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Santa Fe cheap eats...but tasty?

boomer13 Nov 6, 2007 08:44 AM

Is there such a thing in Santa Fe? I am in search of something that is Chowhound worthy but not necessarily the Coyote Cafe.

I am basically a SF (San Francisco) Chowhounder looking for classic Southwestern/NM cuisine. But I will also be visiting with my 2 (cutie-pie) nieces ... so the place should be kid friendly and just where locals like to eat. We will also have access to a car if there are places just outside of the city center of Santa Fe

If you have any suggestions in Santa Fe for me please let me know. Oh, and I love sopapillas and green chiles!!! (and huitlacoches)

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    festivarian Nov 8, 2007 05:45 PM

    Guadalupe Cafe on Old Santa Fe Trail is good and reasonable. Kids like it. Can be crowded, though.

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      jeffinabiquiu Nov 8, 2007 03:10 PM

      Without a doubt, our favorite spot in Santa Fe is Pepe's Tacos at 1945 Cerrillos Rd. A few blocks North from St. Michaels drive. It is a little place with about 6 small booths...The freshest Mexican Food in all of Santa Fe. There is a complimentary salsa bar and served with a great avocado sauce. Here is another viewers comments- PEPE’S TACOS, $, A mind-boggling menu of real Mexican antojitos in a psychedelic taco stand. Fresh and good. It outbeats any other Mexican Restaurant in Santa Fe!

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        ziggylu Nov 7, 2007 05:50 PM

        We actually weren't able to take our trip to Santa Fe that we'd planned back in August but here's a thread I'd posted looking for cheap and cheerful eats that had some good suggestions!


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        1. re: ziggylu
          DebitNM Nov 7, 2007 05:53 PM

          Well, I am - if nothing else -- consistent! Same suggestions :)

        2. DebitNM Nov 7, 2007 05:03 PM

          Not the best food in Santa Fe, but your nieces will love Cowgirl Hall of Fame [you will do ok with it too] 319 S. Guadalupe St 505.982.2565

          For a great breakfast and lunch [I haven't had dinner there] try Tesuque Village Market. It is north of SF and is very reasonable I Intersection of Bishops Lodge Road [take that out of SF for a beautiful ride] and Rt 22. 505.988.8848 If time allows, stop at Shidoni Brass Foundry - you will ALL enjoy it.
          Deb http://shidoni.com/


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