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Best Santa Fe Outdoor Dining


Enjoy dining al fresco?  Let yourself be romanced by the sidewalk sounds of a big city or pampered by the peacefulness of a patio garden. Flock to the terrace, deck or boulevard table and share a bite, under the sun, an oversized patio umbrella or the stars. Be it a brunch in the breeze, sunset supper or long lunch, all of it tastes best outside. Visit a few of these top airy hot spots for the best outdoor dining in Santa Fe.


 

The Compound Restaurant Contemporary
15/20
Dining Room at The Compound Restaurant, Santa Fe, NM 653 Canyon Rd.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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A stunning Santa Fe original. More...

Doc Martin's Restaurant Contemporary
14/20
Dining Room at Doc Martin Taos Inn
125 Paseo del Pueblo Norte
Taos, NM 87571
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Not your usual hotel dining room, Doc Martin's offers tasty cuisine --- and good margaritas --- in the heart of Taos. More...

El Farol Spanish
13/20
808 Canyon Rd.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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The liveliest scene on Canyon Road. More...

Guadalupe Cafe New Mexican
12/20
406 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87501

A local favorite for New Mexican specialties and people-watching. More...

Harry's Roadhouse American
13/20
96 Old Las Vegas Hwy., Ste. B
Santa Fe, NM 87505
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A colorful roadhouse off the beaten path. More...

La Casa Sena New American
14/20
Sena Plaza
125 E. Palace Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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A jewel hidden in a historic plaza. More...

Lambert's of Taos Restaurant & Bar Contemporary
14/20
123 Bent St.
Taos, NM 87571
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Elegant cuisine emphasizing quality meats, game and fresh seafood. More...

The Shed New Mexican
13/20
Dining Room at The Shed, Santa Fe, NM 113 1/2 E. Palace Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Red chile and other New Mexican specialties are the highlights of this Santa Fe restaurant. More...

Terra American
14/20
Dining Room at Terra, Santa Fe, NM Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe
198 State Rd. 592
Santa Fe, NM 87506
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Cinematic sunsets and fine cuisine on the outskirts of town. More...

315 Restaurant & Wine Bar French
14/20
315 Old Santa Fe Tr.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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A quintessentially French ooh-la-la restaurant in a little package. More...

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