La Casa Sena
/125 East Palace Avenue 505-988-9232
This warmly elegant restaurant in a historic compound is known for its exciting wine list and a flourish of local flavor on the menu of classics. In warmer weather, opt for outdoor seting in one of
the city’s lushest patios. For more casual dining, the adjacent Casa Sena Cantina offers lighter dishes delivered by singing waiters.
Shohko Cafe 321 Johnson Street 505-982-9708
Years of consistency yield a serene Asian oasis, offering perfectly prepared tempura, sushi and other Japanese classics, with the chefs-owners always close at hand to ensure quality and satisfaction.
Izanami 21 Ten Thousand Waves Way (505) 982-9304
Izanami is upscale izakaya dining. Typical Japanese izakaya serve small plates in a casual atmosphere. Food is designed for sharing, normally ordered slowly, and comes from the kitchen when ready.
Paper Dosa 551 W Cordova Rd,
Paper Dosa is chef Paulraj Karuppasamy and his wife and business partner, Nellie Tischler. Delicious and fresh South Indian cuisine.
Raaga 544 Agua Fria (505) 820 6440
Raaga ("sweet melody") prides itself on offering superior taste and flavor. With each mouthwatering bite, guests can distinguish and savor the finest
spices and the freshest herbs. In addition to his Northern Indian fare, chef Paddy Rawal offers dishes that incorporate local Southwest elements. Raaga’s menu includes vegetarian and vegan options as well as meat and seafood choices. All can be ordered mild,
medium or hot to please any palate.
India Palace 227 Don Gaspar (within the city parking lot) 505-986-58598
This tiny spot exists for the days when you want spicy food but you don’t want Mexican. Tucked behind the city parking lot on Water Street, the luncheon buffet is always popular.
Bouche Bistro 451
West Alameda 505-982-6297
Charles Dale, formerly of Terra, has resurfaced with his own sweet bistro in the space that used to house Aqua Santa. Soupe a l'oignon, salade mesclun, we think the word "bistro" tells you what you
need to know.
315 Restaurant and Wine Bar
315 Old Santa Fe Trail 505-986-9190
Provencal cuisine paired with terrific wine is always a winner, and this place serves them in a warmly congenial setting with a patio designed for lingering. Check out the wine bar for an extensive
list of wines by the glass and daily specials.
French Pastry Shop East San Francisco Street in La Fonda Hotel 505-983-6697
Still in the same La Fonda Hotel spot where they first opened years ago, this simple cafe is an easy daytime choice for a bowl of soupe a l’oignon, a quick cappuccino or chocolate croissant to pick
you up for an afternoon on the Santa Fe Plaza.
402 North Guadalupe 505-988-1809
A brunch or lunch delight, with fresh and delicious country salads, excellent sandwiches and a vast selection of pastries, which amply make up for the parking challenge. Breakfast and lunch only.
Rooftop Pizzeria 60 E San Francisco St # 301 505-984-0008 You just might
score a rooftop table overlooking a slice of Santa Fe, but either way, the slice you’re eating will be delicious! Artisanal pizza choices, salads and microbrew selections make this a pleasant option for casual dining downtown. Just across the street from
La Plaza (at the Arcade). One of my favorite places to enjoy sunset.
Osteria d’Assisi 58 South
Federal Place 505-986-5858
One of Santa Fe’s most authentic Italian kitchens and a fine wine list draw regulars to this casually elegant spot, where freshly made pasta and stone-baked pizzas top the list of favorites.