Restaurant Guide Directory

In this directory we aspire to list every single locally owned eatery in Santa Fe (let us know if we missed something!), so if you're looking for grub, just close your eyes and point. Chances are you'll be happy. Dig in!


35° North Coffee
Santa Fe Arcade, 60 E San Francisco St., 983-6138
Coffee, pastries and light fare to fuel your Plaza adventure.

315 Restaurant & Wine Bar
315 Old Santa Fe Trail, 986-9190
A backbone of French cuisine supports an extensive wine list.

AGAVE Lounge
Eldorado Hotel, 
309 W San Francisco St., 988-4455
Want the fine dining of The Old House restaurant, but in happy-hour form? This is your spot.

Agoyo Lounge
Inn on the Alameda, 303 E Alameda St., 984-2121
From beef tartare to Frito pie, it’s just downright good food.

Amaya Restaurant
Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta, 955-7805
Experience Native American food from New Mexico and beyond.

Anasazi Restaurant
Inn of the Anasazi, 113 Washington Ave., 988-3236
Get both fine dining and a bar menu in a sophisticated atmosphere.

Angel’s Bakery & Café
125 E Water St., 820-0915
Beyond pastries, this stop boasts a full menu too.

Bang Bite Filling Station
411 W Water St., 469-2345
This food truck moves around sometimes, but get there STAT for trailer fries and a burger with maple bacon jam.

The Beestro
101 W Marcy St., 629-8786
Beyond to-go lunches, The Hive Market next door has all your local-bee-made needs.

Blue Corn Café
133 W Water St., 984-1800
New Mexico flavors and local brews too!

135 Palace Ave., 819-8100
We! Love! Sandwiches!

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
Can’t get into La Boca? Want to schedule a private event? Try this location, tucked inside a courtyard.

The Bull Ring
150 Washington Ave., Ste. 108, 983-3328
With steak this good, who needs vegetables? Gout be damned!

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.

The Burrito Company
111 Washington Ave., 982-4453
Get breakfast and lunch quick and friendly. Try the beef tacos!

Café des Artistes
223-B Canyon Road, 820-2535
Stop in for a sandwich or glass of wine after perusing the galleries.

Café Pasqual’s
121 Don Gaspar Ave., 983-9340
A Santa Fe institution serves upscale New Mexican and renowned breakfast.

Caffe Greco
233 Canyon Road, 820-7996
New Mexican fare, plus coffee and wine, in a refreshingly casual setting.

El Callejon
208 Galisteo St., 983-8378
New Mexican and American fare served from this beloved spot on Galisteo.

La Casa Sena
125 E Palace Ave., 988-9232
Fine food, fine music, fine courtyard, fine location, fine wine. Get it?

CAVA Santa Fe Lounge
Eldorado Hotel, 
309 W San Francisco St., 988-4455
Live music and comfy chairs make this elegant spot perfect for happy hour.

Cheesemongers of Santa Fe
130 E Marcy St., 795-7878
Cheese and cured meats abound, and even take some cheese classes.

Chez Dré
105 E Marcy St., 819-5711
Friendly and delicious French food at your fingertips. Grab-and-go options too!

Chez Mamou Bakery & Café
217 E Palace Ave., 216-1845
A favorite stop for locals and Europeans alike.

La Cocina de Doña Clara
Santa Fe Village, 227 Don Gaspar Ave., 
Mexican food for lovers of the authentic.

The Compound
653 Canyon Road, 982-4353
Rich, excellently prepared contemporary American cuisine.

Coyote Café
132 W Water St., 983-1615
Fine dining with classics and a seasonal menu plus some of the best cocktails in the city.

Del Charro Saloon
101 W Alameda St., 954-0320
Dine inexpensively in a rich atmosphere complete with kivas and leather chairs.

Downtown Subscription
376 Garcia St., 983-3085
Coffee, espresso drinks, pastries and light fare. Plus, periodicals galore.

The Dragon Room
406 Old Santa Fe Trail, 983-7712
A great happy hour menu and plenty of popcorn in a comfortable, funky space.

Ecco Espresso & Gelato
105 E Marcy St., 986-9778
Fresh ingredients go into gelato flavors that change with the season.

Drury Plaza Hotel, 228 E Palace Ave., 982-0883
Elegant fine dining graces the ground floor of downtown’s newest hotel.

Espresso de Arte
Plaza Galeria, 66 E San Francisco St., Ste. LL1, 470-9466
Pop in for fine sandwiches at even finer prices.

Estevan Restaurante
Hotel Chimayó, 125 Washington Ave., 930-5363
Chef Estevan Garcia presents honest New Mexican food with a French twist.

El Farol
808 Canyon Road, 983-9912
The historic bar and restaurant serves up cocktails, tapas and live music.

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
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.

Galisteo Bistro
227 Galisteo St., 982-3700
Tapas and bistro classics are prepared with care, and a hefty wine list is a great companion.

225 Johnson St., 989-4367
The gastropub serves up everything from mac and cheese to filet mignon.

724 Canyon Road, 982-1500
The finest of fine dining in town is sure to please, according to voters in our Best of Santa Fe poll.

Gourmet Today Cafe
410 Old Santa Fe Trail, 903-649-2128
Are you a legislator? Are you not a legislator? Either way, grab lunch and a slice of pie next to the Roundhouse!

Holy Spirit Espresso
225 W San Francisco St., 920-3664
Arguably the best coffee downtown, all from a closet-sized hole in the wall.

HQ Santa Fe411 W Water St., 988-8042A new downtown coffee shop sells beer too, has a voraciously local vibe. Bang Bite is in the parking lot, too, so...

India Palace
227 Don Gaspar Ave., 986-5859
Arrive hungry, because this Indian food satisfies.

Izmi Sushi
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
This general store’s tamales are nothing short of legendary.

La Posada de Santa Fe, 330 E Palace Ave., 986-0000
Enjoy fine breakfast, lunch and dinner at the restaurant named after a ghost.

Inn and Spa at Loretto, 
211 Old Santa Fe Trail, 984-7915
Casual fine dining and a beautiful patio give a true Santa Fe experience.

Los Magueyes
 Mexican Restaurant
31 Burro Alley, 992-0304
Top off your meal with the delectable flan.

Mangiamo Pronto!
228 Old Santa Fe Trail, 
Every Italian restaurant should offer gluten-free options as good as these.

El Mesón
213 Washington Ave., 
Sample spectacular tapas and enjoy live music, sometimes even dancing.

Milad Persian Bistro
802 Canyon Road, 
New exotic Persian and Iranian tastes shake up the traditional Canyon Road scene.

El Molero Fajitas
Corner of Lincoln Avenue and E San Francisco Street
That chile stain on your shirt is a badge of honor.

Mucho Gusto
839 Paseo de Peralta, 
A true Santa Fe hidden gem, serving up Mexican dishes.

Museum Hill Café
710 Camino Lejo, 
All that art can make you hungry. Here, the food and the ambiance are classy.

New York Deli
420 Catron St., 982-8900
Bagels and lox are East Coast-y enough, but they even have Snapple.

The Old House Restaurant
Eldorado Hotel, 
309 W San Francisco St., 995-4530
Seriously romantic digs and deliciously fancy meals.

229 Galisteo St., 989-1919
Bold Southwestern flavors are infused into classic French fare. Prix fixe too!

Oritz Café
Hilton Santa Fe, 100 Sandoval St., 988-2811
Light fare and pastries make this a perfect stop for recharging downtown.

Osteria d’Assisi
58 S Federal Place, 986-5858
This exceptional Italian food is highly regarded by locals and Italians alike.

The Palace Restaurant & Saloon
142 W Palace Ave., 428-0690
Get your drink on, do some dancing, and sample the late-night menu till 1 am.

Palacio Café
209 E Palace Ave., 989-3505
Sun yourself at a window seat with enchiladas or a sandwich.

Palacio Café II
Santa Fe Village, 227 Don Gaspar Ave., 820-7888
on’t want to walk all the way to Palace Avenue? Get your fix on Don Gaspar.

Il Piatto
95 W Marcy St., 984-1091
It’s been 20 delicious years of fresh Italian dishes for Il Piatto.

The Pink Adobe
406 Old Santa Fe Trail, 982-9762
For well over half a century, “The Pink” has satisfied with New 
Mexican favorites.

Plaza Café
54 Lincoln Ave., 982-1664
Not sure where to eat? This is always a standby for inexpensive, friendly fare.

La Plazuela Restaurant
La Fonda Hotel, 
100 E San Francisco St., 995-2334
Dine in the historic hotel’s original patio sunroom.

Rio Chama Steakhouse
414 Old Santa Fe Trail, 955-0765
Dining is super elegant, the bar is super casual—it’s the best of both worlds.

Rooftop Pizzeria
Santa Fe Arcade, 60 E San Francisco St., Ste. 301, 984-0008
Enjoy a slice on the roof, as the name would suggest. From simple to decadent!

The Root Cellar
101 W Marcy St., 303-3879
From the folks who brought you the Beestro and the Hive Market, a brewpub offers fine food and beers.

Roque’s Carnitas
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
Head upstairs for food and drinks and happy hour too.

231 Washington Ave., 984-1788
Not just for special occasions, this town favorite serves a great Sunday brunch.

Santa Fe Bite
Garrett’s Desert Inn, 311 Old Santa Fe Trail, 982-0544
Regularly voted one of the best burgers in the country. Yes, the country.

Santa Fe Espresso Co.
56 E San Francisco St., 988-3858
Coffee’s just the beginning here; they also have ice cream.

221 Shelby St., 
Chef Fernando Olea serves sophisticated Mexican food, with a focus on the mole.

The Shed
113½ E Palace Ave., 982-9030
Slather Santa Fe’s best red chile on everything you can (with a side of garlic bread, of course).

Shohko Café
321 Johnson St., 
Santa Fe’s best upscale sushi and izakaya fare, with a sake menu to boot.

Sushi Land East
Santa Fe Arcade, 60 E San Francisco St. (enter on Water Street), 820-1178
Reliable sushi at a friendly price point.

Sweet Lily Bakery
229 Johnson St., 982-0455
Grab a good book and enjoy a cozy atmosphere. Gluten-free and vegan options available.

Tabla de los Santos
Hotel St. Francis, 210 Don Gaspar Ave., 992-6354
A seasonal menu might include everything from crispy quail to mac and cheese.

The Teahouse
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.

Thai Café
329 W San Francisco St., 982-3886
Order yours mild, medium, hot or—if you dare—Thai hot.

Thunderbird Bar & Grill
50 Lincoln Ave., 
A perfect second-story deck overlooks the Plaza. Try the prickly pear margarita.

Tia Sophia’s
210 W San Francisco St.,
Locals pack it in every morning for the best breakfast burritos.

Travel Bug Coffee Shop
839 Paseo de Peralta, 
Do you need coffee, a day tripper’s guide to Paris and a custom-printed USGS map? This is the place.

Upper Crust Pizza
329 Old Santa Fe Trail,
From the traditional to the unique (pine nut and broccoli pizza, anyone?).

Verde Juice Co.
105 E Marcy St., 
Organic, fresh juice and cleanse kits are friendly to the body. Plus, other healthy food.

Il Vicino
321 W San Francisco St., 986-8700
Not just pizza—get a great salad too, if that’s more your speed. 


401 Fine Neighborhood Dining
401 S Guadalupe St., 989-3297
A corner that’s seen a lot of recent change has a new face, and that face is delicious and refined.

5 Star Burgers
604 N Guadalupe St., Ste. A, 983-8977
Take a break from errands at the DeVargas Center for an affordable and delicious lunch or dinner.

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 food truck just rolled in from Philly, they serve it up so authentically.

Bouche French Bistro
51 W Alameda St. (enter on Water Street), 982-6297
A local mainstay still impresses, now with a little Italian flavor mixed in with French.

530 S Guadalupe St.,
Watch a game on the jumbo TVs, catch some live music and eat bar food that’s way better than bar food.

Cafe Sonder
326 S Guadalupe St., 9982-9170
From the folks who brought us the Plaza Cafe, get a Japanese farmhouse breakfast to start the day and end with a big ol' plate of pork ribs.

Caveman Coffee Cave
1221 Flagman Way (inside Undisputed Fitness), 992-2577
You don't have to be a fitness junkie to get seriously addicted to the coffee, protein drinks and daily breakfast and lunch options.

Casa Chimayó
409 W Water St., 428-0391
Traditional New Mexican dishes tell the story of “New Spain.”

Chopstix Oriental Food
238 N Guadalupe St., 
Get your Chinese food fix from a friendly staff of take-out masters.

La Choza
905 Alarid St., 
If The Shed is too packed, visit its slightly-less-packed sister restaurant for amazing New Mexican food in a casual atmosphere.

402 N Guadalupe St., 
Pastries that are delicious, fresh and voted best baked goods in our Best of Santa Fe poll.

Cowgirl BBQ
319 S Guadalupe St., 982-2565
Let your kids play while you down a margarita or a giant brisket sandwich.

Sage Inn, 725 Cerrillos Road, 982-5952
Not just for hotel guests, locals too should check out its varied menu.

Dinner for Two
106 N Guadalupe St., 820-2075
Finely finished plates with throwback tableside Caesars and bananas Foster.

Fire & Hops
222 N Guadalupe St., 954-1635
Let it become your favorite neighborhood gastropub, even if you don’t live in the neighborhood.

Indulge Café
317 Aztec St., 930-5983
Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options for the sensitive and conscientious.

Jinja Bar & Bistro
510 N Guadalupe St., 982-4321
Get cozy with some of the best Asian plates in the city.

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
From hand rolls to nigiri, your Japanese cravings will be satisfied.

Love Yourself Café
DeVargas Center, 199 Paseo de Peralta, 983-5683
Organic, gluten-free and made with love—what more do you need?

Ohori's Coffee
Luna Center, 505 Cerrillos Road, 982-9692
Do you want to drink the most roasted coffee on earth? Ohori's will send you to the dark side.

Omira Bar & Grill
1005 S St. Francis Drive, 
Turn on your meat light so servers keep it coming until you can’t stand.

Pizza Etc.
DeVargas Center, 556 N Guadalupe St., 
Grab a slice before catching a movie, or any time.

Pizzeria & Trattoria da Lino
204 N Guadalupe St., 
Ste. B, 982-8474
Unmatched wood-fired pie might even bring a smile to a New Yorker’s face.

Pranzo Italian Grill
540 Montezuma Ave., 
Italian comfort food at its finest.

RA Organics
316 Garfield St., 766-9185
Feeling not-so-hot? Get some superfood to charge up. Feeling yes-so-hot? Feel even better with coffee, smoothies and more!

544 Agua Fría St., 820-6440
Taste northern Indian fare infused with fine spices and fresh herbs, served mild.

Radish & Rye
548 Agua Fría St., 930-5325
A great bourbon cocktail list accompanies a superb seasonal menu.

Rasa Juice Bar
815 Early St., 989-1288
Ayurvedic choices abound. Indulge without guilt!

Sabor Peruano
DeVargas Center, 163 Paseo de Peralta, 358-3829
Potatoes with cheese, Peruvian chilis, hard-boiled eggs and olives.... And that's just an appetizer. Check out this new stop!

Santa Fe Bar & Grill
DeVargas Center, 187 Paseo de Peralta, 982-3033
Consistently good food, from American to Mexican, and a full bar.

Second Street 
Brewery (Railyard)
1607 Paseo de Peralta, Ste. 10, 989-3278
The barflies know what’s up. Great beer and arguably the best wings in town, plus live music.

State Capital Kitchen
500 Sandoval St., 
Expert American dishes with a dim sum-style bonus cart.

Talin Market
505 Cerrillos Road, Ste. B-101, 780-5073
Grab a healthy lunch any day, but don’t miss Monday dumplings.

500 S Guadalupe St., 
This Santa Fe favorite is famed for its chile and margaritas.

427 W Water St., 
Excellent cocktails, great steak and live entertainment for three decades.

Violet Crown
1606 Alcaldesa St., 
Bring your fancy pub grub into the movie theater, or just enjoy the patio.

Whole Hog Café
320 S Guadalupe St., 474-3375
Award-winning barbecue served up fast and casual.

Whoo’s Donuts
851 Cerrillos Road, Ste. B, 
Unique, irresistible flavors on hearty, cakey donuts. Oh yes. 


Barrio Brinery
1413-B W Alameda St., 
If you think you don’t like pickled foods, give the handcrafted stuff a try.

The Betterday Coffee Shop
Solana Center, 905 W Alameda St.
Bring your laptop and get some work done with Stumptown coffee and espresso.

The Kitchen
Plants of the Southwest, 3095 Agua Fría St., 465-9535
Open weekdays April-October, this seasonal locale serves one vegetarian lunch entree a day.

Masa Sushi
Solana Center, 927 W Alameda St., 982-3334
Check out the noodles and sushi at this mellow neighborhood haunt.

Pho Kim
Solana Center, 919 W Alameda St., 820-6777
A varied Vietnamese menu is sure to delight on the patio or inside.

2890 Agua Fría St., 
The only “red sauce joint” in town serves up delicious casual Italian fare.

Tune-Up Café
1115 Hickox St., 
Breakfast, lunch and dinner never tasted so good at this American-New Mexican-El Salvadorean neighborhood hotspot.

Solana Center, 945 W Alameda St., 
Mexican and New Mexican favorites abound at this hidden gem. 


Back Street Bistro
513 Camino de los Marquez, 
Sandwiches, salads, famous soups and plenty of art to gawk at.

Body Café
333 W Cordova Road, 
The diverse menu at Body can serve all diets and preferences, and deliciously.

Capitol Coffee Co.
507 Old Santa Fe Trail, 
Nicely roasted coffee and, if you’re lucky, some latte art to boot.

Chicago Dog Express
600 Cerrillos Road, 
These dogs even get the approval of Windy City natives.

El Chile Toreado
950 W Cordova Road, 
The best breakfast burritos in town can be found in this little food truck.

Cleopatra’s Café
Design Center, 418 Cerrillos Road, 820-7381
Middle Eastern and Mediterranean specialties quick and delicious.

Dulce Bakery & Coffee
1100 Don Diego Ave., 989-9966
Cupcakes almost too pretty to eat (but do eat them, they’re delicious).

Kakawa Chocolate House
1050 E Paseo de Peralta, 982-0388
The chocolate here isn’t just delicious—it can help heal your soul.

Kaune’s Neighborhood Market
511 Old Santa Fe Trail, 982-2629
Yes, it’s a grocery store. Yet, the chopped salad bar and prepacked lunches are handy.

The Kitchen Window
Design Center, 418 Cerrillos Road, 982-0048
Delicious basics and great 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
Don’t fear fish in the desert! It’s so delicious here!

Modern General
637 Cerrillos Road, 930-5462
Soup, smoothies, gardening tools and sandwiches. All part of a balanced meal.

New Mexico Hard Cider Taproom
505 Cerrillos Road, Ste. A105, 231-0632
Tasty sandwiches and pub fare along with the city's best hard cider.

Ohori's Coffee
1098 1/2 St. Francis Drive, 982-9692
Ethically sourced and locally roasted, this is one of Santa Fe's favorite cups (if you like it dark, dark, dark).

Paper Dosa
551 W Cordova Road, 930-5521
Southern Indian dishes served with dosas. Don’t know what those are? Go find out!

Pizza Centro
Design Center, 418 Cerrillos Road, 988-8825
The closest thing you can find to real New York pizza in town.

Pyramid Café
505 W Cordova Road, 989-1378
Mediterranean fare of all stripes, from Greek to North African.

Restaurant Martín
526 Galisteo St., 820-0919
Chef Martín Rios serves up progressive, refreshingly unique American cuisine.

El Sabor Spanish Tapas y Másss
Corner of Paseo de Peralta and Old Santa Fe Trail, 
Flash-fried avo and fish tacos from a food truck? Yes please!

Sage Bakehouse
535 Cerrillos Road, 
For 20 years, Sage has been serving up the best bread in town, plus sandwiches and tarts.

Saigon Café
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,
Check ahead to see if the food truck will be there, or just follow your nose.

204 Montezuma Ave., 989-4200
Especially great for a quick lunch, this restaurant is buffet-style French food.

Shake Foundation
631 Cerrillos Road, 988-8992
Get your burgers, fries, shakes and more from a walk-up window.

Street Food Institute
Corner of Paseo de Peralta and Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe Community College student chefs cook a delicious ever-changing menu. Visit to see when the food truck is here.

Tiny’s Restaurant & Lounge
1005 St. Francis Drive, 
Charmingly divey, get New Mexican and American that’s hearty and generous.

709 Don Cubero Alley, 820-9205
Sustainability is key for the best salad in town.

Yin Yang
Design Center, 418 Cerrillos Road, 986-9279
Everything you’d expect from a Chinese joint, plus many specials. 


Annapurna’s World 
Vegetarian Café
1620 St. Michael’s Drive, 
Eat without fear—vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, clean, they do it all!

Back Road Pizza
1807 2nd St., Ste. 1, 
You can’t top the delicious crispy cornmeal-dusted crust.

Biadora Bakery
1807 2nd St., Ste. 9, 467-9305
Decadent and carefully crafted pastries, cakes and desserts from chef/owner Sal Biadora.

The Bonsai Asian Tacos
1599 S St. Francis Drive, 316-9418
A glorious food truck serves up tacos, Eastern-style.

Burrito Spot
1057 Cerrillos Road, 820-0779
One of three locations in town, hit the Cerrillos/Cordova location for a centrally located fast fix.

La Cocina de Balam
1406 Third St., 
Try the lamb sausage and eggs.

Chocolate Maven
821 W San Mateo Road, 
Great food, sure, but 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 for nearly three decades.

Counter Culture Café
930 Baca St., 995-1105
Bring cash for a diverse and delicious menu, plus huge cinnamon rolls.

Felipe’s Tacos
711 Llano St., Ste. A/B, 
Get Santa Fe’s best tacos for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

Iconik Coffee Roasters
1600 Lena St., 428-0996
Hand-roasted coffee and thoughtful food is served in a hip environment.

La Loncherita Salvadoreña
1752 Llano St., 316-2228
Pupusas galore from this beloved food truck. Pull up a lawn chair and chow down!

La Lecheria
1708 Lena St., 205-1595
Bespoke ice cream in flavors that change by the season—sweet corn, chocolate sea salt or green chile cajeta, anyone?

Loyal Hound
730 St. Michael’s Drive, 471-0440
Comfort food done really well, accompanied by great beer and wine.

Kai Sushi
720 St. Michael’s Drive, 438-7221
Fantastic rolls at low-brow prices.

Midtown Bistro
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 bread, there is nowhere else to go.

Pizzeria Espiritu
1722 St. Michael’s Drive, 
Not just pizza, but the spirit of fine Italian.

Ramblin’ Café
1420 Second St., 
A perfect neighborhood spot for spicy chile, good prices and fast service.

Second Street Brewery
1814 Second St., 982-3030
Pull up a table for 10 or a stool for one and listen to some live music with the regulars.

Sunrise Family Restaurant
1851 St. Michael’s Drive, 
Like a brand new day, it’s just plain good!

 Harvest Kitchen
1512 Pacheco St., Bldg. B, 795-7383
It’s all about good food, good vibes and community involvement. Gluten-free treats available!

1616-A St. Michael’s Drive, 
The best breakfast potatoes in town. Don’t you dare skip that bakery basket.

Verde Juice Co.
851 W San Mateo Road, 780-5151
Their organic juices nourish and detox at the same delicious time. 


 Mexican Restaurant
3136 Cerrillos Road, 474-4897
Mexican food, mariachi music and karaoke nights! Mmm, queso fundido...

Aldana’s Restaurant
3875 Cerrillos Road, Ste. 12, 471-0271
Meals sans frills. Drop in for quality Mexican, New Mexican and American.

Baja Tacos
2621 Cerrillos Road, 471-8762
Awesome tacos on the cheap.

Bodega Prime
1291 San Felipe Ave., 303-3535
Unique sandwiches crafted with care, plus preserved treats to take home.

Burrito Spot
2207 Cerrillos Road, 474-6202
Step away from the hand-held breakfast burrito. No, don’t. Eat 100 of them.

3201 Richards Lane, 471-0891
Fine chocolates in the heart of Santa Fe's up-and-coming industrial district. Need we say more? Class and character!

Café Castro
2811 Cerrillos Road, 473-5800
A devout following swears by the local dishes served up friendly and tasty.

El Comal Restaurant
3571 Cerrillos Road, 471-3224
Tourists and locals alike love the Mexican food and friendly service.

Dion’s Pizza
2014 Cerrillos Road, 424-7333
People from places with real pizza actually like this pizza!

Dr. Field Goods Kitchen
2860 Cerrillos Road, Ste. A1, 
Adventurous yet comforting gastropub fare at its finest. Voted best hip restaurant by SFR readers.

Duel Brewing
1228 Parkway Drive, Unit D, 474-5301
The Belgian-style taproom also serves up hearty sandwiches, snacks and charcuterie boards.

India House
2501 Cerrillos Road, 
Excellent Indian fare served by some of the friendliest waitstaff around. Don’t skip the mango lassi!

Jambo Café
2010 Cerrillos Road, 
Locals and tourists alike salivate for the unique Afro-Carribean dishes on the menu at one of Santa Fe’s favorite restaurants.

Java Joe’s
1248 Siler Road, 
Joe brings good coffee to the industrial pocket of town, with great success.

Lan’s Vietnamese Cuisine
2430 Cerrillos Road, 
Chef-owner Lan Tran has served up authentic Vietnamese cuisine since 2008.

Lu Lu’s Chinese Cuisine
3011 Cerrillos Road, 473-1688
Stop in for some of the best 
Chinese food in town.

2411 Cerrillos Road, 471-0585
Fresh Mexican right where you need it—smack in the center of town.

M.A.M.A.’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
A table full of oysters never tasted so good as in this colorful dining room.

Ortega’s Jerky
2841 Cerrillos Road 
(in the Cheeks parking lot)
Carne seca at its best. 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.

The Pantry
1820 Cerrillos Road, 986-0022
A local staple serves up no-frills diner food for breakfast (!), lunch and dinner.

El Parasol
1833 Cerrillos Road, 995-8015
Look for the colorful umbrella for mouthwatering burritos.

Pizza 9
1965 Cerrillos Road, 982-8989
Chicago-style pizza and all the other staples you could want from a pizzeria.

Pollo Asado
2864 Cerrillos Road (in the Cheeks parking lot), 316-4085
If you’ve ever driven down Cerrillos with your windows down, you’ve smelled this perfectly spiced grilled chicken.

Los Potrillos
1947 Cerrillos Road, 992-0550
Authentic Mexican and New Mexican dishes pack this local favorite daily.

2641 Cerrillos Road, 474-7325
Burgers of all stripes at reasonable prices tucked away on Cerrillos.

Red Enchilada
1310 Osage Ave., 820-6552
A perennial locals’ favorite serves up super-authentic Mexican, Central American and New Mexican.

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—brush up on your Spanish, too.

Rowley Farmhouse Ales
1405 Maclovia St., 428-0719
Great beer and great food make this new restaurant a must-try.

Thai Vegan
1710 Cerrillos Road, 954-1780
An extensive vegan and gluten-free menu make this a go-to spot for the discerning.

Tokyo Café
1847 Cerrillos Road, 982-1688
All the Japanese food your heart desires, and a drive-thru if you’re in a rush.

Tortilla Flats
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. 


Los Amigos
3904 Rodeo Road, 438-0600
Huge sopaipillas are just the beginning at this New Mexican-American restaurant.

Double Dragon
3005 S St. Francis Drive, Ste. D3, 989-8880
Fresh Chinese food that’s served up seven days a week.

Garbo’s Restaurant
Montecito Santa Fe, 500 Rodeo Road, 428-7777
Indulge in classic continental dishes in this unique retirement community.

Home Run Pizza
Rodeo Plaza, 2801 W Rodeo Road, 424-6666
A neighborhood favorite serves pies up hot and fresh.

Java Joe’s
Rodeo Plaza, 2801 Rodeo Road, Ste. B8, 
Some of the best coffee in town in a comfy atmosphere, or hit the drive-thru.

Joe’s Dining
Rodeo Plaza, 2801 Rodeo Road, 471-3800
Upscale diner fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner and a full bar are sure to please.

Maki Yaki
3003 S St. Francis Drive, Ste. C, 820-1930
Affordable and fast sushi and bento boxes.

Posa’s El Merendero
1514 Rodeo Road, 820-7672
We always hope that office lunches will be bags and bags of tamales. 


Blue Corn Brewery
4056 Cerrillos Road, 438-1800
Chef David Sundberg presents great grub and beer on the Southside, and a different menu from the downtown location.

Burrito Spot
5741 Airport Road, 471-1602
Feed the addiction with burritos, tacos, quesadillas and more.

Cafe Grazie
3530 Zafarano Drive, Ste. C-3, 
Italian fare for the whole family even comes gluten-free, if you want.

Cleopatra’s Café
3482 Zafarano Drive, 474-5644
Belly dancers frequent this Mediterranean space.

La Cocina de Doña Clara
4350 Airport Road, Ste. 4, 
The Southside outpost of the downtown restaurant serves up authentic Mexican.

Los Dogos
3985 Cerrillos Road, 455-6147
Surrender your buds to this evening food truck’s Juárez-style dogs.

Flying Tortilla
4250 Cerrillos Road, 424-1680
When the Pantry’s line is out the door, visit the sister restaurant that’s just as tasty.

Horseman’s Haven
4354 Cerrillos Road, 471-5420
Accept the challenge of the hottest and best green chile in town.

JC’s Express
4350 Airport Road, Ste. 15, 
Get Chinese, American and New Mexican food at the same time. They deliver!

El Milagro
3482 Zafarano Drive, Ste. C, 
Miraculous New Mexican cuisine.

Nana Pancha
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.

Panadería y Lonchería Esmeralda
6417 Airport Road, 424-9452
Their baked goods will keep you coming back. ¡Y queso fresco tambien!

El Parasol
298 Dinosaur Trail, 995-8226
Good taste is not extinct here. Get authentic Mexican the locals swear by!

PC’s Restaurant & Lounge
4220 Airport Road, 
Their authentic New Mexican food is a favorite of Southside folks.

Pizza 9
6417 Airport Road, 
Chicago-style pies and other Italian staples.

Pizza Centro
3470 Zafarano Drive, Ste. D, 471-6200
Change it up with New York-style pizza that does not disappoint.

Plaza Café Southside
3466 Zafarano Drive, 
The downtown institution brings its fresh diner food and New Mexican dishes way down Cerrillos.

Posa’s El Merendero
3538 Zafarano Drive, Ste. A2, 
Just buy 50 tamales and call it a day.

Puerto Peñasco
4681 Airport Road, Ste. 1, 
If you haven’t tried Mexican-style seafood, you’re truly missing out.

El Queretaño
4430 Airport Road, 204-0306
Some call it the best food truck on Airport. Try it and report back to us.

The Ranch House
2571 Cristo’s Road, 424-8900
Best ribs in town. Eat them. Eat them now.

Refresquería Las Delicias
4350 Airport Road, Ste. 13, 
Mexi snack foods that satisfy the sweetest tooth. Bring on the fresas con crema!

El Rey del Pollo
4350 Airport Road, Ste. 18, 570-1380
Is the chicken-suit guy dancing outside? No? You missed him.

San Q South
3470 Zafarano Drive, Ste. C, 
Offers sushi, traditional donburi bowls and tapas.

Santa Fe Capitol Grill
3462 Zafarano Drive, 
A solid menu is made even better by a full bar and happy hour too.

El Tapatío Restaurante
6417 Airport Road, 
Stop in for authentic Mexican food—especially great for Southsiders who don’t want to drive down Cerrillos.

Taquería Argelia
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.

Taquería La Hacienda
Corner of Airport Road and 
Fields Lane, 
This taco spot is well worth the drive.

Thai Café & Noodle Treats
3486 Zafarano Drive, 424-1818
As is the theme in town, the Southside sister of the downtown spot is sure to please.

Tres Colores
Fashion Outlets of Santa Fe, 8380 Cerrillos Road, 919-7181
Head out to the Fashion Outlets (no, seriously!) for some terrific mole.

Tribes Coffeehouse
3470 Zafarano Drive, Ste. A, 
A great meeting place that features stout coffee and local art for sale. 


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
Awesome American fare in Las Campanas, so hobnob with the fancy folk.

Cafe Aldea
60 Avenida Aldea, 473-2877
On your way into town from your house out 599? Stop in for a cup, or breakfast or lunch. 

Chili Works
1743 Trinity Drive, Los Alamos, 662-7591
Stick with their in-house protocol when ordering a burrito for breakfast or lunch.

Dandy’s Burgers
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.

21 Ten Thousand Waves Way, 982-9304
Locally sourced Japanese-inspired small plates complement your soak at Ten Thousand Waves.

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 to this hidden treasure, and bring cash; they sell out long before noon and don’t take plastic.

El Nido
1577 Bishops Lodge Road, 954-1272
The perennially adored Tesuque steakhouse is open after a multi-year hiatus, with new owners and a fresh perspective.

Painted Parrot Buffet
Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino, 20 Buffalo Thunder Trail, 
What’s a casino without an awesome all-you-can-eat trough? Lame, that’s what!

Pajarito Brewpub & Grill
614 Trinity Drive, Los Alamos, 
Trivia Mondays, karaoke Tuesdays, great food all the time!

El Paragua
603 Santa Cruz Road, Española, 
Who’s ready for tacos?

El Parasol
30 Cities of Gold Road, Pojoaque, 455-7185
Best. Tacos. Ever.

Rancho de 
Chimayó Restaurante
300 Juan Medina Road, Chimayó, 984-2100
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, 
Creative dishes and a happy hour too!

Terra Restaurant
Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado, 198 State Road 592, 946-5700
A breathtaking dining room is the backdrop for innovative American cuisine.

Tesuque Village Market
138 Tesuque Village Road, 
The neighborhood haunt for folks from Tesuque and beyond.


Blue Heron Restaurant
Sunrise Springs Spa Resort, 242 Los Pinos Road, 780-8145
The reservation-only restaurant at this beautiful spa near La Cienega is run by the capable hand of chef Rocky Durham.

The Bourbon Grill
104 Old Las Vegas Hwy., 984-8000
After working out at El Gancho, you totally deserve that steak.

Café Fina
624 Old Las Vegas Hwy., 466-3886
Feel less guilty about leaving a few bites behind—the Eldo stop composts scraps.

Las Chivas Coffee Roasters
La Tienda Shopping Center, 7 Caliente Road, Eldorado, 466-1010
Organic, fair-trade coffee right across the hall from the gym. Life is good.

Harry’s Roadhouse
96B Old Las Vegas Hwy.,
The perfect place to go eat when you can’t decide where to eat.

The Hollar
2849 Hwy. 14, Madrid, 471-4821
Southern food that’s anything but sloppy. Can you say lavender cheese grits? Yes.

Java Junction
2855 Hwy. 14, Madrid, 
Local coffee pairs well with local pastries and conversation with the local folks.

Mama Lisa’s Ghost Town Kitchen and No Pity Café
2859 Hwy. 14, Madrid, 471-5769
If you can catch ‘em when they’re open, do not miss this jaunty stop.

The Mine Shaft Tavern
2846 Hwy. 14, Madrid, 473-0743
One of the last great roadhouses is almost sure to change your life.

Oasis Café
La Tienda Shopping Center, 7 Caliente Road, Eldorado, 467-8982
Plates for omnivores, as well as vegan and vegetarian options, abound at this Mediterranean-inspired spot.

Pecos Trail Café
Pecos Trail Inn, 2239 Old Pecos Trail, 982-9444
Authentic New Mexican grub for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Pizza Centro
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.

Ravens Rock Cafe
3810 Hwy. 14, 471-3085
Barbecue, coffee, and a beautiful patio make the drive south worth it.

San Marcos Café
3877 Hwy. 14, 471-9298
Don’t worry, those geese out front are plastic. Come early for the cinnamon rolls. Don’t forget your chicken feed too.

Tathagata Coffee
55 Canada del Rancho, 931-682-6222
Thoughtful coffee and light fare prepared with heart in Rancho Viejo.

Upper Crust Pizza
5 Colina Drive, Eldorado, 471-1111
The pizza choices for Eldorado folks just keep on coming! Get a pie without schlepping into town. 

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