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  • Biscuits & Gravy
    homemade biscuits w/ pork & green chile-infused gravy
  • Duke City Reuben
    roasted spiced corned beef w/ homemade red sauerkraut, Swiss & homemade Thousand island dressing; looks good
  • T&A Sandwich
    signature sandwich; turkey, avocado, homemade green chile apple chutney & muenster on whole wheat roll; looks good
5.0 out of 5
143 ratings
started in 2009 by selling burritos at the back of her car; serve lunch for three charter schools (lunches for 1000 school kids every day) before opening storefront; small setting of 7 tables; Other Recipes: Sauerkraut
Arable RestaurantSee Arable Restaurant Video ($$)
(58 ratings)

7 Ave Vista Grande Map It!
Santa Fe, NM 87508
(505) 303-3816
www.arablesantafe.com
  • Bison Dirty Fries
    hand-cut, twice-fried French fries topped w/ buffalo shank pressure cooked in onions, celery, carrots, & spices; served w/ cheese & gravy; "that's a destination dish" -Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Serres (Lamb) Sandwich
    marinated lamb in homemade bread w/ olive tapenade, homemade tomato aioli, Feta cheese, mozzarella, roasted red peppers, & homemade; served w/ tater tots on the side; "it is really a Greek lamb dinner inside a sandwich" -Guy Fieri; looks good
4.5 out of 5
58 ratings
husband & wife owners Dave Readyhough & Rene Fox; funky little, out-of-the-way restaurant; serving local farm-to-table food; "Arable" means "land that's fit for farming"
Beestro [CLOSED]See Beestro Video ($$)
(142 ratings)

66 E San Francisco Map It!
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 990-8058
  • Souvlaki
    grilled skewered salmon served w/ falafel, basmati rice, salad greens, cucumber salad, roasted grilled eggplant, beet salad, & vegan turmeric tahini; looks good
  • Steak Shawarma Pita
    pita w/ hummus, cucumber salad, daikon radish sprouts, salad greens, & yogurt marinated steak shawarma; served with green chili zhoug, tahini, za'atar, & quinoa tabouli; "it gives me goosebumps" –Guy Fieri; looks good
4.5 out of 5
142 ratings
[CLOSED]; chef/owner Greg Menke opened The Beestro after opening restaurants in Greece; tucked away in an attic of a mall serving quick service Middle Eastern mashup made w/ locally-sourced produce
Golden Crown PanaderiaSee Golden Crown Panaderia Video ($)
(624 ratings)

1103 Mountain Rd NW Map It!
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 243-2424
goldencrown.biz
  • Turkey Bread
    bread loaves in the size and shape of an oven-roasted turkey w/ wheat bread to simulate the wings & thighs & white bread to simulate the breast
4.5 out of 5
624 ratings
since 1972; father-and-son team running old fashion neighborhood bakery reknown for their turkey bread sculptures (bread loaves in the size and shape of an oven-roasted turkey); written up in many publications including Gourmet, Conde Naste Traveller, Budget Travel, Alibi, USA Western, IQ, Guia Azul & Su Casa; Other Recipes: Fruit Empanadas
Jambo CafeSee Jambo Cafe Video ($$)
(837 ratings)

2010 Cerrillos Rd Map It!
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 473-1269
www.jambocafe.net
  • Caribbean Goat Stew
    slow-cooked spiced goat w/ vegetables & potatoes in an island curry sauce, w/ coconut basmati rice or roti; looks good
  • Island Spiced Mahi Mahi
    marinated fresh house-cut mahi mahi wrapped in banana leaf, steamed & served over wild black rice, w/ garlic sauteed baby bok choy, topped w/ a mango tamarind coconut sauce; looks good
4.5 out of 5
837 ratings
opened in 2009; Kenyan cuisine
Joseph's Culinary PubSee Joseph's Culinary Pub Video ($$$)
(247 ratings)

428 Agua Fria St Map It!
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 982-1272
www.josephsofsantafe.com
  • Crispy Lamb Neck Confit
    lamb meat slow-cooked in duck fat then pulled & sauteed w/ shallots & leeks; served atop veal stock based sunchoke puree, w/ yogurt & blackberries; topped w/ garlic ginger Brussels sprouts & fried shallots; "the only thing I don't like is that I don't want it to end." -Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Fried Organic Chicken Tamales
    masa-filled w/ roasted, shredded chicken & chile verde, wrapped in corn husk, steamed then fried in duck fat; served w/ red chile & cotija; looks good
4.5 out of 5
247 ratings
est. 2013; elevated New American fare served in a warm setting w/ a refined farmhouse feel & eclectic art; chef Joseph Wrede: Food & Wine's Best New Chef & the winner of several AAA Four Diamond Awards
La Lecheria ($)
(98 ratings)

101 W Marcy Map It!
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 205-1595
www.lalecherianm.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Santa Fe, NM"
  • Green Chile Ice Cream
    hatch green chile infused ice cream; "a dream ice cream come true!" -Casey Webb
4.5 out of 5
98 ratings
opened in 2016; craft ice cream inspired by Southwest flavors
Paper DosaSee Paper Dosa Video ($$)
(367 ratings)

551 W Cordova Rd Map It!
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 930-5521
paper-dosa.com
  • Chettinad Lamb Curry
    sustainable lamb slow cooked w/ dry-roasted garam masala & finished w/ freshly ground peppercorns; looks good!
  • Classic Masala Dosa
    dosa (thin South Indian crepe made from fermented rice & lentil batter) filled w/ masala (potatoes blended w/ tumeric, caramelized onions, whole red chiles, mustard seeds & cashews); served w/ sambar & coconut & tomato chutneys
4.5 out of 5
367 ratings
since 2015; husband & wife team serving fresh South Indian cuisine
Rowley Farmhouse AlesSee Rowley Farmhouse Ales Video ($$)
(323 ratings)

1405 Maclovia St Map It!
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 428-0719
www.rowleyfarmhouse.com
  • Chicken and Biscuit Sandwich
    fried chicken breast, horseradish crema, housemade pickles on an aged white cheddar biscuit
  • New England Clam Chowder
    Manilla clams, smoked bacon, potatoes, tarragon & roasted sweet corn
4.5 out of 5
323 ratings
farm-to-table gastropub serving classic comfort food made w/ locally sourced ingredients
Tune-Up CafeSee Tune-Up Cafe Video ($$)
(1240 ratings)

1115 Hickox St Map It!
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 983-7060
tuneupcafe.com
  • Chile Relleno
    cheese-stuffed chilis, battered, fried and topped w/ roasted tomato salsa; looks good
  • Pupusas
    topped w/ roasted tomato salsa; looks good
  • Lamb Barbacoa Tacos
    shredded lamb w/ a Chile de arbol sauce, cilantro onions, cotija cheese, radish, spinach, rice & refried beans; looks good
  • Mole Colorado Enchiladas
    chicken or veggie enchiladas, w/ spanish rice & grilled banana; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1240 ratings
local favorite
Back Street Bistro [CLOSED]See Back Street Bistro Video
(41 ratings)

513 Camino de Los Marquez Map It!
Santa Fe, NM 87505
4.0 out of 5
41 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 1994; casual dining setting
Cafe Pasqual'sSee Cafe Pasqual's Video ($$)
(1417 ratings)

121 Don Gaspar Ave Map It!
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 983-9340
www.pasquals.com
  • Huevos Barbacoa Con Chile D'Arbol Salsa
    marinated, slow-cooked shredded beef w/ two eggs on corn tortillas, topped w/ pintos, salsa and Cotija cheese; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1417 ratings
in historic pueblo-style adobe w/ festive dining room lined with hand-painted Mexican tiles and murals; Other Recipes: Tamal Dulce
  • Chicken Enchiladas
    3 blue corn tortillas layered w/ chicken & cheese blend; smothered w/ choice of red, green or Christmas chile or ranchero sauce & topped w/ cheese & onions; Guy got red sauce; served w/ beans & rice
4.0 out of 5
666 ratings
authentic Mexican food; owner was born in same house that serves as the restaurant; Other Recipes: Red Posole
Cecilia's Cafe ($)
(273 ratings)

230 6th St SW Map It!
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 243-7070
www.ceciliascafe.com
  • Fireman's burrito
    served w/ an apron
  • Carne Adovada
    chunks of tender pork marinated in red chile (Albuqueque-style chili); top seller; looks good
  • Chicharone Burrito
    a top seller; topped w/ red or green chile (Guy had red)
  • Stuffed Sopaipillas
    Machaca (beef) burrito
4.0 out of 5
273 ratings
#45 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); Northern Mexican food
Comet II Drive In ($$)
(159 ratings)

217 Parker Ave Map It!
Santa Rosa, NM 88435
(575) 472-3663
  • Steak Ranchero
    chicken-fried steak topped w/ choice of chili & shredded cheese; served w/ side of potatoes & rice or beans
4.0 out of 5
159 ratings
#89 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); on Route 66
Dr. Field Goods KitchenSee Dr. Field Goods Kitchen Video ($$)
(354 ratings)

2860 Cerrillos Rd Map It!
Santa Fe, NM 87507
(505) 471-0043
drfieldgoods.com
  • Bad Ass BLT
    burger of ground 9 oz. local farm Kyzer bacon patty roasted in wood fired oven, topped w/ mayonnaise, tomato & lettuce; served w/ Field Good potatoes
  • Carne Adovada Pizza
    chef-owner's favorite pizza; artisanal pizza topped w/ oil, fresh mozzarella, heirloom tomato, & carne adovada (cubed pork shoulder marinated & slow cooked in chili sauce & spices); "that is dynamite" -Guy Fieri; looks good
4.0 out of 5
354 ratings
est. 2013; farm to table kitchen, butcher shop & bakery w/ a catering food truck
  • Duke City Burger
    double-pattied cheddar cheeseburger w/ thousand island, tomato, onion, lettuce, pickle, bacon & double green chile; looks good
  • Bonanza Burger
    double cheese burgers, cheddar cheese, bacon topped w/ a mound of green chili; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2081 ratings
#43 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); across the street from University of New Mexico; go-to place for "green chili-smothered grub"
Harry's Roadhouse ($$)
(653 ratings)

96 Old Las Vegas Hwy Map It!
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 989-4629
www.harrysroadhousesantaf...
4.0 out of 5
653 ratings
Gene Hackman eats there
K & I Diner ($)
(111 ratings)

2500 Broadway Blvd SE Map It!
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 243-1881
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Albuquerque"
  • Travis on a Silver Platter Challenge
    challenge: 6-lb burrito burried w/ 2-lb of fries in 1 hr; at airing, only 2 people have finished; 3 Travis's tried the challenge: Travis Albreski (Univ. of New Mexico senior lost first time), Travis Christy (weatherman), and Travis Briscoe (champion bull rider); All 3 Travis's lost
4.0 out of 5
111 ratings
home of one of the oldest food challenges (started in 1960's when truck driver named Travis said "Give me everything you've got!" He ate it all.)
La Choza RestaurantSee La Choza Restaurant Video ($$)
(806 ratings)

905 Alarid St Map It!
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 982-0909
www.lachozasf.com
  • Pork Tamale
    w/ "Christmas sauce" (red and green chile sauce); looks good
4.0 out of 5
806 ratings
#2 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best for the Holidays); since 1983; "warm, friendly atmosphere, authentic dishes, great margaritas, and colorful decor" (from its website)
Mary & Tito's Cafe ($)
(421 ratings)

2711 4th St NW Map It!
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 344-6266
  • Carne Adovada Turnover
    slow-roasted pork wrapped in homemade tortilla dough, deep-fried & smothered in spicy red chile sauce
4.0 out of 5
421 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Mexican Food); since 1963; serving authentic New Mexican cuisine
Monte Carlo Steak House ($$)
(338 ratings)

3916 Central Ave SW Map It!
Albuquerque, NM 87105
(505) 836-9886
  • Greek Chicken
    cut chicken, seasoned, oiled, buttered & oven baked; "killer!...oh, that's good!"-Guy Fieri
  • Pork Souvlaki
    thickly sliced tenderloin pork seasoned, marinated for 5-6 days & flame-broiled on skewer; "this is monster flavor...wow!"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Rib Eye
    hand-cut every day; seasoned salted, buttered & flame-broiled
  • Greek Baklava
    family recipe
  • Spaghetti & Meatballs
    meatballs w/ Greek mint, over spaghetti w/ house marinara; served w/ Texas toast & soup or salad
4.0 out of 5
338 ratings
opened in 1980; Greek-with-a-twist restaurant behind a liquor store...you have to go thru the liquor store to get to restaurant; Albuquerque institution
Nexus BrewerySee Nexus Brewery Video ($$)
(990 ratings)

4730 Pan American E Fwy NE Map It!
Albuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 242-4100
www.nexusbrewery.com
  • Southern Fried Chicken
    chicken breasts brined for 24 hrs; double-dredged, double-floured & deep-fried; topped w/ Southern gravy & served w/ mashed potatoes, side collard greens
4.0 out of 5
990 ratings
New Mexican soul food; owner quit banking job to open brewery; named after a "heavenly place" in an episode of Star Trek; Other Recipes: Collard Greens
Plaza Cafe Downtown ($$)
(940 ratings)

54 Lincoln Ave Map It!
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 982-1664
www.plazacafesantafe.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Santa Fe, NM"
  • Stuffed Sopaipilla
    carne asada, chicken or calabacitas, sopaipilla, chile, cheese, beans & rice; looks good
4.0 out of 5
940 ratings
est. 1905; historic American diner w/ a traditional New Mexico twist
Shed ($$)
(2047 ratings)

113 1/2 E Palace Ave Map It!
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 982-9030
www.sfshed.com
As Seen On:
Chili Paradise
  • Green Chile Stew
    spicy, roasted green chiles, potato & lean pieces of tender pork
4.0 out of 5
2047 ratings
since 1953; James Beard-award winner (American Classic, 2003); written up in Gourmet Magazine, New Yorker & others
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