Santa Fe in a Day

2 MILES | 16 min | by Michael Stern

Santa Fe’s bounty of good food merits at least a week of eating … or two or three weeks, or more. But let’s say you have just one day to taste what is known as “The City Different.” You’ll want breakfast of huevos motulenos or corned beef hash at Pasqual’s and late morning sopaipillas or Frito pie at the Plaza Cafe. Then, on to the best burger of any kind, anywhere: the green chile cheeseburger at Santa Fe Bite. Enjoy an afternoon pick-me-up from Roque’s Carnitas, a jolly food cart on The Plaza. Climax the day with a spectacular southwestern/cutting-edge dinner at stylish Santacafe.



Pasqual's is Santa Fe's favorite corner eatery, serving bright, modern versions of New Mexico classics. Corned beef hash is some of the best in the West.


Plaza Café

Santa Fe's oldest restaurant has a broad menu of diner fare, New Mexican food, and Greek specialties. Plaza's garlic-infused quesadilla is memorable.


Santa Fe Bite

Santa Fe Bite serves what many consider to be the best green chile cheeseburger in New Mexico. It might be the best hamburger of any kind, anywhere!


Roque’s Carnitas

A Santa Fe, New Mexico, food truck, Roque's Carnitas wraps strips of char-cooked marinated beef with onions & chilies in broad wheat tortillas.

Must Eats


Brilliant southwestern flavors fuse with the cuisines of the world in the stylish Santacafe, one of the best Santa Fe restaurants.