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Apr 9, 2007 03:10 PM

Visit to Santa Fe and Bernaillo

I will be visiting New Mexico staying at a resort about halfway between Santa Fe and Albuquerque

I've heard that the Inn at the Anasazi is amazing and asking if its worth the price.

I from NY so elegant dining experiences are always available.

What I am interested in is authentic dining experiences that reflect the area.

I would reccomendations from anyone.

Thank you

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  1. If you're staying at Tamaya, you'll like the Corn Maiden there. Not where local hoi polloi are likely to be found eating, however.

    Abuelita's in Bernalillo generally has a good rep for NM food. The Range in Bernalillo is sort of a quirky take on western home cooking (by easterners). I've not had a bad meal at Inn of the Anasazi, but I'd hardly cally it an "authentic dining experience that reflects the area" - most SF natives won't spend that much on food in a week. ;-) You'll enjoy the chow, but it ain't peasant food.

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    1. re: Erich

      I'll second the Range Cafe (although I'm an easterner myself), especially for breakfast. Their steel-cut oatmeal topped with a scoop of cinnamon ice cream is a breakfast I still dream of occasionally.

      Oh, and in Santa Fe stop at the (used to be a Woolworth's) and have a Frito pie.

    2. I will be at the Tamaya next week, any one else out there have any ideas. I will have a rental car, so I will travel for good chow.

      1. IF you have a car, there are lots of wonderful places to eat. I lived in area for 5 years; if you search on southwest board, you will see a list of my favorite places in ABQ area.

        1. Authentic experiences in and around Santa Fe:

          Bobcat Bite
          Plaza Restaurant
          Blake's Lotta Burger
          Coyote Cantina
          Horseman's Haven (Level 2 Chile)

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          1. re: IslayMan

            While I like Blake's for a green chile cheeseburger fix, but give me a break....authentic? It's a fast food burger chain.

            1. re: LikestoEatout

              Blake's is an indigenous NM chain not available in any other state, I believe. That's my reasoning for "authentic." And I admit to loving their green chile cheeseburgers. Not as good as Bobcat's but still excellent.

              1. re: LikestoEatout

                A fast food burger chain that the OP ain't gonna find in New York, but is every bit as integral a part of the local fast food scene as the deep-fried burritos at Allsup's. It's a New Mexico eating experience that he's not gonna find outside of New Mexico, and you can make a case for that being "authentic."

                Although personally, I've long been deeply creeped out by the Blake's logo, especially since 2000: he looks weirdly like George W. Bush.

            2. islayman's got the right idea. i would add breakfast/lunch at cafe pasqual's. The food at pasquals is top notch, but the prices aren't quite as high as fine dining in santa fe can command. As for anasazi, martin rios is something of a local celebrity chef. He made the (heavily relied upon) rep at the old house, and recently jumped ship to inn/anasazi. Haven't heard a whole lot of buzz since the move. By the By, Blakes is a very good burger chain, though I'm pretty sure they were sold about two years ago and are no longer new mex owned. Bobcat is one of the two best burgers I have ever eaten. for very simple fare (burritos, fried tacos) el parasol is great, everyday low cost food.