Top Eleven Restaurants in Santa Fe, New Mexico

fter a week in Santa Fe, New Mexico, we learned it can be quite a culinary paradise.  Below we made our list (in no particular order), of our favorites as well as ones we thought were just unique.


An authentic, upscale Mexican restaurant right in downtown. It is beautifully decorated with rich colors. This is a great place for high end Mexican. The nachos were plated so that every nacho had a topping on it so no one got stuck with a naked chip! The menu is not large but diversified enough for everyone to find something they’d enjoy.

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Palacio Cafe

It was small and intimate with the best chili sauces we had. The servers were so helpful and patient in describing the menu since this was our first stop in Santa Fe.  The coffee and hot cocoa were a cut above too. Our chai had heart shaped foam. Everything was freshly prepared and delicious!



One of the top restaurants in town and really an experience not just a meal. Very expensive so I would go for a special occasion. The service and food were beyond top of the line.  Many restaurants outside of steakhouses usually over cook their steak- not this place.Their presentation was amazing and really brought things to another level.


The Pantry

Open since 1948 and serving delicious breakfasts with everything made from scratch. A line out the door so clearly this diner is popular with the locals. We liked that they had vegetarian options like vegetarian sausage. The line moves quickly though so don’t be nervous- it is worth the wait!

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