The foundation of Santa Fe cuisine is an intriguing mix of Old and New World heritages. The Puebloan people used ingredients like corn, beans, squash, and pinons. Spanish settlers introduced exotic spices like cumin, pepper, and cinnamon, plus new vegetables and meat sources. And the Mexican culture added to the mix delicious dishes like chile rellenos and enchiladas.
For excellent New Mexican cuisine, Santa Feans are fortunate to have many and varied choices. You can enjoy a breakfast burrito at places like longtime favorites Café Pasqual or Tia Sophia, or sample New Mexican cuisine with subtle twists at the Hotel Chimayo’s Estevan restaurant.
Other types of cuisines abound in Santa Fe. Continental menus are found at The Compound, which is beloved by locals and visitors alike, and exciting newcomer, Arroyo Vino. James Beard Award nominee, Restaurant Martin, melds local and international cuisines with panache.
Visitors and residents alike are delighted by the breadth and quality of Santa Fe restaurants. If you’re planning a visit, start your research now! If you are looking to become a resident, know that a wonderfully long list of restaurants awaits you here.
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