Skip to Content


Home : Cooking Classes : Restaurant Walking Tours

Restaurant Walking Tours

"... the activity that had us drooling was the restaurant tour! ...This is a can't miss activity for the food lover in Santa Fe."
- D. Dallas, Texas, 9/13



Restaurant Walk I - $115.00+tax per person.

la boca chef

Agoyo Lounge, located at the Inn on the Alameda, features light gourmet fare, specially prepared by their esteemed Culinary Institute of America chef, Chef Jen Doughty. Ranging from traditional New Mexican appetizers and Santa Fe style paninis to fresh salads and crème brule, every item on their extensive menu is guaranteed to please the most discerning palate. This a a wonderful new addition to the Santa Fe food scene!

Eloisa Hailed as the founder of modern Southwestern cooking, Chef John Sedlar has opened his newest restaurant, Eloisa, in the new Drury Hotel of Santa Fe. After many years in Los Angeles and four very successful restaurants, Chef Sedlar is back home in his native Santa Fe cooking up the food he grew up eating at his grandmother Eloisa’s house on Alto Street. We are so excited to add John and his aptly named Eloisa restaurant to our lineup of culinary partners!

La Boca/Taberna, James Campbell Caruso's Spanish tapas restaurant, has been the place to be seen in Santa Fe from the moment he opened the doors. James has a unique cooking style that has made his restaurant stand out. He has been nominated four times by the James Beard Foundation for the "Best Chef in the Southwest" award. James takes the concept of tapas to a whole new place.

During the growing seasons Il Piatto chef/proprietor, Matt Yohalem has the local farmers bring their trucks to the front of Il Piatto early in the morning to provide him with the best selection of the freshest local ingredients available in Santa Fe. Using these ingredients Chef Yoholem will entertain you with the preparation of one of his uniquely delicious regional Italian cuisine. Matt puts on a great show!

Because our wonderful Santa Fe Chefs LOVE to feed you, please reconsider dinner reservations following one of our Restaurant Walking Tours! Tours run 2PM to 5PM and begin at The Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N. Guadalupe St.

Due to the popularity of our tours, we strictly adhere to our 48-hour cancellation policy. Please be aware you will be walking approximately 1-1/2 miles at an elevation of 7000 ft.



Restaurant Walk II - $115.00+tax per person.


Restaurant Martin is the restaurant that Chef Martín Rios and his wife Jennifer envisioned: A comfortable, refined and pleasing atmosphere where local people and Santa Fe visitors can enjoy Chef Rios' award-winning progressive American cuisine. He has a long-standing reputation for his innovative combination of flavors, colors and presentation. Using fresh, local produce and organic meats and poultry, Chef Rios creates cuisine that reflects Southwestern and Asian styles influenced by his classical training in French technique. He has multiple nominations for the Best Chef in the Southwest by the James Beard Foundation.

Luminaria Restaurant and Patio The décor of Luminaria may be influenced by the ancient ones, the Anasazi, but the food is progressive Santa Fe cuisine. Chef Marc Quiñones imparts casual sophistication and simple elegance into every dish. Luminaria is located in the beautiful Inn of Loretto and Spa downtown Santa Fe.

TerraCotta Wine Bistro is a smart casual food and wine restaurant located in the historic district of downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico, in a charming 19th century adobe building near the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and the Downtown Plaza. This unique Santa Fe restaurant features globally-inspired food, wine and beer, utilizing local and regional foods made from high quality, seasonal ingredients. A fun, inviting and informal ambiance offering moderately priced dishes and a great Sunday Brunch!

Georgia Housed in the historic Army Officer’s Quarters circa 1900, Georgia is proud to serve Contemporary American Cuisine. There are three dining venues: The Tavern, Patio, and Dining Room, each with their own ambiance. We are very excited to have them be a part of our Restaurant Walking Tour partners!

Because our wonderful Santa Fe Chefs LOVE to feed you, please reconsider dinner reservations following one of our Restaurant Walking Tours! Tours run 2PM to 5PM and begin at The Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N. Guadalupe St.

Due to the popularity of our tours, we strictly adhere to our 48-hour cancellation policy. Please be aware you will be walking approximately 1-1/2 miles at an elevation of 7000 ft.

Restaurant Walk III - $115.00+tax per person.

Matt Yohalem

Agave Lounge At the Old House Restaurant invites innovative cuisine featuring Southwestern ingredients from artisan farms and contemporary regional influences. Indulge in seasonal, fresh and creative libations exclusive to the casual, yet sophisticated.

Meet one of our favorite chefs, Tom Kerpon, at his new restaurant, Ortiz. Ortiz is located in the Hilton Hotel is named after the Ortiz family that homesteaded the property 300 years ago. The restaurant is completely new and will be featuring Chef Kerpons' innovative Southwest cuisine. Be one of the first to check out this new addition to the Santa Fe restaurant scene!

joseph's Chef Joseph Wrede is a Food & Wine Best New Chef, the winner of several AAA Four Diamond Awards, several DiRoNA Awards and has received both Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast distinctions. Joseph’s Culinary Pub is a creation of Chef Wrede and his creative and business partners. joseph's is the third incarnation of Wrede’s original Joseph’s Table, conceived in Taos, New Mexico, not quite 20 years ago, for which he is well known and loved within the region and beyond. Joseph’s Culinary Pub is designed to be a platform for Chef Wrede’s unique and uncompromising vision on traditional and contemporary cuisine, both regional and international.

Sazon Originally from Mexico City, Chef Fernando Olea has been enthralling diners in Santa Fe since 1991 with his unique interpretation of contemporary and traditional Mexican dishes. At Sazon Chef Olea creates sophisticated flavors using Old Mexico’s indigenous and culinary traditions alongside ingredients from around the world. His menu is deliberately small, featuring fresh and locally sourced produce and meats when possible.

Because our wonderful Santa Fe Chefs LOVE to feed you, please reconsider dinner reservations after one of our Restaurant Walking Tours! Tours run 2PM to 5PM and begin at The Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N. Guadalupe St.

Due to the popularity of our tours, we strictly adhere to our 48-hour cancellation policy. Please be aware you will be walking approximately 1-1/2 miles at an elevation of 7000 ft.

Restaurant Walk IV - $115.00+tax per person.

Dinner for Two is a family-owned restaurant with an intimate fine dining atmosphere. Owners, Andy, Gregory and Pam Barnes use only grass fed organic beef, the freshest fresh, local products and seasonal foods to create their lively menu all paired with an award winning wine list! We love Dinner for Two!

Galisteo Bistro-Owned and operated by chefs Robert and Marge Chickering, Galisteo Bistro features eclectic, innovative international cuisine. Located in the downtown area, this restaurant is comfortable and casual and is known for its open kitchen, quality menu and attentive service.

Traditional Southwestern cuisine serves as the foundation for the menu of the Anasazi Restaurant. Latin influences enrich the time-honored fare and celebrate Santa Fe's vibrant Latin communities. The property welcomes a new Executive Chef, Edgar Beas, who finds inspiration in Santa Fe's rich culinary history as well as seasonal, local ingredients.

Chef Mark Connell and co-owner Arthur Martel opened Santa Fe's newest hot spot, State Capitol Kitchen, in early 2016. Come see the artisanal American dim sum joint that has a secret ingredient-playfulness!

Because our wonderful Santa Fe Chefs LOVE to feed you, please reconsider dinner reservations after one of our Restaurant Walking Tours! Tours run 2PM to 5PM and begin at The Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N. Guadalupe St.

Due to the popularity of our tours, we strictly adhere to our 48-hour cancellation policy. Please be aware you will be walking approximately 1-1/2 miles at an elevation of 7000 ft.

The Maverick Cookbook Tour - $75+tax per person.

A Historical Walking Tour -
The Maverick Cookbook Walking Tour takes you on a journey through time, introducing the iconic people and places that have contributed to New Mexico's diverse cuisine, from Billy the Kid and Fred Harvey to Doña Tules, Georgia O'Keeffe and others. Discover the fascinating stories and delicious foods of The Maverick Cookbook: Iconic Recipes and Tales From New Mexico as the bestselling book's author Lynn Cline leads you on a memorable tour through downtown Santa Fe.

One of the 30 Most Exciting New Fall Cookbooks"
~ Epicurious.com

“I have been looking for a good New Mexico cookbook for years, craving the secrets of those chile sauces and pork stews. I didn’t expect to find one as pretty as this, though, nor as stuffed with regional culinary history.”
–PAULA FORBES, Epicurious.com

"What a fun and eye-opening book!" ~ Deborah Madison
maverickcookbook.com/

These are 2 hours long and include some culinary treats.