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“Food Tour” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Food Tour New Mexico

Food Tour New Mexico
03 Calle de Carlotta, Santa Fe, NM 87507
+1 800-979-3370
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Ranked #20 of 101 Activities in Santa Fe
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Owner description: We offer walking food tours through the heart of historic downtown Santa Fe and Albuquerque that will be sure to inspire your palette and your mind! A fun experience that makes Food Tour New Mexico a must do for tourists and locals alike. Join us, as we guide you through some of the most historically rich cities in the United States while tasting food as we explore the flavors of New Mexico.
Patchogue, New York
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“Food Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We had a wonderful time on our food tour. Our guide was Nick. He was informative and made our tour enjoyable. I would highly recommend taking this tour at the beginning of your stay in Santa Fe so you know where to eat and visit during your trip.

Visited June 2013

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Calgary, Alberta
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“more than just a food tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

on our trip to Santa Fe early this year we decided to try a food tour.
Our guide Nick was full of local information and trvia and some really good advice.
we went to a few restaurants, all withing an easy walk of the Plaza and we got to taste a little offering from these restaurants.
We also got to do a tasting at a local olive oil/balsamic place, surprisingly called Santa Fe Olive OIl and through the Food Tour we got a discount which came in real handy because they have lots of wonderful olive oils and balsamic vinegars
as we made our way from restaurant to restaurant, Nick was providing commentary on local history as well as places we should visit, after our tour, for example where to go for dinner ( our tour was done over lunch)
although we didn't eat a lot at any one place, but by teh time we done we were quite satisfied and ended up in a candy store for dessert.
we did manage to go back to one of the places for lunch on our way out of town and the full meal was just as good as the sampler we had on our tour.
would we do it again ? absolutely, it was time very well spent

Visited February 2013

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“Fun for the Foodie”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Just got back from a wonderful vacation in historic Santa Fe. Lots to do, but the Food Tour New Mexico was the highlight. Nick, the owner, gave us a wonderful historical background of Santa Fe while we strolled and visited area restaurants. The portions were generous and delicious. He answered all our questions, but yet was not too techy if you are not into cooking. Would do it again!!

Visited May 2013
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“Wonderful!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Our tour guide, Nick Pena, who is also the owner of Food Tour, was wonderful! He is a native of Santa Fe, very knowledgeable in local history, as well as food and everything New Mexico. We enjoyed every stop, and all the food. The restaurants were ready for us as we came in and so friendly. We made 5 stops, San Francisco Bar & Grill where we had a lovely spinach salad and sat at a table by the window with a view of the town square, next was Thunderbird (used to be the Ore House) where we sat on the 2nd floor deck and had a fabulous chicken tostada. Then off to the Santa Fe Olive Oil where we sampled olive oils and balsamic vinegars infused with different spices and fruits, amazing! Nick shared lots of history and food tips with us as we strolled to each stop and gave us a few minutes to walk thru San Miguel Mission, the oldest church in the country. After the mission was the Upper Crust Pizza. Their courtyard is adjacent to one wall of the oldest known house in the country. This was a quaint and cozy courtyard where we ate a gourmet chicken pesto pizza that was to die for. The inside of this restaurant had very old photos of this part of town from the past. It had been renovated to maintain the feel of the original architecture of the site. Our last stop was Senor Murphy Candymaker, regional candy maker that has been around for close to 30 years. We sampled a maple/pinion nut candy, a chocolate/caramel/almond candy and a chocolate bark/chili/pistacio morsel. There was also 2 kinds of brittle to try. What delicious and different candies! The entire tour was fun and relaxed. Nick was so enthusiastic and friendly. We had an absolutely wonderful time.

Visited May 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Must do. Awesome tour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

I thought this was an absolutely fabulous tour. My friend and I were running late and I got to the meeting point rather frazzled and our guide Nick was so nice and understanding. I really liked that we got some history on Santa Fe but not too much so you just end up forgetting most anyways. Nick also provided so many awesome recommendations on other restaurants that would be good to eat at as well as info on what we should do while we were in town. The food we had was awesome and was a nice variety. Nick really made the tour for me... and in the end we forgot to tip him and felt really bad. Take this tour at the beginning of your stay in Santa Fe. A wonderful introduction to an awesome city.

Visited May 2013
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