Where Is the Best Native American Food in Santa Fe?

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The Best Native American Food in Santa Fe 

When referring to Native American food in Santa Fe, what do we actually mean? Well, throughout the Southwest, these local staples include ingredients such as corn, chiles, beans, wild rice, and blue cornmeal, among others. You will find these commonly paired with proteins like chicken, beef, lamb, and bison. While you will find dishes incorporating these ingredients around Santa Fe, below are a handful of restaurants that prominently feature these Native American flavors. 

The Anasazi Restaurant & Bar 

The Anasazi Restaurant & Bar mixes oldworld culinary techniques with new and innovative recipes that come together on a fantastic menu. They use local ingredients to craft dishes like tortilla soup, gazpacho, bison tenderloin, and chile-rubbed lamb chops. The relaxed yet elegant ambiance combined with Native American-influenced cuisine makes this a great place to enjoy a date night with your special someone.  


Amaya features a bright and vibrant dining atmosphere with a New Mexican flare. Kiva fireplaces, local artwork, and an outdoor patio offer the perfect backdrop to your experience. Their menu is full of New Mexico lamb chops with sweet corn polenta, stuffed poblano chiles, and green chile chicken enchiladas. They even offer private teepee dining experiences! 

The Pantry 

If you want to enjoy a casual lunch or dinner, The Pantry is the place to go. This restaurant features New Mexican favorites dashed with some of the freshest Native American food in Santa Fe. From comfort foods to classic enchiladas, you’ll find something delicious with a local twist! 

Casa Chimayo 

The bright and casual environment of Casa Chimayo provides the perfect backdrop to your Santa Fe dining experience. The combination of fresh, local ingredients, and classic Mexican and Native American flavors makes this a great spot to grab tasty yet simple cuisine. 

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