Local Restaurants

•   Restaurant at the Mineral Springs

dining.png Salads, sandwiches and a selection of fish, meat and at least one New Mexican entry at each meal. Check the website for current prices, menu and hours.

Directions: HWY 285 North from the Ojo Land 10 miles. Follow sign for Ojo Caliente Mineral Spa.

Ojo Caliente Spa

•   Abiquiu Inn

An interesting selection of food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Prices: $9-15 lunch; $15-25 dinner. No wine. Sometimes you can arrange to bring your own but you need to call ahead first. In Abiquiu about 25 minutes from the Ojo Land.

Directions: Hwy 285 South from the Ojo Land. At intersection with Hwy 84 turn Right (North). Drive about 15 miles/minutes. The Abiquiu Inn will be on your Right. 21120 Highway 84, Abiquiu, New Mexico. For more information, call (888) 735-2902.

Abiquiu Inn

•   El Paragua

Another LOCAL and GOOD New Mexican restaurant in Espanola. New Mexican specialties and a full bar.

Address: 603 Santa Cruz Rd / Espanola, NM 87532 / (505) 753-8852

El Paragua

•   Angelinas

INFORMAL and good NEW MEXICO food. One of their specialties is NM braised lamb. No reservations required. Lunch and dinner. Located in Espanola about 15 minutes from the Ojo Land. Beer available. Price: $6 - $18.

Directions: Hwy 285 South from Ojo Land. At intersection with 84 turn left and head towards Espanola. At Fairview, first main light with three gas stations on three corners, take a Left. About 1/4 mile on the Right you'll see Angelinas. You'll need to turn Right and then Right again into the parking lot.

Address: 1226 N Railroad Ave / Espanola, NM 87532-3142 / (505) 753-8543


•   El Parasol

Take out New Mexican FOOD STAND. Very popular for lunch. There are picnic tables to eat at if you like and ample parking around back if the front is full. Prices $5-$15 depending on how many things you order.

Directions: Hwy 285 South from Ojo Land. At intersection with 84 turn Left. At Fairview, first main light with three gas stations on three corners, turn Left. At next light (Hwy 68) turn Right (South). Look for Hwy 76, there is a Long John Silver's on the corner. You want to turn Left. El Parasol comes up very quickly on the Left side of the road.

Address: 603 Santa Cruz Rd / Espanola, NM 87532 / (505) 753-8852

El Parasol

•   Mariscos La Playa

MEXICAN style FISH restaurant, just like you get in Mexico! Good food; over 50 fish dishes and then a few other options. Beer, margaritas. Lots of butter, garlic, spicy options. Lunch and Dinner. Prices: $10-$25.

Address: 2413 N Riverside Dr / Espanola, NM 87532 / (505) 747-2413

•   Walter's Place

A GREAT little restaurant in EL RITO about 40 minutes North of the Ojo Land, and 20 minutes from the Abiquiu Inn. Run by a couple. Amazing deserts which people often reserve before ordering their main meal to ensure they are still available once they've eaten! Open Friday and Saturday only. Reservations required. Dinner only. Price: $15-$30. You bring your own wine.

Directions: Hwy 285 North from Ojo Land. Left onto Highway 74 towards El Rito. Beautiful drive up into the mountains. Restaurant on the Right once you have entered El Rito.

Address: 1179 Main St / El Rito, NM 87530 / (575)-581-4498


Santa Fe

There are far too many restaurants in Santa Fe to list here. All kinds of food, all price ranges. A few of the popular ones are listed below. To see all the options, visit:

Santa Fe restaurant choices.

•   Santa Fe Bar & Grill

HAMBURGERS, salads, soups, New Mexico dishes. Good food for a good price. Full Bar.

Directions: In the DeVargas Mall in Santa Fe. Hwy 285 south from The Ojo land, through Espanola into Santa Fe. Turn Left at the second light entering Santa Fe, Paseo de Peralta. Take a Left into the Mall at the first light and park.

Address: 187 Paseo de Peralta / Santa Fe, NM 87501 / (505)-982-3033

Santa Fe Bar and Grill

•   Tomasitas

One of the very best INEXPENSIVE restaurants in Santa Fe. New Mexican food at reasonable prices. Very popular with the locals. No reservations are taken. Plan to wait 30-45 minutes. Fantastic margaritas: do the frozen ones here! Excellent red chili, tortilla soup and sopapillas, to mention a few things. Full bar. Open daily 11am-10pm

Directions: 285 South from the Ojo Land, through Espanola and into Santa Fe. As you approach Santa Fe take the Left exit coming into town that says for the "plaza". It turns into Guadalupe Street and it's a straight shot to Tomasita's which will be on your right. The parking lot abuts the Railroad Depot.

Address: 500 S Guadalupe St / Santa Fe, NM 87501 / (505) 983-5721


•   Marias

Another great New Mexican restaurant. A little bit more expensive than Tomasitas. They take reservations and you'll need one most nights. Full bar.

Directions: 285 South from Ojo Land into Santa Fe. Continue on 285 into town which becomes St Francis Drive. Go to Cordova and take a left. Look to the left and you'll see Marias about a hundred yards down the street. Parking is sometimes tight but it is worth it.

Address: 555 W Cordova Rd / Santa Fe, NM 87505 / (505) 983-7929


•   Mudu Noodle

Fantastic ASIAN FUSION food. Higher priced but absolutely fresh and wonderful food. Reservations recommended. Full bar.

Directions: 285 South from the Ojo Land into Santa Fe. Continue on 285 as it becomes St. Francis Drive. Take a right onto Cerrillos. It is about a mile down on the left. When you pass the light at Baca start looking on the left side of Cerrillos.

Address: 1494 Cerrillos Rd / Santa Fe, NM 87505 / (505) 983-1411

Mudu Noodles

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