Top 10  Restaurants in Santa Fe

10. 2nd St Brewery

MAP   SITE   (505) 982-3030

Kicking off our Top 10 Santa Fe restaurants is none other than the Second Street Brewery -- second to none in yummy eats and delicious treats. Serving up some of the best American comfort food around, along with fabulous ESBs, IPAs, golden ales, and cream stouts, this little brewery is a great place to grab some grub during your travels. Remember travelers -- beauty is in the eye of the beer holder. Open Mon – Thurs 11 AM – 10 PM, Fri – Sat 11 AM – 11 PM, Sun 12 PM – 9 PM. 

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9. Tia Sophia’s

MAP   SITE   (505) 983-9880

It’s about to get hot, hot, hot! This warm and welcoming little family joint located in the heart of Santa Fe prefers to operate in a no-nonsense, diner-style, ma and pa kind of fashion. But don’t be fooled by this Top 10 Santa Fe restaurant’s charm, they serve up some of the hottest Hot Chile around. What does a nosey pepper do? Gets jalapeno business. Come on down to Tia Sophia’s, where the heat is on. Open Mon - Sat 7 AM – 2 PM and Sun 8 AM – 1 PM. 

8. Pantry Restaurant

MAP   MENU   (505) 986-0022

We thought that “Santa Fe’s meeting place” deserved a spot on our Top 10 Santa Fe restaurants, how about you? A spicy, special restaurant that is family-owned and operated, The Pantry Restaurant aims to treat each and every patron like a member of the Pantry family. This hot house eatery uses over 7 tons of green chile each year—wowza! Head to the pantry and claim your slice of green. Open Mon – Sat 6:30 AM – 8:30 PM and Sundays, from 7:00 AM -- 8:30 PM.

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7. La Boca

MAP   SITE   (505) 982-3433

Get ready to taste the flavors of Spain, travelers! La Boca boasts some of the most refined and contemporary Spanish flavors of the South. Serving up magnificently delicious small plates paired with elegant regional wines, you’ll wonder why you’ve ever eaten anything else! Come taste the traditions of the region, drink all the wine you can, and get a little loco at this Top 10 Santa Fe cafe. Open daily 11:30 AM – 10 PM.

6. Mucho Gusto

MAP   SITE   (505) 955-8402

Are you looking for that perfect gem of a Mexican restaurant that has irresistible flavors on the cheap? Then let’s taco ‘bout Mucho Gusto, a Top Ten Santa Fe cantina we think you’ll like a lot. Dishing out flaming hot taquitos, fajitas, and burritos in homey digs, this place will keep you coming back for more. If you don’t feel like going, that’s probably nacho best decision. It’s going to be mexcellent. Open Mon – Sat 11 AM – 8:30 PM.  

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5. Jambo Café

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Culture coming your way, travelers! This fabulous treasure is a charming café serving up some of the most amazing African food you’ve ever had—for real. Try their signature jerk chicken, goat stew, yummy wraps, and mouth-watering pies; no matter what you try it’ll be the bomb. Voted “Best International Cuisine” for the last six years, you’re pretty much guaranteed a flavor party in your mouth at this Top 10 Santa Fe café. Check it out. Open Mon – Sat 11 AM – 9 PM. 

4. El Molero

We had to throw in some street food lovin’ for our Top Ten Santa Fe food trucks! The El Molero fajita truck that parks mainly on the Plaza in the middle of the bustling city has been serving local foodies by the hundreds. This mobile food delight has won tons of awards and constantly has people chasing after it (just kidding, that would be funny though). Please both your taste buds and your wallet with this fast and furious eat. Hours and locations vary (that’s part of the fun)! 

3. Geronimo

MAP   SITE   (505) 982-1500

Alright you classy modern travelers, we didn’t forget about you. Geronimo will satisfy all of your hipster, foodie, eclectic, adventurous needs. Elegant food combined with minimalist décor makes this an insta-worthy outing and a great Top 10 Santa Fe dining experience. This place also pairs their already tasty dishes with some of the best wine around, making for some gustatory memories you won’t soon forget. Open daily for dinner 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 

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2. Clafoutis

MAP   SITE   (505) 988-1809

We thought we’d change up the spicy theme for our Top 10 Santa Fe restaurants and add in some sweet treats just for you. This ultra-cozy little French bakery will fill your soul with warm coffee, perfectly baked scones, and comforting vibes. This cute place also serves light breakfasts and lunches to fuel your meandering travels. Steal a few moments sipping on espresso before venturing into the Santa Fe heat. Open Mon – Sat 7 AM – 4 PM. 

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1. The Compound

MAP   SITE   (505) 982-4353

This is what you’ve been waiting for travelers -- the ultimate combination of elegant food, delicious drinks, and the perfect atmosphere. Earning the number one spot for Top Ten Santa Fe dining is The Compound—dishing up fine Southwestern fare in an adobe-home setting, could it be any more Santa Fe? This James Beard award-winning chef will tickle your taste buds and make you feel the magic. Open for lunch Mon – Sat 12 PM – 2 PM and for daily for dinner 6 PM – 8 PM. 

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