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Back Street Bistro

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513 Camino De Los Marquez, Santa Fe, NM 87505-1817
505-982-3500
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10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent soups!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2014
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Temple, Texas
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West Frankfort, Illinois, United States
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I had the curried pumpkin soup and it is the BEST soup I have ever had!!! The staff is very nice and very attentive. Don't skip dessert. We had the homemade coconut cream pie and it was amazing!!!!

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Houston, Texas
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Saw good reviews on trip advisor. Noticed they had vegan options for my girlfriend. Took a chance. Even though the place looked like a hollowed out warehouse, the soup was good, but that was it. Sandwiches were poorly executed, with stale untoasted oversized sourdough. Stick to the soup.

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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, United States
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I would have never stumbled on this except for a recommendation of a local friend (I am new in town) and what a hidden gem! Food was fresh and delicious. There were 7 or 8 freshly made soups (Hungarian mushroom was amazing!) including selections that were gluten free and vegan.This is not fine dining, but an excellent place for a... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Back Street Bistro can be hard to fine and they don't take credit cards. What a downer! But wait! Great fresh soups and sandwiches. The green chili corn chowder I had to day was outstanding. The avocado, almond sandwich was very tasty This place has been around for over 20 years and is all ways busy. Staff are pleasant and... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

An original take on the crust: made of corn flour instead of wheat flour and SO delicious , every topping that you can think of is available. Staff is exceptionally friendly and hard working. A great array of soft drinks, beer and wines to choose from; tucked into a convenient off the street location where parking is never a problem.... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Hidden on a small street you enter and find it packed to the brim with hungry eaters. The sandwiches are terrific and the soups are amazing.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If there was a three and a half star rating, I would have used that. There were some great soup selections that our party tried. Then there were a couple of disappointments - bland, nothing special. It does get crowded so local folks like it. It is a cash only place so plan accordingly.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I would never have found Back Street Bistro and even had I walked past it, I would never have walked in. I was taken there by a local and trust me - go seek this place out! It may not be the best ambience but it has a good down to earth feel about it (and check out the cool... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

With the fall weather setting in, it's a perfect time to go to Back Street Bistro, although it's great to go anytime! Today I had the Vegan Curry Coconut Squash and Tofu. I am not a vegetarian but this soup is so very good!!! The Mongolian Mushroom is wonderful and one of the town's favorites as it is always on... More 

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Temple, Texas
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123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 513 Camino De Los Marquez, Santa Fe, NM 87505-1817
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: 505-982-3500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, American
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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