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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in Santa Fe / Mountains

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine in Santa Fe / Mountains? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


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4.9
4.9 (12131)
$50 and over
Fusion / Eclectic
Santa Fe
About the restaurant
Geronimo has established a reputation as THE place to dine in Santa Fe. Tradition and innovation merge at this Canyon Road legend, where simplicity and understatement reign. New Mexico's only Mobil 4 star and AAA 4 Diamond rated restaurant. Winner of TripAdvisor's Top 10 Restaurants in the United States.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
The tenderloin was perfect. The service was top notch. We will definitely be back.
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4.8
4.8 (47)
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
Santa Fe
About the restaurant
Food for the people! Come and enjoy fine food that is not fine dining. We are an upscale gastropub that features seasonal, creative cuisine from around the world. Craft beer, outstanding wines and New Mexico spirits based cocktails. Casual, fun and upbeat atmosphere. Beautiful al fresco dining to enjoy 2023 James Beard nominated chef David Sellers' culinary creations
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j12551vip
Dined 1 day ago
Horno is both delicious and reliably so. Just a favorite for the food and easy-going atmosphere. Solid
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4.9
4.9 (1908)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Santa Fe
About the restaurant
Market Steer Steakhouse offers a refreshing new take on fine dining, serving up an atmosphere every bit as charming as Chef Kathleen Crook's creative approach to Prime Steak and Regional American Cuisine.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 16, 2024
We went on opening night - the food was delicious. The service was excellent and everyone was very welcoming!
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4.9
4.9 (3971)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Santa Fe
About the restaurant
Restaurant Martin is the embodiment of a of a 20-year dream to create the perfect balance of refined and comfortable. Chef Martin Rios, and his wife, Jennifer, envisioned a certain ambiance where people from the community as well as Santa Fe’s many visitors could enjoy Chef Rios’ award-winning progressive American cuisine. This family-owned restaurant caters not only to tourists, but to a large and loyal local clientele. Chef Rios has been repeatedly honored for his innovative and pleasing combinations of flavors, colors and presentation. His unique style emphasizes fresh, local produce and organic meats and poultry, and reflects not only Southwestern and Asian influences but also his classic training in French technique. His list of accolades include the following: Finalist in 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2022 for the James Beard “Best Chef of the Southwest” Award Semi-finalist for the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 James Beard “Best Chef of the Southwest” Award.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Hands down, one of the best dining experiences we've had in years. The food exceeded all expectations, the server was warm, knowledgeable, and professional, and ambiance was refined, but not stuffy. Amazing restaurant!!!
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4.8
4.8 (4563)
$31 to $50
Creative Japanese
Santa Fe
About the restaurant
Izanami serves Japanese Izakaya fare: seasonally inspired small-plates meant for sharing, accompanied by the best sake list in the west. Please note that while we do our best to accommodate your seating, we cannot guarantee requests. We have been chosen by OpenTable diners as one of the 100 best restaurants for outdoor dining in America. Heaters and blankets assure you of a comfortable, safe dining experience year-round; dress warmly for optimal outdoor dining.

*NOTICE* Please expect delays beginning 04/22/24 due to construction on the main road up the mountain. Seek alternative routes to avoid delays. This construction is expected to go until August of 2024. Arigato.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Great service. Inventive items. A sake flight.
A photo of Arroyo Vino restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1728)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Santa Fe
About the restaurant
Arroyo Vino serves an ever changing seasonal menu of Contemporary American fare. We source the best seafood, meat and produce from local purveyors and farmers. In addition we have a full bar serving Santa Fe's best craft cocktails.
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MikeM
Dined 4 days ago
Terrific and elegant menu choices; superb wine list; and our waiter Simon is simply the best.
A photo of Joseph's Culinary Pub restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2296)
$31 to $50
Continental
Santa Fe
About the restaurant
Chef Joseph Wrede is a Food & Wine Best New Chef, the winner of several AAA Four Diamond Awards, several DiRoNA Awards and has received both Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast distinctions. Joseph’s Culinary Pub is a creation of Chef Wrede and his creative and business partners. This is the third incarnation of Wrede’s original Joseph’s Table, conceived in Taos, New Mexico, not quite 20 years ago, for which he is well known and loved within the region and beyond. Joseph’s Culinary Pub is designed to be a platform for Chef Wrede’s unique and uncompromising vision on traditional and contemporary cuisine, both regional and international. Regarding the restaurant as a process much like theater, Wrede envisions the experience of dining in his restaurant as an interactive play between the pub and the public, with his sights aimed at rivaling high art.
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Lolasmamavip
Dined 6 days ago
Excellent, what a gem! I had the nightly special, sea bass, so good, exactly what I was looking for.
A photo of La Boca - Santa Fe restaurant
4.7
4.7 (5130)
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Santa Fe
About the restaurant
Opened in 2006 by 8 time James Beard Award Nominee, Chef James Campbell Caruso.
La Boca has the feel of a lively European wine bar, featuring an extensive selection of carefully chosen Spanish wines and Sherries. Chef Caruso's Modern Spanish Cuisine is inspired by the exuberance of Spanish cooking combined with fresh, local ingredients. La Boca has been  called "the most influential restaurant in Santa Fe" by the Pasatiempo Magazine and the New York Times describes the menu as "modern re-inventions of classic Spanish cuisine" Knowledgeable and animated staff graciously guide guests to the perfect wine to complement their meals. La Boca also prides itself on being an ambassador of Spanish sherry culture, transporting its guests to Jerez in the crisp cool flavors of Fino, or the deep fig-essence of a Pedro Ximenez.

Join us every Thursday and Friday night for live music on the Taberna main stage!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Great service and Michelin level cuisine. Great Spanish Wine pairings. Go with your server’s recommendations!
A photo of Sazon restaurant
4.7
4.7 (4944)
$50 and over
Latin American
Santa Fe
About the restaurant
Originally from Mexico City, Chef Fernando Olea, formerly Chef of Epazote, has been enthralling diners in Santa Fe since 1991. Chef Olea creates sophisticated flavors using Old Mexico’s indigenous and culinary traditions alongside ingredients from around the world. His menu is deliberately small, featuring fresh and locally sourced produce and meats when possible.

Nothing evokes the mystery of Mexican cuisine more than mole, a sauce of complex flavors that usually includes toasted and ground spices, seeds, nuts, chocolate and chile. Many mole recipes contain more than thirty ingredients and some recipes have five varieties of chile alone. Chef Olea is delighted to share his moles that include his "New Mexican Mole" that he created to commemorate Santa Fe’s 400 year anniversary in 2009. The large mural in the main dining room, was painted and presented to Chef Olea by Federico Leon De La Vega, a well- known artist from Mexico City.

Top review
CarolineC
Dined 2 days ago
Sazon provided one of the best and most interesting culinary experiences with flavor we have ever had. Check out was very visible throughout the evening, from the moment we walked into the hostess podium to in and out of the kitchen to survey the dining room, which shows he takes great pride in his guests’ experience. Our service was impeccable from Erica and others who were constantly checking in both verbally and just eye-balling to pace the entire meal and even when my husband placed his hat on the ground and someone immediately ran up with a small stool for his hat and said “oh sir, we don’t want you to put that on the floor.” It was one of the best comprehensive dining experiences we have ever had. Everything was delicious
A photo of El Nido restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2160)
$31 to $50
Contemporary Italian
Santa Fe
About the restaurant
SIMPLE INGREDIENTS. HONEST COOKING. UNPARALLELED AMBIANCE. At El Nido we present exceptional ingredients from sources we know and trust. Our menu follows classic cooking with intelligent innovation. Wood-fired pizza, steaks and seafood cooked on the Argentine grill along with homemade pastas are the basis for our food. Our seasonal craft cocktails and Sommelier procured wine list compliment our diverse selections.
With many options we are sure you will find amazing ambiance in this historic building. You can enjoy the relaxed vibe of the Zozobra Bar or dine al fresco on our beautiful covered patio during the temperate Santa Fe summers. In the colder months you can keep warm and enjoy one of three fireplaces in our dining rooms, or dine at our Chef's Counter and view our open flame grilling. Something for everyone. We hope to see you soon, come relax and enjoy the best hospitality and ambiance in Tesuque!

Top review
carolynbvip
Dined 7 days ago
We’ll definitely be back on a regular basis! El Nido is an exceptional neighborhood jewel, having been in Tesuque for decades. Very few restaurants have such a good staff, classic ambiance and tasty cuisine.
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