Tomasita’s restaurant is owned by Katie's side of the family and has been operated by the Maryol/Gundrey family for over 40 years. They serve classic Northern New Mexican Cuisine and the silver coin margaritas are to die for! We make sure to test them out each time we are in town...for quality assurance of course.  Stop by one of their two locations—in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico—and enjoy a traditional New Mexican meal!

Details: Tomasita's Santa Fe / 500 S Guadalupe st /# 505-983-5721

Tia Sophia's

Tia Sophia's is also owned and operated by Katie's side of the family.  It's a real local staple and has been in business since 1975.  Tia Sophia's became locally famous for their mouth-watering chile, flakey sopapiallas and breakfast burritos.

DETAILS: 210 W SAN FRANCISCO ST / # 505-983-9880


Jambo Cafe is proud Hapato be named by the Santa Fe Reporter as Best International Cuisine for eight years running and “Best Chef” in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. Jambo Cafe was featured on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives in 2013. In 2016, Chef Ahmed opened a food truck called Jambo Hapa ( means “here” in Swahili) which travels throughout Santa Fe, Taos, and Albuquerque.

The exotic locale of Lamu Island, off the coast of Kenya, with its fusion of Swahili, Indian, Arabic, and European influences, is at the heart of Owner-Chef Ahmed Obo’s spirited cuisine. It was there, in his mother’s aromatic kitchen, that Ahmed mastered his homeland’s unique and fragrant cooking style, beginning a culinary adventure eventually leading him to Santa Fe, New Mexico where, in 2009, he opened Jambo Cafe.

DETAILS: 2010 CERRILLOS RD / # 505-473-1269

Joseph's Culinary Pub

Regarding the restaurant as a process much like theater, Chef Joseph Wrede envisions the experience of dining in his restaurant as an interactive play between the pub and the public, with his sights aimed at rivaling high art. Service is an art, décor is an art, food is indisputably an art, and Wrede wishes to accept nothing less than art on all levels.Wrede is a Food & Wine Best New Chef, the winner of several AAA Four Diamond Awards, several DiRoNA Awards and has received both Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast distinctions.

DETAILS: 428 AGUA FRIA ST / # 505-982-1272

Jennifer Postorino