Santa Fe Foodies

Where the Locals Go

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  • Jambo Cafe— If there ever was a local favorite, this is the place. Winner of numerous awards, Jambo Cafe is proud to be named by the Santa Fe Reporter for the Best International Cuisine for 12 years running and Chef Ahmed Obo for “Best Chef” from 2015 – 2021. Jambo Cafe was featured on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives in 2013 and enjoys a legion of loyal fans who wax eloquent over Chef Obo’s mouth-watering fare. Whether it’s take-out or a catered meal you crave, Jambo Cafe will tempt your palate with flavor and spices.
  • Plaza Cafe Downtown—The Plaza Cafe, Santa Fe’s oldest restaurant, has been serving highly acclaimed, authentic traditional dishes since 1905. In 1947, Dan (Dionysus) Razatos, a Greek immigrant with an American dream, took over the Plaza Cafe and his family has been feeding Santa Fe ever since. Dan married a local girl named Beneranda Maria Montoya Saiz and together they ran the Plaza and raised six children. As their children grew they all worked at the Plaza and helped to create what the restaurant is today. The Razatos family kept the traditional cooking methods and flavor combinations of New Mexico and added some recipes from Greece, all the while keeping with the classic American diner experience. This is why you’ll find everything from blue corn green chile carne asada enchiladas with a warm pillowy sopaipilla to chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and gyro with a Greek salad on the side.   Located on the historic Santa Fe Plaza you won’t find a better view or atmosphere while you enjoy an authentic New Mexican experience. A favorite among locals and movie stars alike, everyone finds what they are looking for at the Plaza. Mentions from the group: Frito Pie
  • Plaza Cafe Southside— One of Santa Fe's oldest restaurants continues the tradition with their second location on the Southside.

    History: The Plaza Cafe, Santa Fe’s oldest restaurant, has been serving highly acclaimed, authentic traditional dishes since 1905. In 1947, Dan (Dionysus) Razatos, a Greek immigrant with an American dream, took over the Plaza Cafe and his family has been feeding Santa Fe ever since. Dan married a local girl named Beneranda Maria Montoya Saiz and together they ran the Plaza and raised six children. As their children grew they all worked at the Plaza and helped to create what the restaurant is today.

    The Razatos family kept the traditional cooking methods and flavor combinations of New Mexico and added some recipes from Greece, all the while keeping with the classic American diner experience. This is why you’ll find everything from blue corn green chile carne asada enchiladas with a warm pillowy sopaipilla to chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and gyro with a Greek salad on the side.

    Located on the historic Santa Fe Plaza you won’t find a better view or atmosphere while you enjoy an authentic New Mexican experience. A favorite among locals and movie stars alike, everyone finds what they are looking for at the Plaza.

    Mentions from the group: Frito Pie

  • Santa Fe Bite—Subscribing Members Receive 50% off select starters wit meal purchase. Cup of their homemade Texas Chile. Chile Cheese. Homefries topped with Monterey Jack cheese (red, green, Christmas or Texas). House Nachos (no meat) homemade tortilla chips with Montery Jack cheese and refried beans and topped with lettuce, chopped jalapenos, guacamole, sour cream and pico de Gallo. The former owners of Bobcat Bite, Bonnie and John Eckre rebranded Santa Fe Bite and relocated to a strip center off St. Michael's (after leaving the Garrett's Desert Inn). Their fan base continues to roll in for a green chile cheeseburger and fries just like the old days. Friday's for Fish and Chips. Fried Chicken on Saturdays. Unlock Full Restaurant Guide Features Website Launch Discount Good Through Dec 31, 2022 for the $19.99 $ 19 99 First Year Full Unlocked Features 240 Restaurants 190 Categories 40+ Food Trucks Benefits include valuable coupons for Restaurants and Food Trucks: Dinner For Two, Horno, Mille, Santa Fe Bite, Fusion Tacos, Jesushi and many more. Get Started Popular
  • TerraCotta Wine Bistro— This quaint and cozy restaurant off Johnson Street is a well-kept secret. We go for excellent food, lovely wines, stellar service and homemade food that is made with love. Their patio is surrounded by a huge bed of flowers that provides a grand welcome upon arrival and beautiful scenery while you dine.
  • Tesuque Village Market—Tesuque is a magical place. Old school, funky and eclectic. Very Santa Fe indeed.
  • The Chocolate Maven— Sit in the dining room and watch the bakers do their magic while you savor sweet pancakes, eggs Benedict, strawberry crepes, a gourmet breakfast burrito, or a chocolate croissant. Weekends call for something special and The Chocolate Maven delivers. For the young and young at heart, diners will savor this unique experience. Be sure and take home some of the delicious baked goods that fill the lobby.
  • The Pantry— This is a staple restaurant where hungry customers go for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. With three locations, there is likely a Pantry near wherever you are. But Reuben is only at the original location on Cerrillos.
  • The Pantry Dos— The Pantry has been serving up classic New Mexican dishes and amazing breakfasts, lunches, and dinners to locals since 1948. This iconic institution is a favorite and the long lines are proof that it’s beloved by all. 
 

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