The Santa Fe Plaza is a central hub for local and cultural arts, shopping, and entertainment. Featuring Spanish and Indian markets, Santa Fe Plaza is an ideal spot for finding souvenirs and gifts during your stay at El Farolito. During a day of shopping, you will need some fuel to recharge. Within a five-minute radius, you will find some truly delicious Santa Fe Plaza restaurants. Indulge in some good food and get that boost after you’ve shopped til you’ve dropped. Here are some of our favorite Santa Fe Plaza restaurants!
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The Plaza Cafe is Santa Fe’s oldest restaurant. The historic, authentic diner has some impeccable cuisine that will get your taste buds in a frenzy. Lunch and dinner stops at The Plaza Cafe will include tortilla soup and tostada salad for warmups and green chile meatloaf, spicy fish n’ chips, and New Mexico cream pasta for house specials. A frito pie or street tacos serve as delicious New Mexican options. The cashew mole enchiladas and stuffed sopaipilla aren’t bad options either.
Lunch at The Shed Santa Fe is lovely, not only for the food but the great outdoor space and overall atmosphere. With chile that comes straight from the farm, freshness is guaranteed. Start off with southwest grilled shrimp and cold red raspberry soup in the summertime. Then, indulge in the famous Shedburger with fresh raw green chile, jalapeno, tomato, and onion pico. Blue corn burritos and huevos rancheros are some other delectable entree options.
La Boca offers Spanish small plates paired with curated Meditteranean and South American wines. This tapas restaurant serves some great happy hour dishes, along with a fantastic lunch and dinner. You can enjoy a flat iron steak with smoked sea salt caramel or bruschetta with mushrooms, cream, fried egg, and truffle oil in the evening. Seasonal plates include yogurt fried chicken pincho with Moroccan peanut sauce and roasted eggplant puree with black sesame crackers.
If you’re looking for a no-frills stop, then Tia Sophia’s is one of the best Santa Fe Plaza restaurants for you. Here, you’ll find some delicious lunch specials for reasonable prices. Load up on the chalupas, tamales, or chicken enchiladas. A bacon, lettuce, tomato, and avocado sandwich is also a great twist on the classic. Add extra chile or cheese to any meal for just 50 cents.
Il Piatto is a great choice when selecting from Santa Fe Plaza restaurants. This farmhouse-style space with a wine cave, bar, and patio serves farm-to-table Italian fare. Indulge in a late night happy hour between 9 and 10:30pm and pair your signature drinks with a half-price appetizer like the crabmeat stuffed mushrooms. Some favorite dinner menu items include pumpkin ravioli, prosciutto wrapped trout, and organic roast chicken. The ingredients are sourced directly from local farms, dairies, and ranches!
Lunch at Cafe Pasqual’s is served from 11am to 3pm, a great range in between shopping and your other adventures. This is a pricier option of Santa Fe Plaza restaurants, but the results are delicious. Your palate will thank you for the stellar quinoa burger, Blue Lady enchilada, or Ruby Red grapefruit salad. Unique flavors await and can be paired with a Shangri-La organic tea, Blue Sky root beer, or Agave Wine Margarita.
After Eating at One of These Delicious Santa Fe Plaza Restaurants
El Farolito awaits as your end-of-day Santa Fe retreat. Come back to our quaint, historic bed and breakfast and enjoy our garden patios, local decor, and luxurious accommodations!