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Best Restaurants in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe, New Mexico is a wonderful place to visit for anyone seeking to enjoy the beauty of nature's wonders, abundant sunshine, a region with centuries of history and culture, and all the modern appeals like shopping, activities, and attractions, and world-class dining. Even better would be to take it all in from your base at the finest of Santa Fe, NM accommodations, the Bed & Breakfast establishment called Bobcat Inn. After taking advantage of the great morning fare available at your Santa Fe, NM B&B, you can venture out into the city to enjoy other offerings, especially the terrific restaurants:

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The Compound

This featured restaurant on Canyon Road has been hailed by national magazines as having the best chef in the entire Southwest, and that fact is constantly borne out in the menu, which offers a good sampling of Southwest dishes as well as some spectacular Mediterranean fare. Both locals and visitors to the area take advantage of the extensive wine list, which includes some outstanding champagnes.

Maria's New Mexican Kitchen

There is no better restaurant in the entire region than this one for providing authentic Southwestern dishes. If you're a fan of tequila, there are more than 300 different varieties to choose from on the refreshment list. These special appeals have made Maria's a popular stopping point for the local citizenry as well as visitors and celebrities. Robert Redford, for instance, makes a point of visiting Maria's whenever time and schedule permit and other celebs have been known to drop in as well.


Fans of barbecue will love Cowgirl, situated in the hipster Guadalupe district of the city. The whole family will love the tasty barbecue, and kids will appreciate the huge playground, before and after lunch or dinner. If you come after 9:00 p.m., you can also enjoy live entertainment from local talent and touring musicians. The restaurant is as famous for its potent margaritas as much as its build-your-own barbecue brisket, and the huge patio allows you to dine in comfort, without the crowdedness of some other restaurants.


About 12 miles north of the city is Gabriel's, where the mountain views are breathtaking, and the guacamole is made fresh at your table. Inside the restaurant, you can browse through paintings by renowned artist Miguel Martinez before enjoying some of the tastiest ribs to be served anywhere in the country. Of course, the Southwest food offerings are top-notch as well, including delicious homemade corn tortillas. While you're here, you can enjoy a margarita made of gold tequila and lime juice, freshly squeezed.

Coyote Cantina

The distinction about the name stems from the fact that La Cantina occupies the rooftop section of the Coyote Cafe, although this isn't generally known. Those who have made the discovery are delighted by Chef Mark Miller's Southwestern creations, including Oaxacan chicken mole, mango margaritas, and roasted pork tacos. To add to the charming rooftop cantina ambiance, you'll have a magnificent view of the surroundings, with awesome sunsets to take in.

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