Oct. 30, 2014

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Tune Up Café

20 Faves On any given day, expect Tune-Up Café to be packed with locals waiting to make their order. Santa Feans cherish the joint because it cherishes the different. It’s the small touches, like the organi ... More

Oct. 16, 2013 by Joey Peters

Tia Sophia's

20 Faves Although it’s within spitting distance of Santa Fe’s busy downtown Plaza, upon entering Tia Sophia’s, you wouldn’t know it. The staff is universally friendly and accommodating, even when there ... More

Oct. 16, 2013 by Alexa Schirtzinger

Terra

20 Faves It’s not quite a stretch to suggest that any restaurant that opened in Terra’s magical space would be successful. The Four Seasons Rancho Encantado’s flagship restaurant, Terra actually occupies ... More

Oct. 16, 2013 by Alexa Schirtzinger

TerraCotta Wine Bistro

20 Faves From the cozy, colorful décor and down-to-earth atmosphere, you probably wouldn’t guess that the space occupied by newcomer TerraCotta was once a trattoria so high-end that they turned people away ... More

Oct. 16, 2013 by Alexa Schirtzinger

Tanti Luce 221 (Bar 221)

20 Faves Bar menus are almost never as exciting as they should be. “I get a hamburger and fries? Yay,” you say, sarcastically. However, the mad scientists of flavor at Tanti Luce 221 have managed to assemb ... More

Oct. 16, 2013 by Corey Johnson

Swiss Bakery Pastries & Bistro

20 Faves Since its opening in January 2012, the Swiss Bakery has become a Guadalupe Street fixture—the breakfasty answer to the Cowgirl’s happy-hour dominance. Chef-owner Philippe Müller has remained true ... More

Oct. 16, 2013 by Alexa Schirtzinger

San Q Japanese Pub

20 Faves San Q, the brainchild of longtime Kohnami owner Sang Gyoo Park (say it aloud), taught Santa Fe a new word: japas, or Japanese tapas. The concept is simple (in fact, we’re surprised no one thought of ... More

Oct. 16, 2013 by Joey Peters

Revolution Bakery

20 Faves Though at times it can be easy to write off Revolution Bakery as “just a gluten-free bakery,” it’s much more than that. Around midday, a tantalizing array of breakfast pastries—all of them glu ... More

Oct. 16, 2013 by Alexa Schirtzinger

Restaurante El Salvadoreño

20 Faves There’s much to be said for the no-frills, down-home restaurant that doesn’t break the bank but still delivers a hearty meal—and Santa Fe’s local pupusa joint typifies that genre. Pupusas are ... More

Oct. 16, 2013 by Alexa Schirtzinger

The Ranch House

20 Faves Running a local eatery so close to a wildly popular national chain might seem daunting for most restaurateurs, but it doesn’t seem to faze the fine folks at The Ranch House. Their Southside location ... More

Oct. 16, 2013 by Corey Johnson

Raaga

20 Faves Chef Paddy Rawal came to the US with a hundred bucks in his pocket. Yeah, we’ve heard the story before, but it’s true. Fast forward a handful of years, and he’s the owner of Raaga. Rawal takes s ... More

Oct. 16, 2013 by Tess Cutler

Pollo Asado

20 Faves A strip mall by the name Cactus Centro which houses a tailor, a tattoo shop, and apparently, a round-the-clock SFPD patrol car doesn’t sound inviting off the bat, but the fumes coming from Pollo Asa ... More

Oct. 16, 2013 by Enrique Limón

Plaza Café

20 Faves Though Santa Fe’s Plaza has much history to take in, only one restaurant here seeks to replicate beloved ’50s-style American diner food. Enter Plaza Café and you’ll immediately take in a visual ... More

Oct. 16, 2013 by Joey Peters

Luminaria

20 Faves The Luminaria dining experience speaks to both of Santa Fe’s other names. Nestled near the historic Loretto Chapel, the beautiful, open-air patio offers quite possibly the most romantic dining exper ... More

Oct. 16, 2013 by Mia Rose Carbone

La Boca

20 Faves For years, chef-owner James Campbell Caruso’s Spanish tapas restaurant has been a destination for locals and tourists alike. Occupying a small, bright space on Marcy Street, La Boca simultaneously e ... More

Oct. 16, 2013 by Alexa Schirtzinger

Jambo Café

20 Faves Outside Jambo Café, you’ll find a strip mall, a parking lot and a busy Cerrillos Road. Inside, however, is a colorful atmosphere with painted walls and framed African art. Even more vibrant is the ... More

Oct. 16, 2013 by Joey Peters

Chocolate Maven

20 Faves It’s probably been said countless times, but a brunch is only as good as its eggs Benedict. That bafflingly simple yet often poorly prepared egg dish is the staple of “the brunch experience.” On ... More

Oct. 16, 2013 by Corey Johnson

Clafoutis French Bakery & Restaurant

20 Faves A longtime favorite for local and visiting ladies who lunch, brunch, breakfast or have any other occasion to enjoy fabulous food, Clafoutis is famous for friendly service, skillfully executed French d ... More

Oct. 16, 2013 by Alexa Schirtzinger

BODY

20 Faves BODY is Mall of America for yogis. “It’s the synthesis,” owner Lorin Parrish explains, “of throwing a really big net.” That’s for damn sure. “It just kept building,” she says. What sta ... More

Oct. 16, 2013 by Tess Cutler

Bambini's Steaks and Hoagies

20 Faves So you own a ski equipment rental shop and you’re looking to rebrand your space during the offseason, what do you do? If you’re husband and wife team Chip and Lynsey Storm, you open up a Philly ch ... More

Oct. 16, 2013 by Enrique Limón
 
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