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Four Days and Three Nights in Santa Fe -- We're up for it all!

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  • lsla Jun 11, 2010 03:58 PM
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My husband and I visited Santa Fe for just one night several years ago and have been dying to go back. We finally are. We'll be staying four nights, but getting in so late the first night we'll only really be there for three dinners. The last time we went to La Casa Sena and really enjoyed it (this was seven years ago) and we were planning on going back there unless others think it's slipped or there are better spots around?
We're also really looking for other suggestions. For dinners, they don't have to be the fanciest places in town, but looking for nice spots with great food (and places that serve alcohol, ideally with a decent wine list). For breakfasts and lunches, dives are fine.
We've gotten a recommendation for a new spot called Restaurant Martin, but haven't looked into it. I don't know the area very well, but we'll be staying at a home within walking distance of the galleries on Canyon Rd.
Thanks and all suggestions welcome!

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La Casa Sena
125 East Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Restaurant Martin
526 Galisteo, Santa Fe, NM 87501

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  1. Might I suggest you do a bit of a search, there are several recent thread here that will give you lots of great ideas. Restaurant Martin is very good. I have a thread on it here.

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    Restaurant Martin
    526 Galisteo, Santa Fe, NM 87501

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    1. re: DebitNM

      OK, well after much review, I'm not sure whether to replace Casa Sena with Restaurant Martin. Also, La Boca looks good for a dinner, and I'm seeing lots of mixed reviews on The Shed. Is it worth it for a dinner, or better for lunch? Thanks.

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      La Boca
      72 West Marcy Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501

      Restaurant Martin
      526 Galisteo, Santa Fe, NM 87501

      1. re: lsla

        I prefer La Choza over The Shed [same owners, more local vibe at LaChoza], I am not a big fan of LaBoca - try El Meson for tapas [LaBoca - tables are really close to each other, service can be less than great].

        We enjoyed Restaurant Martin. Max's is worth a try too.

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        La Choza Restaurant
        905 Alarid St, Santa Fe, NM 87505

        El Meson
        213 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501

        Max's - Santa Fe
        403 1/2 S. Guadalupe, Santa Fe, NM 87501

        1. re: DebitNM

          One note on La Choza vs. the Shed:

          La Choza is beer and wine only, the Shed has a full liquor license. I agree the food is a tick better at La Choza, but it's tough to walk away from the Shed's excellent margaritas and beautiful atmosphere.

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          La Choza Restaurant
          905 Alarid St, Santa Fe, NM 87505

          1. re: finlero

            Duly noted, but to me, it's all about the food! :o)

    2. I realize this post is somewhat outdated, but I just wanted to say - Casa Sena has DEFINITELY slipped. We had brunch there on Sunday and the food ranged from okay (my tamale) to absolutely terrible (my husband's chicken sandwich). The patio is still beautiful but the food was just NOT worth it. My parents ate dinner one night at Martin, though, and loved it, so I would suggest that over Casa Sena in a heartbeat!