Santa Fe’s culinary arts scene is sizzling so when you pack for your trip, make sure to bring your appetiteǃ One of the first things many visitors want to explore when they come to Santa Fe is the unique cuisine. New Mexican cuisine is what our state is known for. Its defining ingredient? Chile. You’ll quickly learn to answer your server’s question at Santa Fe restaurants, “Red or green?” with authority. Say “Christmas” if you want to sample both red and green chile, and don’t be afraid to ask for the chile on the side if you’re not sure.
If you’re hungry for creative contemporary cuisine or Asian, French, Italian, Indian or Middle Eastern cuisine, you’ll find them all here as well.