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Jan 18, 2009 12:59 PM

Rounding out our meals in Santa Fe...

We'll be in Santa Fe from Thursday through Monday, with options for dining out on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, Sunday lunch and Monday breakfast.

I've made reservations for dinner at Coyote Cafe and The Compound, and we're planning to go to Tecolote Cafe for lunch on Sunday.

Can anyone recommend a restaurant for our third dinner and for breakfast on Monday? We want great food; the type of cuisine doesn't matter considering we're covering Southwestern pretty well with our other meals.

Thanks in advance.

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  1. Breakfast-
    Chocolate Maven, The Pantry, Counter Culture.

    1. Here is a recent thread with some of my recent meals in Santa Fe and some suggestions from others:



      1. El Farol on Artists Row for dinner - wonderful tapas

        1. If you are wanting "great food," replace your reservation at The Compound with Geronimo. I have eaten at The Compound numerous times (twice in the last few months) and have never felt blown away by the experience. Geronimo, on the other hand, never ceases to please and amaze. If you want to try something very different and very good for your third dinner, try Mauka. Alternatively, El Farol has really stepped up in the last year or so and the food now equals the truly unique, funky Santa Fe experience there. One other not so obvious place for dinner is O'Keefe Cafe (new chef and excellent food) and if you are a fan of Oaxacan mole dishes, La Taqueria is deadly good; but I think Coyote/Geronimo/Santa Cafe are the three top choices in town.

          Go to Cafe Pasqual for your Monday breakfast. The menu covers everything from the basics to the unusual, with a slant toward Central American dishes. Tecolote is just too grungy for me and I would suggest the breakfast burrito at Tia Sofia's; the huevos rancheros at the Plaza Cafe; or one of the New Mexican plates at The Pantry.