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Dining in Santa Fe

Visitors who love great Mexican and Southwestern cuisine will enjoy eating at one of the many restaurants that dot the downtown Santa Fe area. Here is a brief visitor's guide that can help you enjoy what these great places have to offer.

If you like hot and spicy fare, please try some of the restaurants located near the State Capital on West Alameda Street.

You can take the Rail Runner to the South Capital Station or take the Northbound Route 5 bus to get here. If you do, you will find many restaurants that serve famous New Mexican red and green chile dishes that are hot and spicy. These dishes include enchiladas, chile rellanos and stuffed sopapillas.

If you like less spicy fare, be sure to try the local cafes that are located near Santa Fe Plaza and Gallery Row.
They are located along St. Francis Drive, Agua Fria Street and Lincoln Avenue. They are a five minute walk away from the Downtown Transit Station and they feature a combination of fine dining and casual dining places that are lots of fun to explore. Many visitors seem to especially enjoy visiting several cafes along Agua Fria Street because they offer home-style green chili stew, breakfast burritos and other local favorites.

If you are also in the mood for family-style dining options, please try some of the locally owned restaurants that are located along Cerrillos Road.

You can take the Route Two bus to get to several family-owned restaurants that serve traditional American favorites like hamburgers and hot dogs. You can also explore some places also serve traditional Northern New Mexico-style tacos, tamales and calabazas fritas (fried squashes) that are well worth the trip to Santa Fe. Many of these local cafes also feature daily specials that are tasty and reasonably priced.

As you can see, the downtown Santa Fe area has many dining options that are worth exploring! As a result, visitors will have lots of fun exploring the many food options that Santa Fe has to offer.


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