyon Road’s renowned dancing spot and tapas joint has an entire menu that’s gluten-free.  $$$

Five & Dime General Store
58 E. San Francisco St., 992-1800
Much to Anthony Bourdain’s chagrin, this place is known the world over for its Frito pie, loved for its convenient location and quick service.  $

French Pastry Shop
La Fonda Hotel, 100 E San Francisco St., 995-2334
Authentic French pastries and piping-hot coffee make it a beloved breakfast spot.  $

Fuego Restaurant
La Posada de Santa Fe, 330 E Palace Ave., 986-0000
Creative contemporary cuisine in a warm, inviting setting.  $$$

Galisteo Bistro
227 Galisteo St., 982-3700
Putting the “international” back into Santa Fe’s innovative food scene.  $$$

Geronimo
724 Canyon Road, 982-1500
Elegant entrees offer comfort at the height of indulgence.  $$$$

Guadalupe Café
406 Old Santa Fe Trail, 982-9762
A friendly patio with New Mexican meals and light bites just a stone’s throw from the state capitol.  $$

India Palace
227 Don Gaspar Ave., 986-5859
A local favorite for its generous lunch buffet and authentic Indian offerings.  $$

Istalif Cuisine
112 W San Francisco St, 982-0825
Middle Eastern cuisine with a twist. One of the freshest faces in the SF food scene.  $$

Izmi Sushi
105 E Marcy St., 424-1311
Hand-rolled sushi, delicate tempura and noodle dishes served in a quiet, well-appointed but casual setting.  $$

La Boca
72 W Marcy St., 982-3433
An excellent wine list, wide selection of perfectly prepared tapas and intimate setting make it the perfect place to spend a Sunday afternoon.  $$

Luminaria
Inn & Spa at Loretto, 211 Old Santa Fe Trail, 984-7915
A magical patio and intimate indoor dining room provide the perfect backdrop for the genius in Luminaria’s thoughtfully curated wine list and sublime cuisine.  $$$

Mangiamo Pronto!
228 Old Santa Fe Trail, 989-1904
Perfectly positioned to serve Italian coffees and quick bites to the downtown explorer.  $

El Mesón
213 Washington Ave., 983-6756
A charming and delightfully homey spot to feast on Spanish wine and tapas.  $$

Momo & Co.
229 Johnson St., 983-8000
A prime destination for vegan and gluten-free baked goods.  $

Mucho Gusto
839 Paseo De Peralta, 955-8402
Fresh Mexican food in a charming setting, Mucho Gusto is a favorite lunch stop.  $$

New York Deli
420 Catron St., 982-8900
For that lox-and-bagels, black-and-white-cookies craving you just can’t shake.  $

The Old House Restaurant
Eldorado Hotel, 309 W San Francisco St., 995-4530
Conveniently located and known for reliably tasty lunch and dinner options, the cozy setting’s just icing on the cake.  $$$

Osteria d’Assisi
58 S Federal Place, 986-5858
Inventive Italian food in an inviting setting.  $$

The Palace Restaurant & Saloon
142 W Palace Ave., 428-0690
At once historic and thoroughly modern, it offers delicious gastropub fare as well as skillfully prepared, innovative dinner options.  $$$

Il Piatto
95 W Marcy St., 984-1091
Innovative Italian food and a thoughtfully furnished setting really do offer “a trip to Italy in the heart of Santa Fe.”  $$$

La Plazuela Restaurant
La Fonda Hotel, 100 E San Francisco St, 995-2334
A hidden gem within La Fonda’s adobe walls. Bonus: You can visit the hotel’s many shops afterward.  $$

The Pink Adobe
406 Old Santa Fe Trail, 982-9762
An old favorite, “The Pink” is continually refining the New Mexican cuisine at which it excels.  $$$

Pizzeria da Lino
204 N Guadalupe St., 982-8474
Wood-fired pizza meets Italian specialties and patio dining in a charming, all-season spot just off the beaten path.  $$

Plaza Café
54 Lincoln Ave., 982-1664
Recently reopened after enduring a fire, Plaza Café has emerged better than ever, offering New Mexican specialties with plaza views.  $$

Restaurant Martín
526 Galisteo St, 820-0919
Chef Martín Ríos continues to break ground with contemporary dishes that use only the best ingredients.  $$$

Rio Chama
414 Old Santa Fe Trail, 955-0765
Whether you need a steak dinner, an expertly mixed cocktail or just some time to gawk at the political heavy hitters, Rio Chama’s your spot.  $$$

Rooftop Pizzeria
60 E San Francisco St., 984-0008
Eating fresh, hot pizza with sweeping views of the city—what could be better? This: You can even order it from Marble Brewery Taproom.  $$

San Francisco Street Bar & Grill
50 E San Francisco St., Ste. 3, 992-0119
A consistent favorite among locals for its high-quality ingredients and wide range of delectable offerings.  $$

San Q
32 Burro Alley, 992-0304
Japanese tapas, $2 tap beer and a Zen-like setting make San Q as unique as it is beloved.  $$

Santacafé
231 Washington Ave., 984-1788
One of the best places to spend an afternoon with a good friend and a glass (or two) of well-chosen wine.  $$$

Santa Fe Bite
311 Old Santa Fe Trail, 982-0544
Legendary burgers in a brand spanking new setting.  $$

The Shed
113K  E Palace Ave., 982-9030
The red chile and margaritas are a must. Find it tucked in a courtyard just east of the Plaza.  $$

Shohko Café
321 Johnson St., 982-9708
Shohko’s sushi sings with purity; handmade furniture in a soothing, elegant setting offers the perfect pairing.  $$$

Staab House
La Posada de Santa Fe, 330 E Palace Ave., 986-0000
It’s rumored to be haunted, which is evidence that even ghosts love live music in a cozy, welcoming bar setting.  $$

Sushi Land East
60 E San Francisco St., Ste. 102A, 820-1178
Just south of the Plaza, this sushi spot offers a welcome respite from the summer sun.  $$

Taberna La Boca
125 Lincoln St., Ste. 117, 983-2425
La Boca chef James Campbell Caruso’s latest venture, Taberna offers affordably priced yet elegant wine and tapas in a convivial setting.  $$

Tabla de los Santos
Hotel St. Francis, 210 Don Gaspar Ave., 983-5700
Southwestern fare complements the hotel’s famously cozy Secreto Bar.  $$$

Tanti Luce 221
221 Shelby St., 988-2355
Modern Italian fare, a creative small-plates menu, well-crafted cocktails and late-night drink specials characterize this welcome addition to Santa Fe’s restaurant scene.  $$$

The Teahouse
821 Canyon Road, 992-0972
Every tealeaf under the sun (well, almost) complements the unrivaled pastries.  $$

TerraCotta Wine Bistro
304 Johnson St., 989-1166
Some of the best dishes and people watching around.  $$

Thai Café
329 W San Francisco St., 982-3886
Classic curries and noodle dishes.  $$

Thunderbird Bar & Grill
50 Lincoln Ave., 490-6550
Formerly Balconies on the Plaza, the Thunderbird serves both American and New Mexican fare.  $$

Tia Sophia’s
210 W San Francisco St., 983-9880
It’s truly like eating carne adovada and sopaipillas at your tía’s house—warm, comfy and addictively delicious.  $

Tia’s Cocina
Hotel Chimayó de Santa Fe, 125 Washington Ave., 988-4900
Homegrown Chimayó red chiles infuse this New Mexican spot with local flavor.  $$

Travel Bug Coffee Shop
839 Paseo De Peralta, 992-0418
Pick up a book, a map and an espresso, and you’re ready to take on the world.  $

Upper Crust Pizza
329 Old Santa Fe Trail, 982-0000
Quick service, big salads and great pizza.  $

Il Vicino
321 W San Francisco St., 986-8700
Wood-fired pizzas can be made to order and come with a delicate, perfectly flaky crust.  $$

RAILYARD/GUADALUPE

Andiamo
322 Garfield St., 995-9595
The perennial winner for best Italian food in SFR’s annual reader poll; need we say more?  $$

Atrisco Café & Bar
De Vargas Center, 193 Paseo de Peralta, 983-7401
Don’t let the quick service fool you; this is some of the best, most caringly prepared New Mexican food around.  $$

Bert’s Burger Bowl
235 N Guadalupe St., 982-0215
A local lunch favorite known for quick, affordable and awesome burgers.  $

Blake’s Lotaburger
404 N Guadalupe St., 983-4915
Sure, they do burgers, but it’s the breakfast burrito you just have to try.  $

Casa Chimayó
409 W Water St., 428-0391
Traditional New Mexican staples with the family history to assure you they’re genuinely grandma’s recipes.  $$

Chopstix
238 N Guadalupe St., 820-2126
Chinese food like you’ve always wanted it.  $

La Choza
905 Alarid St., 982-0909
Sister to The Shed, La Choza delivers fabulous New Mexican food and famous margaritas in a spacious spot near the Railyard.  $$

Clafoutis
402 N Guadalupe St., 988-1809
Authentically French, yet extremely friendly, it’s a croissant-filled dream come true.  $$

Cowgirl
319 S Guadalupe St., 982-2565
What’s to love about the Cowgirl? Frozen margaritas, BBQ nachos, live music, patio dining, the kids’ play area, we could go on…  $$

Dinner for Two
106 N Guadalupe St., 820-2075
This cozy restaurant, disguised within an unassuming adobe building, uses local ingredients to create delicious dinners for many more than two.  $$$

Five Star Burgers
604 N Guadalupe St., Ste. A, 983-8977
The Taos-based burger is now in Santa Fe, and we couldn’t be happier.  $$

Flying Star Café
Market Station, 500 Market St., 216-3939
From beer and burritos to cupcakes and coffee, Flying Star redefines café fare.  $$

Java Joe’s
604 N Guadalupe St., 474-5282
A local favorite for the great coffee and free Wi-Fi.  $

Jinja Bar & Bistro
510 N Guadalupe St., 982-4321
This eclectic bistro fuses a wide range of Asian-inspired options with creative cocktails.  $$

Junction
530 S Guadalupe St., 988-7222
Part sports bar, part quiet patio, Junction has something for everyone.  $$

Kohnami
313 S Guadalupe St., 984-2002
Step into enlightenment with Kohnami’s uplifting Japanese food and calming ambience.  $$

Pranzo Italian Grill
540 Montezuma Ave., 984-2645
Consistently great food and one of the more extensive wine lists in town define this Italian favorite.  $$

Raaga
544 Agua Fria St., 820-6440
Raaga offers a new, fresher take on traditional Indian food, with reasonably priced but delicious curries and naan.  $$

Santa Fe Bar & Grill
De Vargas Center, 187 Paseo de Peralta, 982-3033
A local staple known for its contemporary Southwestern fare.  $$

Second Street Brewery (Railyard)
1607 Paseo De Peralta, Ste. 10, 989-3278
Santa Fe’s homegrown craft brewery with a reputation for excellent beer and reliably great food.  $$

Swiss Bakery Pastries & Bistro
401 S Guadalupe St., 988-1111
Fantastically airy pastries meet hearty brunch options: everybody wins.  $$

El Tesoro
Sanbusco Market Center, 500 Montezuma Ave., Ste. 104, 988-3886
Central American food and more.  $$

Tomasita’s
500 S Guadalupe St., 983-5721
Homemade chile, frozen margaritas and familial vibe.  $$

Tree House Pastry Shop & Café
De Vargas Center, 163 Paseo de Peralta, 474-5543
The pastry and lunch offerings taste so good, you’d never know they’re all organic and vegetarian.  $

Vanessie
434 W San Francisco St., 982-9966
Come for the frequent and varied live music events; stay for great cocktails and good food.  $$$

Whole Hog
320 S Guadalupe St., 474-3375
Slow-smoked BBQ sold as it should be: by the pound. $

Whoo’s Donuts
851 Cerrillos Road, Ste. B, 629-1678
An array of gourmet donuts like you’ve never imagined.  $

Zia Diner
326 S Guadalupe St., 988-7008
Comfort food, cooked with love and exalted with high-quality ingredients and innovative twists.  $$

SOUTH CAPITOL

Back Street Bistro
513 Camino De Los Marquez, 982-3500
Soup and art! This is Santa Fe at its best.  $

Body Café
333 W Cordova Road, 986-0362
Stop here after your yoga class to pick up one of Body’s unrivaled vegan concoctions.  $

Café Café
500 Sandoval St., 466-1391
Italian fare with Southwestern flair.  $$

Chicago Dog 
600 Cerrillos Road, 984-2798
Or, if you’re not vegan, have a hot dog.  $

Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen
555 W Cordova Road, 983-7929
More than 200 margaritas, sure, but their New Mexican plates also shine.  $$

Mariscos “La Playa”
537 W Cordova Road, 982-2790
Mexican food to make you feel like you’re on the sunny coast of Baja California.  $$

Nile Café
620 Old Santa Fe Trail, 501-0612
A local food truck made good, Nile Café now has a permanent space from which to offer its famous Mediterranean food.  $

Omira Grill
1005 S St. Francis Dr., Ste. 105, 780-5483
Leave your buffett misconceptions at the door and get ready for a world-class meal.  $$

Pizza Centro
Design Center, 418 Cerrillos Road, 988-8825
Pizza so deliciously New York-style, its specialty pies have names like SoHo and Alphabet City.  $

Pyramid Café
505 W Cordova Road, 989-1378
Explore the Mediterranean, from Greece to North Africa.  $$

Saigon Café
501 W Cordova Road, 988-4951
Vietnamese food at its level best.  $$

Santa Fe Baking Co.
504 W Cordova Road, 988-4292
Locals love it for the breakfast burrito, but the pastry case begs a more extensive exploration.  $

Saveur
204 Montezuma Ave., 989-4200
Part French, part cafeteria-style brunch spot, whole deliciousness.  $

Tiny’s Restaurant & Lounge
1015 Pen Road, 983-9817
Known for its karaoke, they also offer delicious, no-frills lunch and dinner options.  $$

Vinaigrette
709 Don Cubero Alley, 820-9205
Who says salads can’t be locally sourced and just as healthy with a side of scallops?  $$

Yin Yang
418 Cerrillos Road, 986-9279
Simple, healthy Chinese food for a relaxing dinner or a movie at home.  $

TRIANGLE DISTRICT/
ST MICHAEL’S DRIVE

Annapurna’s
1620 St. Michael’s Drive, 988-9688
A wide range of vegeterian-friendly options.  $

Backroad Pizza
1807 Second St., 955-9055
A local favorite known for its cornmeal-encrusted pies and pitchers of beer.  $

Chocolate Maven Bakery & Café
821 W San Mateo Road, 984-1980
Enjoy a meal in an intimate setting and watch as chocolate-infused greatness is concocted the Maven’s renowned bakery.  $$

Chow’s Asian Bistro
720 St. Michael’s Dr., Ste. Q, 471-7120
Gourmet Asian fusion and fresh Chinese staples, reasonably priced and generously portioned.  $$

Counter Culture
930 Baca St., 995-1105
Beloved by locals for its eclectic menu and laid-back atmosphere, this coffee shop-cum-café is just off the beaten tourist path.  $

Felipe’s Tacos
1711 Llano St., Ste. A/B, 473-9397
Authentic Mexican-style tacos—delicious small bites served with an array of toppings.  $

Hidden Chicken Café
730 St. Michael’s Drive, 474-4424
Home-style rotisserie chicken dinners, pot pies, soups and stews for dine-in or carry-out.  $$

Kai Sushi
720 St. Michaels Dr.,  438-7221
Your destination for fresh and innovative sushi. $$

Mucho Gourmet Sandwich Shop
1711 Llano St., Ste. G, 473-7703
The name says it all: They’re big, they’re gourmet, and they’re some of the best sandwiches in town.  $

Pizzeria Espiritu
1722 St. Michael’s Drive, 424-8000
Holy pizza! Come here to replenish your pizza-loving soul.$

Second Street Brewery
1814 2nd St., 982-3030
The original location of this local microbrewery serves up live music, cold pints and great burgers. Come for the grub, stay for the atmosphere.  $$

SweetWater Harvest Kitchen
1512 Pacheco St., Ste. B, 795-7383
Honest ingredients make for quite the memorable meal.  $$

Yummy Café
1616 St. Michael’s Drive, Ste. A, 466-1681
Healthy Asian food.  $

WEST ALAMEDA/
AGUA FRIA

The Betterday Coffee Shop
905 W Alameda St., 780-8059
Serving Portland, Ore.’s famous Stumptown coffee, this little arthouse café attracts the young and hip, but welcomes everyone.  $

Bouche
451 W Alameda St., 982-6297
French fare that redefines culinary excellence in Santa Fe.  $$

Carmelita’s Cocina
945 W Alameda St., 983-6543
Tacos and tchotchkes mingle in this homey little New Mexican café.  $

Masa Sushi
927 W Alameda St., 982-3334
A wide range of options grace the menu; try the sushi combo plates if you can’t decide.  $$

Pho Kim
919 W Alameda St., 820-6777
Authentic pho—Vietnamese noodle soup—served to highlight its simple goodness.  $

Piccolino
2890 Agua Fria St., 471-1480
One of Santa Fe’s best Italian restaurants and frequented by locals, it’s off the beaten path.  $$

Tune-Up Café
1115 Hickox St., 983-7060
Expertly prepared Central American breakfasts meet generous pastries and great coffee in this cozy favorite.  $$

CERRILLOS ROAD CORRIDOR

Adelita’s Mexican Restaurant
3136 Cerrillos Road, 474-4897
Large portions and a family-friendly setting.

Aldana’s Restaurant
3875 Cerrillos Road, 471-0271
Mexican food meets American breakfast and New Mexican specialties at Aldana’s.  $

Baja Tacos
2621 Cerrillos Road and 2754 Agua Fria St., 471-8762
Cheap, delicious and perfectly authentic.  $

Burrito Spot
2207 Cerrillos Road, 474-6202
Santa Fe’s local chain offers a wide range of quick, made-to-order burritos.  $

Café Castro
2811 Cerrillos Road, 473-5800
Fresh, expertly prepared Mexican and New Mexican food served with a smile.  $

Café Olé
2411 Cerrillos Road, 438-3000
Much more than a coffee shop, Café Olé offers a host of meal options, from burritos to healthy salads.  $

Dr. Field Good’s Kitchen
2860 Cerrillos Road, 471-0043
Local frood truck does good and is revamped into a locale offering fancy comfort food with a sustainable feel.  $

Duel Brewing 
1228 Parkway Dr.,  474-5301
The newest kid on the local brewery scene. $

El Comal Café
3571 Cerrillos Road, 471-3224
A little hole-in-the-wall gem serving up unassuming but delicious Mexican and New Mexican dishes.  $

India House
2501 Cerrillos Road, 471-2651
Locals love this unassuming Indian spot for its hearty plates and genuine Indian flavors.  $$

Jambo Café
2010 Cerrillos Road, 473-1269
Kenyan chef Ahmed Obo routinely achieves excellence in dishes that blend Caribbean flavors with African staples.  $$

Lan’s Vietnamese Cuisine
2430 Cerrillos Road, 986-1636
Simple, carefully seasoned lunch and dinner options offer a fresh, healthy take on Vietnamese cuisine.  $$

Mariscos Costa Azul
2875 Cerrillos Road, 473-4594
Mexican seafood and coastal dishes give this local joint a truly beachy ambience.  $$

Mu Du Noodles
1494 Cerrillos Road, 983-1411
The thoughtfully conceived dishes and creative dining options make it a local staple.  $$

El Parasol
1833 Cerrillos Road, 995-8015
You’ll be tempted by the enchiladas, but the burgers are amazing, too.  $

Pollo Asado
Corner of Cerrillos and Siler Road, 316-4085
Quite possibly the best chicken in the state.  $

Los Potrillos
1947 Cerrillos Road, 992-0550
Authentic, no-frills Mexican food—perfect when you’re really hungry.  $

Realburger
2641 Cerrillos Road, 474-7325
A one-stop burger shop with Santa Fe roots.  $

Red Enchilada
1310 Osage Ave., Ste. 1310, 820-6552
Mexican and Central American specialties shine in this Cerrillos Road spot.  $$

Resturante El Salvadoreño
2900 Cerrillos Road, 474-3512
Pupusas y más.  $

Revolution Bakery
1291 San Felipe Ave., 988-2100
Everything’s gluten-free, but you’d hardly know it—taste and quality are where Revolution truly shines.  $

Santa Fe Steamer
3242 Cerrillos Road, 438-3862
Don’t let the strip mall location fool you—this place offers some of the best seafood in town, hands down.  $$

Tecolote Café
1203 Cerrillos Road, 988-1362
A famed brunch spot known for its creative, Latin American inspired dishes. Don’t miss the fried plantains!  $

Thai Vegan
1710 Cerrillos Road, 954-1780
It’s Thai! It’s vegan!  $$

The Pantry
1820 Cerrillos Road, 986-0022
Locals frequent The Pantry for its down-home, diner-style New Mexican food and generous portions.  $

Tortilla Flats
3139 Cerrillos Road, 471-8685
Here, New Mexican specialties take on a healthier, more refined identity.  $$

RODEO ROAD

Double Dragon II
3005 S St. Francis Drive, 989-8880
Asian fusion and plenty of fried goodness.  $$

Garbo’s @ RainbowVision
RainbowVision Properties, 500 Rodeo Road, 428-2925
Enjoy a quiet dinner in a fun setting: have your steak and eat it, too.  $$

Jalapeño’s
3003 S St. Francis Drive, Ste. A, 983-8431
Both a food truck and a bricks-and-mortar spot bring Jalapeño’s delectable Mexican dishes to the public at large.  $

Java Joe’s
2801 Rodeo Road, Ste. A, 795-7005
The coffee shop, lunch destination and local hangout that every town needs.  $

Joe’s Dining
2801 Rodeo Road, 471-3800
Much more than a diner, Joe’s uses only locally sourced ingredients.  $$

Maki Yaki
3003 S Saint Francis Drive, Ste. C , 820-1930
Japanese staples adapted for an American palate make this a good lunch stop.  $$

Posa’s/El Merendero
1514 Rodeo Road, 820-7672
Renowned for its delicious tamales and beloved for its breakfast burritos, Posa’s truly captures the flavor of New Mexico.  $

SOUTHSIDE

Blue Corn Café
4056 Cerrillos Road, 438-1800
Chef David Sundberg creates dishes that pair perfectly with Blue Corn’s craft beers.  $$

Bumble Bee’s Baja Grill
3777 Cerrillos Road, 988-3278
Fresh Mexican food, burgers and more grace this Cerrillos Road location.  $

Burrito Spot
5741 Airport Road, 471-1602
Burritos for all! This place has ’em.  $

Cleopatra Café
3482 Zafarano Drive, 474-5644
A convenient spot to grab a Mediterranean dinner before you go see a movie.  $$

La Cocina de Doña Clara
4350 Airport Road, Ste. 4, 473-1081
Authentic Mexican food in an unassuming, truly local setting.  $

Flying Tortilla
4250 Cerrillos Road, 424-1680
This local favorite offers New Mexican staples and American favorites.  $$

Horseman’s Haven
4354 Cerrillos Road, 471-5420
If you can survive the spiciest green chile in Santa Fe, you deserve a medal.  $

Jalapeño’s
1 Valle Vista Blvd., 316-0496
Mexican eats and treats from the Southside source.  $

Lucci’s NY Pizza
3470 Zafarano Drive, 471-6200
Try the “Yankee Special”—a pizza and chicken wings for just $20.  $

El Parasol
298 Dinosaur Trail, 995-8226
Burgers, Mexican and much, much more.  $

Plaza Café Southside
3466 Zafarano Drive, 424-0755
Diner-style entrées and genuine New Mexican food make this a perfect family spot. $$

Posa’s/El Merendero
3538 Zafarano Drive, Ste. A2, 473-3454
Tamales, burritos and more—a local staple.  $

Puerto Peñasco
4681 Airport Road, Ste. 1, 438-6622
Mexican specialties with a focus on fresh seafood.  $

The Ranch House
2571 Cristos Road, 424-8900
Chef Josh Baum, formerly of Josh’s BBQ, has opened a new restaurant that offers excellent barbecue and much, much more.  $$

Santa Fe Capitol Grill
3462 Zafarano Drive, 471-6800
An upscale grill known for its expertly crafted cocktails and fabulous desserts.  $$

Tribes Coffeehouse
3470 Zafarano Drive, Ste. A, 473-3615
This coffeehouse, café and local artspace is a local favorite on the Southside.  $

NORTH OF SANTA FE

Las Fuentes Restaurant & Bar
Bishop’s Lodge Resort & Spa, 1297 Bishop’s Lodge Road, 629-4822
Enjoy Southwestern specialties and upscale creative cooking in a breathtakingly beautiful setting.  $$$

Gabriel’s
4 Banana Lane, 455-7000
Always crowded; take it as a good sign.  $$

Rancho de Chimayó
300 County Road 98, 984-2100
Traditional New Mexican food in an enchanting setting.  $$

Red Sage
Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino, 20 Buffalo Thunder Trail, 819-2056
Red Sage uses local meats and produce for a unique fine dining experience.  $$$

Terra Restaurant
Four Seasons Rancho Encantado, 198 State Road 592, 946-5700
You can’t beat Terra’s sweeping views of Santa Fe and environs; nor can you best the skillfully crafted dishes and inspired cocktails.  $$$$

Tesuque Village Market
138 Tesuque Village Road, 988-8848
New Mexican fare (not to mention unrivaled margaritas) from the heart of Tesuque.  $$

SOUTH OF SANTA FE

Babaluu’s Cocina Cubana
3810 State Hwy. 14, 471-1100
Cuban fare at its best in a welcoming, homey setting.  $$

Café Fina
624 Old Las Vegas Hwy. 466-3886
Occupying Real Food Nation’s former spot, this brunch restaurant serves up homespun egg-based dishes—American and New Mexican alike.  $$

Harry’s Roadhouse
96 Old Las Vegas Hwy., 989-4629
Harry’s is about as friendly as it gets, and the expansive menu has something for everyone.  $$

The Hollar
2849 State Hwy. 14, 471-4821 (Madrid)
Southern dining at its best.  $$

Java Junction
2855 State Hwy. 14, 438-2772 (Madrid)
Coffee, sandwiches and much more to tide you over while exploring Madrid.  $

Mine Shaft Tavern 
2846 State Hwy. 14, 473-0743 (Madrid)
Madrid’s famous saloon offers bar-food staples and more, and there’s usually some live music to spice up your meal.  $

Pizza Centro
Agora Center, 7 Avenida Vista Grande, Ste. D7, 466-3161 (Eldorado)
We love Pizza Centro for its gourmet ingredients, quick and friendly service and, of course, amazing pies.  $

La Plancha de Eldorado
7 Caliente Road, 466-2060
Casual Latin dining converges with American favorites in Eldorado.  $$

San Marcos Café
3877 State Hwy. 14, 471-9298
This quaint feed store on the road to Madrid and Cerrillos makes some of the best New Mexican food around—all of it fresh, delicious and generously portioned.  $$

Steaksmith at El Gancho
El Gancho Fitness Swim & Racquet Club, 104 Old Las Vegas Hwy., Ste. B, 988-3333
A perennial winner in SFR’s annual “Best of Santa Fe” readers’ poll, Steaksmith sets the bar for excellent meat and expert preparation.  $$$

 

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