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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 - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 25
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  • 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
Tired of green chilies?

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Fernley
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Texas Barbecue in Durango was a hit with us. This place is on a par - perhaps better. Casual atmosphere, reasonable prices and - best of all - fantastic food. We won't return to Santa Fe without having dinner here.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

If you are visiting Santa Fe and are looking for BBQ, try Whole Hog - best BBQ in the city. Now, I know everyone has different ideas of "best BBQ", so I'll describe Whole Hog ... the BBQ is dry rub, meaning when you get the meat, it is without sauce. You add the sauce you prefer, in the amount... More 

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Chula Vista, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Ordered a Whole Hog platter to share so we could sample almost everything. Everything was fantastic! Sides were especially surprising, like the potato salad--baked potatoes with sour cream and onion, just like a potato chip. Brisket was fork tender and smokey. Ribs were tender and glazed with sauce. Going back again tonight before we leave town tomorrow.

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Johnston, Iowa, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
114 helpful votes 114 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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331 reviews 331 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
237 helpful votes 237 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
48 helpful votes 48 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
138 helpful votes 138 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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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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