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Mar 2, 2014 09:36 AM

Santa Fe Post-Wedding Breakfast/Brunch?

Hi all,

I'm planning a destination wedding in Santa Fe for October 2014. I'm having some difficulty finding a good place to host a post-wedding breakfast/brunch for our guests. It will be a Sunday, if that is helpful. Probably approximately 50-60 guests.

Ideally, the restaurant would:

1) Be walking distance from the Plaza area; and

2) Serve local style breakfasts.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.



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  1. Hmmm.... I don't think the better NM-food brunch places on the Plaza -- Cafe Pasqual and The Shed -- would have the space to accommodate such a large party. Both usually have lines out the door on Sundays.

    If it's not too far, I think Zia Diner might be able to do it. It's about half a mile from the plaza park. The food is kind of hit and miss, but they generally do a decent job at breakfast, and I think they'd try hard for a special occasion.

    The Pink Adobe and The Plaza Cafe are two other places to look at. I'm not a fan of either, but they are popular Santa Fe institutions and may have the necessary space.

    Otherwise, maybe Tabla de los Santos, Luminaria, or one of the other hotel restaurants? They're better set up to cater to big groups.

    If distance weren't an issue, my top choices would have been Harry's Roadhouse, Tecolote and La Choza.

    1. I read today that Tia's Cocina, the restaurant at the Hotel Chimayo specializing in homestyle Northern NM food, is reopening this Spring after having been closed for quite a while. I've never been there, but my sister's friend used to go on and on about how much like his grandmother's cooking theirs was. I'm pretty sure they have room for large parties, and they're close to the plaza, so that might be a possibility.

      I'd love to hear what other area Chowhounds think of this place and the other hotel restaurants near the Plaza, like La Plazuela and Tabla de los Santos. Hope bumping this thread will bring you some other suggestions, too.

      1. I can't think of a restaurant near the plaza, has the space, that offers what you're looking for…
        Have you thought about La Fonda? Apparently it's newly renovated, I've heard, and it seems to me to be ideal for what you're looking for.
        I'd check it out.