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Restaurant Walking Tours

SFSC WalkingTour


"... 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


Santa Fe, New Mexico, the nation’s oldest capital city, is also the dining capital of the Southwest! With literally hundreds of places to score a great meal while you’re visiting, choosing can be hard. Eleven years of hosting Santa Fe’s premier food tours have made us local experts at taking the heat off dining decisions. All you need to do is lace up your shoes, arrive hungry, and get your vacation vibe on as our Fodor’s Travel Recommended Restaurant Walking Tours take care of the decisions.

We'll start at our internationally recognized Santa Fe School of Cooking for a festive meet-and-greet with our chef/guide and fellow adventurers over samples from SFSC’s repertoire, honed since 1989 via the talents of many renowned chefs. Then, bam...we’re off into downtown Santa Fe, a deliciously walkable city, to visit with four individual dining partners whose abilities and dedication we respect and support.

Each of our three tours has four stops, and each visit will include a private tasting and audience with the chefs, sommeliers, owners and key players who make our historic city one of America's Top Culinary Capitals! The ambiance will be varied, the cuisine will be a mix of regional traditions and instant-classic innovations, and each tour has been curated for variety.

We look forward to introducing you to some of Santa Fe's top chefs and bringing right you into the heart, soul and flavors of our diverse culinary scene.


- $115.00+tax per person.

la boca chef


The Palace The legendary Palace Restaurant and Saloon is a destination for visitors to Santa Fe and a local hotspot. The very talented duo of Jen and Evan Doughty team up with their staff to offer beautifully layered cuisine that highlights every flavor of your dish. Eat in the elegant Grand Dining Room or the saloon with its red, flocked velet wallpapered walls for a meal you will not forget!

La Plazuela Fresh and flavorful, La Plazuela takes an innovative approach to New Mexican cuisine, cooking up traditional recipes with an enticing new twist. Nestled in the heart of The La Fonda on the Plaza, it is one of the most intimate among restaurants in Santa Fe. La Plazuela will take you on a food adventure that offers an intimate dining experience, presenting guests with tantalizing New World twists on Southwestern cuisine.


Anasazi Restaurant Traditional Southwestern cuisine serves as the foundation for the menu of this beautiful restaurant located in the Inn of the Anasazi. 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.


IL Piatto 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.

Important: Please Read!

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.

- $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.


Paloma is committed to raising the bar for modern food and beverage here in Santa Fe. At Paloma we serve fresh interpretations of Mexican food in a casual, yet chic environment. Our full bar and beverage program is approachable, yet unique. We celebrate the welcoming culture of Mexico and are committed to serving our guests with warm hospitality and genuine enthusiasm. We have a seasonal patio and organic garden to offer al fresco dining and fresh, homegrown vegetables, herbs, and edible garnishes! 401 South Guadalupe Street ( at Montezuma)

Café Sonder In 1947, Greek immigrant, Dan Razatos, opened the famous Plaza Café in downtown Santa Fe where it remains as busy as ever. The new Razatos’ family venture, Café Sonder, located in the Guadalupe District, offers a simple, quality American Dining menu, craft beers and carefully selected wines. If you are a Plaza Café fan you won’t want to miss this iconic Santa Fe family’s newest restaurant!

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 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.

Important: Please Read!

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.

- $115.00+tax per person.

Matt Yohalem


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!

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 !

Joseph's Culinary Pub 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 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.

State Capital Kitchen Chef Mark Connell and co-owner Arthur Martel opened Santa Fe's newest hot spot, State Capital 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.

Important: Please Read!

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.