Santa Fe Restaurants

Chances are you will only eat out a handful of times while you are here so eat like the Santa Fe locals. Our guide to Santa Fe Restaurants makes it easy to decide. We don't put together an exhaustive list of every restaurant in Santa Fe, just the ones that are you are most likely to enjoy. We tried to put a variety of restaurants on the list, including Fine Dining Restaurants, Italian Restaurants, Steakhouses, French Restaurants, Seafood and more. Let us know what you think about our Santa Fe Restaurants guide.

Restaurant Reviews


Santa Fe Restaurant Geronimo Restaurant
724 Canyon Rd
Santa Fe, NM
(505) 982-1500

Santa Fe Restaurants have their own unique cuisine that is hard to find anywhere else. Geronimo Restaurant is one of the best restaurants in Santa Fe. The world class food, service and attention to detail is some of the best you will find anywhere. They are one of the few restaurants to receive the Four Diamond Award from AAA and the Mobile Four Star Award. The have also been picked as one of the top 100 restaurants in America more than once. The restaurant is sophisticated and the setting is elegant. You will not only have a great dinner but will do so in a historic building that was built in 1756 with adobe walls, wood beams, and southwest style fire places. The menu is superb with wonderful soups and salads like Chilled Cucumber and Melon Bisque, Spinach and Goat Cheese Salad, and a creative Caesar salad. The appetizers and really special with Ahi Tuna, Crab Cakes, Foie Gras, and Lobster Ragout. The entrees are standouts with Elk, Sea Bass, Honey Grilled Prawns, Lobster Tail, Game Hens, Salmon, Scallops, New York Strip, Lamb Chops, and more. The restaurant also has a wonderful Vegetarian menu so there is always something for everyone. This is one restaurant you don't want to pass up.

Upscale Santa Fe Restaurant Compound Fine Dining Restaurant
653 Canyon Rd
Santa Fe , NM
(505) 982-4353

The Compound Restaurant is one of the best Santa Fe Restaurants. The restaurant has been written up in the New York Times, Forbes, Food and Wind and many other national publications. Chef Kiffen is regarded as one of the best chefs in the southwest. All this attention is well deserved. The contemporary cuisine is superb featuring regional influences and fresh regional ingredients. The presentation is a work of art. The food not only tastes good but looks good as well. The restaurant menus are seasonal and do change. The lunch menu features some great appetizers like Potato and Leek Soup, Foie Gras, Lobster Salad, Scallops and more. The lunch entrees at this restaurant are delicious with excellent sandwiches, Waygu Beef Burger's, Chicken Schnitzel, Tenderloin, Salmon, Pulled Pork, Scallops, and more. The dinner menu is really special with more appetizers like Carpaccio Salad, Short Ribs, Shrimp, Endive Salad, and more. Additional entrees are added to include Salmon, Cod, Pork Tenderloin, Pan Roasted Chicken, Lamb, Angus Beef, Duck and more. The Compound is one of the Santa Fe Restaurants that you will always want to keep coming back to.

Fine Dining Santa Fe Restaurant 315 Restaurant and Wine Bar
315 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM
(505) 986-9190

315 Restaurant and Wine Bar is another one of those excellent Santa Fe Restaurants. It is known nationally to be one of the best restaurants in the country having appeared in Bon Appetit, Gourmet, Fodors, USA Today, and The Wine Spectator Magazines and Newspapers. The setting is elegant and comfortable at the same time. There are a lot of reasons why this restaurant is so beloved. Some like the fresh ingredients, the fresh produce, spices, meats and dairy. Others are sold on the restaurants creatively prepared dishes and presentation. The bottom line is everything about this restaurant is reflected in the care and thought that goes into every meal. The cuisine is French and the menu may change daily depending on the availability of fresh ingredients. The appetizers are delicious with French Onion Soup, Calamari, Duck Sausage, Shrimp, Trout and more. The entrees are some of the best with Pork Chops, Quail, Duck, Scallops, Chicken, Sea Bass, Fettuccine, and more. The dessert menu is just as good with Creme Brulee, Chocolate Cake, Pudding, Ice Creams, Sorbet and more. The wine list may be the most extensive of all Santa Fe Restaurants. 315 Restaurant should be on your list of Santa Fe Restaurants.

 Steakhouse Santa Fe Restaurant Old House Restaurant
309 W San Francisco St
Santa Fe , NM
(505) 988-4455

Four Diamond Rating for 15 years and counting. The Old House Restaurant may be the best of the Santa Fe restaurants. Zagat thinks its one of the best in all of New Mexico. Enjoy the cuisine of the world at this restaurant that incorporates the freshest ingredients from nearby farms and the region. The local sourcing insures the most flavorful and healthy meals. Santa Fe is known for its upscale fine dining restaurants and the Old House Restaurant is one of the reasons why. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and each meal is a treat. Breakfast features all the traditional favorites from omelets, Eggs Benedict, and hash browns to some great regional foods like Huevos Rancheros and Burritos. Lunch starts with a great Tortilla Soup, Tacos, and Salads. Lunch entrees include some great Angu Burger's, Caesar Salad, Meat loaf Sandwich, and more. The dinner menu is really special with delicious appetizers like Crab Cakes, Tuna, Charcuterie, Calamari, Lobster, and more. The main entrees are perfect with Aged Rib Eye Steak, Veal, Salmon, Scallops, New York Steak, Trout, Eggplant, Lamb, Chicken and more. The Old House Restaurant delivers excellent service and some great food in a wonderful cozy atmosphere. You will love this restaurants. Oh, and we almost forgot to mention the award winning wine list.

Santa Fe Restaurant Andiamo Italian Restaurant
322 Garfield St
Santa Fe , NM
(505) 995-9595

Andiamo is an Italian restaurant in Santa Fe that is true Italian food incorporating the best of the region. Farm to table has a lot of meaning at this restaurant. The local farmers market keeps Adiamo supplied with the freshest meats, produce and local ingredients. This creates a one of a kind dining experience and is one of the reasons that this is one of the best Italian restaurants in Santa Fe. The menus are superb with daily specials for lunch like Chicken Piccata, Linguine, Chicken Parmesan, and Spaghetti. The lunch soups and salads are creative with Locak Stew, Fried Calamari, Spinach Salad and more. You can also chose between some great pastas, sandwiches and pizza. The dinner menu features a good selection of appetizers with fresh soups, Antipasti, Beet Salad, Baby Lettuce, and more. The main entrees are classic Italian favorites like Lasagna, Linguine, Lamb, Tuna Linguine, Pork Tenderloin, Chicken Marsala, Veal, Duck, and Seafood Pasta. All Santa Fe restaurants deliver, and if you are in the mood for Italian, this is your restaurant.

Santa Fe Restaurant Cowgirl Santa Fe Restaurant
319 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe , NM
(505) 982-2565

Don't be mislead by the name, this is some serious food. This restaurant in Santa Fe has been written up in The New York Times, Outside Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and others. It was also featured on the Food Network and by Rachel Ray. There are so many outstanding Santa Fe restaurants to choose from, but there is nothing like Cowgirls. It is some of the best Barbecue anywhere, plus it takes comfort food to a new level. The lunch appetizers will delight the taste buds. Start with their unique Chips and Salsa, Guacamole, Jerk or Spicy Chicken Wings, Chile Fries, and awesome Nachos. The Chuck wagon and Vegetarian Chilis are excellent. The lunch menu gets real extensive with BBQ Chicken, Brisket, Baby Back Ribs, Sirloin, T-Bone, Burger's and seafood like Salmon, Catfish, Scallops, and Shrimp. There is also a large selection of sandwiches and side orders. The dinner menu is extensive with something for everyone and some exotic options like a Buffalo, Elk, and Venison steak. If you want to have some fun try the Jerk Chicken or Chicken Fried Steak. The seafood is awesome with Bourbon Salmon, Seared Scallops, or catfish. If you are looking for gluten free, just ask your server. With all this great food you can expect to get a great beer, and you will. Check out the Tap Room menu and try something new. The Cowgirl Restaurant is a one of a kind place and may end up being your favorite of all the Santa Fe restaurants. Oh by the way, enjoy the beautiful Santa Fe summer nights and dine out on the patio.

Santa Fe Restaurant Pasquals Mexican Restaurant
121 Don Gaspar Ave
Santa Fe , NM
(505) 983-9340

Thirty Five years and counting. That's how long Pasqual's has delighted locals and tourists with some of the best Mexican and New Mexico cuisine. The ingredients are all natural and organically certified for the freshest and healthiest meals possible. You will see the seasonal changes to take advantage of what is fresh today. The breads are baked daily, the salsas are prepared from scratch. It is as close to home cooking as you can get, maybe closer. Pasqual's is one of the Santa Fe restaurants that are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The breakfast menu is extensive with a lot of variety. Take your pick from Cheese Blitzes, Eggs and Chile, Burritos, Trout Hash, Corned Beef Hash, Huevos Rancheros, Omlettes, Pancakes, French Toast and a lot more. The lunch and dinner menus are examples of food prepared with unique influences that you won't see anywhere else. Lunch features items like; Haddock Tacos, Turkey Cheeseburger's, Bison Burger's, Carne Asada, Chicken Breast, BLT with green Chile, and so much more. Dinner is yet another treat with excellent Salads, Grilled Corn on the Cob, Tamales, Barbecued Angus Beef, Bouillabaisse, Seared Scallops, Chile with Portobello and Shiitake Mushrooms, Lamb Chops, Enchiladas, and lots more. This restaurant has so much to offer and everything is so creatively prepared and seasoned, it is an absolute delight for the taste buds. They also have a long list of organic juices and teas. This is really a special restaurant.

Santa Fe Restaurant Jambo Afican Homestyle Restaurant
2010 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe , NM
(505) 473-1269

When you are looking for something different, this is the restaurant for you. Blending the cuisines of Northwest Africa, the Southern Mediterranean, and a little Caribbean you get a unique menu and incredible flavors. The starters are so good its hard to decide; Crab Cakes with Plantain, Stuffed Pastries, Hummus, Coconut Shrimp, Jerk Chicken, and Cinnamon Plantain's. The salads are delicious with Spice Salmon, Jerk Chicken, Curry Goat and more. The main entrees and something special with Spiced Mahi Mahi, Peanut and Coconut Chicken Stew, Lamb Burger, Coconut Shrimp, Moroccan Chicken, Coconut Chicken, Goat Stew, Lamb Stew, Beef Kabobs, and so much more. The restaurant has some great sandwiches and wraps like the Jerk Chicken, Lamb, Curried Chicken, Vegetarian, and Tofu. The desserts are wonderful with Chocolate Cake, Pecan Pie, Baklava, Cobbler and more. Santa Fe restaurants give you a lot of variety, but there is only one place where you can get this kind of food. You won't go wrong at the Jambo Cafe.

Santa Fe Restaurant The Shed Restaurant
113 E Palace Ave
Santa Fe , NM
(505) 982-9030

There aren't many restaurants that have been around since the early 50's and the Shed is one of those Santa Fe restaurants that have stood the test of time. Parts of the building have been around for over 300 years so it is truly a special place. The cuisine is a blend of several cultures; Spanish, New Mexico, Pueblo, and Mexican. The ingredients are sourced from the region much as the way food was prepared hundred's of years ago. For lunch there is a lot to choose from soups, salads, and more like Home Made Guacamole, Grilled Shrimp, Gazpacho, Raspberry Soup, Mushroom Soup, Stew and more. There are several fresh salad options. The lunch entrees like Turkey, Chicken, Chile, Enchiladas, Tacos are all excellent. The dinner menu features even more great salads and entrees. Get a great Charbroiled Rib Eye or New York Strip, Garlic Shrimp, Fish Tacos, Chicken Breast, Burritos, and more. The food is great and the setting makes you feel like you are dining in New Mexico when it was only a territory. The Chile is famous but spicy, and should be sampled, maybe outdoors on the patio.

Santa Fe Restaurant Luminaria Find Dining Restaurant
211 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe , NM
(505) 984-7915

Luminaria is one of those Santa Fe restaurants that incorporate the history, culture, and architecture of New Mexico into a dining experience. The restaurant blends the rustic aspects of the Southwest with the sophistication of upscale dining. A lot of thought went into the artwork, colors, and furniture to pay respect to history. Dining outside under the clear New Mexico night sky is a real treat. The restaurant is award winning with the Four Diamond Award and write ups in several national publications. The restaurant is open for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Brunch and they have an exceptional wine list. The breakfast menu features all the favorites like Omelets, Eggs Benedict, Waffles, Pancakes and more. Start lunch with an excellent Tortilla Soup or fresh salad. The restaurant also serves a Waygu Burger, Pulled Pork, Grilled Shrimp, Lobster, Salmon, and more. The dinner menu really showcases the progressive cuisine they are noted for. They have very uniquely prepared appetizers like Pork Belly, Foie Gras, Gazpacho, and Salmon Tartare that are combined with ingredients like no where else. Entrees of Rabbit, Halibut, Duck, Pork Chops, Scallops, Buffalo, and more make this a very interesting place to dine. You will enjoy every element of this dining experience.


We hope we made it easier to decide between all the Santa Fe Restaurants you could eat at.

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