Santa Fe Historic Plaza Food Tour

Explore the historic Plaza area while sampling some of Santa Fe's best restaurants

The basics

  • Thursday through Sunday afternoons (times vary, view the calendar for latest availability)

  • 5 tastings served with a side of historical context

  • Available in a 2.5 hour or 4 hour format

  • $69/pp (2.5 hr) or $90/pp (4 hr)

  • Instant confirmation online or call 505-395-0552 to book over the phone

  • This is a walking tour. This total distance we will walk is 1.5 miles, so you MUST BE IN GOOD WALKING CONDITION TO FULLY ENJOY THE TOUR

The Experience

Our most popular tour, this is the classic Santa Fe food & drink adventure. We will explore the downtown Historic Plaza neighborhood by foot while sampling the best in local food and wine. You will have a chance to sample classic New Mexican flavors, as well as get a taste of what’s new and exciting in Santa Fe’s food scene. Along the way, you’ll learn about the city’s long and fascinating history, with an emphasis on how Native, Hispanic, and Anglo cultures shaped – and were shaped by – the region’s unique (and delicious!) food culture.

NOTE: all of our tours are designed with adventurous eaters in mind. While all tastings have been curated and pre-selected by our amazing tour guides, we can of course accommodate food allergies with advance notice.

The details

  • Meet chefs, restaurant owners, and winemakers. Chat with them and hear what makes their restaurant special.

  • 2.5 hour "express tour": available on Fridays from 11am-1:30pm. Please note that due to timing constraints this tour does NOT include the "meet the chef / owner" portion that all of our other tours include.

  • 4 hour "half day" tour: available on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sunday afternoons

  • Departure point: Santa Fe Plaza  (precise directions including with booking confirmation)

  • NOTE: the portions on this tour are smaller than our two other tours. Generally most people find the tour to be a replacement for lunch. For those specifically interested in a full dinner experience we recommend looking at our Taste of Canyon Road tour.

What you'll be tasting

This tour includes four food tasting stops and a wine tasting stop. Past tastings have included:

Note: these are examples from previous tastings - we're constantly trying new dishes and restaurants

Which Historical Sites You'll See

This tour crams over 1,000 years of history into 2.5/4 hours (depending on which format tour you choose)! You will learn about historical sights such as (please note we see these sites from street while talking about them - we do not go inside due to time constraints):

  • Santa Fe Plaza

  • Palace of the Governors

  • Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis

  • La Fonda Hotel

  • Loretto Chapel

  • Hotel Saint Francis (oldest hotel in Santa Fe)

What people are saying about this tour

Sip & Savor is one of, if not THE best, food tour we’ve ever done. Joe is very knowledgeable about the history of Santa Fe but also current Santa Fe which was helpful to us since he had great recommendations! The tour itself was fun and we really enjoyed every stop along the way. Can’t think of another tour we’ve done where the owners and chefs actually come out and talk to you about what they do - so interesting!
— Cass (Dallas, TX)
The food tour was a great way to explore the city. We had amazing food, and learned some very interesting facts about the development, architecture, and people. Joe is the owner of the business. A great guide. He was very attentive and thoughtful about the places that he took us to.
— Robyn L. (Los Angeles, CA)

Or call 505-395-0552 to book over the phone

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 Which Historical Sites You'll See
 Chef Fernando Olea at Sazon Santa Fe
 The Experience