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“Gusto con gusto siempre es gusto,” or “Pleasure with taste is always a pleasure,” is a regional saying that exemplifies Santa Fe’s culinary scene.

With hundreds of restaurants, Santa Fe has earned its international reputation as a “must” in dining destinations. The many dining options highlight the distinct flavors of New Mexico and beyond.

The Inn on the Alameda’s own Agoyo Lounge serves a casual menu with light and hearty tasty and healthy options as well as traditional New Mexican dishes, in-house nightly. Plus, the Inn’s convenient downtown location puts it within easy walking distance of many of the best restaurants in Santa Fe, offering a range of cuisine, price points, and vibes.

Our staff are local experts and will be happy to recommend the perfect dining spot for whatever you’re in the mood for. Here are some of our favorite local places to eat in Santa Fe:

Unique and New

Agoyo Lounge: 303 E. Alameda, 505-984-2121

Bouche Bistro: 451 West Alameda 505-982-6297. Soupe a l’oignon, salade mesclun, “bistro” says it all.

Jambo Cafe: 2010 Cerrillos Road, 505-473-1269. Regular winner of the annual Santa Fe SouperBowl, this innocuous spot is consistently ranked high on TripAdvisor with good reason. African influences and hearty soups sell out daily, and it’s a local’s favorites!


American Fare

Agoyo Lounge: 303 E. Alameda, 505-984-2121

Vanessie: 434 West San Francisco Street, 505-982-9966. Classic American dishes are the main attraction here, with large portions of fresh vegetables accompanying well-prepared favorites like steak, rack of lamb, and fresh grilled salmon.

Santa Fe Street Bar and Grill: 187 Paseo de Peralta at the DeVargas Mall, 505-982-3033. Pub classics, a variety of beers on tap, and a happy atmosphere make this a favorite of locals.

San Francisco Street Bar and Grill: 50 East San Francisco Street, 505-982-2044.

This downtown pub on the Plaza offers a nice selection of brews, a classic burger, and a variety of salad selections, all at affordable prices.

Rio Chama Steakhouse414 Old Santa Fe Trail, 505-955-0765. A clubby, upscale atmosphere and a classy menu enhanced by Southwestern flourishes set this one apart from your average steakhouse, and the bar menu is one of the best in town.

La Casa Sena125 East Palace Avenue, 505-988-9232. This warmly elegant restaurant in a historic compound is known for its exciting wine list and a flourish of local flavor on the menu of classics.

Dinner for Two106 North Guadalupe, 505-820-2075. It really IS dinner for two, with a four-course tasting menu too!

The Bullring: 150 Washington, 505-983-3328. This classic downtown steakhouse serves most items a la carte, and they’re definitely big enough to share.


Asian/East Indian

Izanami3451 Hyde Park Road, 505-428-6390. Izanami is an izakaya serving upscale Japanese bar food. Small plates meant for sharing, creatively prepared locally sourced meat and produce with an emphasis on seasonality, all accompanied by unique libations in a lovely mountain setting.

Jinja510 N. Guadalupe, 505-982-4321. Jinja offers foods and beverages that evoke the fresh flavors and delights of the Pacific Islands and Asia.

Shohko Cafe: 321 Johnson Street, 505-982-9708. A serene Asian oasis, offering perfectly prepared tempura, sushi and other Japanese classics, with the chefs-owners always close by to ensure quality and satisfaction.

Lan’s Vietnamese Cuisine2430 Cerrillos Rd, 505-986-1636. You’ll have to drive to get there, but you’ll be really glad you did! Fresh and affordable, this kitchen turns out some of the tastiest Asian food in Santa Fe.

India Palace227 Don Gasper (within the city parking lot), 505-986-58598. Tucked behind the city parking lot on Water Street, the luncheon buffet is always popular.



Bouche Bistro: 451 West Alameda 505-982-6297. Soupe a l’oignon, salade mesclun, “bistro” says it all.

315 Restaurant and Wine Bar: 315 Old Santa Fe Trail, 505-986-9190. Provencal cuisine paired with terrific wine is always a winner, and this place serves them in a warmly congenial setting with a patio designed for lingering.

Ristra: 548 Agua Fria, 505-982-8608. The Southwest goes to Paris via this elegantly minimal restaurant featuring continental classics with just a hint of chile to liven things up.

French Pastry Shop: East San Francisco Street in La Fonda Hotel, 505-983-6697. This simple cafe is an easy daytime choice for a bowl of soupe a l’oignon, a quick cappuccino or chocolate croissant to pick you up for an afternoon on the Santa Fe Plaza.

Clafoutis: 402 North Guadalupe, 505-988-1809. A brunch or lunch hotspot, with fresh and delicious country salads, excellent sandwiches, and a selection of pastries.

Swiss Bakery & Cafe: 401 South Guadalupe, 505-988-1111. A real bakery with real croissants, and crepes all day.



Rooftop Pizzeria: 60 E San Francisco St # 301, 505-984-0008. Artisanal pizza choices, salads, and microbrew selections make this a pleasant option for casual dining downtown.

Pranzo Italian Grill: 540 Montezuma Street, 505-984-2645. Open past 10 p.m., this mainstay features an award-winning wine list, an extensive menu of Italian favorites, and gourmet thin-crust pizza.

Osteria d’Assisi: 58 South Federal Place, 505-986-5858. One of Santa Fe’s most authentic Italian kitchens, with a fine wine list and where freshly made pasta and stone-baked pizzas top the list of favorites.

Il Piatto: 95 West Marcy Street, 505-984-1091. Well-priced, creative Italian dishes in a lively setting are the highlight at this trattoria-style restaurant.

Cafe Cafe: 500 Sandoval Street, 505-466-1391. The inventive Italian-style menu features pizzas and salads, with some additions.


New Mexican

Agoyo Lounge: 303 E. Alameda, 505-984-2121

Tomasita’s: 500 South Guadalupe, 505-983-5721. Housed in a former train depot, this popular spot serves plentiful New Mexican dishes to the crowds of locals and travelers who line up for their chile fix.

Tia Sophia: 210 West San Francisco Street, 505-983-5721. Start the day like a local! Join the downtown business people for breakfast burritos, chiles rellenos, and other New Mexican fare at this lunch hangout.

The Shed: 113½ East Palace, 505-982-9030. The quintessential Santa Fe eatery occupies a centuries-old building and serves up classic chile-infused New Mexican fare.

The Pink Adobe: 406 Old Santa Fe Trail, 505-983-7712. This old-time hangout with classic decor serves up New Mexican fare and popular signature dishes, with a lively bar scene in the adjacent Dragon Room.

Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen: 555 West Cordova Road, 505-983-7929. Known mainly for its unbelievably extensive margarita menu, northern New Mexico dishes help make this casual eatery a local favorite.

La Choza: 905 Alarid Street, 505-982-0909. Sister property to the Shed, with fresh, flavorful New Mexican fare.

Guadalupe Café: 422 Old Santa Fe Trail, 505-982-9762. This popular hangout serves up authentic New Mexican fare in a charming adobe with patio seating in season.

Atrisco: 93 Paseo de Peralta, 505-983-7401. Don’t let the mall location faze you, these folks know their chile!



La Boca: 72 West Marcy Street, 505-982-3433. The newest entry in the tapas derby, this one adds in touches of the Middle East to spice up its creative, ever-changing menu.

El Meson: 213 Washington Avenue, 505-983-6756. Wash down the tapas and paella with a Spanish wine or an oloroso sherry, or drop by their Chispa bar for live music and a nightcap.

El Farol: 808 Canyon Road, 505-983-9912. Santa Fe’s oldest bar and restaurant, this historic spot on Canyon Road offers the some of the best people-watching in town, a happening bar with live music, and a sophisticated menu of tapas and other Spanish specialties.


Vegan/Vegetarian Fare

Body Cafe: 333 Cordova Road, 505-986-0362. Fresh and unique cuisine and the most delectable chocolate truffles to end a meal.

Jambo Cafe: 2010 Cerrillos Road, 505-473-1269. Regular winner of the annual Santa Fe SouperBowl, this innocuous spot is consistently ranked high on TripAdvisor with good reason. African influences and hearty soups sell out daily, and it’s a local’s favorites!


Southwest Contemporary

Santacafe: 231 Washington Avenue, 505-984-1788. This pan-Asian, Southwestern favorite occupies a historic building with a central courtyard for al fresco dining.

Restaurant Martin: 526 Galisteo Street, 505-820-0919. This James Beard award-winner brings mouth-watering and tummy-warming fare, using fresh seasonal ingredients in sophisticated presentations at lunch, dinner, and brunch on weekends.

Geronimo: 724 Canyon Road, 505-982-1500. Housed in a historic building, Geronimo gets consistent raves for its tasteful decor, professional service and outstanding menu of Continental cuisine updated with Asian influences and Southwestern flair.

Galisteo Bistro and Wine Bar: 227 Galisteo Street, 505-982-3700. Featuring hearty home cooking in the blended spirits of Italy, Spain, New Orleans, and the New England coast, you’ll find a good representation of the cuisine of several cultures and regions.

Coyote Cafe: 131 West Water Street, 505-983-1615. This is the place that first put upscale Southwestern cuisine on the map, and it’s still a winner!

The Compound: 653 Canyon Road, 505-982-4353. The Compound offers fresh seasonal choices by a James Beard award-winning chef, a dining room maintained in the original design by Alexander Girard, creator of the Folk Art Museum, and the best parking on Canyon Road.

Cafe Pasqual’s: 121 Don Gaspar, 505-983-9340. The menu of organic and sustainably grown dishes spiced with Asian and Latin American flavors is one of the most imaginative in town.

The Palace Restaurant & Saloon: 142 West Palace Avenue, 505-428-0690. This downtown institution has returned to the fold with ample portions of delicious classics and live music on the weekends.



Mucho Gusto: 839 Paseo de Peralta, 505-955-8402. Tucked away next door to the Inn, this casual, family-owned spot serves up classic cuisine from Old Mexico, along with the best of New Mexican fare.

Bumblebee’s Baja Grill: 301 Jefferson St., 505-820-2862. If you’re tired of eating New Mexican-style, try it Mexican-style, with soft corn tortillas making for a great fish taco and some mighty big burritos.

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