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Back Street Bistro

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513 Camino De Los Marquez, Santa Fe, NM 87505-1817
+1 505-982-3500
11:00 - 14:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 14:30
Sat 11:00 - 14:00
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had heard so many great comments about this place I decided to stop in and pick up sandwiches for lunch. The place was packed, so my expectations were elevated even further. The staff were friendly and efficient. Other customers were lining up to pick up carry-out orders. I ordered pastrami on dark rye, corned beef on dark rye, pasta... More 

Thank Phil K
Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I think this place was featured on Diners Drive Inns and Dives; it's worth the reputation. The place was packed around 1pm; the pumpkin soup was delicious, and the lox sandwich also.

2 Thank ad8436
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

WE love this place. It is open at 10:00 AM and only serves through the lunch hour. Their soups are outstanding and freshly made. The Hungarian Mushroom Soup is their best, but the Green Chicken Chicken Soup is to die for. They have great corned beef sandwiches, New York Style, and many others. The Roasted Red Pepper salad is one... More 

2 Thank Tom B
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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74 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is a great place for a soup/salad/sandwich lunch. Their soups are divine! The place is always busy, but they are quite efficient and you won't have to wait long, and it doesn't take long to get your food. State employees love it because they can get lunch within their one-hour lunch break. Plus, it's reasonably priced.

3 Thank jmaison
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

For a tasty reasonably priced lunch, Back Street Bistro is a hit! Parking is fairly easy. Get there a little early or a little late to avoid the rush. The soup menu is written on a black board and there are cream soups, clear soups and vegan. Something for everyone. My personal favorites are the Hungarian Mushroom (should be illegal)... More 

2 Thank suz505
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

This restaurant is all ways crowded and for a reason, they serve up some of the best soup in town. There are all ways 4-5 soups on the boad all home made some vegan some vegetarian. if your in the mood, they also have salads and sandwiches, not to mention home made cookies , and cakes. Very moderatly priced open... More 

3 Thank ebenson777
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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85 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

When you just want top-quality comfort food—homemade soups and pies, tasty sandwiches, etc—served by friendly folks in a laid-back atmosphere, the Back Street Bistro is the place to go. Santa Fe is blessed with an abundance of "fancy" places, and a wealth of "Mexican/New Mexican" places, and a plethora of "cozy" places, and a multiplicity of French/Asian/Italian/African/Spanish/Greek/Caribbean places. Food lovers... More 

3 Thank SantaFeSister
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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105 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

When I'm drifting around town after a yoga class or between errands, I frequently turn to Backstreet Bistro for lunch, either alone, with my husband or with friends. It's a great place for reasonably priced soups, sandwiches, salads, quiche and even the occasional dessert. The service is friendly and efficient, the atmosphere is festive and the food is quite good.... More 

4 Thank Mindy H
Espanola, New Mexico
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

The soups in this place, especially the Hungarian Mushroom Soup, are home made and nothing short of incredible. The owner Dave has a magical touch with these soups and may I add the rest of the bill of faire is also really good to include a Chef's Salad I couldn't stop eating and enjoying. So go there and have a... More 

3 Thank Kelly S
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

First, the staff here always seem in good spirits and that creates an excellent environment. Second, there are always wonderful specials like the mushroom soup. Third, the service is quick and the prices very reasonable. One of our favorite places for lunch.

5 Thank MorganSmith2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:30
10:00 - 14:30
10:00 - 14:30
10:00 - 14:30
10:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 513 Camino De Los Marquez, Santa Fe, NM 87505-1817
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-982-3500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?