Arroyo Vino
Arroyo Vino

Arroyo Vino

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.arroyovino.com/
  • Phone: 5059832100x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Mark Connell
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We are able to host private parties any night of the week depending on the size of your group and type of event. Please contact us for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Brian Bargsten 505-983-2100x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 218 Camino la Tierra
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is plenty of free parking right in front of Arroyo Vino.
A word from Arroyo Vino
Arroyo Vino serves a constantly changing menu of contemporary american "small plates" designed to be shared. The wine program consists of a dynamic by-the-glass list as well and over 750 bottles in the adjoining wine shop. Bottles from the shop, are priced at $20 over the retail price, making it the most fairly priced wine list in the city.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Arroyo Vino reviews from OpenTable diners
102 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.8
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (88)notable wine list (88)neighborhood gem (59)special occasion (56)great for outdoor dining (40)romantic (25)good for groups (21)scenic view (21)hot spot (19)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (3)late-night find (3)Show More
  • fine dining at its best
    Shawn
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Arroyo Vino is hands down the best fine dining experience I have ever had. Chef Mark Connell's food is head and shoulders above anything I've ever seen or tasted in Santa Fe. Add that with an incredible wait staff and it changed the way I understood what going out to dinner ever even meant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    This was my second time at Arroyo Vino. The first time our service was flawless but this time it was lacking in several respects. For a restaurant that prides itself on its wine selection, our waitress was surprisingly unhelpful in suggesting a wine to go with our dinner selection. Additionally, our service was slow. I'm not sure I'll go back anytime soon. At a restaurant like this you expect special service to justify the special prices. Didn't get that this time.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Arroyo Vino OLE!
    PamF
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This should be on your very short list of the BEST dining venues in Santa Fe! Bistro atmosphere serving small and large plates, each exquisitely composed. My current favorite is the saddle of rabbit risotto. Always some great nightly specials to tempt you. Wine list is extensive.....as it includes the entire selection available in the owner's adjacent wine shop. Arroyo Vino is definitely worth the 15 minute drive from the Plaza.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great meal
    Redholly
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I have been to Arroyo Vino many times and it never disappoints. Really a fun experience, interesting food preparation, great servers and all around good time. Best to enjoy with good friends for a very relaxing evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding as Usual!
    DuchessVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Love this restaurant! Food is innovative and delicious. The choice of wines is outstanding as there is a wine shop attached!! Outstanding dishes on this night were: Calamari with a Thai chile sauce, clam chowder, and a wonderful rib eye steak! Don't miss out on this wonderful restaurant just because it is a bit of a drive from the Plaza!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still a favorite !!
    Dada
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Love the option of choosing your wine from the adjacent store and only paying a $20 up charge rather than the normal 100% or more markup. The selection is outstanding and really makes the meal as as it should be. We'll definitely be back.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Food
    santafean1VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    This restaurant continues to amaze us. The food is imaginative and delicious. You can get small bites or full-sized plates. The selection always includes some fresh fish. meat ,and vegetables. The homemade pastas are excellent. The sauces change regularly. The bolognese sauce is full of flavor. It can be a little noisy but the food is worth that slight annoyance. I believe this chef makes the best food in Santa Fe. Do not miss the signature passion fruit truffles. They literally explode in your mouth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Meal!
    DuchessVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We are so fortunate to have this restaurant in our neighborhood! Our dinner was delicious...starting with the best calamari I have ever eaten...crispy but tender with a spicy chile sauce. The burrata with heirloom tomatoes and crispy garlic bread is always a winner. The short ribs were excellent and the scallops in a vanilla ginger sauce were fabulous. It was so good we are returning 3 days later. Keep up your excellent work!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • "Off the Beaten Path" Foodie Find
    CitySlicker
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    My friends and I recently dined at Arroyo Vino, and it was fantastic. The decor is simple...the staff was not at all pretentious. The wine list and adjoining store provide a well thought out and diverse selection of wines. Even someone with minimal wine knowledge shouldn't feel intimidated because the owner/staff are well versed and eager to help patrons find something that suits their palate. The food was creative, concepts seemed fresh, and I enjoy sharing the small plates. The plates are priced reasonably given the quality of the food, presentation and service. Some reviews mention noise, but frankly, it's not that loud (unless your a curmudgeon). There's a good energy and it's worth the drive...just won 'Open Tables' top 100 wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Love this restaurant. The food and presentation are always outstanding; staff are helpful and friendly. Such a neighborhood gem!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Food and Wines
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Always an evening to look forward to. Great wine recommendations and the fresh oysters - yum. Can't stay away from the wagyu pappardelle. Pot stickers were delicious too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Meal in Santa Fe
    TomA
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    After two disappointing dinners at Santa Fe restaurants with famous chefs, my wife and I had a fabulous experience at Arroyo Vino, equal to memorable meals we have had in other major cities in the US and around the world. To single out just one example, the tomatoes in the heirloom tomato salad were among the most flavorful I’ve ever had, and the nasturtium leaves, goat cheese sorbet, and olive oil croquant were perfect accent notes that enhanced but didn’t in any way overwhelm or compete with those glorious tomatoes. The chef and his kitchen staff cook with obvious care, restraint, and subtlety, producing dishes with beautifully balanced flavors. They also have some techniques that will surprise and amaze you. Bravo, Arroyo Vino!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Creative Dishes - fabulosu taste
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The baby goat I ordered was amazing, but I think the table flipped for the Burrata and peppers stuffed with Manchego cheese. Brian suggested the perfect white wine - another great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our first visit to Arroyo Vino
    mangie
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    My husband and I along with a friend tried Arroyo Vino for the first time a couple of nights ago. We had been driving past it for the last 5 months never realizing that it was a restaurant. We are new to Santa Fe. Someone mentioned that it was great with an outstanding wine store attached. Service was outstanding and everyone's food was great! I would totally recommend it to friends and we plan on making it one of our favorite places.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gorgeous venue!
    2girltravelers
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My daughter and I were visiting Santa Fe and decided to stop here for a early evening light dinner and a glass of wine. The presentation of small plates and larger plates was gorgeous, food scrumptious. Everyone who served us had obvious great pride in the culinary experience they prepare and present. Wine serving was generous. We sat out on the patio and watched the sun set. Will be sure to return to this fabulous place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food, Great Wine
    Leftfield
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food here is simply fabulous - delicious, inventive and perfectly synced. It is always interesting to go and see what Chef Marc Connell is cooking up new. While small plates preside, larger plates are available for the men who need more to eat. You can also buy a bottle in the wine shop and drink it for a small corkage fee. I've never been disappointed here. It's my favorite place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice surprise !
    Dada
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We have become used to being disappointed at most of the newer restaurants in Santa Fe, however, Arroyo Vino surprised us with eclectic menu and excellent wine list. The service was really a treat especially for Santa Fe. Great job ! We will definitely be regulars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    Dalpas
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Intimate upscale restaurant, with fine freshly made food and attentive service. All around a top notch restaurant. Tricky to find, but worth the effort . For lots of locals it's their go to restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great
    cocoa11VIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    What makes a good restaurant is good food every time. Arroyo Vino never disappoints.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A long haul
    LuvveroVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Quite a trip from downtown Santa Fe, especially after, so many choices for wine
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect dinner setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Wonderful and attentive staff; creative, inventive and high quality food. Beautiful setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative delicious food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Never disappoints and always surprises. Loved the Misty Point oysters on the half shell....and the pappardrelle!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Wine & Dine Spot
    GregNealVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The views from this new restaurant outside Santa Fe are breathtaking with sunsets you don't find anywhere else! The wine shop attached to the restaurant has an amazing selection. You only pay $20 over retail to cork it with your dinner which is quite a bargain. The menu isn't expansive, but you won't be disappointed with the selection especially the small plates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New find
    Cheeta
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    several friends had recommended Arroyo Vino so we were anxious to try it. We were not disappointed. Everything was great. We will recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food but not the place
    socdoc
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Small plates done very well. The food was slow, the service surly or non existent. Our waiter was more interested in chatting a woman at the bar than taking care of his customers. It was very noisy. The atmosphere was precious, and i dont mean that as a compliment.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is a great place for a pre-Opera dinner. Perfect ambiance; knowledgeable wait staff; excellent wine and advice about wines. This is the second year in a row that we have gone here prior to the opera in Santa Fe and it has never disappointed. I would recommend the wine store and restaurant to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Golden
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food was amazing. Definitely, a find. Wine store is a treat!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fav restaurant
    mamacita
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This is our favorite restaurant in Santa Fe. The menu is changed frequently, great service, extensive wine list. The chef is inventive and our guests always rave about the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb food and great wine
    Lynn
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Arroyo Vino is on my short list of restaurants to which to go repeatedly in Santa Fe. The menu changes, but is always inventive, and the food is exquisitely prepared. My party split a burrata appetizer with some delicious bread and oils (olive and pumpkin), two fish dishes (skate and grouper), and an arugula agnolotti served with heirloom tomatoes and pickled fennel, followed by dessert of a dark chocolate shell filled with caramel ice cream surrounded by coffee marshmallows, which shell melted when the server poured pistachio soup over it. The whole experience could not have been better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real treat, perfect in every way
    SandSinLA
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Arroyo Vino gets better every time we're there, and they started at a high bar! Their chefs put out seasonal, creative, beautiful, and delicious plates. The wine list is superb and bottles / glasses are reasonably priced. The service is professional and friendly. And, the relatively new outdoor patio offers gorgeous sunsets in a relaxed but elegant setting. Not to be missed when in Santa Fe... we can't wait to return!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply outstanding!
    SantaFeRob
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This was our first visit, but won't be our last! Our server, Arthur, was great. Funny, personable, and not afraid to give real recommendations. I had the spring rolls, greens salad, and grouper. It sounds simple, but was extraordinary. All the servings were perfectly proportional. The flavors were fantastic, all fresh, all complimented each other perfectly. I really wanted to lick the bowl that the grouper was served in, but no. My husband had the Vietnamese noodles, potato salad and chicken. It sounds basic, but they were amazing. The potato salad was deconstructed, and the chicken prepared sous-vide. The chocolate ball with pistachios is highly recommended and we were even comped these small lemon balls that melt in your mouth, literally.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Beyond Excellent
    foodcritic
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Was in Santa Fe recently - a Great Restaurant city - this restaurant was the absolute best. Started with an Heirloom Tomato salad - excellent Spring Rolls - another great app Oysters Stripe Bass Skirt Steak Each dish was better than the last............. Service by Whitney was sensational Dessert - a Wonderful Peach Souffle and Unusual Truffles
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable Evening
    MimiVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Delicious and very interesting menu. Caring service. All around great evening.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Food and Wines
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    All of us enjoyed every dish set down at our table and there were a lot of them! The Trefethen white wine is lovely for summer. Thank you for continuing to keep your menus fresh and interesting so we can visit often!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Fabulous!
    Pickypicky
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Every time we visit Santa Fe we look for new places to dine to add to our list of favorites, well Arroyo Vino just went to the top of the list! Granted it was a little tricky to find [the gps gave all wrong info] & we were a little cranky when we finally got there, we were immediately soothed by the nice wait staff & as soon as the first course arrived we were thrilled we had tracked them down. We had the duck pate & also the chanterelle mushrooms to start, absolutely delicious,one of us had the duck, another had the lamb & I had the 'chicken& biscuits'we shared tastes & everything was superb, there was not a false note . The wait staff was friendly & helpful. We spent the next day tellina\g all we ran into what a great meal we had!
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  • Food was fab but....
    SFnewbie
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    A friend and I were at Arroyo Vino on a day that they were having a wine special. The food as usual was spectacular. The service was not. As an example, in the middle of taking our drink order, our server walked away in response to a request from the 10 folks doing the wine tasting. I am really hoping we were not treated shabbily because we were "just women". It put a decided crimp in our enjoyment and was followed by other oversights and lacks of attention. Really a shame since this is generally such a fine dining experience.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Satisfying evening
    Jalynn50
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Initial problems catching the waiter's attention were quickly rectified. Quickly, bread and oils arrived as focaccia-style slices: two greenish Italian oils and a Hungarian pumpkin oil, dark and nutty. The Farm Salad of fresh leaves was dressed lightly and the composed salad/appetizer of thin slices of fingerling potatoes, tiny fresh artichoke hearts, dots of tomato essence and invigoratingly salty kalamata olive paste rung all foodie bells. Crusty halibut rested atop fresh corn kernels that had chanterelle and pancetta bits for seasoning, while the large plate of lamb included meatballs and wonderful soba noodle cakes. Summer sparklers and roses did not pique our interest, but an exceptional Mersault from Kermit Lynch did the trick.
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    hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Discerning Diner
    DiscerningDiner
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My favorite neighborhood restaurant. Some plates are a little skimpy, but everything is delish. Service is friendly, and well timed. Some of their best dishes are the pork chop, all the salads and the pork belly. I
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FreeSpirit
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Great find. Terrific menu (small plates). Wine shop attached where you can purchase wine for dinner if your favorite isn't on there list. Dine outside on the patio if at all possible although the inside and bar area look appealing. Note: do not use google maps but rather call first for directions. A bit of a drive out of central Santa Fe but well worth the journey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Food - more waiters needed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We love love love this restaurant. In fact, we are going back Saturday night. The wait staff is world class - best in Santa Fe. Lamb Paparadelle amazing. Cod balls were fabulous. Halibut was perfectly prepped and great dinner size. I think our table of 6 ordered every appetizer except the bread and oils!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.