Top Choice International in Santa Fe

Cafe Pasqual's

Whatever time you visit this exuberantly colorful, utterly unpretentious place, the food, most of which has a definite south-of-the-border flavor, is worth every penny of the high prices. The breakfast menu is famou…
Top Choice Tapas in Santa Fe

El Farol

This popular restaurant and bar, set in a rustically authentic adobe, has live music nightly. Although El Farol serves excellent steaks, most people come to sample the extensive list of tapas (three for $25). The we…
Top Choice Modern Southwestern in Santa Fe

Coyote Café

Serious foodies return year after year for stellar interpretations of New Mexico cuisine. Now in the capable hands of chef Eric DiStefano, the menu at Santa Fe's most celebrated restaurant changes frequently, featur…
Top Choice New Mexican in Santa Fe

La Plazuela

One of Santa Fe’s greatest pleasures is a meal in the Fonda’s irresistible see-and-be-seen central atrium, with its excited bustle, colorful decor and high-class New Mexican food, with contemporary dishes sharing me…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Santa Fe

Joseph’s Culinary Pub

This romantic old adobe, open for dinner only, is best seen as a fine-dining restaurant rather than a pub. Order from the shorter, cheaper bar menu if you'd rather, but it’s worth lingering in the warm-hued dining r…
Top Choice African in Santa Fe

Jambo Cafe

Despite expanding year on year, this African-flavored cafe is hard to spot from the highway; once inside, though, it’s a lovely spot, always busy with locals who love its distinctive goat, chicken and lentil curries…
Burgers in Santa Fe

Santa Fe Bite

Repeatedly hailed by locals as serving the best burger in Santa Fe, this souped-up classic-style diner, now in a new location at Gerrett's Desert Inn, really does make an outstanding green chile cheeseburger ($11) –…
Middle Eastern in Santa Fe

Cleopatra's Cafe

This simple cafe makes up for a slight deficit in ambience with taste and value: big platters of delicious kebabs, hummus, falafel and other Greek and Middle Eastern favorites.
Modern American in Santa Fe

The Compound

A longtime foodie favorite, featuring the contemporary American creations of much-lauded chef and owner Mark Kiffin. Ingredients are always fresh, and presentation perfect, while the menu ranges through elegant Sout…
Modern American in Santa Fe


Housed in a 1756 adobe, Geronimo is among the finest and most romantic restaurants in town. Highlights on the short but diverse menu include honey-grilled white prawns with fiery sweet chile and peppery elk tenderlo…