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"fancy" in Santa fe

Vivre menu looks good...not had much experience with French dining so may try that. I think that based on reviews I've read online that I'll rule out Compound in favor of Geronimo...their menu looks more appealing as well. Ristra still on the list as I liked it last year. Also liked Galisteo Bistro quite a bit but their portions were huge. A tangent to my original question: best Mexican place? I have my favorites but just asking to make sure I haven't missed one !

Apr 16, 2013
vvaughn in Southwest

"fancy" in Santa fe

Going to sf next month with a friend who hasn't been. I am a frequent visitor but just wanted some opinions as to which 'splurge' restaurant to go to. On my short list are Geronimo, Compound, Ristra, and Martin. I've been to all of these but it's been over 5 yrs on the first two . Which should be pick? Any other suggestions?

Apr 13, 2013
vvaughn in Southwest

Albuquerque

We did Zacatecas one night and really enjoyed it. Food, music, service all good. Would def go back there. I had read some good reviews about Torinos for Italian and it was very good as well. They have apparently just changed their menu. Good service and music there as well. Our favorite 'dive' , Cecilias (downtown) was great as usual and we tried a new 'dive' Ray's which was also tasty but not as spicy as I like my chili. The restaurant at Pueblo Cultural Center was very good for breakfast/brunch and was packed so I guess it's popular. Went to Marble for beer and liked it so much we brought a bunch home with us ! Thanks for all of the hints ! We will try some of the other suggestions on our next trip !

Feb 20, 2013
vvaughn in Southwest

Albuquerque

Thanks...Farm & Table and Zacatecas were on the short list...have been to the Compound in SF so was interested in what Kiffen was doing with the tacos. I've read mixed reviews of Seasons and Savoy and also F&T for that matter. I was a little interested in the Chama River Brewing since the menu looked a little more interesting than typical brew spots. Like to mix 'hole-in-the-wall' places with nicer spots on trips.

Jan 30, 2013
vvaughn in Southwest

Albuquerque

Best eats in Albuq? Returning for a weekend visit...No Thai/Oriental rec's please...we get good stuff at home. Would like to hit at least one fine dining place if it's worth the $$.

Jan 16, 2013
vvaughn in Southwest