Santa Fe Railyard Food Tour

Experience the Railyard Arts District on our original and most popular tour

The basics

  • Tuesdays and Fridays from 1-4:30pm
  • 4 tastings served with a side of historical context
  • $79/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!

The Experience

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.

The details

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

  • Tours available on Tuesdays and 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).

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:

  • 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)

What people are saying about this tour

Even though we have been coming to Santa Fe since the 1980s, our guide Joe still provided some insights and information on the history of the area and buildings that were new to us. The food and drink at each stop were delicious and the people could not have been friendlier or more welcoming. We have been on a number of food tours in other cities and this was up there with the best. I can’t wait to come back and do another tour with Wander New Mexico.
— William A. (Houston, TX)
You probably won’t need dinner thanks to the generous quantities of delicious food served up by some proud chefs. A great sampling of New Mexico cuisine including an off-the-charts charcuterie paired with wine at the 4th stop, one of Santa Fe’s best restaurants, where we received a tour of the kitchen from the chef/owner.
— Cynthia B. (Virginia)

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

What You'll Be Tasting
Photo courtesy of the Palace of the Governors, negative #66658
The Experience
The Details