TRAVELING TO SANTA FE? LEARN WHERE TO EAT AND GRAB A GREAT DRINK IN MY SANTA FE TRAVEL GUIDE.
Just a few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of spending time in the amazing city of Santa Fe. I was in town for a conference held at the El Dorado Hotel & Spa. It was an amazing hotel. A bit pricey, but if you are in town with friends, bunking in with one another doesn’t make the price so bad. And it was the perfect setting for the conference I was in town for. Lots of great space for the various sessions.
Before arriving in town, my friend and I did some research on the best places to eat and drink in Santa Fe. Thankfully, we also received recommendations from a friend’s parents who winter in Santa Fe. And then when we jumped into our Uber, we were pleasantly surprised to have a veteran firefighter who had resided in the area for over 35 years who listened to our list and added a few more places for us to check out after agreeing with what was already on the list. SCORE!
Read below to see my recommendations and the food and drinks you must try from each place we visited. Plus see some of the other eats & drinks that were on our list that will be must visits on my next Santa Fe adventure. Enjoy my Santa Fe Travel Guide!
WHERE TO EAT & DRINK IN SANTA FE
El Farol (808 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2726)
Think Spanish Tapas (although they have other menu items). My recommendations: Chef’s Choice, Ceviche of the Day, Gambas Al Ajillo, Alcachofas. Make reservations, although we just walked up and were seated outside. Located on Canyon Road (aka the road with all of the amazing galleries)
The Shed (113 1/2 East Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501)
Amazing local cuisine. Try the Enchilada Plate. But beware on the chili sauce. It’s SUPER spicy, but OH.SO.GOOD. The Fish Tacos were also a hit! And you definitely want to check out the Sangria. Make reservations, unless you don’t mind a wait. Located just off the square.
The Famous Plaza Cafe (54 Lincoln Ave, On the Plaza, Santa Fe, NM)
American food & some yummy New Mexico classics. Check out the Chicken Street Tacos and the Prickly Pear Lemonade.
La Plazuela Restaurant in the La Fonda Hotel (100 E San Francisco St, In La Fonda on the Plaza, Santa Fe, NM)
Don’t miss out on the Tableside Guacamole, Tortilla Soup & the Squash Blossoms. All amazing! The Naranjita Borracha Margarita was delicious!!
The Bell Tower Bar in the La Fonda Hotel (100 E San Francisco St, In La Fonda on the Plaza, Santa Fe, NM)
Make this a priority while you are in Santa Fe. Even if you don’t drink, head up early and snag a table to catch an AMAZING Santa Fe sunset. If you are into margaritas, try out the La Sombra Margarita.
Holy Spirit Espresso (225 W. San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501)
Nearly right across the street from the El Dorado Hotel & Spa, this is a MUST visit for your coffee/tea needs while you are in Santa Fe. We called it the Coffee Closet. And the owners are true Santa Fe gems. Support the locals and skip the Starbucks while you are in town.
OTHER TOP RECOMMENDATIONS
Tia Sophia’s (210 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2129)
We were told this was the place to find the BEST breakfast burritos in town (expect a wait…..arrive early)!
Tecolote Cafe (1616 St.Michael’s Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87505)
Take a taxi to Tecolote Cafe as it’s not close to downtown, but we were told the baked goods are amazing!
Pantry Restaurant (1820 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3370)
The recommendation…anything with chiles and their omelettes! Foodie heaven, I’m sure!
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