Santa Fe Railyard Food Tour
Eat where the locals eat - experience the trendy Railyard District on our original tour
- Fridays from 1-4:30pm
- 4 tastings served with a side of historical context
- $90/pp plus tax
- 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 wear comfortable shoes!
Our original tour, "Off the Beaten Path" focuses on the up and coming Railyard Arts District. This neighborhood is where tomorrow's Santa Fe is emerging, and you'll get to meet many of the chefs, distillers and brewers that are shaping that future. Home to one of the top weekly farmers markets in the country, the Railyard District is where the locals go.
As with all of our tours, what brings this tour to life is the stories behind the restaurants, distilleries and breweries we will visit. You'll learn about how the railroad redefined the American Southwest, who Fred Harvey is and how his legacy lives on to this day. We will also have a chance to explore some of the hidden corners of Santa Fe, learning about how the city has evolved over the last century and where it is heading into the next one.
Meet chefs, restaurant owners, winemakers, and mixologists. Chat with them and hear what makes their restaurant special.
Tours available on Fridays from 1-4:30pm (private tours also available)
Duration: 3.5 hours
Departure point: Underneath the Santa Fe Railyard water tower (precise directions included with booking confirmation)
What you'll be tasting
This tour includes three food tasting stops and one wine or spirits tasting stop (depending on the day).
- New Mexican vs. Old Mexican at La Choza New Mexican Restaurant
- Chef's choice at Joseph's of Santa Fe
- New Mexican wine flight at Vivac Winery Tasting Room
- Single malt whiskey, gin with local botanicals, and pinon liquor at Santa Fe Spirits Downtown Tasting Room
- Chef's choice at State Capital Kitchen
- Green chile cheeseburger at Second Street Brewery
- Chocolate pinon torte and craft beer at Violet Crown cinema
Note: these are examples from previous tastings - we're constantly trying new dishes and restaurants
Which Historical Sites You'll See
This tour focuses on the arrival of the railroad in 1880 and how this forever changed Santa Fe. Historical sights you will see include (please note we see these sites from street while talking about them - we do not go inside due to time constraints):
Santuario De Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe (church built in 1777)
Santa Fe Railyard Depot Building
SITE Contemporary Arts Museum
Gross, Kelly & Company historic warehouse building
Santa Fe Farmer's Market (Tuesday tours only, from May - November)
Historic ranch houses and warehouses (including multiple sites on National Register of Historic Places)
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