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The 21 Essential Restaurants in Santa Fe

Where to find fiery red chile, pork belly tacos, and paper-thin dosas in New Mexico’s “City Different”

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Santa Fe is often dubbed the “City Different” for its unique lifestyle, formed by a convergence of cultures — Spanish, Mexican, Indigenous, and Wild West. While the food scene draws on those historic influences, it is also evolving all the time, energized by newcomers who arrive constantly to enjoy the city’s art, architecture, and proximity to natural wonders and the high desert.

Meals in Santa Fe range from established fine-dining restaurants where you can get dressed up, to leisurely spots where you can arrive in hiking shorts after a day in the Sangre de Cristo mountains. No matter where you go, though, the entire city is suffused with the laid-back, can-do attitude of the Southwest. The city is also the gateway to the surrounding communities of northern New Mexico, offering a home base for visitors to explore Chimayo, Madrid, Taos, and Española, which all offer culinary adventures of their own.

Whether you’re looking for iconic home-style New Mexican cuisine or a high desert take on global cuisine, the City Different has it. Here are the 21 essential eats in and around Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Note: The inclusion of restaurants offering dine-in service should not be taken as an endorsement for dining inside. Studies indicate a lower exposure risk to COVID-19 outdoors, but the level of risk is contingent on social distancing and other safety guidelines. Check with each restaurant for up-to-date information on dining offerings. For updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the City of Santa Fe COVID-19 info site.

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1. Shundine’s Frybread Stand

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120 Veterans Hwy
Taos, NM 87571
(575) 291-3622
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Stationed outside Taos Pueblo, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Shundine’s Frybread Stand offers Puebloan-inspired Indigenous dishes. The stuffed frybread is filled with wild rice and a blend of locally grown squash, while sandwiches are crafted with oven bread from the Pueblo. Dishes are prepared for customers to go, perfect for anyone ready to stretch their legs after driving the High Road to Taos. An RV enthusiast and freelance travel writer, Matt Kirouac is the co-founder and co-host of Hello Ranger, a national parks community blog and podcast.

2. Rancho de Chimayó

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300 Juan Medina Rd
Chimayo, NM 87522
(505) 351-4444
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This large, hacienda-style New Mexican restaurant, a maze of adobe-walled rooms and tiled patios, makes for a perfect stop after you’ve checked out the nearby Santuario de Chimayó, or while you’re en route to other attractions along the High Road to Taos. For a taste of local history, try the Chimayó cocktail, an cider-and-tequila creation developed by the founder during the area’s apple boom more than a half century ago. It’s perfectly refreshing alongside a bowl of the heady green chile stew.

Traditional fare at Rancho De Chemayo
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3. The Blue Heron Brewing Company

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100 Los Alamos Hwy
Española, NM 87532
(505) 747-4506
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There isn’t an abundance of options for a draft beer and pizza in Española (or anywhere else on the road between Santa Fe and Taos), but Blue Heron offers a worthy pit stop for a drink, a meal, a game of pool, and a welcoming slice of local life. There is nothing flashy about the pizzas here (and pizzas are the main focus), but you will leave satisfied — especially if you take the opportunity to chat with the regulars between bites.

Blue Heron Brewing Company
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4. Arroyo Vino

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218 Camino La Tierra
Santa Fe, NM 87507
(505) 983-2100
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Over the past several years, this off-the-beaten-path restaurant and wine shop, located eight miles northwest of Santa Fe’s main plaza, has become known for serving some of New Mexico’s most creative cuisine. Kaleidoscopic edible flowers and a wide variety of vegetables from the on-site garden accent the rigorously seasonal menu of chef Allison Jenkins. If you’re looking for an extensive wine list and a meal that incorporates the flavors of the state in innovative ways, this is your spot.

A seasonal dish at Arroyo Vino
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5. Dolina Bakery & Cafe

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402 N Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 982-9394
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Since it opened its doors a little over a year ago, this airy breakfast and lunch spot has become one of Santa Fe’s best daytime options. The small kitchen serves Slovakian-inspired food in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. The Hungarian goulash alone, made with locally sourced lamb bone broth, is worth the trip. But the house-made cakes, pies, and other pastries are equally unmissable. For a treat to go, pick up some fresh gingerbread and a jar of lemonade mixed with turmeric, ginger, honey, and cayenne.

Dolina Bakery & Cafe
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6. La Boca

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72 W Marcy St
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 982-3433
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Since debuting La Boca in 2006 in downtown Santa Fe, chef James Campbell Caruso has merged regional Southwestern ingredients with methodical Spanish technique, transporting eaters from New Mexico to Spain. For example, Caruso pairs small plates like trio de califlor — roasted cauliflower with harissa barbecue sauce and manchego cream — with an impressive selection of Mediterranean and South American wines.

From above, a plate of mussels in a thin broth, with wedges of lemon and cucumber, beside a bowl of bread and olives on a wooden countertop
Mussels at La Boca
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7. Palacio Cafe

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209 E Palace Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 989-3505
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A visit to Palacio Café feels like an extension of chef-owner Damian Muñoz’s own dining room. The breakfast burritos smothered Christmas-style with red and green chile sauces are as soul-satisfying as they are famous. (Breakfast burritos are said to have been invented in Santa Fe.) Though you came for those lauded sauces, no one would blame you if you opted for one of the paninis, like the Cuban Reuben with corned beef, maple-cured ham, pickles, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Thousand Island dressing.

A chicharron burrito smothered Christmas-style at Palacio Cafe
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8. Iconik Coffee Roasters, Lúpe

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314 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 428-0996
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One of Santa Fe’s most established coffee roasters, Iconic has two other cafes in town, but the Lupe location opens the earliest, at 7 a.m., and is a favorite morning haunt for a leisurely cup and a simple breakfast of yogurt, granola, and mixed-berry-and-mint compote, or the dukkah-spiced avocado toast.

Morning fuel at Iconik
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9. Sazón

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221 Shelby St
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 983-8604
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The signature mole negro is subtle and balanced; the pork belly tacos are divine; and the sweeter-than-normal chiles en nogada, made with a jalapeno balsamic reduction, offer a new take on a classic. It’s cooking like this — which rivals anything you might find on a white tablecloth in Mexico City — that keeps tables at this adobe-walled restaurant in high demand.  

10. Paloma Restaurant

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401 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 467-8624
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This upscale Mexican restaurant makes its tortillas from local landrace blue corn that’s nixtamalized in house. The result is a complex flavor that elevates Paloma’s tacos — topped with carne asada, sea bass, or cauliflower — into some of the best in town.

11. Kakawa Chocolate House

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1050 Paseo De Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 982-0388
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This quiet alternative to a coffeehouse provides a wide selection of hot brews inspired by chocolate traditions from around the world. For those averse to sugar, the small but intense Aztec Warrior elixir — an unsweetened cup of chocolate mixed with chile, flowers, herbs, and nuts — is uniquely satisfying. But if you appreciate a sweet treat, there’s plenty more to drink, as well as a number of truffles, bars, caramels, and even chocolate-dipped chiles sold to go.

A cup of hot chocolate at Kakawa
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12. Maria's New Mexican Kitchen

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555 W Cordova Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 983-7929
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Maria’s has been a Santa Fe institution since 1950. The restaurant has changed hands among multiple families and friends over the years, but they have all maintained the humble, home-cooked New Mexican classics. If you’re looking for red or green chile, be sure to ask which one is spicier that day to suit your taste. Maria’s is perhaps most famous for its menu of more than 150 margaritas and 170 tequilas, which you should definitely explore too.

From above, a takeout container of nachos topped with sour cream, avocado, cheese, beans, and chopped vegetables on a wooden table
Nachos at Maria’s
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13. Paper Dosa

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551 W Cordova Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 930-5521
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Chef Paulraj Karuppasamy uses local ingredients as the base for his innovative South Indian cuisine. The dosas are large but light, and the specialties, like the green chile cheese dosa and the artisanal paletas in rotating Indian-inspired flavors, weave local food traditions into traditional favorites. Vegetarian dishes anchor the menu, which draws regular crowds. The wait is worth it.

Mushroom medley uttapam at Paper Dosa
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14. Rowley Farmhouse Ales

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1405 Maclovia St
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 428-0719
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This low-key gastropub features a wide selection of sour beer and farmhouse ales alongside a varied slate of bar bites that range from sandwiches to risotto to a clam chowder that’s particularly impressive for a high-desert bar menu.

Chowder at Rowley Farmhouse Ales
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15. Jambo Cafe

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2010 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 473-1269
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Chef Ahmed Obo combines the Swahili, Indian, Arabic, and European culinary influences of Kenya’s Lamu Island, where he was raised, to provide a unique taste of East African fare. At Jambo Cafe, opened in 2009, check out the coconut pili pili shrimp, which features wild shrimp over spicy coconut tomato stew and basmati rice, alongside fan favorites like grilled jerk chicken and vegetarian dishes.

Hunks of goat meat stick out from a bowl of stew along with chunks of potato and carrot, with folded roti leaning against the side of the bowl on a neutral background
Caribbean goat stew
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16. India House

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2501 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 471-2651
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Chef Kewal Singh Dhindsa took his love of classic South Indian food from Los Angeles to New York to the Caribbean before settling in Santa Fe. At India House, where the dining room is expansive and the service immaculate, try anything from the tandoor oven, like the chicken wings broiled over mesquite and mixed with yogurt, garlic, and ginger. Don’t be shy if you like heat — ask for recommendations, or alter your favorite dishes with additional spice. India House will go above and beyond to make you sweat.

A bowl of tikka masala with chunks of chicken piled up in the sauce along with sprigs of cilantro, with another bowl and tomatoes on the vine in the background
Chicken tikka masala at India House
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17. Dr. Field Goods Kitchen

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2860 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87507
(505) 471-0043
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Chef Josh Gerwin is known among the area’s foragers as a die-hard wild foods enthusiast. If you come in the right season (the rainy one), you’ll likely find the menu peppered with foraged ingredients like wild mushrooms or greens from the nearby mountains. Located in a nondescript shopping center, this casual restaurant caters to the local crowd with a respectable draft beer selection, a nonpretentious vibe, and an eclectic array of sandwiches, pizzas, and enchiladas.

Sandwich and onion rings at Dr. Field Goods Kitchen
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18. Second Street Brewery - Rufina Taproom

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2920 Rufina St
Santa Fe, NM 87507
(505) 954-1068
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With three locations around town, Second Street Brewery is a standby among locals for burgers, beers, and live music. The company’s newest outpost is the spacious Rufina Taproom, conveniently located near the popular immersive art space Meow Wolf for pre- or post-visit refreshment. You’ll find the brewery’s bread-and-butter staples alongside Cajun-inspired dishes by chef Milton Villarubi

Blackened catfish sandwich at Second Street Brewery
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19. Beer Hall at HQ

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35 Fire Pl
Santa Fe, NM 87508
(505) 424-3333
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Santa Fe Brewing Company has steadily expanded across Santa Fe and Albuquerque with six locations, and it’s clear why the brewery is so popular at the expansive Beer Hall at HQ location. The bar offers an expansive outdoor lounge area and 27 taps of beer, ciders, and beyond. Check the website for the latest food truck, from barbecue to Cubanos, to pop up in the courtyard as well.

An expansive lawn with walking paths, a sunken seating area carved into a slight hill, and the large brick beer hall on two sides of the area
Outside the Beer Hall at HQ
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20. Java Junction

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2855 NM-14
Madrid, NM 87010
(505) 438-2772
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A Madrid institution, Java Junction is the hub of this artsy desert community (and bona fide ghost town) nestled 20 minutes outside Santa Fe on the Turquoise Trail. The coffee beans, brewed in house, are roasted only 18 miles north of the shop. Be sure to sample the homemade pies, like rhubarb and blueberry, which rotate daily. The coffee shop also has an adjoining store as well as a bed-and-breakfast for those who want to stay the night.

A backyard patio covered partially by awnings with patio tables and chair, a large planter in the center of the space, colorful tablecloths, and wooden signs nailed to a wooden fence
Patio at Java Junction
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21. The Mine Shaft Tavern & Cantina

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2846 NM-14
Madrid, NM 87010
(505) 473-0743
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Both a local bar grub staple and a biker outpost, the Mineshaft Tavern and Cantina gives visitors a taste of the Wild West, with wood-paneled walls and live music. Menu highlights include the mad chile burger, which consists of your choice of meat — including New Mexico-raised Wagyu beef — topped with both fried and chopped hatch chiles, aged cheddar, and chipotle dijonnaise.

1. Shundine’s Frybread Stand

120 Veterans Hwy, Taos, NM 87571

Stationed outside Taos Pueblo, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Shundine’s Frybread Stand offers Puebloan-inspired Indigenous dishes. The stuffed frybread is filled with wild rice and a blend of locally grown squash, while sandwiches are crafted with oven bread from the Pueblo. Dishes are prepared for customers to go, perfect for anyone ready to stretch their legs after driving the High Road to Taos. An RV enthusiast and freelance travel writer, Matt Kirouac is the co-founder and co-host of Hello Ranger, a national parks community blog and podcast.

120 Veterans Hwy
Taos, NM 87571

2. Rancho de Chimayó

300 Juan Medina Rd, Chimayo, NM 87522
Traditional fare at Rancho De Chemayo
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This large, hacienda-style New Mexican restaurant, a maze of adobe-walled rooms and tiled patios, makes for a perfect stop after you’ve checked out the nearby Santuario de Chimayó, or while you’re en route to other attractions along the High Road to Taos. For a taste of local history, try the Chimayó cocktail, an cider-and-tequila creation developed by the founder during the area’s apple boom more than a half century ago. It’s perfectly refreshing alongside a bowl of the heady green chile stew.

300 Juan Medina Rd
Chimayo, NM 87522

3. The Blue Heron Brewing Company

100 Los Alamos Hwy, Española, NM 87532
Blue Heron Brewing Company
Blue Heron Brewing Company/Facebook

There isn’t an abundance of options for a draft beer and pizza in Española (or anywhere else on the road between Santa Fe and Taos), but Blue Heron offers a worthy pit stop for a drink, a meal, a game of pool, and a welcoming slice of local life. There is nothing flashy about the pizzas here (and pizzas are the main focus), but you will leave satisfied — especially if you take the opportunity to chat with the regulars between bites.

100 Los Alamos Hwy
Española, NM 87532

4. Arroyo Vino

218 Camino La Tierra, Santa Fe, NM 87507
A seasonal dish at Arroyo Vino
Arroyo Vino [Official]

Over the past several years, this off-the-beaten-path restaurant and wine shop, located eight miles northwest of Santa Fe’s main plaza, has become known for serving some of New Mexico’s most creative cuisine. Kaleidoscopic edible flowers and a wide variety of vegetables from the on-site garden accent the rigorously seasonal menu of chef Allison Jenkins. If you’re looking for an extensive wine list and a meal that incorporates the flavors of the state in innovative ways, this is your spot.

218 Camino La Tierra
Santa Fe, NM 87507

5. Dolina Bakery & Cafe

402 N Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Dolina Bakery & Cafe
Dolina Santa Fe/Facebook

Since it opened its doors a little over a year ago, this airy breakfast and lunch spot has become one of Santa Fe’s best daytime options. The small kitchen serves Slovakian-inspired food in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. The Hungarian goulash alone, made with locally sourced lamb bone broth, is worth the trip. But the house-made cakes, pies, and other pastries are equally unmissable. For a treat to go, pick up some fresh gingerbread and a jar of lemonade mixed with turmeric, ginger, honey, and cayenne.

402 N Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, NM 87501

6. La Boca

72 W Marcy St, Santa Fe, NM 87501
From above, a plate of mussels in a thin broth, with wedges of lemon and cucumber, beside a bowl of bread and olives on a wooden countertop
Mussels at La Boca
La Boca [official]

Since debuting La Boca in 2006 in downtown Santa Fe, chef James Campbell Caruso has merged regional Southwestern ingredients with methodical Spanish technique, transporting eaters from New Mexico to Spain. For example, Caruso pairs small plates like trio de califlor — roasted cauliflower with harissa barbecue sauce and manchego cream — with an impressive selection of Mediterranean and South American wines.

72 W Marcy St
Santa Fe, NM 87501

7. Palacio Cafe

209 E Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501
A chicharron burrito smothered Christmas-style at Palacio Cafe
Oanh M./Yelp

A visit to Palacio Café feels like an extension of chef-owner Damian Muñoz’s own dining room. The breakfast burritos smothered Christmas-style with red and green chile sauces are as soul-satisfying as they are famous. (Breakfast burritos are said to have been invented in Santa Fe.) Though you came for those lauded sauces, no one would blame you if you opted for one of the paninis, like the Cuban Reuben with corned beef, maple-cured ham, pickles, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Thousand Island dressing.

209 E Palace Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87501

8. Iconik Coffee Roasters, Lúpe

314 S Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Morning fuel at Iconik
Iconik Coffee Roasters/Facebook

One of Santa Fe’s most established coffee roasters, Iconic has two other cafes in town, but the Lupe location opens the earliest, at 7 a.m., and is a favorite morning haunt for a leisurely cup and a simple breakfast of yogurt, granola, and mixed-berry-and-mint compote, or the dukkah-spiced avocado toast.

314 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, NM 87501

9. Sazón

221 Shelby St, Santa Fe, NM 87501

The signature mole negro is subtle and balanced; the pork belly tacos are divine; and the sweeter-than-normal chiles en nogada, made with a jalapeno balsamic reduction, offer a new take on a classic. It’s cooking like this — which rivals anything you might find on a white tablecloth in Mexico City — that keeps tables at this adobe-walled restaurant in high demand.  

221 Shelby St
Santa Fe, NM 87501

10. Paloma Restaurant

401 S Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM 87501

This upscale Mexican restaurant makes its tortillas from local landrace blue corn that’s nixtamalized in house. The result is a complex flavor that elevates Paloma’s tacos — topped with carne asada, sea bass, or cauliflower — into some of the best in town.

401 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, NM 87501

11. Kakawa Chocolate House

1050 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501
A cup of hot chocolate at Kakawa
Kakawa Chocolate House/Facebook

This quiet alternative to a coffeehouse provides a wide selection of hot brews inspired by chocolate traditions from around the world. For those averse to sugar, the small but intense Aztec Warrior elixir — an unsweetened cup of chocolate mixed with chile, flowers, herbs, and nuts — is uniquely satisfying. But if you appreciate a sweet treat, there’s plenty more to drink, as well as a number of truffles, bars, caramels, and even chocolate-dipped chiles sold to go.

1050 Paseo De Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501

12. Maria's New Mexican Kitchen

555 W Cordova Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505
From above, a takeout container of nachos topped with sour cream, avocado, cheese, beans, and chopped vegetables on a wooden table
Nachos at Maria’s
Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen [official]

Maria’s has been a Santa Fe institution since 1950. The restaurant has changed hands among multiple families and friends over the years, but they have all maintained the humble, home-cooked New Mexican classics. If you’re looking for red or green chile, be sure to ask which one is spicier that day to suit your taste. Maria’s is perhaps most famous for its menu of more than 150 margaritas and 170 tequilas, which you should definitely explore too.

555 W Cordova Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87505

13. Paper Dosa

551 W Cordova Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Mushroom medley uttapam at Paper Dosa
Paper Dosa/Facebook

Chef Paulraj Karuppasamy uses local ingredients as the base for his innovative South Indian cuisine. The dosas are large but light, and the specialties, like the green chile cheese dosa and the artisanal paletas in rotating Indian-inspired flavors, weave local food traditions into traditional favorites. Vegetarian dishes anchor the menu, which draws regular crowds. The wait is worth it.

551 W Cordova Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87505

14. Rowley Farmhouse Ales

1405 Maclovia St, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Chowder at Rowley Farmhouse Ales
Rowley Farmhouse Ales/Facebook

This low-key gastropub features a wide selection of sour beer and farmhouse ales alongside a varied slate of bar bites that range from sandwiches to risotto to a clam chowder that’s particularly impressive for a high-desert bar menu.

1405 Maclovia St
Santa Fe, NM 87505

15. Jambo Cafe

2010 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Hunks of goat meat stick out from a bowl of stew along with chunks of potato and carrot, with folded roti leaning against the side of the bowl on a neutral background
Caribbean goat stew
Jambo Cafe [official]

Chef Ahmed Obo combines the Swahili, Indian, Arabic, and European culinary influences of Kenya’s Lamu Island, where he was raised, to provide a unique taste of East African fare. At Jambo Cafe, opened in 2009, check out the coconut pili pili shrimp, which features wild shrimp over spicy coconut tomato stew and basmati rice, alongside fan favorites like grilled jerk chicken and vegetarian dishes.

2010 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87505

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16. India House

2501 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505
A bowl of tikka masala with chunks of chicken piled up in the sauce along with sprigs of cilantro, with another bowl and tomatoes on the vine in the background
Chicken tikka masala at India House
India House [official]

Chef Kewal Singh Dhindsa took his love of classic South Indian food from Los Angeles to New York to the Caribbean before settling in Santa Fe. At India House, where the dining room is expansive and the service immaculate, try anything from the tandoor oven, like the chicken wings broiled over mesquite and mixed with yogurt, garlic, and ginger. Don’t be shy if you like heat — ask for recommendations, or alter your favorite dishes with additional spice. India House will go above and beyond to make you sweat.

2501 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87505

17. Dr. Field Goods Kitchen

2860 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507
Sandwich and onion rings at Dr. Field Goods Kitchen
Dr. Field Goods/Facebook

Chef Josh Gerwin is known among the area’s foragers as a die-hard wild foods enthusiast. If you come in the right season (the rainy one), you’ll likely find the menu peppered with foraged ingredients like wild mushrooms or greens from the nearby mountains. Located in a nondescript shopping center, this casual restaurant caters to the local crowd with a respectable draft beer selection, a nonpretentious vibe, and an eclectic array of sandwiches, pizzas, and enchiladas.

2860 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87507

18. Second Street Brewery - Rufina Taproom

2920 Rufina St, Santa Fe, NM 87507
Blackened catfish sandwich at Second Street Brewery
Second Street Brewery/Facebook

With three locations around town, Second Street Brewery is a standby among locals for burgers, beers, and live music. The company’s newest outpost is the spacious Rufina Taproom, conveniently located near the popular immersive art space Meow Wolf for pre- or post-visit refreshment. You’ll find the brewery’s bread-and-butter staples alongside Cajun-inspired dishes by chef Milton Villarubi

2920 Rufina St
Santa Fe, NM 87507

19. Beer Hall at HQ

35 Fire Pl, Santa Fe, NM 87508
An expansive lawn with walking paths, a sunken seating area carved into a slight hill, and the large brick beer hall on two sides of the area
Outside the Beer Hall at HQ
Santa Fe Brewing [official]

Santa Fe Brewing Company has steadily expanded across Santa Fe and Albuquerque with six locations, and it’s clear why the brewery is so popular at the expansive Beer Hall at HQ location. The bar offers an expansive outdoor lounge area and 27 taps of beer, ciders, and beyond. Check the website for the latest food truck, from barbecue to Cubanos, to pop up in the courtyard as well.

35 Fire Pl
Santa Fe, NM 87508

20. Java Junction

2855 NM-14, Madrid, NM 87010
A backyard patio covered partially by awnings with patio tables and chair, a large planter in the center of the space, colorful tablecloths, and wooden signs nailed to a wooden fence
Patio at Java Junction
Java Junction [official]

A Madrid institution, Java Junction is the hub of this artsy desert community (and bona fide ghost town) nestled 20 minutes outside Santa Fe on the Turquoise Trail. The coffee beans, brewed in house, are roasted only 18 miles north of the shop. Be sure to sample the homemade pies, like rhubarb and blueberry, which rotate daily. The coffee shop also has an adjoining store as well as a bed-and-breakfast for those who want to stay the night.

2855 NM-14
Madrid, NM 87010

21. The Mine Shaft Tavern & Cantina

2846 NM-14, Madrid, NM 87010

Both a local bar grub staple and a biker outpost, the Mineshaft Tavern and Cantina gives visitors a taste of the Wild West, with wood-paneled walls and live music. Menu highlights include the mad chile burger, which consists of your choice of meat — including New Mexico-raised Wagyu beef — topped with both fried and chopped hatch chiles, aged cheddar, and chipotle dijonnaise.

2846 NM-14
Madrid, NM 87010

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