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Half-Day Santa Fe Food and History Walking Tour

  • Half-day Santa Fe food and history walking tour
  • Visit several food and wine venues for tastings of New Mexico's varied culinary traditions
  • See landmarks like the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis
Half-Day Santa Fe Food and History Walking Tour
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Half-Day Santa Fe Food and History Walking Tour
Explore downtown Santa Fe's best food and wine venues on a half-day walking tour led by an informative guide. Get a taste of new developments in Santa Fe’s food scene and sample classic New Mexican flavors when you stop into several local eateries. You'll also visit landmarks like the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis, Loretto Chapel, and Palace of the Governors. Your guide shares commentary about the city’s history and the mix of cultures that have shaped its food culture throughout the leisurely walking tour.
What to Expect
Meet at 1pm in front of Santa Fe Dry Goods on the Plaza. Over the course of the tour, you'll walk approximately a mile and a half while visiting two sit-down restaurants, a winery tasting room, and one additional food or drink establishment. 

What brings this tour to life is the stories behind the restaurants you'll get a chance to visit. You'll learn about how New Mexican food was shaped over centuries by a mixing of different culinary traditions. You will visit both Santa Fe's most traditional "must eat at" Mexican/New Mexican restaurants as well as some of the newest, currently "trending" restaurants.

A few favorite stops on this tour are listed below. Please note we visit four of these per tour (not all).
  • Cheesemongers of Santa Fe
  • Sazon
  • Coyote Cafe
  • Gruet Winery Tasting Room
  • Noisy Water Winery 
  • La Lecheria New Mexico Craft Ice Cream
  • El Callejon
  • Eloisa
  • Del Charro Saloon
Historical and cultural sights you will see are listed below. Please note that we do not visit or go inside any of these sites, but rather they are seen from the exterior and discussed during the historical portion of the tour.
  • Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis
  • Loretto Chapel
  • Santa Fe Plaza
  • Palace of the Governors
Reviews (31)
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Reviewed yesterday
Both high and low points

We loved the chef's presentation at Sazon -- in fact, we made dinner reservations for the next night. The tasting at Gruet was excellent, with a very knowledgeable and accommodating staffer. The margaritas and green chile cheeseburgers at the saloon were yummy and a nice...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago
Overpriced for what food and drink was provided, there were highlights to the presentation

The tour guide, Courtney, was knowlegable, likeable, and gentle in getting the group rounded up when we lingered too long at any one stop. She also went above and beyond when my friend needed to get back to the hotel by ordering a Lyft car...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Joe G, Owner at Wander New Mexico, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Elizabeth, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your with Courtney and found the tamales from the food cart to be excellent and authentic. Authenticity is exactly what we aim for on our tours! As for the tour price, I would encourage those guests looking...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
This was my first food tour but will definitely not be my last!!

My daughter and I had such a great time on this food tour! Our guide, Lauren, was fun and very knowledgeable. It was obvious that she loves Santa Fe and the food scene here and she generously shared that love with our group! With only...More

1  Thank LeeAnn B
Joe G, Owner at Wander New Mexico, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi LeeAnn, I'm so glad to hear you had a great time on your food tour! Lauren is indeed super passionate about Santa Fe and the food scene here, so I'm glad that passion showed during your tour! I couldn't agree more with you about...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sip and Savor

We came to Santa Fe on a girlfriend's trip and this was a highlight of our trip - our guide, Lauren, was fabulous! So enjoyable, and we loved learning about the history of Santa Fe. The food and wine was excellent!! We wish we had...More

1  Thank Annie M
Joe G, Owner at Wander New Mexico, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Annie, Wow, the tour was the highlight of your trip that's fantastic! I'm so happy to hear that your guide Lauren was fabulous. We're very lucky to have many girl's trips that visit Santa Fe and I think that one of our tours can...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Good variety of sampling

I really like food tours to explore a cities culture and history, while sampling delicious cuisine. Lianna was a very delightful guide who was knowledgable, personable, and sincere. I thought the selections were very interesting and diverse. We learned a lot and had fun. They...More

1  Thank Corinne Z
Joe G, Owner at Wander New Mexico, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Corrine, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. I'm glad Lianna was delightful and that you both learned and had fun! That's exactly our goal! We love vegetarians! All dietary restrictions can be accommodated, so I'm glad you enjoyed! Safe...More

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September 8, 2018|
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Response from Beverly M | Reviewed this property |
I agree you need to check with the tour company
April 17, 2018|
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Response from Miso B | Reviewed this property |
I would contact the owner (he also gives the tours) before & they can probably call the stops ahead to make arrangements. I think the taco place was the only one with meat & they can do veg w beans I’m sure.
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