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5 Essential Restaurants for the Santa Foodie: August 2018 Edition

Santa Fe’s food scene has continued to grow in cuisine options and vibrance over the years. So much so, that finding a great restaurant might prove to be a difficult task. Here is a list of the top 5 restaurants to grab a table during the month of August, whether you’re a visitor or Santa Fe resident, just in time for the holidays:

La Boca & Taberna La Boca
72 West Marcy Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-982- 3433
La Boca is an intimate, contemporary Spanish tapas restaurant in the heart of downtown Santa Fe. Try the salt cod croquettes or the bruschetta with crimini mushrooms and experience this James Beard nominated chef’s innovative cuisine.

The Shed
113 East Palace Ave Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-982- 9030
Casual and creative New Mexican food — some say it the “best lunch in town.” Be sure to go for the enchiladas, tamales and red and green chili.  Don’t forget about their the great margaritas.

Café Pasqual’s
121 Don Gaspar Santa Fe, NM 87501
Don’t say we didn’t warn you — you’ll be judged here by one seemingly benign question: Red or Green? As in, red or green chili. And we take our chili very seriously. If you can’t decide, try it Christmas style. Stop here for a traditional Northern New Mexican dining experience.

315 Restaurant & Wine Bar
315 Old Santa Fe Trail Santa Fe, NM 87501
Since 1995 Chef Louis Moskow has offered native Santa Feans and savvy visitors a truly French experience in a city overflowing with Southwestern cuisine. 315 is an elegant, intimate restaurant serving classically prepared French cuisine complemented by Moskow’s seasonally-driven global wine list.

The Coyote Café
132 West Water Santa Fe, NM 87501
After years of consistently innovative Southwestern cuisine, this downtown mainstay lives on with a fresh perspective from acclaimed chef, Eric DiStefeno. The main dining room offers a first class experience accompanied by professional service, in an elegant yet relaxed environment.