Our newest idea for you is to take this guide and pin it to your wall like a giant bingo board, highlighting local restaurants as you enjoy them—if you get bingo, it means you've eaten exceptionally well.
35° North Coffee
Santa Fe Arcade, 60 E San Francisco St., 983-6138
Coffee, pastries and light fare.
315 Restaurant & Wine Bar
315 Old Santa Fe Trail, 986-9190
A backbone of French cuisine supports an extensive wine list.
Eldorado Hotel, 309 W San Francisco St., 995-4530
Small bites and entrees, creative cocktails and beautiful digs—and one heck of a happy hour.
Inn on the Alameda, 303 E Alameda St., 984-2121
From beef tartare to Frito pie.
Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta, 955-7805
Native American food from New Mexico and beyond.
Inn of the Anasazi, 113 Washington Ave., 988-3236
Choose from sophisticated fine dining or a bar menu. Hot tip: Brunch mimosas are made with fresh-squeezed OJ and are maybe even worth the $13.
38 Burro Alley, 213-369-1604
Multi-national treats just steps from the Plaza. Korean, French, American—it's all delicious.
Drury Plaza Hotel, 228 E Palace Ave., 982-0883
Santa Fe's largest rooftop bar serves small plates from Eloisa's classy kitchen to accompany your fine cocktails.
Plaza Galeria, 66 E San Francisco St., Ste. E, 990-8058
Get Middle Eastern food on a pita or in a bowl, made in front of your eyes and with your choice of ingredients.
The Bell Tower Bar
La Fonda Hotel, 100 E San Francisco St., 982-5511
Open from May to October, this high point has light bites, excellent margs and one of the best sunset views around.
Blue Corn Café and Brewery
133 W Water St., 984-1800
New Mexico flavors and local brews too!
La Boca (Original Location)
72 W Marcy St., 982-3433
Arguably the best tapas in town are sure to leave you satisfied.
La Boca (Taberna Location)
125 Lincoln Ave., Ste. 117, 982-3433
This location, tucked inside a courtyard, shares a menu with La Boca and hosts live music.
105 E Marcy St., 983-9006
Made-from-scratch breakfast, lunch and pastries, what we've unofficially declared the best bagel in Santa Fe, and one of the friendliest counter staffs around.
The Bull Ring
150 Washington Ave., Ste. 108, 983-3328
Rub elbows with the rich and famous—or at least those who also love meat.
Bumble Bee's Baja Grill
301 Jefferson St., 820-2862
Quality ingredients make for great tacos, burritos, soups and more.
The Burger Stand
207 W San Francisco St., 989-3360
Serving—you guessed it—burgers, plus other dishes sure to please, plus happy hour. And OMG, the fries.
The Burrito Company
111 Washington Ave., 982-4453
Get breakfast and lunch quick and friendly, plus a burger we'd eat any day.
Plaza Galeria, 66 E San Francisco St., Ste. 11
Crepes both savory and sweet, plus gelato and people-watching from windows that face the Plaza.
Café des Artistes
223-B Canyon Road, 820-2535
Stop in for a sandwich or glass of wine after perusing the galleries.
121 Don Gaspar Ave., 983-9340
A Santa Fe institution serves upscale New Mexican cuisine and renowned breakfast.
233 Canyon Road, 820-7996
New Mexican fare, plus coffee and wine, in a refreshingly casual setting.
208 Galisteo St., 983-8378
This relative newcomer has quickly gained a place in many hearts as one of the best taquerias in town. We dream of that barbacoa.
La Casa Sena
125 E Palace Ave., 988-9232
Fine food, fine music, fine courtyard, fine location—plus a wine shop and club, not to mention singing waitstaff.
CAVA Santa Fe Lounge
Eldorado Hotel, 309 W San Francisco St., 988-4455
You don't have to be a hotel guest to take an elegant happy hour staycation.
Cheesemongers of Santa Fe
130 E Marcy St., 795-7878
Cheese and cured meats abound. Keep an eye out for classes, too.
Chez Mamou French Bakery & Café
217 E Palace Ave., 216-1845
A favorite stop for locals and Europeans alike. Get the frog legs.
Collected Works Bookstore & Coffee House
202 Galisteo St., 988-4226
Iconik Coffee Roasters provides the (coffee) brews, soups and snacks while you pick up some new reading material or catch a lecture.
653 Canyon Road, 982-4353
Rich, excellently prepared contemporary American cuisine. Hot tip: The bar was famously outfitted by mod designer Alexander Girard, and a retrospective of his work is on display at the Museum of International Folk Art through Oct. 27, 2019.
132 W Water St., 983-1615
Fine dining with classics and a seasonal menu, plus some of the best cocktails in the city and a rooftop bar that's a perfect people-watching perch.
Del Charro Saloon
101 W Alameda St., 954-0320
Dine inexpensively in a cozy atmosphere complete with kivas and leather chairs.
Desert Dogs Brewery & Cidery Taproom
112 W San Francisco St., Ste. 307, 983-0134
Fruit-based booze, fun food and games galore.
376 Garcia St., 983-3085
Coffee, espresso drinks, pastries and light meals. Plus, periodicals and art.
The Dragon Room
406 Old Santa Fe Trail, 983-7712
A great happy hour menu and plenty of popcorn in a comfortable, funky space.
Plaza Galeria, 66 E San Francisco St., Ste. 10, 646-945-5000
Ji Wang Noodle Shop has been re-envisioned as a dumpling shop serving up fresh Chinese food on the Plaza.
Ecco Espresso & Gelato
105 E Marcy St., 986-9778
Fresh ingredients go into gelato flavors, and they also have panini if you're peckish.
Drury Plaza Hotel, 228 E Palace Ave., 982-0883
Elegant fine dining—and by the way, it's pronounced El-oy-sa. Yes, really.
Espresso de Arte
Plaza Galeria, 66 E San Francisco St., Ste. LL1, 470-9466
Snacks 'n' espresso drinks downstairs (on the Water Street level).
Hotel Chimayó, 125 Washington Ave., 930-5363
Honest New Mexican food with a French twist.
808 Canyon Road, 983-9912
Dine and dance in the newly remodeled establishment.
La Fiesta Lounge
La Fonda Hotel, 100 E San Francisco St., 982-5511
Casual eats and local music at the historic hotel. Hot tip: Mondays and Tuesday nights, catch legendary honky-tonker Bill Hearne; he's been playing here for more than 25 years.
135 W Palace Ave., Ste. 101, 982-9525
Fresh Mexican dishes in an out-of-the-way spot.
Five & Dime General Store
58 E San Francisco St., 992-1800
World-famous Frito pie with a side of postcards and tchotchkes.
La Fogata Grill
Plaza Mercado, 112 W San Francisco St., Ste. 101, 983-7302
It may take a minute to find, but definitely try this basement stop for Latin foods.
The French Pastry Shop
La Fonda Hotel, 100 E San Francisco St., 983-6697
Bring some cash and a good appetite for casual French fare, bread and pastries.
724 Canyon Road, 982-1500
The finest of fine dining. Wear your pearls.
Holy Spirit Espresso
225 W San Francisco St., 920-3664
Coffee and such at a downtown hole in the wall. (Yes, it's actually a hole in the wall.)
227 Don Gaspar Ave., 986-5859
Don't miss a stellar Indian food lunch buffet.
105 E Marcy St., 424-1311
The slogan is "More fish, less rice," because that's what we want from our sushi.
Johnnie's Cash Store
420 Camino Don Miguel, 982-9506
Stop in one of Santa Fe's last neighborhood corner stores for tamales.
La Posada de Santa Fe, 330 E Palace Ave., 986-0000
The hotel was the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Staab in the 1880s. Hot tip: She's still around.
101 W Marcy St., 205-1595
Craft ice cream and light-fare lunch. Bring it upstairs to Remix Audio Bar and hang out.
Inn and Spa at Loretto, 211 Old Santa Fe Trail, 984-7915
Casual fine dining and a beautiful patio.
Los Magueyes Mexican Restaurant
31 Burro Alley, 992-0304
Mexican favorites, plus the Chat Noir Cabaret live music extravaganza on Fridays and Saturdays.
225 Johnson St., 780-5125
Cuisine inspired by traditional flavors and complex combinations.
130 Lincoln Ave., 983-8654
A safe haven, a Paul McCartney song, a coffee shop; you can have it all.
228 Old Santa Fe Trail, 989-1904
Eat this Italian food—fast!
Market Steer Steakhouse
Hotel St. Francis, 210 Don Gaspar Ave., 992-6354
American-Southwestern dishes from chef Kathleen Crook, who went to college on a rodeo scholarship—so she ain't frontin' with this Western thing.
213 Washington Ave., 983-6756
Spectacular tapas and jazzy live music, plus a tango milonga on Tuesday evenings.
Milad Persian Bistro
802 Canyon Road, 303-3581
Choose from an Iranian, Turkish and Lebanese menu.
El Molero Fajitas
Corner of Lincoln Avenue and E San Francisco Street
That chile stain on your shirt is a badge of honor.
839 Paseo de Peralta, 955-8402
You'll be pleased to meet these Mexican dishes.
Museum Hill Café
710 Camino Lejo, 984-8900
All that art can make you hungry. Here, the food and the ambiance are classy.
New York Deli
420 Catron St., 982-8900
From bagels to breakfast to salads—they even have Snapple.
229 Galisteo St., 989-1919
Bold Southwestern flavors are infused into classic French cuisine. Prix fixe too!
Hilton Santa Fe, 100 Sandoval St., 988-2811
Light fare, small plates and pastries make this a good stop for recharging downtown.
58 S Federal Place, 986-5858
This exceptional Italian food is highly regarded by locals and Italians alike.
209 E Palace Ave., 989-3505
New Mexican and American classics always satisfy. Hot tip: Closed on Tuesdays.
Palacio Café II
Santa Fe Village, 227 Don Gaspar Ave., 820-7888
Is Palace Avenue just a bit too far away? Don't want to run into SFR staffers? Get your fix on Don Gaspar.
95 W Marcy St., 984-1091
It's been 20 delicious years of these fresh Italian dishes.
The Pink Adobe
406 Old Santa Fe Trail, 983-7712
Get satisfied with upscale New Mexican favorites.
54 Lincoln Ave., 982-1664
Locals and tourists alike have depended on this inexpensive, friendly fare since 1905.
La Plazuela Restaurant
La Fonda Hotel, 100 E San Francisco St., 995-2334
Dine in the historic hotel's original patio sunroom with a haunted well.
410 Old Santa Fe Trail, 983-5555
Chef Paddy Rawal's beloved Indian cuisine is back, in a quick but just-as-fresh format for lunch.
Remix Audio Bar
101 W Marcy St., 205-1595
Climb the stairs above La Lechería to find an open-late coffee bar with awesome brews and headphones to listen to live and streamed DJs. Bring your laptop and a snack.
414 Old Santa Fe Trail, 955-0765
Dining is super elegant, the bar is super casual—it's the best of both worlds.
Santa Fe Arcade, 60 E San Francisco St., Ste. 301, 984-0008
Enjoy a slice on the roof, as the name would suggest, or bring a pie into The Draft Station down the hall.
Corner of Old Santa Fe Trail and E San Francisco Street
Get a whiff of that mouth-watering smoke, already.
San Francisco Street Bar & Grill
50 E San Francisco St., 982-2044
All your fave American and New Mexican dishes from a lofty perch.
231 Washington Ave., 984-1788
Not just for special occasions, this town favorite serves a great Sunday brunch.
Santa Fe Espresso Co.
56 E San Francisco St., 988-3858
Coffee's just the beginning here; they also have ice cream. Most folks know it simply as The Häagen-Dazs.
Santa Fe Oxygen & Healing Bar: Apothecary
133 W San Francisco St.,986-5037
Delicious oxygen elixirs and fresh superfood tapas. Bring your drink downstairs to the Kaverns for occasional live music.
221 Shelby St., 983-8604
Chef Fernando Olea serves sophisticated Mexican food, with a focus on the mole.
113½ E Palace Ave., 982-9030
Everything's swimming in Santa Fe's best chile with a side of garlic bread.
321 Johnson St., 982-9708
Upscale sushi and izakaya plates. Hot tip: It's fragrance-free, so don't wear perfume.
Sushi Land East
Santa Fe Arcade, 60 E San Francisco St. (enter on Water Street), 820-1178
Reliable sushi at a friendly price point.
821 Canyon Road, 992-0972
Your stop for incredible tea options, not to mention breakfast, lunch and dinner.
TerraCotta Wine Bistro
304 Johnson St., 989-1166
Enjoy high-class food and fine wine in a comfy and vibrant environment. Date night central, right here.
Thunderbird Bar & Grill
50 Lincoln Ave., 490-6550
A second-story deck overlooks the Plaza for a scenic view with your American and New Mexican food.
210 W San Francisco St., 983-9880
Locals pack it in every morning for the best breakfast burritos.
103 W Water St., 982-1189
Unique cocktails and late-night jazz on Fridays and Saturdays. During the warmer months, the kitchen serves upscale versions of comfort food to soak up that alcohol.
Trattoria a Mano
227 Galisteo St., 982-3700
Upscale Italian dishes handcrafted with care by head chef Michael Leonard and the team of Santa Fe Fine Dining.
Travel Bug Coffee Shop
839 Paseo de Peralta, 992-0418
Coffee, maps and travel accessories—plus slide lectures about exotic locales.
101 W Marcy St., 490-0296
The outlet mall staple has moved its mole downtown.
Upper Crust Pizza
329 Old Santa Fe Trail, 982-0000
From the traditional to the unique (pine nut and broccoli pizza, anyone?).
321 W San Francisco St., 986-8700
Not just pizza—get a great salad or sammie too, if that's more your speed.
322 Garfield St., 995-9595
Local ingredients and imported sensibilities make this an Italian feast to remember.
Atrisco Café & Bar
DeVargas Center, 193 Paseo de Peralta, 983-7401
Not your average mall food, this local spot features carefully crafted New Mexican entrees.
Bambini's Steaks & Hoagies
905 S St. Francis Drive, 699-2243
You'd think this seasonal food truck just rolled in from Philly.
Bang Bite Filling Station
2791 Agua Fría St., 469-2345
This food truck moves around sometimes, but find it at Tumbleroot most days for trailer fries and a burger with maple bacon jam.
Bouche French Bistro
451 W Alameda St. (enter on West Water Street), 982-6297
A local mainstay still impresses, now with a little Italian flavor mixed in with French.
530 S Guadalupe St., 988-7222
Bar food that's way better than bar food, served till 1:30 am.
326 S. Guadalupe St., 982-9170
From the owners of Plaza Café comes a slightly more upscale (but still hearty and comfortable) American restaurant.
409 W Water St., 428-0391
Traditional New Mexican dishes tell the story of "New Spain." Have you ever had a blue corn sopaipilla? Well, now's your chance.
Caveman Coffee Cave
411 W Water St., 988-8042
Coffee made with coconut oil and butter, plus local beer and merch too.
Chili Line Brewing Co.
204 N Guadalupe St., 982-8474
A smoked beer goes nicely with live tunes, pub fare and Italian food from the sister restaurant, Pizzeria Da Lino, right next door.
Chopstix Oriental Food
238 N Guadalupe St., 820-2126
Get your Chinese food fix from a friendly staff of take-out masters.
905 Alarid St., 982-0909
If The Shed is too packed, visit its slightly-less-packed sister restaurant for amazing New Mexican food in a casual atmosphere.
319 S Guadalupe St., 982-2565
Let your kids play while you down a margarita or a giant brisket sandwich.
Dinner for Two
106 N Guadalupe St., 820-2075
Bring more than one companion for finely finished plates and a friendly staff.
402 N Guadalupe St., 882-9394
Espresso and coffee, pies and soups with Eastern European influences.
Fenix at Vanessie
427 W Water St., 982-9966
Excellent cocktails, great steak and live entertainment for over three decades at the boutique hotel.
Fire & Hops
222 N Guadalupe St., 954-1635
Let it become your favorite neighborhood gastropub, even if you don't live in the neighborhood.
Iconik Coffee Roasters
314 S Guadalupe St., 428-0996
Iconik's expanding its coffee empire with a menu of light breakfast and lunch fare, plus signature coffees.
Jinja Bar & Bistro
510 N Guadalupe St., 982-4321
Get cozy with some of the best Asian dishes in the city and a killer cocktail list.
Joseph's of Santa Fe
428 Agua Fría St., 982-1272
Sophisticated fare, friendly staff and a great wine list.
313 S Guadalupe St., 984-2002
Japanese that hits the spot.
Lion & Honey
418 Montezuma Ave., Ste. B, 557-6769
Rainbow-colored desserts, local art and boba tea, plus CBD-infused drinks.
Love Yourself Café
DeVargas Center, 199 Paseo de Peralta, 983-5683
Organic, gluten-free, vegan and clean eating in a charming, sunny spot in the mall. Hot tip: Golden milk!
226 N Guadalupe St., 557-6495
Gourmet macaroni and cheese served bubbling-hot—plus sandwiches and salads, if you're not into the carbohydrate coma.
Ohori's Coffee Roasters
505 Cerrillos Road, 982-9692
Locally roasted coffee as dark as your desires.
401 S Guadalupe St., 467-8624
Upscale Mexican-inspired dining and a great patio. Hot tip: The cauliflower taco may be the best one. No, seriously!
DeVargas Center, 556 N Guadalupe St., 986-1500
Grab a slice, y'all.
Pizzeria & Trattoria da Lino
204 N Guadalupe St., Ste. B, 982-8474
Wood-fired pie and Italian classics.
DeVargas Center, 163 Paseo de Peralta, 358-3829
The favors of Peru are also great for vegetarians. We had one of these savory empanadas, it had an egg in it, and it changed our collective life.
Santa Fe Bar & Grill
DeVargas Center, 187 Paseo de Peralta, 982-3033
Consistently good food, solid salads and a full bar.
Second Street Brewery (Railyard)
1607 Paseo de Peralta, Ste. 10, 989-3278
Microbrews, wings, burgers, friends, and big garage-bay doors that open in nice weather to watch the trains go by.
1609 Alcaldesa St.
Third-wave brews, pie and dessert too.
Social Kitchen & Bar
Sage Inn, 725 Cerrillos Road, 982-5952
Hotel guests and locals alike should check out this varied menu.
235 N Guadalupe St., 982-8286
Tacos tacos tacos tacos from the same folks who brought you Shake Foundation.
500 S Guadalupe St., 983-5721
This Santa Fe favorite is famed for its spicy chile and marvelous margaritas in a historic depot.
Violet Crown Cinema
1606 Alcaldesa St., 216-5678
Bring your fancy pub grub into the movie theater, or skip a movie entirely and just enjoy those Brussels sprouts.
Whole Hog Café
320 S Guadalupe St., 474-3375
Award-winning barbecue served up fast and casual. Hot tip: We have two words for you. Banana. Pudding.
851 Cerrillos Road, Ste. B, 629-1678
Unique, irresistible flavors on hearty, cakey donuts. Oh yes.
WEST ALAMEDA/AGUA FRÍA
1413-B W Alameda St., 699-9812
If you think you don't like pickled foods, give the handcrafted stuff a try.
The Betterday Coffee Shop & Dine-In
Solana Center, 905 W Alameda St., 428-0876
Bring your laptop and get some work done with Stumptown coffee at the café, or get a full meal at the full restaurant.
Plants of the Southwest, 3095 Agua Fría St., 465-9535
Open weekdays April through October, this seasonal locale serves one vegetarian lunch entree a day.
Solana Center, 927 W Alameda St., 982-3334
Noodles 'n' sushi.
La Montañita Co-op
Solana Center, 913 W Alameda St., 984-2852
Healthy daily buffets and Himalayan salt lamps.
Solana Center, 919 W Alameda St., 820-6777
A varied Vietnamese menu.
2890 Agua Fría St., 471-1480
Delicious casual Italian fare.
Tumbleroot Brewery & Distillery
2791 Agua Fría St.
Beer! Spirits! Music! Food trucks! Charcuterie! Shiny natural wood tables! Elk brats with spicy, seedy mustard! Ample parking! Are we dreaming?
1115 Hickox St., 983-7060
Our fave American-New Mexican-El Salvadorean hotspot. Hot tip: That occasional soft shell crab sandwich special is where it's at.
Solana Center, 945 W Alameda St., 988-7165
Mexican and New Mexican favorites abound.
This pizzatastic food truck tends to chill lately at the Santa Fe Brewing Company's Brakeroom (510 Galisteo St.), but stay tuned to brunos.biz to know where it will be next.
513 Camino de los Marquez, Ste. C, 365-2112
Lunch and brunch of sustainable, locally sourced ingredients.
Chicago Dog Express
600 Cerrillos Road, 984-2798
Dogs approved by Chicagoans.
El Chile Toreado
807 Early St., 500-0033
Don't worry—it's not gone, they just moved! The best breakfast burritos in town get got at this little food truck.
333 W Cordova Road, 988-1809
Pastries that are rich, fresh and in a location with almost enough parking.
Design Center, 418 Cerrillos Road, 820-7381
Middle Eastern and Mediterranean specialties quick and savory.
Dulce Bakery & Coffee
1100 Don Diego Ave., 989-9966
Cupcakes almost too pretty to eat (but do eat them, they're delicious).
815 Early St., Ste. B, 983-8152
This plant-based eatery is not only meticulous and unique, but it's attached to one of Santa Fe's favorite cannabis dispensaries. (The food is THC-free, naturally.)
Kakawa Chocolate House
1050 E Paseo de Peralta, 982-0388
The chocolate here isn't just an indulgence—it can help heal your soul.
Kaune's Neighborhood Market
511 Old Santa Fe Trail, 982-2629
Yes, it's a grocery store—but the chopped salad bar and pre-packed lunches are handy. The sandwiches come with a chocolate for after.
The Kitchen Window
Design Center, 418 Cerrillos Road, 982-0048
All the basics, plus juice drinks, make you want to crawl right in.
555 W Cordova Road, 983-7929
Over 100 tequilas make this your spot for margaritas and great New Mexican food.
Mariscos La Playa
537 W Cordova Road, 982-2790
More fish than you can shake a stick at.
637 Cerrillos Road, 930-5462
Soup, smoothies, gardening tools and sandwiches. One of these things is not like the other …
The New Santa Fe Baking Company
504 W Cordova Road, 557-6435
The breakfast, lunch and dinner you know and love, plus soups revived from the now-defunct Back Street Bistro.
Ohori's Coffee Roasters
1098 ½ S St. Francis Drive (access on Pen Road), 982-9692
507 Old Santa Fe Trail, 982-9692
Locally roasted coffee as dark as your desires.
Design Center, 418 Cerrillos Road, 820-7381
This is like the Disneyland of Mexican popsicles.
551 W Cordova Road, 930-5521
Most Indian food around is northern Indian—so try these southern Indian dishes on for size.
Design Center, 418 Cerrillos Road, 988-8825
The closest thing you can find to real New York pizza in town.
505 W Cordova Road, 989-1378
Mediterranean food of all stripes, from Greek to North African.
Radish & Rye
505 Cerrillos Road, 930-5325
A great bourbon cocktail list and a superb seasonal menu, now at a cool new location near the Cerrillos and Paseo de Peralta intersection.
526 Galisteo St., 820-0919
Chef Martín Rios serves up progressive, refreshingly unique American cuisine.
Root 66 Vegan Food Truck
510 Galisteo St.
This new staple in Santa Fe's plant-based scene started out parked at the Santa Fe Brewing Company Brakeroom in the warmer months, but check root66.com for details on its location.
El Sabor Spanish Tapas y Másss
Corner of Paseo de Peralta and Old Santa Fe Trail, 316-5084
Get your flash-fried avo and fish tacos at this corner most often, but this is an actual truck, after all—so call to see where it is today, if you have a craving.
535 Cerrillos Road, 820-7243
Sage serves up the best bread in town, plus sandwiches and tarts.
501 W Cordova Road, 988-4951
Don't let the humble locale fool you—this place is your ticket to Vietnam.
Santa Fe BBQ
600 Old Santa Fe Trail, 573-4816
Check ahead to see if the food truck will be there, or just follow your nose. Pro tip: Cops get it half-price.
New Mexico Hard Cider Taproom
505 Cerrillos Road, Ste. A, 231-0632
Nine taps of local cider, plus hearty sandwiches and snacks.
Santa Fe Juice Bar
Corner of Paseo de Peralta and Old Santa Fe Trail, 490-5157
Juices and chia bowls are as fresh as fresh can be, right on the corner in the warmer months.
Santafamous Street Eats
Corner of Paseo de Peralta and Old Santa Fe Trail, 795-1396
This heckuva food truck serves up one of the best barbecue sandwiches we've ever eaten, plus tacos, dogs and more.
204 Montezuma Ave., 989-4200
Especially great for a quick lunch, try the French bistro menu or buffet.
631 Cerrillos Road, 988-8992
Get your burgers, fries, adobe shakes and more from a walk-up window.
Street Food Institute
Corner of Paseo de Peralta and Old Santa Fe Trail
Culinary students from community colleges offer a rotating menu. This truck moves around sometimes, so get the info at streetfoodinstitute.org.
Tiny's Restaurant & Lounge
1005 St. Francis Drive, 983-9817
New Mexican and American that's hearty and generous, plus live music nightly.
709 Don Cubero Alley, 820-9205
You never thought you'd willingly pay $15 for a salad, but these amazing and craveable leafy bowls prove you wrong yet again.
Design Center, 418 Cerrillos Road, 986-9279
Everything you'd expect from a Chinese joint, plus many specials.
TRIANGLE DISTRICT/ST. MICHAEL’S DRIVE
Annapurna's World Vegetarian Café
1620 St. Michael's Drive, 988-9688
Eat without fear—vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, clean, they do it all!
Back Road Pizza
1807 Second St., Ste. 1, 955-9055
You can't top the delicious crispy cornmeal-dusted crust.
The Bonsai Asian Tacos
1599 S St. Francis Drive, 316-9418
A glorious food truck serves up tacos, Eastern-style.
1057 Cerrillos Road, 820-0779
You know you want burritos. Who doesn't want burritos?
821 W San Mateo Road, 984-1980
Great food, sure, but don't lie—you're really here for the exquisite desserts.
Chow's Asian Bistro
720 St. Michael's Drive, Ste. Q, 471-7120
Asian fusion made with care.
Counter Culture Café
930 Baca St., 995-1105
Bring cash for a diverse and delicious menu—and the biggest and best cinnamon roll in town.
1711 Llano St., Ste. A/B, 473-9397
Get Santa Fe's best tacos for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
Iconik Coffee Roasters
1600 Lena St., 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.
1708 Lena St., 205-1595
Unique handcrafted flavors of ridiculously awesome craft ice cream.
730 St. Michael's Drive, 471-0440
Comfort food done well, accompanied by great beer and wine.
720 St. Michael's Drive, 438-7221
Fantastic rolls at low-brow prices.
901 W San Mateo Road, Ste. A, 820-3121
Brunch, lunch and dinner in an airy, comfortable space.
Mucho, The Gourmet Sandwich Shoppe
1711 Llano St., Ste. F/G, 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.
922 Shoofly St.
Upscale American brunch dishes, Asian-influenced dinners and more succulents than you have room for at home.
1722 St. Michael's Drive, 424-8000
Not just pizza, but the spirit of fine Italian.
1420 Second St., 989-1272
A perfect neighborhood spot for spicy chile, good prices and fast service.
Sagche's Coffee House
730 St. Michael's Drive, 780-5263
The Sagche brothers offer comforting breakfast and lunch menus and locally roasted coffee.
Second Street Brewery (Original)
1814 Second St., 982-3030
Pull up a table for 10 or a stool for one.
Sunrise Family Restaurant
1851 St. Michael's Drive, 820-0643
Delicious, friendly, inexpensive and centrally located.
Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen
1512 Pacheco St., Bldg. B, 795-7383
It's all about good food, good vibes and community involvement, plus vegan and gluten-free dishes.
1616-A St. Michael's Drive, 988-1362
Now serving all three meals in a space with tables for miles. Don't you dare skip that bakery basket on Cinnamon Roll Sunday, folks.
Terra Verde Organic
851 W San Mateo Road, 780-5151
Once the home of Verde Juice Co., the kitchen will still churn out your favorite cold-pressed juices but also opens up to the impossibly healthy food-making skills of Kevin and Mariana Ivens.
CERRILLOS ROAD CORRIDOR
Adelita's Mexican Restaurant
3136 Cerrillos Road, 474-4897
Mexican food, mariachi music and karaoke nights.
3875 Cerrillos Road, Ste. 12, 471-0271
Meals sans frills via Mexico and New Mexico.
1314 Rufina Circle, 438-9545
As authentic as it gets. Feed a family of four with the change in your car's ash tray. (Okay, that's hyperbole. But it's really good and really affordable.)
2018 Cerrillos Road, 471-8762
Awesome tacos y burritos have moved to the old Wendy's location near the St. Mike's intersection, so you can even sit inside while you chow down.
Cacao Santa Fe
3201 Richards Lane, 471-0891
Handcrafted chocolates from Cacao and other craft chocolatiers, plus a full coffee bar and chocolate education classes.
2811 Cerrillos Road, 473-5800
A following swears by the local dishes served friendly and tasty.
El Comal Restaurant
3571 Cerrillos Road, 471-3224
Tourists and locals alike love the Mexican food and friendly service.
Dr. Field Goods Kitchen
2860 Cerrillos Road, Ste. A1, 471-0043
Pub fare at its finest, a ton of beer and really dang good coffee.
Fast & Real Burritos
2207 Cerrillos Road, 474-6202
Neither slow nor fake, it's your centrally located fast fix for asada and pico.
2501 Cerrillos Road, 471-2651
Excellent Indian fare served by some of the friendliest servers we've ever encountered.
2010 Cerrillos Road, 473-1269
Locals and tourists alike salivate for the unique Afro-Caribbean dishes.
1248 Siler Road, 930-5763
Joe brings good coffee to the industrial pocket of town, with great success.
Kakawa Chocolate House
1300 Rufina Circle, Ste. A-4, 930-5460
Everyone's favorite ancient-recipe chocolate sorcerers have opened an outpost in midtown.
Lu Lu's Chinese Cuisine
3011 Cerrillos Road, 473-1688
Stop in for some of the best Chinese food around.
2411 Cerrillos Road, 471-0585
Fresh Mexican right where you need it. Midtown, baby.
MAMA'S World Take-Out
3134 Rufina St., 424-1116
The name stands for Middle Eastern, American, Mexican, Asian and Salvadoran.
Mariscos Costa Azul
2875 Cerrillos Road, 473-4594
Date night or family night, just get some oysters in this colorful dining room.
2841 Cerrillos Road (in the Cheeks parking lot)
Carne seca at its best. This is the nice thin-sliced stuff, too. Let it rain.
El Paisano Café
3140 Cerrillos Road, 424-9105
A grocery store with an awesome lunch counter is greater than the sum of its parts.
1352 Rufina St., 386-6343
A truck that frequent's Meow Wolf, where you can load your food palette with unique New Mexican-Louisianan flavors.
1820 Cerrillos Road, 986-0022
A local staple serves up no-frills diner food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We like to get grits and potatoes.
1833 Cerrillos Road, 995-8015
Look for the colorful umbrella for mouthwatering burritos.
2430 Cerrillos Road, 557-6572
Vietnamese options to bring a little Asia to New Mexico.
2864 Cerrillos Road (in the Cheeks parking lot), 316-4085
We named this spiced roasted chicken one of our 25 favorite things about Santa Fe in 2017, and we weren't lyin' about how good it is.
1947 Cerrillos Road, 992-0550
Authentic Mexican and New Mexican dishes pack this local favorite daily.
Quechua Peruvian Restaurant
1374 Vegas Verdes Drive, Ste. 4, 666-1577
The Taos restaurateurs bring their authentic and affordable Peruvian cuisine south.
2641 Cerrillos Road, 474-7325
Burgers of all stripes at reasonable prices tucked away on Cerrillos.
1310 Osage Ave., 820-6552
A perennial locals' favorite serves up super-authentic Central American cuisine. Hot tip: We'd eat those camarones a la plancha till our stomachs exploded.
Restaurante El Salvadoreño
2900 Cerrillos Road, 474-3512
If you've never had a pupusa, let them show you how it's done.
El Rinconcito del Sabor
2864 Cerrillos Road (in the Cactus Centro parking lot), 913-1558
Fabulous food truck eats from scratch.
Rowley Farmhouse Ales
1405 Maclovia St., 428-0719
Great beer brewed by a Los Alamos scientist, great food and a dedication to the community have us sold. Bring your dog to the now-covered patio!
Second Street Brewery (Rufina Taproom)
2920 Rufina St., 954-1068
The midtown warehouse space has a unique menu from the other two locations, really snazzy industrial decor and hosts live music too.
2428 Cerrillos Road, 473-1211
Fast 'n' fresh soup 'n' salad is just the light lunch you need. No 3:30 pm sleepy-times for you. (Of course, they're open for dinner too.)
1847 Cerrillos Road, 982-1688
All the Japanese food your heart desires, and a drive-thru if you're in a rush.
3139 Cerrillos Road, 471-8685
They boast it's where the locals eat, and after trying it, you'll see why.
2000 Cerrillos Road, 471-9111
Generous portions of breakfast and lunch comfort foods.
3904 Rodeo Road, 438-0600
Mexican food 'n' Mexican friends. And friends of other nationalities, too, we assume.
3005 S St. Francis Drive, Ste. D3, 989-8880
Fresh Chinese food that's served up seven days a week—and late, too. Well, late for Santa Fe (10 pm on weekends).
Montecito Santa Fe, 500 Rodeo Road, 428-7777
Indulge in classic continental dishes in this unique retirement community. Rezzies required, so call ahead.
Home Run Pizza
Rodeo Plaza, 2801 W Rodeo Road, 424-6666
Good pies, hot and fresh.
Rodeo Plaza, 2801 Rodeo Road, Ste. B8, 474-5282
Some of the best coffee in town in a comfy atmosphere, or hit the drive-thru.
Rodeo Plaza, 2801 Rodeo Road, 471-3800
Unrelated to the other Joe at this address, get upscale farm-to-table diner fare plus beer and wine.
Posa's El Merendero
1514 Rodeo Road, 820-7672
These tamales are basically a religion around here.
3003 S St. Francis Drive, 982-6796
Dumplings, blood sausage, butter tea, fried rice and chai—offerings both familiar and unique are made with care by owner Gonpo Trasar.
Blue Corn Brewery
4056 Cerrillos Road, 438-1800
Great grub and locally brewed beer on the Southside, and a different menu from the downtown location.
5741 Airport Road, 471-1602
Feed the addiction with burritos, tacos, quesadillas and more. ¡HORCHATA!
3530 Zafarano Drive, Ste. C-3, 471-0108
Impossibly good Italian fare for the fam even comes gluten-free, if you want.
3482 Zafarano Drive, 474-5644
Belly dancers frequent this space, and the TVs always have the coolest Middle Eastern music videos playing.
La Cocina de Doña Clara
4350 Airport Road, Ste. 4, 473-1081
What do you want more than authentic Mexican food? Nothing.
Los Dogos tktk
3985 Cerrillos Road, 455-6147
Surrender your taste buds to this evening food truck's Juárez-style dogs, served late (like they do South of the border).
4250 Cerrillos Road, 424-1680
When the Pantry's line is out the door, visit the sister restaurant that's just as awesome.
4354 Cerrillos Road, 471-5420
Accept the challenge of their claim to the hottest green chile in town.
3482 Zafarano Drive, Ste. C, 474-2888
Miraculous New Mexican cuisine and burgers.
4434 Airport Road (in the Latinos Unidos parking lot), 577-1265
Complete your Airport Road food truck tour right here with Mexican food and drinks.
New York Deli
4056 Cerrillos Road, 424-1200
Start spreading the news: Breakfast is served all day at this hotspot. Come here if the downtown location's parking sitch drives you batty.
Panadería y Lonchería Esmeralda
6417 Airport Road, 424-9452
Baked goods that will keep you coming back.
298 Dinosaur Trail, 995-8226
Good taste is not extinct here. This location has a dining room, too.
PC's Restaurant & Lounge
4220 Airport Road, 473-7164
Authentic New Mexican food that is a favorite of folks all over town.
3470 Zafarano Drive, Ste. D, 471-6200
Get New York-style pizza that does not disappoint.
Plaza Café Southside
3466 Zafarano Drive, 424-0755
The downtown institution brings its fresh diner food and New Mexican dishes way down Cerrillos.
Posa's El Merendero
3538 Zafarano Drive, Ste. A2, 473-3454
Just buy 50 tamales and call it a day. Ok, 100. Ok, 150.
4681 Airport Road, Ste. 1, 438-6622
If you haven't tried Mexican-style seafood, you're truly missing out.
4430 Airport Road, 204-0306
Some call it the best taco truck on Airport. Try it and report back to us.
The Ranch House
2571 Cristo's Road, 424-8900
Best ribs in town. Though, honestly, everything here is good. Everything.
Rebel House Coffee
Santa Fe Place Mall, 4250 Cerrillos Road, 819-1037
More than just coffee, this locally owned stop in the mall also hosts art pop-ups and has a classy two-story dining room, perfect for getting some afternoon work done.
Refresquería Las Delicias
4350 Airport Road, Ste. 13, 438-0280
Mexi snack foods that satisfy the sweetest tooth.
El Rey del Pollo
4350 Airport Road, Ste. 18, 570-1380
Not to be confused with Los Pollos Hermanos, which now does exist, just not in Santa Fe.
San Q South
3470 Zafarano Drive, Ste. C, 438-6222
Sushi, traditional donburi bowls and tapas.
Santa Fe Capitol Grill
3462 Zafarano Drive, 471-6800
A solid menu is made even better by a full bar and happy hour too.
El Tapatío Restaurante
6417 Airport Road, 467-8494
Stop in for authentic Mexican food.
4720 Airport Road (in the Airport Road Car Wash parking lot), 204-5211
A big menu and reasonable prices, aka everything you want from a food truck.
Thai Café & Noodle Treats
3482 Zafarano Drive, 424-1818
A smart choice in the area's growing restaurant district.
3470 Zafarano Drive, Ste. A, 473-3615
Stout coffee, pastries and light fare, and local art for sale. Bring your laptop, stay a while.
NORTH OF SANTA FE
1226 N Railroad Ave., Española, 753-8543
Hit up this favorite family eatery for great Mexican and New Mexican food.
Arroyo Vino Restaurant & Wine Shop
218 Camino La Tierra, 983-2100
Inspired American fare and impeccable service from our 2016 Restaurant of the Year.
Tesuque Casino, 7 Tesuque Road, 984-8414
Head to the area's newest casino for American and Southwestern fare, and live music most nights of the week.
424 S Riverside Drive, Española, 753-4234
You've never seen a more dapper hunk of ground beef!
4 Banana Lane, Pojoaque, 455-7000
The tableside guacamole service is famous for a reason—they whip it good.
21 Ten Thousand Waves Way, 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, 753-1334
Traditional New Mexican food served in a great setting.
Lov'n Oven Bakery
107 N Riverside Drive, Española, 753-5461
Come early and bring cash; they sell out long before noon and don't take plastic.
La Mesita Eatery
86 Cities of Gold Road, Pojoaque, 455-7004
The legends are true: This is the best fried chicken in the state. Possibly in the country. We tried it. We know.
1577 Bishops Lodge Road, Tesuque, 954-1272
Something's roasting on an open fire and served with a savory, satisfying sauce.
Painted Parrot Buffet
Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino, 20 Buffalo Thunder Trail, 819-2060
What's a casino without an awesome all-you-can-eat trough?
Pajarito Brewpub & Grill
614 Trinity Drive, Los Alamos, 662-8877
Trivia Mondays, karaoke Tuesdays, great food all the time!
Rancho de Chimayó Restaurante
300 Juan Medina Road, Chimayó, 351-4444
For over 50 years, this James Beard-nominated staple has served up traditional New Mexican food.
Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino, 20 Buffalo Thunder Trail, 819-2056
Creative dishes and a happy hour too.
Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado, 198 Hwy. 592, 946-5700
A breathtaking dining room is the backdrop for innovative American cuisine.
Tesuque Village Market
138 Tesuque Village Road, 988-8848
The neighborhood haunt for folks from Tesuque and beyond.
SOUTH OF SANTA FE
7 Avenida Vista Grande, Ste. B6, 303-3816
Classy American fare from scratch. Hot tip: The butterscotch budino will straight-up change your life.
Beer Creek Brewing Co.
3810 Hwy. 14, 471-9271
Pizza, comfort food, live music and a colorful crowd.
The Bourbon Grill
104 Old Las Vegas Hwy., 984-8000
After working out at El Gancho, you totally deserve that steak. We also hear it's a heck of a Sunday brunch buffet.
Blue Heron Restaurant
Sunrise Springs Spa Resort, 242 Los Pinos Road, 780-8145
The region's only waterside dining is fine, refreshing and a great companion to a hot springs soak.
624 Old Las Vegas Hwy., 466-3886
Brunch and lunch in a spot that's housed many a fine restaurant, but this one may be the best.
The Coffee Wheel
La Tienda Shopping Center, 7 Caliente Road, Eldorado, 660-9021
Third wave coffee, high-quality tea and snacks right where you need them.
96B Old Las Vegas Hwy., 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.
2849 Hwy. 14, Madrid, 471-4821
Refined Southern food and barbecue specials from the smoker from chef and owner Josh Novak.
2855 Hwy. 14, Madrid, 438-2772
Local coffee pairs well with local pastries and local people.
The Mine Shaft Tavern
2846 Hwy. 14, Madrid, 473-0743
One of the last great roadhouses is almost sure to change your life. Live music, colorful folk and a friendly vibe.
Pecos Trail Café
Pecos Trail Inn, 2239 Old Pecos Trail, 982-9444
Authentic New Mexican grub for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Agora Center, 7 Avenida Vista Grande, Ste. D7, Eldorado, 466-3161
Eldorado dwellers don't have to come all the way to Santa Fe for a great pie.
La Plancha de Eldorado
La Tienda Shopping Center, 7 Caliente Road, Eldorado, 466-2060
Original Latin flavors and more in a relaxed setting.
San Marcos Café
3877 Hwy. 14, 471-9298
Come early for the cinnamon rolls. Pick up chicken feed, while you're at it.
Santa Fe Brewing Co.
35 Fire Place, 424-3333
The Brewing Co. has all kinds of taprooms in all kinds of places, but the OG location also has food trucks every evening to accompany your games of cornhole and occasional live music at The Bridge.
Upper Crust Pizza
5 Colina Drive, Eldorado, 471-1111
Get a pie without schlepping into town.