Latin American Santa Fe Restaurants
Santa Fe - Santa Fe
Mon-Sun: Breakfast/Lunch 8am-3pm, Dinner 5pm-9:30pm (hours can change without notice)
It's hard not to love Pasqual's, what with the bright Mexican tiles, tantalizing Latin-American menu and friendly service. The place is especially busy for weekend breakfast, when a line can form down the block. But don't give up; tell the hostess you're willing to sit at the big oak community table, where locals and tourists share copies of the morning paper and talk about how much they love living here or would love to live here. Don't miss the hot chocolate, housemade sausages and fabulous baked goods.
Mon-Sun: 11:30am-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: Dinner
New Mexico’s most famous restaurant, Coyote Café is where Chef Mark Miller came to fame as the king of Southwestern cuisine. This beautifully renovated restaurant serves only dinner, but the rooftop bar, Coyote Cantina (open in the summer), has a wide selection of tequilas and an affordable Latin American menu. Try the trio of salsas including lime pico de gallo for only $6 while enjoying a cocktail.
Mon-Fri 7am-10 pm Sat-Sun 8am-10pm (hours can change without notice)
The Tune-Up Café is an ace in the hole for Santa Fe restaurant recommendations, especially if you’re planning a meal for picky eaters. The café is filled with a glow. People-friendly touches include kids’ books, good music and lighting, and a long mirror that lets wall-facing diners feel like they’re a part of the room. Meanwhile, the food manages to be a lot of things without following any one path. It’s not a burger joint, but the burgers are good. It’s not New Mexican, but Tune-Up serves chile rellenos and huevos rancheros and green chile. On paper, its most unique influence is from El Salvador, but you could eat there many times and not even notice. The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks to accomodate dining any time of day. There is usually a vegan soup on special.