Santa Fe

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Not surprisingly, Mexican fare plays a big role in Santa Fe’s cuisine and can probably be credited with the area’s intense use of chiles, both red and green. New American dishes, pizza, and fusion cuisine are also popular.

Top Restaurants in Santa Fe

Burrito Company

Located just off the Plaza near Washington and Palace, this counter-service café serves up enchilada and taco plates. Their breakfast burritos are served all-day and make for a great to-go meal.

111 Washington Ave., NM, 505-982-4453
Tags: family | budget

Café des Artistes

One of the best deals in Santa Fe, this easy-to-miss gourmet sandwich shop and sidewalk café is nestled amongst the art galleries of Canyon Road.

223 Canyon Rd., NM, 505-820-2535
Tags: budget | editor pick | local favorite | sandwiches

Coyote Café

Credited with bringing international culinary fusion stateside in 1987, Mark Miller’s picturesque rooftop cantina is still thriving and evolving with dishes like pineapple-glazed grilled quail and canela-brined pork tenderloin.

132 West Water St., NM, 505-983-1615,
Tags: expensive | notable chef | global fusion


Tucked into La Posada de Santa Fe Resort and Spa, Fuego serves up fusion and seafood cuisine such as grilled Pavé of grouper, alongside an impressive cheese selection, in a Southwest-Victorian setting.

330 E. Palace Ave., NM, 505-986-0000
Tags: expensive | hotel restaurant | global fusion


Consider this New American restaurant a must. White linen décor and award-winning plates like honey-grilled Mexican white prawns and fiery Vietnamese chile make this dining experience worth every penny.

724 Canyon Rd., NM, 505-982-1500,
Tags: expensive | american | editor pick | smart splurge | notable wine list

Il Vicino Wood Oven Pizza and Brewery

Come here for gourmet pizzas, calzones, paninis, and handmade ales in a trendy yet unpretentious setting. Bonus: open till midnight Fridays and Saturdays.

321 W. San Francisco St., NM, 505-986-8700,
Tags: family | moderate | trendy | italian | open late

The Shed

A Santa Fe staple since 1953, this cozy restaurant is nestled in a historic 1962 building. Expect garlic toast with its chile-based plates, like chicken enchilada verde and pollo adobo.

113 E. Palace Ave., NM, 505-982-9030,
Tags: moderate | mexican

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