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.)
175 Reviews Rating: 4.7 4.7 out of 5.0
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Rating: 5
Highlight of our trip because of Erica!
Tue, Nov 17  11:00 AM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our party of 4 was very pleased with the tour. Erica was so personal. Hated to have her leave us for the day. The only food stop we did not enjoy completely was the street taco restaurant. The meat was very tough. The Mexican hot chocolate was great. Would definitely take a tour with this company again in another city.
Rating: 5
Sat, Nov 7  11:00 AM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I enjoyed every bite.
Rating: 4
Good samlping of food and good guide
Thu, Oct 22  11:00 AM Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I wasn't interested in the olive oil stop, but others in our group found it good.
Rating: 5
Fun and delicious!
Thu, Oct 22  11:00 AM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
A great way to check out some of the local restaurants and cuisine. Our tour guide, Nick, was knowledgeable, informative, helpful, and made the tour a lot of fun. Really glad we took the tour!
Rating: 5
Fabulous food mixed with rich Santa Fe history!
Thu, Oct 22  11:00 AM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The Santa Fe Sampler was so much fun! The food was great and the history provided by our tour guide was a bonus that we didn't expect! I would highly recommend this tour to any foodie and history buff alike!
Rating: 5
Lucky Us!!
Thu, Oct 8  11:00 AM Unspecified 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We were very fortunate as our tour group consisted of only 6 people. 4 from our group and another wonderful couple from the same State of California. Our tour guide Nick was very hospitable and we enjoyed all the different venues that he took us to. We all thought the food was pretty good and we also ordered margaritas (spicy) in a couple of places which were really good. We stopped at a candy shop and a olive oil place that I thought was a good idea and were nice little local shops. No pressure to buy anything although they did offer us a discount and free samples.Nick took us to see the Stair Case in the little church (owned by a hotel now) which was really cool to see. Everything was as described on the web site and would recommend this tour.
Rating: 5
Fabulous Food : Wonderful Education
Thu, Oct 8  11:00 AM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Nick was a marvelous guide. He filled in for an ill coworker. We were a small group of 6, all foodies! His knowledge was impressive with all questions answered. His enthusiasm for Southwestern cuisine was apparent. The restaurant choices and food selections were exceptional. We prefer to support local businesses. We are grateful for the experience and will highly recommend it to our friends. We were very grateful for Nick's suggestion to buy 505 hatch green chiles at Costco in the jar for safe traveling to Santa Cruz, California. Also Santa Fe Farmer's market suggestion was an outstanding recommendation with fresh roasted chiles.
Rating: 5
Enjoyed greatly!!
Tue, Oct 6  11:00 AM Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My wife and I did the Sample Santa Fe tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our guide, Erica, was fantastic and did a great job explaining the food of Santa Fe and New Mexico. The food was delicious!! We also enjoyed Erica telling some of the history of Santa Fe and the area. One tip: go early in your stay if possible so you can return to the sites on the tour if desired. Our group was 12-13 people and we also got good tips from the group on other places to eat and things to see in and around Santa Fe.
Rating: 4
Good way to taste Santa Fe
Tue, Oct 6  11:00 AM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The food was good and just enough. The guide was warm and informative. I feel the tour could have been a little longer and included more local information.
Rating: 4
Sample Santa Fe
Thu, Oct 1  11:00 AM Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The tour was very well run. Nick was a great tour leader. I was a bit disappointed that we only had 5 stops, one of which was an oil and vinegar store (not a great food experience) and another was a chocolate shop (very small samples). The tour was advertised as 2.5 hours but ran just over 2 hours. Still, I would recommend this to someone new to food tours, but those who tour often might feel shortchanged.
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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.

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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