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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
From US$110.00
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Half-Day Santa Fe Food and History Walking Tour
From US$110.00
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 First National Santa Fe Bank 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 (37)
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Fabulous evening

I enjoyed every walking moment of this Food and History tour, our guide Jay was fantastic and so was all the food that was served.I would definitely recommend this tour.

Thank Elaine G
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fun, engaging, energetic, and knowledgeable... Lauren covered all bases!

My wife, eleven year old daughter, and I had a fantastic afternoon wandering Santa Fe's main downtown on the history and food tour. We booked the tour for the third of four days in town and found hidden gems that we had not yet seen....More

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

Hi Neil, I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your tour with Lauren this past weekend. Showing people the hidden gems of Santa Fe is what we're all about so I'm glad you enjoyed seeing new and interesting stops that you might have missed otherwise....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Wonderful Afternoon & Great Guide!!

I spent my very first ever afternoon in Santa Fe with Lauren of Wander New Mexico and what a great start to this visit!! Even though a few people had dropped out at the last minute and there were only 3 of us guests on...More

Thank cmsims1128
Joe G, Owner at Wander New Mexico, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Carla, It's so great that you were able to spend your first afternoon in Santa Fe on one of our tours! I'm thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed all of the stops and I'm also glad to hear you were well looked after...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
First Visit to Santa Fe

We thoroughly enjoyed our food tour in Santa Fe. Lauren was an excellent guide. Not only did she provide insight about the restaurants that we visited, but she also made some suggestions for other considerations to take while there. S. BolognaMore

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

Hi Susan, Congratulations on your first visit to Santa Fe! Hopefully the first of many more to come! I'm very happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your tour and found Lauren to be an excellent guide. We're very happy to have her as a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Highlight of Our Trip

This is the best food tour we’ve been on. Lauren, our guide, made the experience a fabulous one. She was very knowledgeable about the history, architecture, and of course the food and restaurants of Santa Fe. An added bonus is that she is a chef...More

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

Hi Kathy, I'm so glad to hear this was the best food tour you've been on! I'm also happy to hear you thought Lauren was the perfect guide - that's great! We're very happy to have Lauren as a part of the team - any...More

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9 September 2018|
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Response from Beverly M | Reviewed this property |
I agree you need to check with the tour company
17 April 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.