Santa Fe is a foodie paradise with so many restaurants it can be overwhelming to visitors! What better way to be introduced to the city and its delectable hidden gems than through local food lovers here at Food Tour New Mexico?
The Taste of Santa Fe tour is a perfect opportunity to experience some of the finest dining establishments in downtown Santa Fe!
Some of the establishments we will visit on this 2½ hour tour include:
- La Casa Sena
- Taberna (Includes wine pairing)
- Santa Fe Olive Oil
- Luminaria (Includes drink pairing)
- Kakawa Chocolate House
- The Santa Fe Plaza
- St. Francis Cathedral
- The Loretto Chapel (Miraculous staircase)
- San Miguel Mission (Oldest Church)
- The Santa Fe River
- The State Capital Building
What Is Not Included?
- Gratuities: Gratuities for your tour guide are always appreciated.
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|Loriandsteve||Wed, Oct 15 11:00 AM||Female||60-69||International Tourist(s)||Group of Friends|
We were a little worried at first as we hung around the meeting place and no one else was there, but then a couple of others showed and our guide and we were off on a wonderful culinary tour including a little history along the way. The choice of restaurNts was terrific, food delicious, and service perfect. I asked for and received recipes at a few spots and at Luminaria, the chef gave me the specific chili powder I needed to make the item at home. Thanks for a great experience!
Great way to spend lunch.
|kenjwinter||Mon, Oct 13 11:00 AM||Male||60-69||Unspecified||Unspecified|
We had a great tour, so enjoyed it.
Fun & Informative Tour
|99Trixie||Fri, Oct 10 11:00 AM||Female||60-69||International Tourist(s)||Other|
The restaurants we sampled were excellent and we really enjoyed our tour guide. Very nice person (sorry, don't recall her name) and very informative. Wish we'd had more time to try some of the other tours.
Disappointing food offerings
|Reckenwald||Wed, Oct 1 11:00 AM||Female||50-59||Domestic Tourist(s)||Couple on a Date|
My husband and I are from Florida where seafood abounds. When booking this tour, we were excited about food rich in the heritage of Mexico and Spain. We envisioned green chili soup, beans, rice, spicy and different flavorings. What we received at the first restaurant was a blue corn muffin (dry but tasty) paired with a bowl of cold soup that we did not care for. The second restaurant presented a small crab cake (tasty but it was seafood and we thought it was an odd choice for this tour) and a sample of sparkling wine. The third visit was a vinegar and olive oil store that we have in our area, the forth stop was a green chili scallop appetizer (tasty but seafood again) with assorted breads and about 2 ounces of a very sour margarita drink. The last visit was a tasting of liquid chocolates and a 3 ounce cup of your favorite. Chani (sp?) was a personable young lady who loves Santa Fe and shared some of the history during our tour but for as much as we enjoyed her company, we can't recommend this tour for the money we spent.
Wonderful restaurant tour in Santa Fe
|Jamiegreth||Mon, Sep 29 11:00 AM||Female||60-69||Domestic Tourist(s)||Other|
I thought the restaurant choices were excellent. The food was excellent. And our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We really enjoyed ourselves and the food. In fact we decided to eat at a couple of the restaurants during this trip. We would highly recommend this tour.
Great Idea for our Girls' Weekend!
|rpoudrie||Fri, Sep 19 11:00 AM||Female||50-59||Domestic Tourist(s)||Group of Friends|
Really enjoyed the restaurants and the special plates prepared for our group. Definitely filling and yummy! Excellent guide -- she had grown up in Santa Fe and had a culinary background. Gave us a great introduction to the town on our first full day there.
|stringerj1||Wed, Sep 17 11:00 AM||Unspecified||Unspecified||Unspecified||Unspecified|
Excellent tour of eating places and some interesting local Santa Fe history. Chaine is a great guide!
What a fun outing!
|Lindaloye||Mon, Sep 15 11:00 AM||Female||60-69||Local||Group of Friends|
We were all from ABQ, one of us grew up in Sante Fe. It was fun to learn some new facts about the city history, and the food was very good. Nice to try out new restaurants and receive special treatment. It might be a little pricy for what you get, but throughly enjoyable. Our guide was great!
Fun tour of culinary offerings in Santa Fe.
|franklarosa||Wed, Sep 10 11:00 AM||Male||70+||Domestic Tourist(s)||Other|
Tour leader was knowledgeable about the culinary scene in Santa Fe. We got to taste an interesting variety of the local food.
|Wright58||Mon, Sep 8 11:00 AM||Female||50-59||Domestic Tourist(s)||Family Without Children|
Fabulous way to experience the local cuisine by local foodies! Our guide was a young local foodie who was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to learn about the food, culture, and history of Santa Fe.
- Do I have to purchase tickets in advance? Can I pay cash for tickets?
- Tickets must be purchased in advance, and tours often sell out quickly. Please book well in advance to increase your chances of getting the day and time you prefer. Tickets can be purchased with major credit cards. Cash is not accepted.
- If a tour is sold out, can I get on a waiting list?
- We do not offer a waiting list for tours. If the time slot you'd like is sold out, we suggest you check another date/time for availability!
- What is the difference between the Sample Santa Fe Food Tour and the Taste of Santa Fe Food Tour?
- The Taste of Santa Fe features some of Santa Fe's top restaurants and is not themed around New Mexican cuisine. It does however include TWO drink pairings along the way! (Sample Santa Fe does not include drink pairings but you are welcome to purchase additional drinks on any of our walking food tours!) On both tours, you will be exploring different aspects of Downtown Santa Fe, learning about the history and culture of the area, and visiting different restaurants where you will enjoy tastings. However, please note that the routes, restaurants, and historical tidbits are completely different on each of these tours.
- How much do we walk? Is it a fast pace?
- We walk approximately 1.5 - 2 miles on this tour over a 2.5 - 3 hour time span but with numerous stops. Although we walk at a very leisurely pace, please remember to wear comfortable walking shoes.
- How much food is served on a tour?
- We will be stopping at approximately 5 places and sampling a variety of different foods. For most people there will be enough food that lunch afterward is not necessary.
- What if I have food allergies?
- Please let us know when purchasing your tickets if anyone in your group has food allergies or other dietary restrictions. With advance notice we will do our best to accommodate you.
- What restaurants will we stop at and what kind of food will we sample?
- The restaurants for the Taste of Santa Fe tour are listed on the "Description" tab. The food we will be sampling on this tour does vary daily. If you would like to refer to our restaurant list and search the restaurants you will find each restaurants menus and credentials are more than reputable!
- Are there any beverages offered on the tour?
- This tour includes two drink pairing. One at Taberna, and the other at Luminaria! Each stop offers water along the way and additional drinks can be purchased during the tour.
- Can children come on the tour?
- Children are welcome on the tour. It should be noted, however, that the tour is 2.5 - 3 hours long. Some children have a limited attention span and therefore the tour may not be appropriate for some of them. Parents, who know their children best, should assess the situation on a case by case basis and consider whether the tour is appropriate for their child. If you are bringing children under the age of 7 and they will not be participating in the tastings (or will share with you!), you do not need to purchase tickets for them. All other participants will require a full priced ticket.
- Are tours given in bad weather?
- These tours run rain or shine. If the weather is bad, we will be able to go into many of the establishments along the way. Please be sure to check the day's weather and dress appropriately.
- Do I tip the tour guide?
- Food Tour New Mexico does not include gratuities in the cost of the ticket. A standard gratuity for a tour guide is 15%- 20% of the price. If you have a great time, gratuities are graciously accepted by our tour guides.
- Are tours pet friendly?
- Although our four legged friends would love to taste too, due to the fact that we enter various food establishments, no pets are allowed on our tours.
- Does the tour end at the same place that we start?
- No. We end about three blocks away from our original starting point. However, our tour guide will be more than happy to help with directions.
- Is the tour wheelchair and stroller accessible?
- Yes. Every stop has sufficient access.
- Do we only walk around and sample food?
- No! This is a three hour experience full of information, demonstrations, stories and great food. Guests will be guided around some of Santa Fe’s best places by a real local that knows the ins and outs of this great western town. Along the way we will point out great places to eat, shop and explore.
- Are bathrooms available on the tour?
- Yes, there are bathrooms available at designated stops along the way.
- Are cameras allowed on the tour?
- Absolutely. Both still and video cameras are allowed and encouraged along the tour.
- Is there public parking available nearby?
- Street parking can often be difficult to find; therefore, we suggest parking in one of the nearby parking garages. Information for nearby garages will be provide upon ticket purchase.
- Do the tours offer anything to native Santa Feans?
- Yes, many of the participants are locals that join us to learn about Downtown Santa Fe and the best specialty food store locations and local restaurants.
- Are tours offered only in English?
- Our tours are done in English, but with advance notice we may be able to accommodate a translator for an additional fee.
- Do you sell gift certificates?
- Yes. Feel free to contact us by clicking on the "Contact FoodToursNM" link for more information.
- Can I book a private tour?
- Yes. Please click on the "Contact FoodToursNM" if you are interested in setting up a private tour.
- Non-refundable, cannot be rescheduled.
- Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded and cannot be rescheduled because your space is being guaranteed at the event.
- Activity takes place rain or shine.
- The activity runs regardless of weather conditions. In the rare situation where the seller is forced to cancel the event, ticket-holders will be allowed to reschedule to another time (subject to availability).
- Children under 7 do not need a ticket.
- Children under the age of 7 who will not be participating in the tastings (or will share with an accompanying adult) do not need a ticket in order to attend. Parents should assess whether the tour is appropriate for their child given the 2.5 hour duration. Note that the tour route is unfortunately not stroller accessible.
Food Tour New Mexico
Food Tour New Mexico was created by foodie Nick Peña with the idea that when culture, food, fun, and adventure meet, visitors can experience the wonders of Santa Fe through local eyes. In doing so we hope to make your visit to Santa Fe much more memorable, unique, and exciting!
So prepare to sample Santa Fe with an amazing day of demonstrations, first hand tales and of course great food samples from some of the specialty shops and restaurants that make Santa Fe so delectably unique!