Around the BLOCK

La Choza in Santa Fe

La Choza is one of those restaurants I go to whenever I visit Santa Fe.  Sister restaurant to The Shed, it serves more locals because of its off Plaza location near the Railyard District.  The red chile sauce is some of the best in town, often considered second only to Mary & Tito’s in Albuquerque. […]

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Geranimo in Santa Fe

Geranimo is a veritable institution in Santa Fe. It has changed chefs over the years, but has never lost its panache or its place as one of the premier restaurants in Santa Fe…if, that is, you are looking for an upscale, non-enchilada/burrito meal. Geranimo is in a lovely house on Canyon Road, about 2/3 of […]

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Coyote Cafe Rooftop Cantina in Santa Fe

Coyote Cafe is essentially two restaurants; one that features upscale Southwestern and a $56 cowboy cut ribeye, and a rooftop cantina, which is more of a chips and margaritas type of gathering place. I prefer the Cantina; it’s one of the best spots to eat outside in Santa Fe. I’ve eaten there in April with […]

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Inn of the Anasazi–Santa Fe

Most people think of the Inn of the Anasazi as the top hotel to stay in while visiting Santa Fe. That it is. But I also love to eat there. Whether enjoying tortilla soup  and a tuna tostada at lunchtime, snacking on nachos and buffalo sliders with a beer on the patio, or going all […]

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Tune-Up Cafe and Harry’s Roadhouse–Santa Fe

Santa Fe has more than its share of “joints” and “dives”. Most are New Mexican-centric, but I recently visited a pair of eclectic venues that sported a broader menu for those who may not want a steady diet of red or green chile sauce at every meal. Tune-Up Cafe is near the Santa Fe Farmer’s […]

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Tesuque Village Market–Santa Fe

Though I had been to Tesuque Market on prior trips to Santa Fe, I had never before experienced it.  It’s not just a place to eat or buy grocery staples,  it’s  a way of life and can become quite habit-forming. I have now been for lunch, dinner and drinks, and each time I didn’t want […]

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Breakfast spots in Santa Fe, Part 2

Breakfast is  not usually my favorite meal of the day, but that indifference disappears when I am in Santa Fe where the red and green chile sauces cast a magical spin on traditional breakfast fare. In the past I always put Cafe Pasqual at the top of my list for breakfast, lunch or dinner, but […]

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