Good food in a fun and funky cafe atmosphere: low ceilings, lots of photographs of cowgirls and other western memorabilia covering the adobe walls, and something sparkly in the wall paint. There’s patio dining in warm weather. The service is good and the menu includes solid American fare plus some excellent—albeit spicy hot—southwestern choices. We recommend the mesquite-smoked baby back ribs, mesquite-smoked sliced beef brisket on Texas toast, or for a bit of everything barbecue, the barbecue sampler platter. Other good choices include a grilled salmon filet with bourbon glaze and one of the fajitas platters—choose from chicken breast, flatiron steak, or mushroom. There are also burgers, including what the restaurant calls the "Mother of All Green Chile Cheeseburgers," a blend of all natural beef, local bison, and applewood-smoked bacon, with melted brie and truffled green chile, served in a cheddar-green chile bun. Save room for a fun dessert: ice cream baked potato—a chunk of good vanilla ice cream molded into the shape of a potato, rolled in cocoa, placed in a pool of chocolate sauce, and topped with whipped cream and shaved pistachios, and a square of golden frosting tucked into it like a pat of butter. Happy hour is daily from 3 to 6pm. There is full liquor service.
Santa Fe› Restaurant
319 S. Guadalupe St.
Our Rating Neighborhood Downtown Hours Sun–Thurs 11am–11pm, Fri–Sat 11am–11:30pm Phone 505/982-2565 Prices Main courses $11–$19 Cuisine Type American/Barbecue Web site Cowgirl BBQ
Map319 S. Guadalupe St. Santa Fe
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