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Nov 3, 2010 08:34 AM

Santa Cafe - Thoughts?

My mom, sister, and I are headed to Santa Fe next weekend. I haven't been to Santa Cafe in years, but the menu looks good. Has anyone been there lately? I am also considering Geronimo's, but worried it may be too fancy/expensive.

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  1. Ate at both restaurants last weekend with out-of-town visitors; a Saturday lunch at SantaCafe and a Sunday dinner at Geronimo.

    Both were as excellent as they've been in the past. Lunch at SantaCafe is a bargain but reliably good. I had the daily "special" omelet. Dinner at Geronimo was pricey (no surprise); ~$300 for four people. One person had a vegetarian entree, two had an elk tenderloin entree and I had a somewhat spicy shrimp dish that is a Geronimo "signature" dish. Worth every penny.

    1. Don't know when you were last in Santa Fe, but there some new places that are really good and won't break the bank:
      Restaurant Martin
      315 Bistro

      For lunch or light dinner:

      Koi has been mentioned on here to quite a bit. 135 W. Palace Ave

      Some food for thought...

      315 Restaurant & Wine Bar
      315 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501

      709 Don Cubero Aly, Santa Fe, NM 87505

      Restaurant Martin
      526 Galisteo, Santa Fe, NM 87501

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