Where to Dine
Looking for fine dining? There are hundreds of great restaurants all throughout Santa Fe, but to make things easier, we've picked out a handful of our preferred restaurants.
Opened in 2006 by 8 time James Beard Award Nominee, Chef James Campbell Caruso. La Boca has the feel of a lively European wine bar, featuring an extensive selection of carefully chosen Mediterranean and South American wines. Chef Caruso's Modern Spanish Cuisine is inspired by the exuberance of Spanish cooking combined with fresh, local ingredients. La Boca has been called "the most influential restaurant in Santa Fe" by the Pasatiempo Magazine and the New York Times describes the menu as "modern re-inventions of classic Spanish cuisine" Knowledgeable and animated staff graciously guide customers to the perfect wine to complement their meals.
Savor centuries of culinary authenticity. Fresh seasonal ingredients and local Pueblo and Northern New Mexican culinary traditions make Amaya at Hotel Santa Fe one of downtown Santa Fe’s favorite restaurants. Our chefs source the best possible ingredients and blend them together to create contemporary menus with nods to the region’s rich Native American history. Amaya’s casual, inviting atmosphere encourages guests to linger on the restaurant’s glass-enclosed patio, which opens to outdoor gardens during warmer months.
The San Francisco Street Bar & Grill is a casual atmosphere, with creative artwork and an old mesquite wooden bar that resembles Santa Fe at the turn of the Century. It features a contemporary interpretation of Southwest cuisine presenting foods for Santa Fe locals that include squash, corn, pinto beans, green chile and cilantro based dishes all served with a variety of tequilas, margaritas and other favorites.
Welcome to La Reina, Santa Fe’s new watering hole. La Reina is a laid back, come-as-you are type of place where everyone is welcome, guests and locals alike, and good music and incense are always hanging in the air. Have a drink or two from our agave focused cocktail menu or try one of their carefully selected tequilas or mezcals. If agave isn't your thing they’ve got you covered with a great selection of wines, craft beers, sake and spirits.
Providing quality services for over 30 years. Located in the heart of downtown Santa Fe, Fenix at Vanessie is ideally situated 2 short, scenic walking blocks to the famous Historic Plaza and the revitalized Railyard Arts District, cozily tucked away in the quiet serenity of our own block bordered by San Francisco and Water Street. Immerse yourself in our exceptional creature comforts and memorable southwestern hospitality. Our critically acclaimed Vanessie Restaurant & Lounge, providing 30 years in ultimate dining pleasure and world famous live music and entertainment, is a Santa Fe Landmark.