Tesuque Village Market

I love this place. There isn’t much to do in Tesuque, as far as I could ever tell, so this bar & grill is like a gem in the middle of an otherwise sleepy little New Mexican town. (At least I think it’s the middle of town…) The Tesuque Village Market has a kind of … More Tesuque Village Market

Il Vicino

From the first time I walked into Il Vicino (right off the Plaza in Santa Fe), I was in love. Their courtyard seating area in the back reminded me of the open air dining places in San Miguel de Allende. And Il Vicino serves GLUTEN FREE PIZZA… Yay! Unlike most places in downtown Santa Fe, … More Il Vicino

Cowgirl BBQ

The Cowgirl BBQ seems to be one of those places that either you absolutely love or you totally hate. I think I may be in the latter category. Anyway, it is a good place to take your friends who may be visiting from out of town. (And from what I hear, a good place to … More Cowgirl BBQ

Guadalajara Grill

The Guadalajara Grill was recommended to me ever since I arrived here in northern New Mexico. My friend and I finally went there to see what all the talk was about (at the GG location on the south side of Taos). First of all, we got there really early (around 4:30), so the place was … More Guadalajara Grill


OK. So I haven’t officially had dinner at Terra yet, but I’ve had bar food and cocktails there now a couple of times and liked it. The first time, they didn’t give me anything I asked for but what they did give me was pretty good — especially after 6 hours of personal training at … More Terra

Lambert’s of Taos

Lambert’s has a very nice atmosphere and a great selection on its menu. I opted for the Vegetarian Red Coconut Curry, while my friend got ‘the catch of the day’ (salmon), and his dad ordered the lamb shank. We all split a bottle of Malbec. I was very happy with my choice. My friend thought … More Lambert’s of Taos

Martyrs Steakhouse

My daughter took me here for my birthday dinner and we were not disappointed — probably one of the best places I’ve eaten in the area. In addition to an amazing margarita, I didn’t see any of the usual New Mexican fare! Woo hoo! I got the salmon special and really enjoyed it. We didn’t … More Martyrs Steakhouse


When I first walked into Gabriel’s, I was struck by the totally Mexican vibe of the place: something about the open air courtyard threw me back to the month I spent in San Miguel de Allende — in a good way. My ‘date’ and I were really made to feel at home and the waitstaff … More Gabriel’s

Sugar Nymphs Bistro

Sugar Nymphs Bistro is one of those kitschy New Mexican places: small, locally owned, kind of artsy, and mostly New Mexican fare. It’s attached to the Peñasco Theatre, so you can tour that place too while you’re there. The food was pretty good, and I enjoyed spending time with my favorite couple: the landlord and … More Sugar Nymphs Bistro