5 of the Best Restaurants in Santa Fe That You’ll Love

During your visit to Santa Fe, outstanding food will never be in short supply. New Mexico’s capital is home to many wonderful restaurants, some of which are award-winning and nationally recognized. You’ll find a wide variety of cuisines ranging from zesty New Mexican to global specialties bursting with irresistible flavors. To help you with your planning, we’ve compiled a brief list of our favorite restaurants in Santa Fe that we’re sure you’ll love to try during your visit.

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5 of the Best Restaurants in Santa Fe

Santacafe Restaurant and Bar

Since 1983, Santacafe has stood as a fine dining icon of Santa Fe. This delightful eatery has been frequented by visiting celebrities and is a favorite of many locals. They see themselves as not just a restaurant, but also catalysts of incredible food, amazing wine, and great friends.

Pantry Restaurant in Santa Fe, NM

Also known as Santa Fe’s Meeting Place, the Pantry Restaurant has been associated with quality and excellence since starting in 1948! Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this diner-style restaurant serves up American favorites along with traditional New Mexican cuisine cooked just the way you like it.


Geronimo is recognized as one of the Top 100 Restaurants in America! Not only do they serve an eclectic menu that changes seasonally, but the Borrego House in which the restaurant sits is truly one of its best features. The building was constructed by Geronimo Lopez in 1756 with thick adobe walls, a kiva fireplace, and wood beams. That warm and inviting atmosphere is still in the restaurant today and is reflected in every delectable item on the menu.

Cafe Pasqual’s in Santa Fe, NM

Using only the freshest seasonal and organic ingredients, Cafe Pasqual has served emphatically flavored cuisine for 37 years. However, what makes Pasqual’s so unique is its artistic setting. All of the beautiful tiles and murals are hand painted by the Mexican artist, Leovigildo Martinez. It’s a great place to enjoy memorable food in a fun and inviting atmosphere. If you visit, their Quinoa Burger is an absolute must for you to try!

Palacio Cafe

For a quick and laid-back experience, we recommend a visit to Palacio Cafe in Santa Fe! This family-owned nook serves a wide selection of delicious sandwiches, soups, and salads. Some of our guests have also raved about their tasty breakfast selections and gourmet coffees. This is the ideal spot to stop for a quick meal before continuing your Santa Fe adventures.

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