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Back Street Bistro

513 Camino De Los Marquez, Santa Fe, NM 87505-1817
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Ranked #147 of 455 restaurants in Santa Fe
Cuisines: American, French
Most recent review
- Mar 13, 2014
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80% Recommend
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Temple, Texas
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127 reviews 127 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We ate at Back Street Bistro on the recommendation of a store owner that we always do business with when in Santa Fe. We had the half sandwich and soup. Forget the sandwich and go for the soup! A cup of soup is really a bowl, in my opinion. My husband and I both had the Hungarian Mushroom--which was delicious!... More

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new mexico
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188 reviews 188 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

When yearning for good soup when visiting Santa Fe, this during the day spot should be considered. A white board list of soups traditional and innovative! The Hungarian Mushroom is my favorite. Cups are what other restaurants serve as bowls. Soups are a better bet than the sandwiches which can disappoint. Off the beaten tourist path but prices are quite... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

A cold weather lunchtime staple. I love the soups at Back Street Bistro. My favorite is the Hungarian Mushroom, which is usually on the menu. The exact soups available on any one day are varied and varying. The ambiance is utilitarian, so f you want fancy or "Santa Fe Style" this is not the place for you... which is probably... More

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Calgary, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I was in Santa Fe accompanying my bf on a convention. I felt like soup for lunch, and he loves sandwiches so we found Back Street Bistro on the internet. I LOVED it. Firstly, they make everything there - including yummy lemonade and all the desserts. They have an extensive soup menu - 4 to 6 soups daily with vegan... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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55 reviews 55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Not really a Nazi... ha. Really really good soup and sandwiches. Think crunchy warm bread and fresh deli meats dipped in a creamy soup. Definitely an off the path local hangout that is worth checking out

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New Mexico
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This restaurant has always had good soups and ok sandwiches. It is a local lunch place and has a dedicated following. I have eaten here numerous times but recently I have become critical of the food and sanitation. The last tuna sandwich I had was a watery mess. The soups while good are way, way too salty. The cash register... More

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Santa Fe
1 review
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

I'm a local and I love this place. Their soups are outstanding, possibly the best in Santa Fe. PS. The guy who complained about the burrito is mistaken. This restaurant does not offer burritos or any kind of Mexican food. He must have eaten somewhere else.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

If you love potatoes order the breakfast burrito. That is all you are going to find in it. The worst burrito I have ever had. I couldn't find my bacon or any of my egg. More egg and bacon would be nice and less potatoe. The staff should make sure that they tell a person that they are actually ordering... More

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Los Alamos, NM
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We visited this delightful Bistro this afternoon and were very happy with our experience. We each ordered a half sandwich, a cup of soup and a slice of pie and all three were incredible. The menu was simple yet varied and each of the 6 things we ordered from it (3 each) left us wanting for more. This place comes... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Known for the delicious soups, this is a popular locals lunch place. However, more tourists are finding it too. We have been going here for years and our favorites are the chili corn chowder in winter and the Senegalese in summer. The sandwiches and salads are good too, but the soups.... try them all.

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