Unknown image

Arroyo Vino

Located 15 minutes from downtown Santa Fe, Arroyo Vino bistro and wine shop serves New American food featuring seasonal ingredients. Indagare Review
Stairs at Coyote Café, Santa Fe, American West

Coyote Café

Since the 1990s, Coyote has thrived as one of Santa Fe’s favorite big-night-out places. The restaurant is housed in a massive second-floor space and has a large dining room and a long bar facing on an open kitchen, so you can admire the line chefs’ graceful culinary dance among the hot ranges. The dishes they turn out – a recent meal included mesquite grilled Maine lobster tails with house-made papparadelle pasta, organic spring onions and a spicy creamy chile sauce – are beautifully presented, the flavors an exciting mix of influences. As at most fine-dining establishments in the city, the prices for the rather delicate dishes are worthy of Manhattan ($35 for osso bucco, $43 for elk tenderloin). To sample as many dishes as possible, go for the chef’s tasting menu, which changes almost daily. Those who want to sample DiStefano’s cuisine in a less formal ambience should head to the fun, buzzing Rooftop Cantina, where they can wash down homemade tacos and flavorful salsas with stiff margaritas (the rooftop is open for lunch and dinner during the summer months). Cocktail aficionados will love the infused concoctions prepared by the mixologist at the downstairs restaurant bar; some, like the Champagne & Pearls (local sparkling wine with round peach "pearls” in the glass) are almost too pretty to drink.

Editors' Picks
Food at Geronimo, Santa Fe, American West


One of Santa Fe’s most lauded restaurants, Geronimo occupies an 18th-century adobe building in the midst of the colorful galleries on Canyon Road. The dining room has an unfussy elegance, featuring tan leather chairs, corner banquettes and wood-burning fireplaces; in the warm months there’s also a shaded patio. The menu showcases myriad culinary influences, and the restaurant calls its cuisine “global French Asian”, which translates to dishes including green miso sea bass; oven roasted rock hen; and Fujisaki Asian pear salad.

Editors' Picks

La Boca

Tucked away one block north of the Palace of the Governors, La Boca’s intimate dining room opened in 2006 is a great pick for an elegant dinner or a linger-worthy lunch. The happy mélange of New Mexican and Spanish cuisines results in such inspired small-plate dishes as carrot-garbanzo hummus with cumin, mint, lemon and grilled house-made yogurt flatbread; grilled artichokes with Spanish goat cheese and mint, and tacos de la Boca; shrimp, morcilla and Napa cabbage slaw on corn tortillas with pimentón agridulce. For innovative tapas, this place has no equal in Santa Fe. Make sure you reserve in advance; the small room always fills up.

Interiors at Restaurant Martín, Santa Fe, American West

Restaurant Martín

A former contestant on the U.S. version of Iron Chef (the only chef from New Mexico to be invited on the show), chef Martín Rios headed the award-winning Geronimo as well as the Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi before venturing out on his own. The menu at Restaurant Martín is progressive American and features lots of regional flavors and interpretations that can be seen in the beef rib-eye enchilada with house-made red and green chiles, the Baja-style fish tacos with cabbage-grilled pineapple slaw, avocado-jalepeño salsa and jalapeño-orange vinaigrette and the Maple Leaf Farm duck breast with pearl barley, sharp cheddar, Tokyo turnips, blood oranges, butternut squash and Mayan chocolate. Dinner reservations are a must. 

All Results


Indagare employees walking up stiars

Enjoy 30 Days On Us!

Start your Self Planner
membership trial today.

Unlock access to 2,000+ first-hand hotel reviews, 300+ Destination Guides and the most up-to-date travel news and inspiration.

Already a member?

Welcome back,
log in to Indagare

Not a member?

Forgot Password

Enter your email and we’ll send you a link to reset your password.

Type the first 3 letters to begin