A FEW FAVORITES
La Casa Sena -Chef Patrick Gharrity supports local farms, dairies and ranches and you can taste it in his wonderfully imaginative cuisine. The talented wait staff sings Broadway show tunes throughout the evening. We recommend dining on the patio under the beautiful trees. An Inn At Santa Fe favorite.
Address: 125 E Palace Ave., Suite 20, Santa Fe
Phone: (505) 988.9232
Jambo Café - Voted Best New Restaurant in the Santa Fe Reporter this African home-style restaurant from the Kenyan-born chef and owner, Ahmed Obo, brings the flavors of Africa and the Caribbean from yellow snapper to savory goat and lentil stew to pomegranate barbecued chicken. Ahmed mastered his homeland's unique flavors in his mother's kitchen. You shouldn't miss it!Address: 2010 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe
Phone: (505) 473.1269
The Shed -Established in 1953 this local dining destination is located on Palace Avenue -- just east of the Plaza. Look for the small vividly covered wooden sign that marks the entrance to the courtyard. Enjoy lunch or dinner in one of the nine quite rooms of the sprawling, brightly colored hacienda or on the sunny brick courtyard. The chile is loved by visitors and locals alike.
Address: 113 & 1/2 East Place Avenue, Santa Fe
Phone: (505) 982.9030
Geronimo Restaurant -Congratulations to Eric DiStefano and Geronimo restaurant for being named the best overall restaurant in New Mexico by Business Insider. Noted for its impeccable service and complex dishes, Geronimo was named best overall, best ambiance and best food in New Mexico by OpenTable, among other honors. It is the only New Mexico restaurant to win a AAA Four Diamond award, as well as a Forbes Four Star award. Need we say more.
Address: 724 Canyon Road, Santa Fe
Phone: (505) 982.1500
Rancho de Chimayo -Located in a restored century old adobe home, this timeless restaurant is set in a comfortable and romantic setting with fireplaces, cozy rooms and family photographs hanging on the white washed walls. The lovely terraced patio beckons for exquisite outdoor dining. The food is authentic, delicious and reasonably priced.
Address: 300 Santa Fe County Rd 98 on the "High Road to Taos"
Phone: (505) 351.4444
Blue Corn Cafe & Brewery - Whether it's a business luncheon or dinner with the kids, the Southside location of Blue Corn Café & Brewery is popular with the locals. Try one of their special microbrews and varied menu from New Mexican shepherd's pie to their triple green chili cheese burger. We recommend starting with a handcrafted margarita.
Address: 4056 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe
Phone: (505) 438.6800
Rio Chama -Located just off the Santa Fe Plaza and near the state capitol, Rio Chama serves the finest prime and choice dry aged steaks, chops and seafood. Take in the lively bar scene followed by dinner in the peaceful courtyard. Rio Chama appeals to locals and visitors alike.
Address: 414 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe
Phone: (505) 955.0765
Santa Fe Capitol Grill - Enjoy new American cuisine celebrating the foods of America using the freshest seasonal and local ingredients. With a full bar, indoor and outdoor seating the Capitol Grill is prefect for lunch and dinner. Don't forget to ask our front desk staff for your discount card.
Address: 3462 Zafarano Drive, Santa Fe
Phone: (505) 471.6800
Cowgirl BBQ -One of the best BBQ joints in the West with nightly entertainment, Cowgirl BBQ is the perfect spot after a day of skiing or gallery touring. Seasonal patio dining, pool tables and weekend musical brunch, plus the kids will love the slide in the back.
Address: 319 S. Guadalulpe St., Santa Fe
Phone: (505) 982.1800
Rooftop Pizzeria - It has been said that the label "Pizzeria" is not adequate to describe the culinary experience awaiting you at the Rooftop. Their contemporary dining room takes you to San Francisco or New York, and the patio perches you in a position to watch the street life below or take in a spectacular Santa Fe sunset.
Address: 600 East San Francisco St., Suite 301, Santa Fe
Phone: (505) 984.0008
Maria's - You know you are in the right spot when a restaurant has a separate menu for Margaritas. But locals come back for the delicious steak and enchiladas or the posole.
Address: 555 West Cordova Road, Santa Fe
Phone: (505) 983.7929
ADDITIONAL IDEAS - Visit the Santa Fe Farmer's Market, Consider a cooking class or restaurant tour led by the Santa Fe School of Cooking, Santa Fe Culinary Academy or Las Cosas Kitchen Shoppe.