Sample Santa Fe

Food Tour New Mexico

Zerve Seller: FoodToursNM
Activity #2889
Come sample what Santa Fe has to offer! Taste the culinary delights of downtown Santa Fe while learning about its rich history.
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Sample Santa Fe is a walking food tour through the heart of historic downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico that will be fun and memorable! It's the tour experience that makes Food Tour New Mexico a must do for tourists and locals alike.  Join us as we guide you through one of the most historically rich cities in the United States while experienceing an adventurous tasting with a New Mexican based theme, as we sample Santa Fe.  
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 an eclectic tasting of atypical cusine then through locals here at Food Tour New Mexico

The Sample Santa Fe tour is a fun and adventurous experience for all you foodies out there looking to experience something new!  This tour does mostly focus on New Mexican food with the exception of our olive oil and balsamic sampling stop!

Some of the establishments we visit on this two and half hour tour include:
  • San Francisco  St. Bar & Grill
  • Thunderbird Bar & Grill
  • Santa Fe Olive Oil & Balsamic Co.
  • Alameda Café
  • Señor Murphy Candy Maker
Some of the historical points of interest we see:
  • The Santa Fe Plaza
  • The Santa Fe River
  • The State Capital Building
  • San Miguel Mission (Oldest Church)
  • The Loretto Chapel (Miraculous staircase)
So come and Sample Santa Fe and enjoy 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!

What Is Not Included?

  • Alcoholic beverages: guests are welcome to purchase alcoholic beverages along the way
  • Gratuities: Gratuities for your tour guide are always appreciated.

Meeting Location

Northwest corner of the Santa Fe Plaza (Santa Fe, NM) (Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)
185 Reviews Rating: 4.7 4.7 out of 5.0
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Rating: 5
Thu, May 19  10:55 AM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The Santa Fe Food Tour was great; all the restaurants served ample samples! It was a fun time and our tour guide couldn't have been more friendly and knew the city well.
Rating: 5
Great tour!
Sat, May 14  10:55 AM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Carlos was awesome. Our family enjoyed our day and Carlos clearly has a passion for being a chef and sharing his wonderful knowledge with his customers.
Rating: 5
Best thing to do in Santa Fe
Sat, May 7  10:55 AM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had so much fun with Carlos our adorable tour guide. Don't miss doing this in Santa Fe.
Rating: 4
A Taste of Santa Fe
Thu, May 5  10:55 AM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our guide Carlos was very enthusiastic, friendly a and knowledgeable. Our group enjoyed learning about southwest inspired foods, especially the pork stew. The tour was an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon.
Rating: 5
Fantastic tour
Sat, Apr 30  10:55 AM Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Carlos was a fantastic guide and full of info and suggestions

We appreciated him even suggesting some other places for us to try after the tour
Rating: 4
Santa Fe walking tour
Thu, Apr 28  10:55 AM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had a quite fun group for our tour and our guide was very knowledgeable about the food avail and Santa Fe..

I was expecting more tasting places than what we attended. Our tour in Tucson had about 6 stops plus the scenic tours, so I guess we were spoiled. It was approx $45, where this one was $60.
Food Tour New Mexico responded:
Thank you for your review! We value this information and apply everything we learn from guests to improve what we do. We know there are many food tours in the world and have taken many ourselves. We put the Sample Santa Fe tour together with our guests entertainment, education, appetites, and overall experience in mind and hope that quality is appreciated over quantity. :)

Looking forward to seeing you in the future!
Rating: 5
Taste of Santa Fe
Thu, Apr 28  10:55 AM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Great tour! Nick gave a great tour, excellent background history, and just an all around fun time! I highly recommend this activity.....the food was delicious as well!
Rating: 5
Fun and fabulous food!
Thu, Mar 24  11:00 AM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I highly recommend going on this tour. You get a sample of local restaurants and some history too.
Rating: 5
Excellent tour!
Thu, Mar 24  11:00 AM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
We went on this tour with our two teenage sons and it was a highlight for them as well as us. Carlos and Nick were friendly and knowledgable. They picked out locations that had delicious and generous samplings of food unique to Santa Fe. We have been on other food tours in other parts of the country and this one has been our favorite one yet.
Rating: 4
Nice tour
Thu, Mar 24  11:00 AM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Nick was knowledgeable, friendly, and receptive to all questions and comments. Good food and nice mix of places. Would recommend.
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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!
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 is the difference between the Sample Santa Fe Food Tour and the Taste of Santa Fe Food Tour?
This tour is somewhat New Mexican cuisine themed and much more family oriented! However 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.
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 we visit on the Sample Santa Fe tour are listed in the "Description" tab, and the this tour is themed mostly New Mexican cuisine.
Are there any beverages offered on the tour?
Every place 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 a block 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.


Refund/Rescheduling Policy

Non-refundable, cannot be rescheduled.
Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded and cannot be rescheduled because your space is being guaranteed at the event.

Weather Policy

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).

Other Policies

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.
Each Guest is subject to a Liability Waiver & Release. By purchasing this ticket, the purchaser of the tickets agrees to waive any present or future claims or actions for all persons participating in the activity of the purchased tickets. The purchaser & his/her guests will release & hold harmless Food Tour New Mexico from any & all liability as a result of any injury suffered or incurred while on any activity provided by Food Tour New Mexico and its personnel, for any reason, whether choosing to consume alcohol or not.

Food Tour New Mexico

On behalf of Food Tour New Mexico, welcome to the Land of Enchantment!  Here at Food Tour New Mexico we provide a walking food tour through the heart of historic downtown Santa Fe that will provide a peek into our culture and hidden delectable gems!  
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!
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