The Best New Mexican Restaurants in Santa Fe

When it comes to New Mexican food (not to be confused with Mexican food) the big question is Red, Green or Christmas? What is the difference between Mexican and New Mexican food? The most important thing is our Chile. Not to be confused with Texas chilli, but our home-grown, hot pepper chile like nothing else in the world. New Mexican’s pride themselves on our chile perhaps more than anything. We also use whole pinto beans, not re-fried.

The Shed

Wendy`s favorite red chile and a must if you want to experience the best in casual dining. It`s been a Santa Fe staple for decades. No visit is complete without breakfast or lunch at The Shed.
Location: 113 E Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone: (505) 982-9030


Tomasita�s restaurant is worth waiting for. It is a Santa Fe tradition serving classic Northern New Mexican cuisine. Tomasita`s is locally owned and operated in Santa Fe by the Maryol/Gundrey family for over 40 years. They take great pride in quality food, friendly and fast service, plus great margaritas.
Location: 500 S Guadalupe Street
Phone: (505) 983-5721

The Pantry

Santa Fe`s meeting place for locals since 1948. A long time established restaurant off the tourist path on Cerrillos Road, The Pantry is where visitors can find some of Santa Fe`s best. It`s NOT on the Plaza and the green chile is simply to die for. My breakfast favorite!
Location: 1820 Cerillos Rd.
Phone: 505-986-0022

Santa Fe Bite – Best Green Chile Cheese Burger!

The famous Green Chile Cheeseburgers are back! Located right down town and the locals say they`re the best. Formerly of the famous Bobcat Bite, this restaurant is now taking their food to the next level at the new location on Old Santa Fe Trail. It`s the best for a savory green chile cheeseburger.
Location: 311 Old Santa Fe Trail
Phone: 505.982.0544