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Where to Eat in Santa Fe and What You Need to Know

If there’s one thing you need to know about Northern New Mexico cuisine, it’s that green chile is king. It’s on just about every type of dish, whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Of course, there are plenty of other staples that you’ll find around town during your visit, but if you want to discover where to eat in Santa Fe, you must search for green chile on the menu. There are plenty of fantastic restaurants around the city serving up delicious fare, and we compiled a list of some of the best! More of the best restaurants, attractions, and activities await you in our free Santa Fe Vacation Guide!

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Casa Chimayo

An extensive list of New Mexican delights graces the menu at Casa Chimayo. Take a break from the heart of the city and head three and a half blocks west to sample a variety of simple Santa  Fe cuisine like green chile stew.

La Choza Restaurant

If you’re searching for a place to eat near the Santa Fe Railyard, La Choza Restaurant is a fantastic option for tostadas, enchiladas, tamales, and of course, margaritas!

Tia Sophia’s

When you’re hungry and trying to find a place where you can eat in Santa Fe during a fun yet exhausting day of touring the city’s bounty of museums, Tia Sophia’s is only two blocks from Santa Fe Plaza. You’ll find breakfast and lunch featuring items such as huevos rancheros, blue corn enchiladas, and tamales. Of course, you can cover any meal with a large helping of Santa Fe’s famous green chile.


If you’re wondering where to eat near Santa Fe on your way to a from a day trip to Los Alamos, Taos, or Bandelier National Monument, Gabriel’s offers a delicious array of Southwestern favorites. Try the Pollo en Mole Poblano or the Rellenos de Santa Fe while sitting on their beautiful patio.

Tune-Up Cafe

Breakfast is the main specialties at this small and family-friendly restaurant. It’s the place to eat in Santa Fe for a unique Southwestern kick in the morning, especially with their huevos El Salvadorenos and a side of green chile. Tune-Up Cafe also serves up plenty of delicious lunch and dinner specials on their quaint outdoor patio.

La Casa Sena

La Casa Sena is less than a block from the heart of town and is an excellent place to eat in Santa Fe. You’ll find a new and authentic take on classic New Mexican cuisine in this bright and lively restaurant where enchiladas and pork osso buco share the same menu. If you want to discover where to eat something a little more casual in Santa Fe, try their La Cantina for cocktails, margaritas, and of course, a mouth-watering green chile cheeseburger.

Blue Corn Cafe

Blue Corn Cafe is a lively restaurant where you can eat Santa Fe classics like chile rellenos, stuffed sopaipillas, and blue corn tacos. You can also find other American staples like ribs, burgers, and salads.

Make sure you visit during Santa Fe Restaurant Week at the end of February for deals at most places around the city. If you want to find where to eat in Santa Fe for a date night with your special someone, check out our places on the most romantic places to eat in the City Different

Book Your Stay Near the Heart of Santa Fea bright and vibrant breakfast at Four Kachinas

Once you find where you want to eat in Santa Fe and fully explore all of the precious historical and architectural gems around the city, head back to your cozy and comfortable room at Four Kachinas Inn. Our things to do page has a list of the best hikes, history walks, special tours, cultural sites, and so much more!

Start planning your trip today by booking one of our authentic Southwestern-themed rooms and get ready for the vacation of a lifetime! We look forward to welcoming you to our Inn!

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