Restaurants That Are Now Open For Dine-In In New Mexico

    Post-coronavirus, restaurants are slowly reopening in various stages — which started with takeout and delivery and has evolved into partial capacity for dine-in— in order to ensure a safe experience until the days of everyone operating at full capacity. We are just as excited as you to get out of our own messy kitchens and back into a restaurant enjoying food and drink crafted by someone else along with new and old friends. Here is a comprehensive list of restaurants that you can enjoy dine-in eating now in Sante Fe, and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

    Restaurants open in Santa Fe:

    Coyote Cage

    Whether you've been strolling the plaza or taking in one of the many galleries or world-class museums, the Coyote Cafe beckons you to discover its many gastronomic delights. At the Coyote Cafe, you'll realize there is a sense of community, and a true passion for delicious food, amazing drink, and impeccable service.

    Restaurant Martin

    opened in 2009, Restaurant Martin is located in Santa Fe’s Historic District in a beautifully restored house just a few blocks from the legendary Downtown Plaza. Executive Chef and Owner Martin Rios is delighted to offer Restaurant Martin for your upcoming celebration or special gathering. Chef Martin has been acclaimed as one of the best chefs in the Southwest, known for his progressive American cuisine.

    The Compound Restaurant

    The Compound Restaurant has a heritage rich in history and regional influences. Before its incarnation as a restaurant, this adobe home was the centerpiece of a group of houses on Canyon Road known as the McComb Compound. It boasts a signature Contemporary American menu, using New World influences combined with the culinary style and flavors of the Mediterranean, with a focus on a seasonally evolving menu on available regional ingredients and local sourcing making both restaurants truly farm to table.

    Restaurants open in Albuquerque:

    Ruth Chris Steak House

    Elegant dining with a casual flair: When we brought our world-famous sizzling steaks to Albuquerque, we also brought our trademark blend of elegant sophistication and a comfortable, inviting atmosphere.

    Holiday Bowl

    Holiday Bowl is an entertainment venue with bowling, interactive/prize games, full-service bar, video games, large outdoor patio, live entertainment, and private party rooms. We offer a full-service casual dining experience and bar.

    Buca di Beppo

    Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant is the perfect place in Albuquerque, NM for great Italian food and fun! Buca offers group dining in an eclectic, vintage setting.

    Elephant Bar

    Elephant Bar is beloved for its fusion of Pan-Asian cuisine and popular American fare, as well as its travel-themed décor and daily happy hour signature cocktails. Elephant Bar specializes in globally-inspired dishes and traditional, American fare. The food is all made using the best, locally-sourced ingredients available. All of Elephant Bar’s cocktails are made fresh, handcrafted in-house by the restaurant’s mixologists. Find something for the whole family in a relaxed and friendly environment with genuine hospitality.

    El Pinto

    El Pinto started as a seven table restaurant over 50 years ago, in 1962. "The Salsa Twins" John and Jim Thomas took over the restaurant from their parents in the ‘80s and today it is a New Mexico icon. From the famous margaritas enjoyed on beautiful patios to the green chile and red chile enjoyed on each entree, this is a true taste of New Mexico cuisine. El Pinto salsa, red chile, and green chile are distributed in local grocery stores nationwide.

    Sadie’s of New Mexico

    If you’re looking for a mouth-watering experience, then come to Sadie’s! We’ve been serving up hot, heavenly plates made with the distinctive flavors of true New Mexican cuisine for over 60 years. What began as the owner’s zest for good food and friendly service, flourished into a family-owned business that’s known far and wide for its spicy dishes, exceptional staff, and of course, our incredible salsa!

    Prairie Star Restaurant

    Our culinary team masterfully creates stunning Contemporary New American cuisine featuring locally sourced ingredients and changes the menu seasonally to utilize the freshest ingredients available. Each dish is carefully crafted for unique flavor combinations with locally sourced, organic, and sustainable ingredients. 

    Black Betty BBQ

    World Class barbecue found right in Roswell, NM? Yes, please! Whether you’re in town and ready to dine with us, have a party to plan, and need a caterer or want to purchase some sauces or rubs from afar, you’ve come to the right place.


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    Author: Rachel Mazzola