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.
Santacafé 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.
Sazón 221 Shelby St., 983-8604 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., 982-9708 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
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., 490-6550 A perfect second-story deck overlooks the Plaza. Try the prickly pear margarita.
Tia Sophia’s 210 W San Francisco St., 983-9880 Locals pack it in every morning for the best breakfast burritos.
Travel Bug Coffee Shop 839 Paseo de Peralta, 992-0418 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,
982-0000 From the traditional to the unique (pine nut and broccoli pizza, anyone?).
Verde Juice Co. 105 E Marcy St., 983-8147 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.
Andiamo! 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.
Boxcar 530 S Guadalupe St.,
988-7222 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., 820-2126 Get your Chinese food fix from a friendly staff of take-out masters.
La Choza 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.
Clafoutis 402 N Guadalupe St., 988-1809 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.
Derailed 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.
Kohnami 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,
780-5483 Turn on your meat light so servers keep it coming until you can’t stand.
Pizza Etc. DeVargas Center, 556 N Guadalupe St., 986-1500 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.
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!
Gabriel’s 4 Banana Lane, Pojoaque,
455-7000 The tableside guacamole service is famous for a reason.
Izanami 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, 819-2060 What’s a casino without an awesome all-you-can-eat trough? Lame, that’s what!
Pajarito Brewpub & Grill 614 Trinity Drive, Los Alamos, 662-8877 Trivia Mondays, karaoke Tuesdays, great food all the time!
El Paragua 603 Santa Cruz Road, Española, 753-3211 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, 819-2056 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, 988-8848 The neighborhood haunt for folks from Tesuque and beyond.
SOUTH OF SANTA FE
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.,
989-4629 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, 438-2772 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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