315 Restaurant & Wine Bar
315 Old Santa Fe Trail
Charming; daily blackboard menu. Try the amazing stuffed squash blossoms (when in season), steak frites, mussels, house made charcuterie platter, foie gras and more.
Dinner $$$ – Sunday to Thursday, 5pm to 9pm, Friday to Saturday 5:00pm to 9:30pm

Agave Lounge & Restaurant
Eldorado Hotel & Spa
303 E. Alameda Street
This Santa Fe lounge and bar features a menu of shared plates, specialty cocktails, and an extensive wine-by-the-glass. Indulge in appetizers and more while relaxing in a casual, chic setting. Don’t miss the lovely back room, with its dramatic fireplace.
Lunch, Dinner $$ – Monday to Sunday, 11:00am until close, Happy Hour, 4:00pm – 7:00pm

322 Garfield Street
Big local favorite, with a warm and gracious staff. Inspired Italian Cuisine, melding indigenous foods with Italian imports, they use produce from local growers whenever possible.  Try the crispy polenta with Gorgonzola sauce, and the pan-seared pork scaloppini with mustard sauce. Wine Spectator Award of excellence.
Lunch, Dinner $$+ – Lunch, Monday to Friday, 11:00 – 2:00pm, Dinner Nightly from 5:00pm

Arroyo Vino Restaurant & Wine Shop
218 Camino La Tierra (1.9 miles west of 599 on Camino La Tierra Road)
A superlative dining experience. Executive chef Colin Shane creates delectable “small plates” designed for sharing between friends.  A Michelin restaurant -trained chef (at Quince, in San Francisco), Shane excels in progressive contemporary American cuisine. The innovative menu is complemented by a choice of over 800 bottles from the adjoining fine wine shop.
Dinner $$$ – Reservations Recommended. Tuesday – Saturday, 5:30 pm to 9:00pm

Back Road Pizza
1807 2nd Street #1
We adore this pizza!
Lunch, Dinner $$ – Sunday to Thursday, 11:30am to 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday 11:30am to 10:00pm

Blake’s Lotaburger
404 North Guadalupe Street
A true, old fashioned “burger joint”, where everything is cooked to order.  Love their breakfast burritos.
Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner $
Monday to Thursday, 6:00am – 9:00am, Friday to Saturday, 6am to 10pm, Sunday, 7am to 9:00am

Bouche Bistro
451 W. Alameda Street
Award-winning chef Charles Dale and his team excel at creating authentic French bistro cuisine prepared to perfection, in a cozy open kitchen setting, complete with wood burning fireplace, plus a fair-wather dining patio. Already winning well-deserved plaudits, this recent arrival is a stellar addition to Santa Fe. Locals and visitors are already hooked on it. Try the charcuterie plank, cassoulet maison, macaroni & truffles, the always outstanding fish du soir and other gustatory delights. Extremely popular, reservations well ahead are a must.
 Dinner $$$ – Tuesday to Saturday, 5:00pm – 9:30pm

BoulTawn’s Bakery, Café & Gallery
105 E. Marcy Street
An excellent – and reasonable – full service downtown breakfast and lunch spot – have a seat, or order to go. Much of the menu is rooted in the large, delicious variety of breads and pastries, all produced in the open kitchen. The bagels are an absolute must-try; they’re hands down the best in Santa Fe. And the house-made ice cream and ices? Knockouts!
Breakfast, Lunch – $+ – Monday to Sunday, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Bumble Bee’s Baja Grill
301 Jefferson Street  505.820.2862
3777 Cerrillos Road   505.988.3278
Delicious freshly prepared Mexican food; drive-up window for quick getaways; check out the entertainment.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner $$ – Sunday to Wednesday, 11:00am – 8:00pm, Thursday to Saturday, 11:00am – 8:30pm

Café Fina
624 Old Las Vegas Hwy
Scrumptious food in a casual, relaxed environment. Our breakfast favorites: the irresistible cloud cakes, and the Yucatan-inspired huevos motulenos. For lunch, don’t miss the corncakes with chipotle marinated shrimp and other delicious entrees. Terrific pastries as well.
Breakfast served all day.
Breakfast, Lunch $$ – Monday to Friday, 7:00am – 3:00pm, Saturday to Sunday, 8:00am – 3:00pm
Dinner – Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Café Pasqual’s
121 Don Gaspar Avenue
Delightfully cozy folk atmosphere.  Owner/chef Katharine Kagel is a James Beard award winner with good reason. Breakfasts are legendary and generous; try the fantastic huevos motulenos. Organic produce, dairy, eggs, and naturally raised meat, all prepared in delicious and inventive ways. A large center communal table is a big hit with locals and visitors alike.  Big line at breakfast, but worth the wait.  Dinner reservations are strongly encouraged!   P.S. The cookbooks are gems.
Breakfast, 8:00am – 3pm, Lunch, 11:00 – 3:00pm, Dinner – 5:30pm to close. $$$

Chow’s Asian Bistro
720 St. Michaels Dr.
Probably the best Chinese in town; attractive interior too.
Lunch, Dinner $$ – Lunch, Monday to Friday, 11:00am – 2:00pm, Dinner, Monday to Saturday, 4:45pm – 9:00pm

402 Guadalupe Street
One of our absolute favorite breakfast & lunch spots.  Always bustling with happy patrons enjoying spectacular croissants, brioche, pastries, hand-made truffles, eggs, salmon quiche, and so much more.  A must-visit! Indulge yourself in their incredible fresh beignets. Challenging parking, possible wait, but very much worth it.
Breakfast, Lunch, etc. $$ – Monday to Saturday, 7:00am – 4:00pm

Cleopatra Café
The Design Center,
418 Cerrillos Road/3482 Zafarano Drive
Middle Eastern cuisine; tasty and generous portions.
Lunch, Early Dinner $$ – Monday to Saturday, 11:00am – 9:00pm, Sunday, 11:30 – 9:00pm

Coyote Café
132 W. Water Street
Lunch, Dinner $$$$ – Monday to Sunday, 5:30pm – 9:00pm

Coyote Café Cantina
132 W. Water Street
Warm weather dining, April through October.  Fun, informal menu. A big hit with tourists and locals.
Lunch, Dinner $$ 1/2 – Monday to Sunday, 11:30am to close

Dinner for Two
106 North Guadalupe
Bistro known for tableside preparations, plus a menu of locally sourced fare & global wines. Terrific Caesar salad!
Dinner $$$ – Wednesday to Monday, closed Tuesdays, 4:00pm – 9:00pm

Dolina Cafe & Bakery
402 N Guadalupe St
This cozy, often bustling café has a modern American menu with Eastern European influences. Serving up a delicious array of breakfast/brunch/lunch options, including terrific egg dishes, organic fried chicken & waffles, heavenly ricotta pancakes, a fantastic house cured salmon tartine, great soups, and more. Excellent coffee & espresso, fresh-baked pies, cakes & pastries (heavenly sour cream coffee cake!). Parking can be challenging, but don’t let that discourage you. Meals can be packaged to take out.
Breakfast, Lunch $$ – Monday through Saturday 7am – 2:30pm, Sunday 8am – 2:30pm

Dr. Field Goods Kitchen
2860 Cerrillos Road, Suite A (next to Jackalope)
Wildly popular restaurant (& butcher shop) serves delicious food from its eclectic, informal menu. Chef Josh Gerwin supports local farmers, and serves generous portions (splits, anyone?).
Lunch, Dinner – $$+  – Monday to Sunday, 11:00am – 9:00pm
Butcher Shop Hours:
7-7 Tuesday-Saturday, 10-7 Monday (with limited selection)

El Farol
808 Canyon Road
Colorful scene: locals, tourists, cowboys & bikers.  Great funky bar with music & dancing for those looking for nightlife activities.  Fantastic Tapas, paella and more.
Lunch, Dinner $$$ – Monday to Sunday, 11:00am – 12:00am

El Meson Restaurante
213 Washington Ave.
Saffron, fresh seafood, tapas, jamón and paella. Signature dishes from Andalucia, Catalonia, Madrid and the exotic regions of Spain. Live Flamenco, Blues, Tango and Jazz. Reservations recommended.
Dinner $$$ – Tuesday to Saturday, 5:00pm – 11:00pm

Eloisa Restaurant
228 East Palace Avenue
Latin and Southwestern flavors with regionally specific northern New Mexico classics.
Lunch, Dinner $$$ – Monday to Friday, 11:30 am to 2:30pm, Sunday to Thursday, 5:30pm to 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday, 5:30pm to 10:30pm

El Parasol
1833 Cerrillos Road

Serving traditional Mexican cuisine since 1958.  Locals go there for the real deal, at great prices.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner $$ – Monday to Friday, 7:00am -8:00pm, Saturday, 8:00am – 7:00pm, Sunday, 9:00am – 3:00pm

Felipe’s Tacos
1711 Llano
Locals love their soft tacos, including us.
Breakfast, Lunch $ – Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 5:30pm, Saturday, 9:00am -3:00pm

Fire & Hops
222 N. Guadalupe
Wildly popular. This upscale pub features high quality fare, including a delicious selection of small and large plates, plus an impressive number of superb beverages. Reasonable prices, in a comfortable and cozy setting. We love this place!
Lunch, Dinner $$ – Monday to Friday, 5:00pm – 11:00pm,  Saturday to Sunday, 2:00pm – 11:00pm

Exit 176 Cuyamungue, Highway 84/285 (5 minutes north of the Santa Fe Opera)
Cuisine of Old Mexico.  The fresh guacamole prepared table-side is fantastic; probably the best you’ll find anywhere.  Enjoy with a great margarita or two.
Lunch, Dinner $$$ – Monday to Sunday, 11:30am – 9:00pm

724 Canyon Road
Lovely historic building, innovative cuisine by Executive Chef/Partner Eric Di Stefano.
Dinner $$$$ – Monday to Sunday, 5:45pm – 9:30pm

Harry’s Road House
96 B Old Las Vegas Highway
Fab desserts, great prices, varied menu.  Huge local hangout; prepare to wait.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner $$+ – Monday to Sunday, 7:00am – 9:30pm

139 W. San Francisco Street
Features appetizers, salads, and desserts paired with award-winning D.H. Lescombes New Mexico wines. A relaxing lounge, bar, and dining area. Live Music on select evenings.
Lunch & Dinner – $$+ – Sunday – Thursday 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday – 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

India Palace Restaurant
227 Don Gaspar Avenue (across from Hotel St. Francis)
Popular east Indian restaurant.
Lunch, Dinner $$ – Monday to Sunday, 11:30am – 2:30pm, 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Inn of the Anasazi
113 Washington Ave.
Traditional Southwestern cuisine is the foundation for the restaurant, including regional Latin influences. Executive Chef, Juan Bochenski finds inspiration in Santa Fe’s rich culinary history, as well as locally-sourced ingredients.  The beautifully redesigned interior includes an expanded bar and lounge area. Don’t miss their home-made infusion margaritas!
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner $$$$ – Monday through Sunday, 7:00am – 10:00pm

3451 Hyde Park Road
Serving upscale izakaya Japanese food. Small plates meant for sharing, creatively prepared, all accompanied by unique libations. Don’t expect the usual there is NO SUSHI.
Lunch, Dinner $$$ – Tuesday, 5pm – 10pm, Wednesday to Monday, 11:30am – 10pm

Jambo Café
2010 Cerrillos Road
Afro & Caribbean cuisine; a huge hit with the locals.  Delicious & interesting menu; great prices.  Need we say more?
Lunch, Dinner $$ – Monday to Saturday, 11:00am – 9:00pm

Jinja Bar & Bistro
310 N. Guadalupe
505.982.4321 (Andrea)
 Creating  dishes from Japan, Hawaii, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, and Malaysia. They make everything from scratch with great care and attention to detail–no preservatives, no msg, no pre-packaged anything. Many dishes are offered in a small or large plate such as Hoisin Glazed Barbeque Ribs with onion rings and cucumber salad or the classic Pad Thai with chicken and shrimp, so you can order just enough or create a fun combination to share with the table over drinks. For dessert, try the Chocolate Silk Cake.
Lunch, Dinner $$+ – Monday to Friday, 11:00am – 10:00pm, Saturday to Sunday, 12:00pm – 10:00pm

Joseph’s of Santa Fe
428 Agua Fria Street
Joseph Wrede, formerly the celebrated owner/chef of Joseph’s in Rancho de Taos, brings his exceptional culinary talents to Santa Fe at his eponymous restaurant/pub. The sophisticated, contemporary take on Northern New Mexico cuisine combines influences of Italy, France and Japan.
Dinner $$$ – Monday to Sunday, 5:30pm – 10:00pm

La Boca
101 W. Marcy Street
Tapas, etc.  Tasty, noisy, hugely popular.
Lunch, Dinner $$$ – Monday to Sunday, 11:30am – 10:00pm

La Choza Restaurant
905 Alarid Street
Located in the old adobe headquarters turn of the century Mercer Ranch, This favorite restaurant offers Northern New Mexican food and hospitality as authentic as the home itself. The locals choice for chile.
Lunch, Dinner $$ – Monday to Saturday, 11:00am – 2:30pm, 5:00pm – 9:00pm

229 Galisteo Street
Bistro just off the Plaza, with a satisfied following of locals and visitors. Chef Xavier Grenet creates Southwest-influenced cuisine, with a French  touch. The New York Times agrees: “Xavier’s French inspired menu uses bold Southwest flavors with finesse.”
Dinner $$$ – Monday to Saturday, 5:30pm – 9:30pm

Loyal Hound Pub
730 St. Michael’s Drive , The former Hidden Chicken Restaurant
Modern comfort food, craft beers, and an eclectic wine list. Enjoy a selection of small plates with unique beverage pairings.
Lunch, Dinner $$ – Monday to Friday, 11:00am to 9:00pm, Saturday, 12pm – 10:00pm

Midtown Bistro
901 W. San Mateo , Suite A
Delicious and inventive fine dining with a Southwest flare, from Executive Chef  Angel Estrada, formerly at SantaCafe.  Spacious and airy dining room, plus lovely patio for fair weather.
Lunch, Dinner $$$ – Monday to Saturday, 11:00am – 2:30pm, 5:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday 11:00am – 3:00pm

Marisco’s La Playa
537 W. Cordova Road
Short on atmosphere; long on delicious (and reasonable) seafood.
Lunch, Dinner $$ – Monday to Sunday, 11:00am – 9:00pm

Modern General
637 Cerrillos Road

Museum Hill Cafe
710 Camino Lejo
Good fresh straight-forward food. Open to the public and really easy to park. A gem on the hill.
Lunch, Sunday Brunch – $$ 1/2 – Tuesday to Sunday, 11:00am – 3:00pm. Sunday Brunch.

Old House at Eldorado Hotel
309 W. San Francisco Street
Not your typical hotel restaurant; elegant Southwest ambiance.  Executive Chef Tony Smith presides over exquisite cuisine.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner $$$$ – Tuesday to Saturday, 6:30am – 2:00pm, 5:30pm – 10:00pm

Osteria D’Assisi
58 S. Federal Place
Owner Lino Pertusini prepares consistently appealing Northern Italian cuisine in a charming setting with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Executive chef Christian Pontiggia creates wonderful treats, with house made pastas, breads, and gelatos. An impressive array of tempting choices include wonderful stone oven pizzas, lasagna bolognese, delicious pork tenderloin, fresh fish, and so much more. This restaurant is the winner of numerous culinary awards.
Lunch: Mon. – Sat. 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, Dinner: Nightly from 5:00 pm, Happy Hour from 4:30-6pm.  Piano Lounge: WednesdaySunday 7pm-11pm (Late Night Menu Available). $$$

Paloma Restaurant
401 South Guadalupe Street
A vibrant Mexican-inspired restaurant and bar. Chef Nathan Mayes has created a menu of lively, modern dishes. Some are authentic recipes and some are fresh interpretations of Mexican cuisine. Reservations are available at Table 21 nightly for parties of 6 to 10 guests.
Dinner only – $$+ – Sunday to Thursday, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Friday to Saturday, 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Paper Dosa
551 W. Cordova Road
Fresh, scrumptious  South Indian cuisine from chef Paulraj Karuppasamy, served in a wonderfully stylish setting. Only recently opened (spring of 2015), it has already gained a huge following. We’re hoping they open soon for lunch as well, and shall keep you posted.  Not to be missed!
Dinner $$ – Tuesday to Sunday, 5:30pm – 9:00pm

Pizza Etc.
1501 Paseo de Peralta (DeVargas Mall)
Located in DeVargas Mall, this is one of the best pizzerias in Santa Fe. The gourmet pizzas are heavenly with choices like trifolati pizza, Greek pizza, Thai pizza, or you may choose to build your own. Fresh pasta, hot and cold sandwiches and house specialties.
Lunch, Dinner $$ – Monday to Saturday, 11:00am – 8:00pm, Sunday, 12pm – 8:00pm

Plaza Café
54 Lincoln Avenue
New Mexican, Southwestern, Greek. Popular with locals and visitors alike.
Lunch, Dinner, Cocktails $$ – Monday to Sunday, 7:00am -9:00pm

Plaza Café – Southside
3466 Zafarano Drive
505.424.0755 (Leonard)
Boasting one of the most extensive menus of home-style diner cuisine in Santa Fe, inventive and satisfying margaritas and cocktails.
Lunch, Dinner $$ – Monday to Sunday, 8:00am – 9:00pm

Radish & Rye
505 Cerrillos Road
505.503-0989 cell
Owner/Chef Dru Ruebush dishes are outright fantastic. Sophisticated, lively ambiance, super bar area, lovely al fresco dining patio, mouthwatering small and large plates to share – or not. Incredible pecan pie should not be missed. Fantastic bourbon and wine selections. A huge and justifiable hit, so be sure to book in advance.
Dinner $$$ – Tuesday-Sunday 5:00pm

Rasa Juice Bar/Ayurveda
815 Early Street
Unique in Santa Fe, this comfortable cafe offers a tasty menu of organic raw & cooked plant-based dishes, fresh pressed juices, smoothies, superfood elixirs, and organic chocolates. It is also an excellent source for ayurvedic herbs and body products.  Innovative detox and cleansing programs are offered as well.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner $$ – Monday – Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm, Friday 9:00am to 7:30pm

Restaurant Martín
526 Galisteo Street
Renown chef Martín Rios features Progressive American cuisine at his stellar restaurant.  Classic techniques, incorporating modern flavors; huge fan base; reservations recommended. Be sure to dine on their wonderful  patio, weather permitting.
Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch $$$ – Tuesday to Sunday, 11:30am -2:00pm, 5:30pm – 10:00pm

Rooftop Pizzeria
60 East San Francisco Street
505.984.0008                                                                                                                                                                                                      Lunch, Dinner $$ – Monday to Sunday, 11:00am – 10:00pm

Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen
1512 Pacheco St. Building B
Discover this lovely, light-filled environment with a bit of a Berkeley vibe.  The delicious original creations combined locally sourced, mostly organic produce with skillful preparation, result in a justifiably enthusiastic following. The Sunday brunch is hugely popular too.  We love this place; discover it for yourself.
$$+ – Breakfast & Lunch –  Monday 8am – 3pm, Breakfast & Lunch – Tuesday through Friday 8am – 3pm; Afternoon Bites 3 – 5pm; Supper Tuesday through Saturday 5pm – 9pm. Saturday Breakfast & Lunch, 9am – 3pm. Sunday Brunch, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Terra at Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado
198 State Road 592
Toll free:  877.262.4666
Exquisite setting, superb cuisine. Spectacular restaurant with chef Andrew Cooper at the helm. Stunning bar area with creative casual dining menu.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner $$$$ – Monday to Sunday, 7:00am -2:00pm, 5:30pm – 9:00pmTerraCotta Wine Bistro

TerraCotta Bistro
304 Johnson Street
This thoroughly delightful, affordable Eastside bistro should not be missed. Offerings include a delicious bruschetta sampler, cheese board, wonderful salads, entrees with choice of small/large plates, and so much more.
Lunch, Dinner $$+ – Monday to Saturday, 11:30am – 9:00pm, Sunday 4:00pm – 9:00pm

Tesuque Village Market
In Tesuque Village
Local hangout; fun for weekend brunch, too.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner $$+ – Monday to Sunday,  7:00am – 9:00pm

The Bull Ring
150 Washington Avenue
Best steaks in town, plus outstanding seafood to boot. A popular politico watering hole and huge local favorite since 1971. The bar has a warm, Cheers-like ambience.
Lunch, Dinner $$$$ – Monday, Saturday, Sunday, 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Tuesday to Friday, 11:30am – 2:30, 5:00pm -10:00pm

The Compound
653 Canyon Road
Lovely for lunch, and for very special dinners.
Lunch, Dinner $$$$ – Monday to Saturday, 11:30am – 2:30pm, 5:30pm – 8:30pm, Sunday, 5:30pm – 8:30pm

The Shed
113 ½ E Palace Avenue
Northern New Mexican; a Santa Fe fixture; charm and character. Desertaholics: the frozen mocha cake is to die for.
Lunch, Dinner $$ – Monday to Saturday, 11:00am – 2:30pm, 5:30pm – 9:00pm

The Tea House
821 Canyon Road (at Palace Avenue)
This cozy spot in its charming setting features an impressive selection of fine teas from the far east, plus house-made flavored teas. Breakfast, lunch & dinner are served, earning big raves for the black oatmeal and house-made baked goods, plus a delicious selection of Italian-inspired lunch and dinner entrees.  A hidden treasure, not to be missed.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner $$  – Monday to Sunday, 9:00am to 9:00pm

Tia Sophia’s
210 W San Francisco Street (on the Plaza)
No frills, reliable northern New Mexican dishes.
Breakfast, Lunch $+ – Monday to Saturday, 7:00am – 2:00pm, Sunday, 8:00am – 1:00pm

Tortilla Flats
3139 Cerrillos Road
Plain Jane atmosphere, but a true find!  Try the amazing chicken and vegetarian quesadillas.  And so much more…
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner $$ – Monday to Sunday, 7:00am – 11:00pm

Trattoria A Mano
227 Galisteo Street
Providing authentic Italian dishes and an atmosphere reminiscent of a cozy, rustic, local village hangout.
Dinner $$$ – Tuesday to Saturday, 5:00pm – 9:30pm

Tres Colores
101 W. Marcy Street
Serving the distinctive cuisine of southern Mexico, including traditional ingredients and dishes of Chacaltianguis, Veracruz, Mexico.
Breakfast & Lunch – $1/2 – Monday to Friday, 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, Saturday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Sunday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Tune-Up Café
1115 Hickox Street
Inventive northern New Mexico cuisine with a touch of El Salvador.  Yummy homemade baked goods, great prices. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner $$ – Monday to Friday, 7:00am – 10:00pm, Saturday to Sunday, 8:00am – 10:00pm
709 Don Cubero Alley
505.820.9205 (call for directions)
Wildly popular spot for lunch & dinner; fresh & charming ambiance, emphasis on delicious salads, but lots more to choose.  Yummy house-made desserts.
Lunch, Dinner $$ – Monday to Saturday, 11:00am – 9:00pm
Whole Hog Café
320 Guadalupe Street
Memphis-style dry-rub barbecue; many say the best baby back ribs in town.
Lunch, Dinner $$ – Monday to Sunday, 11:00am -8:30pm