Food Tours

5 Things to Eat and Drink in Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Huevos Motuleños at Cafe Pasqual's

One of the most colorful restaurants in Santa Fe serves up this breakfast dish from the town of Motul that includes banana and peas. Yes, you read that correctly. Essentially it's a mix of a corn tortilla, black beans, eggs over easy, feta cheese, sautéed banana, feta, peas and tomatillo salsa. It might be $14, but it's the perfect thing to eat before making the long drive back to Phoenix. Sadly, it's not terribly photogenic. If breakfast isn't your thing, they have a wonderful dinner as well -- but you'll want to make reservations. 121 Don Gaspar Ave., Santa Fe, 505-983-9340 pasquals.com

Chocolate Chai at The Chocolate Maven If you get chile-ed out, stop in at The Chocolate Maven. Amazing pastries (you can watch them make them through a large window in the dining area), breakfast ideas like blue-corn blueberry pancakes, and hearty egg dishes -- and no matter what you order, you will need the chocolate chai tea. The smell wafting off this thing will weaken your knees and prepare you for the excellent food you're about the devour. 821 W. San Mateo Rd. Santa Fe, 505-984-1980 chocolatemaven.com

Pretty Much Anything to Drink at Secreto, the Lounge at Hotel St. Francis Santa Fe is a town that likes to drink, and, yes, being the City Different, they bring it. We tried a variety of their handcrafted, award-winning cocktails at this sexy lounge including the Agave Way, a pleasing mix of red grapes, New Mexico green chile, Espolón Reposado Tequila, lime juice, agave nectar and the Spicy Secreto that won first place in the 2010 "Shake It Up! Competition." It's a mysterious mix of cucumbers, lime juice, cane syrup, cachaça, elderflower liqueur and a touch of spice. See their full menu here. If you're not tipsy when you leave, you didn't try enough of their menu. 210 Don Gaspar Ave, Santa Fe, 505-983-5700 hotelstfrancis.com

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