Taste of Canyon Road Food & Art Tour


Explore Santa Fe's most famous street on a casual late afternoon stroll down Canyon Road while mixing art and food in a one of a kind, progressive art/culinary tour


The basics

  • Wednesdays and Sundays from 2-6pm

  • Learn about Santa Fe’s world famous arts scene through visits to two of our favorite art galleries

  • Includes three course progressive meal with wine pairings (i.e. one course served at each stop we visit, from appetizers to mains to dessert)

  • Our most intimate tour - all groups are capped at a maximum of eight guests

  • Guide provides overview of the history of Canyon Road and an introduction to Santa Fe's vibrant arts scene

  • $119/pp plus tax

  • Call 505-395-0552 to book over the phone

  • This is a walking tour. We will walk approximately 1.5 miles, so wear comfortable shoes! Also, some sidewalks on Canyon Road are narrow with uneven grading, so YOU MUST BE ABLE TO WALK 1.5 MILES ON NARROW, UNEVEN PAVEMENT to enjoy this tour


The Canyon Road Dinner Experience

Our "Taste of Canyon Road Tour" introduces visitors to Santa Fe's famous Canyon Road through its art, architecture, history, and food. We explore this beautiful and historically rich street by foot, learning how the neighborhood has transformed since the 1600s from a sleepy Spanish farming community to its current status as one of the country's largest and best-known art markets. We'll learn how Santa Fe got its start as a famous art colony in the early 20th century, and discuss how the city's art scene is growing and evolving today.  Along the way, we'll sample food & drink from Canyon Road's diverse set of restaurants - from traditional New Mexican flavors to innovative new cuisine. Like all of our tours, what brings this tour to life is the stories behind the food & drink establishments that we visit.

NOTE: all of our tours are designed with adventurous eaters in mind. All tastings have been curated and pre-selected. We are able to offer vegetarian and gluten free alternatives at all tour stops - you will have an opportunity to indicate this during the checkout process.


The details

  • Discover Canyon Road's unique art, architecture, history, and food

  • Meet chefs and restaurant owners. Learn their stories and what makes their restaurants and art galleries special.

  • Hear from gallery owners about the inspiration behind Santa Fe's art scene

  • Tours available on Wednesdays and Sundays from 2-6pm (private tours also available)

  • Duration: Approximately four hours

  • Departure point: varies depending on the day of the tour, but near the “beginning” of Canyon Road (corner of Canyon Road and Paseo de Peralta). Precise directions will be sent along with your booking confirmation.

What’s included:

  • Food tastings (each with a wine pairing)

  • Fun and informative tour guide

  • Wander New Mexico’s Pocket Guide to Santa Fe

  • Gratuities at all of the tour stops

What’s not included:

  • Gratuity for your tour guide (optional)


What you'll be tasting

  • This tour includes a three course meal with wine pairings, with a tour stop for each course.

  • Past tours have included stops at (three stops per tour):

    • Chef’s choice at Eloisa

    • Cheese plate with French wine at Café des Artistes

    • Contemporary Persian cuisine at Milad Persian Bistro

    • Chef's choice at El Farol

    • Decadent homemade desserts and exotic teas at The Teahouse

Note: Restaurants and dishes may change depending on the day - we're constantly sampling new dishes!

Have a food allergy or dietary restriction? We are able to accommodate vegetarian and gluten free. Non-alcoholic alternatives are available upon request or for those guests under 21 years of age.


Which Historical Sights and Art Galleries you'll See

This tour focuses on the transformation of Canyon Road from an early Spanish agricultural settlement to one of the preeminent art communities and markets in the world. We'll see historical & cultural sites, including (please note we see these sites from street while talking about them - we do not go inside due to time constraints):

  • Acequia Madre, Santa Fe's historic irrigation system still used today

  • El Zaguan House (historic home dating from early 1800s; currently home to the Historic Santa Fe Foundation)

  • Olive Rush Studio (one of the few remaining real adobe homes in Santa Fe, typical of homes of writers and artists that flocked to Santa Fe in the early 1900s)

  • Several homes of prominent New Mexican artists

This tour also focuses on what makes today’s Canyon Road so famous: art! During the tour we will visit two different art galleries. Past tours have included stops at:

  • Lyn Fox Pueblo Pottery

  • Nuart Contemporary Gallery

  • Sage Creek Gallery

  • Bindlestick Gallery



What People Are Saying About This Tour

“The Canyon Road Food Tour was definitely the highlight of our visit to Santa Fe and we will recommend it to anyone planning a trip there. We enjoyed talking to our guide and the couple taking the tour with us as well as the fabulous history of Canyon Road, art galleries, food and wine. Take this tour!!”

— ELAINE F. (SARASOTA, FL)

“I knew Santa Fe had incredible food and art, but this tour made me want to stay (or move) there! The history, amusing stories, and conversations with the artist/curator at two art galleries were amazing. And then there was the food. The quality and quantity, along with explanations from the owners/chefs, far exceeded our expectations. One suggestion - don't plan for dinner after the tour. You will be full and may want to stay and enjoy the last stop with your new friends.”

— MICKY C. (BOSTON, MA)

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

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The Basics
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