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Whole Hog Cafe

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320 S Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2614
505-474-3375
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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not impressed

Our plan was to have dinner at the Cowgirl restaurant where we had dined two years ago and were quite impressed. The restaurant was pretty busy and it had been a long day so we decided to go across the street to Whole Hog because a local told us it had better BBQ - WRONG! Our first hint should... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Johnston, Iowa, United States
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Johnston, Iowa, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Our plan was to have dinner at the Cowgirl restaurant where we had dined two years ago and were quite impressed. The restaurant was pretty busy and it had been a long day so we decided to go across the street to Whole Hog because a local told us it had better BBQ - WRONG! Our first hint should have... More 

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Luang Prabang
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123 reviews 123 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

When you're tired of Green Chilies and need a BBQ fix, look no further than the whole hog café. The concept is that you order at the counter, pay, and wait for your food to be delivered. As a couple we went for the Ultimate Whole Hog platter, consisting of pulled pork, brisket, ribs, pulled chicken, potato salad, baked beans,... More 

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Beckley, West Virginia, United States
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303 reviews 303 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We visited on the recommendation of another couple staying at our hotel. We ordered the Ultimate Platter (ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, pulled chicken, beans, slaw, and potato salad, and 2 dinner rolls) for take out dinner. The ribs and pulled pork were good, while the brisket and chicken were dry. For dessert we got a brownie and a chocolate... More 

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Long Beach, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I actually was already seated in the Cow Girl Cafe... Service was slow... and I looked out the window and saw the sign accross the street "Whole Hog Cafe..." I observed Highway Patrol Officers coming and going... and thought to myself... this must be a good sign... I got up, walked across the street... ordered the Pulled Pork Sandwich... and... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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97 reviews 97 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

This is our "go to" place when taking food to friends' for a pot-luck dinner. The brisket can be a little dry, but the ribs and sausages are excellent. We always enhance the sides - mustard or horseradish mixed into the potato salad; toasted almonds, raisins and shredded coconut mixed into the cole slaw. While the BBQ may not be... More 

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Joshua, Texas
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107 reviews 107 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

While sight seeing in Santa Fe, we selected this place for lunch. We each had a baked potato stuffed with pulled pork. The pulled pork was especially good on the potatoes (in Texas, a stuffed potato usually comes with chopped brisket). The unique feature was the ability to choose from six different BBQ sauces found at each table.

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Amarillo, Texas
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110 reviews 110 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We couldn't go to a restaurant across the street because it was closed for a gas leak. So, we decided to try the Whole Hog. Being from Texas, we are somewhat wary of BBQ elsewhere. But, when we opened the door, a tangy, strong aroma hit our noses. It's an informal, rather plain place, with a stand-up counter for ordering.... More 

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Windsor
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

If you like good BBQ brisket, this is the place to go. We've found ordering brisket is often risky -- all too often lots of fat and gristle -- but the brisket we had at Whole Hog was great! The food was delicious, servings were very generous and the help pleasant and courteous. Especially liked that there is a selection... More 

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Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

For my frequent visits to Santa Fe, I wish I had found this good BBQ place sooner. I think many of the locals at Santa Fe have never had the pleasure of enjoying really good BBQ. I say that after seeing some of the good reviews they've written for another BBQ place on the same street that has mediocre to... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We bought a load of ribs for take-out the other day. The #2 sauce is traditional and not sweet. There are six sauce choices in all - something for everyone. Across the street from Cowgirl on Guadalupe, a small parking lot alleviates the problems for either dining in, or picking up. Either way, you will enjoy this Memphis style flavor... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 320 S Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2614
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Historic District
  • Neighborhood: Historic District
  • Phone Number: 505-474-3375

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?