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Looking for great restaurant in Santa Fe

Old Oct 2, 15, 8:42 pm
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Looking for great restaurant in Santa Fe

Can someone recommend a really exceptional restaurant in Santa Fe if there is any such animal? I'm open to any cuisine. Will be there for a week.

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Old Oct 3, 15, 12:22 am
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Looking for great restaurant in Santa Fe

Only one: drive up to Izanami. Far and away the best meal I had in Santa Fe.
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Old Oct 4, 15, 12:24 pm
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Restaurant Martin


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Old Oct 15, 15, 4:45 pm
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I like Geronimo.
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Old Oct 18, 15, 8:37 pm
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We ended up eating at Restaurant Martin. The food and service were excellent. My only disappointment was that it didn't have a full bar (only wine and beer). I would return in spite of that though.

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Old Oct 18, 15, 8:43 pm
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There's a famous one on Canyon Road and some very popular typical Mexican place almost at the base. It might have changed, but I also had good meals at La Posada (hotel, now Stawood LC) and the mostly steak place in the renowned hotel in the center of downtown.
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Old Dec 1, 15, 11:08 pm
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For traditional (classic) New Mexican Cuisine:

#1. The Shed
In town, just off the square.
Great for lunch, excellent margaritas..

#2. Rancho de Chimayo
On the high road to Taos. Definitely worth the drive.
Try the Carne Asada & finish with Sopapillas & honey for dessert.
My favorite margaritas - ever- not too sweet.

I usually get this:
A traditional NM dish is blue corn stacked enchiladas, Christmas style with a
fried egg, over easy. Usually served with a side of pinto beans.
Christmas style is 1/2 with red & 1/2 with green chile.
New Mexicans go crazy for their chiles.
I also ask for a small bowl of posole.

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Old Dec 10, 15, 11:43 pm
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Three we enjoy. None are fancy, all are good.

For the best Chili Rellenos in town (per our local friends, and we don't disagree): http://bluecorncafe.com/ with green or red salsa...

We always have breakfast at least once at Pascual's - and always enjoy it - http://www.pasquals.com/

This one did make the top ten list referenced above... I went countless times when it was the Bobcat Bite, now the Sante Fe Bite in closer to town. Same owners, same delicious Green Chili Cheeseburger! Great fries and milkshakes...

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Old Dec 13, 15, 3:15 pm
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My Dad is out there a lot, I forwarded the thread to him and he suggests:

Cafe Pasquals, The Shed, Luminaria, Geronimo and The Compound
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Old Oct 18, 22, 1:24 pm
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Some thoughts from my visit this past weekend...
  • Blue Corn Cafe is now closed. We didn't know that, and we spent quite a bit of time trying to find it in the mall because there still signs all of the place for it. We ended up in the basement at La Fogata Grill in the same building. We enjoyed the food--the Oxacan barbacoa was the standout.
  • La Plazuela in La Fonda Hotel was really nice with a great, open atmosphere. The hand-painted glass panes all over the room were a joy to look at.
  • If you can't get into The Shed, you can drive a bit out of the city to La Choza, which has the same menu (and a better atmosphere, IMO). Their chile rellenos wasn't very-well breaded, which was a disappointment (but still good). Do note that both restaurants are closed on Sundays.
  • All three also had very tasty cocktails.
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