The fourth largest city in the state of New Mexico, Santa Fe, is a popular destination for local and foreign tourists alike, and there is a Santa Fe vacation rental for every kind of budget. Tourism is a major element of the Santa Fe economy, as visitors pour into the city not only during the summer hiking season, but also during the winter when there is adequate levels of snowfall. This city has something for everybody: from the cultural and historic downtown to the active extreme sports scene. When visiting Santa Fe, these are 3 great choice when looking for some Mexican food: Tomasita's (inexpensive), El Farol Restaurant and Cantina (moderate price), and Cafe Pasqual's (expensive).
Tomasita's is loated at 500 South Guadalupe Street and accepts reservations at. Tomasita's is well known for being a great choice for those traveling on a tight budget because it offer dishes from the Mexican cuisine starting at $6.00. Local favorites are the Red Chile and the Stuffed Sopapillas. Even though the exterior is not that inviting, you will find that there is always a long line of customers waiting for their turn to order. While waiting in line does take some time, you will find that getting your order to the table is actually fast. Tomasita's does offer take-out service so you can enjoy your meal back at your Santa Fe vacation rental.
El Farol Restaurant and Cantina
A bit more upscale than Tomasita's but not as expensive as Cafe Pasqual's, El Farol Restaurant and Cantina is a great choice for those looking for a Mexican take on the Spanish-style tapas. El Farol Restaurant and Cantina is located at 808 Canyon Road and accepts reservations. The highlight of this restaurant is the weekly flamenco show that takes place every Saturday starting at 8:00 p.m. The cover charge for the Saturday-night flamenco show is $25.00, not including food and drinks, but it is very worth it. If you're planning to visit El Farol for the flamenco show, make sure to make a phone reservation and be aware that the wait time for the food take a bit longer than usual.
Located on 121 Don Gaspar, Cafe Pasqual's is named after the Mexican saint of kitchens and cooks. This restaurant is in the heart of historic downtown Santa Fe and should be within walking distance from your Santa Fe vacation home. Please be aware that this Mexican restaurant is quite small and sits only about 50 people at a time, so reservations are highly recommended, especially during the weekend. The expensive price of the dishes is due to the fact that Cafe Pasqual's makes most of its own ingredients from scratch, and every single dish is made only after it is ordered. Great dishes at Cafe Pasqual's are the Grilled Salmon Burrito with Goat Cheese and Cucumber Salsa, and the Pollo Pibil with Saffron Rice and Fire Roasted Balsamic-Marinated Vegetables. These dishes are so intricate that the restaurant is happy to share the recipe with everybody. However, the hard part is getting it to taste as good as Cafe Pasqual's.
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