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Back Street Bistro

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513 Camino de Los Marquez, Santa Fe, NM 87505-1817
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great place for a soup/salad/sandwich lunch. Their soups are divine! The place is always busy, but they are quite efficient and you won't have to wait long, and it doesn't take long to get your food. State employees love it because they can get lunch within their one-hour lunch break. Plus, it's reasonably priced.

2 Thank jmaison
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For a tasty reasonably priced lunch, Back Street Bistro is a hit! Parking is fairly easy. Get there a little early or a little late to avoid the rush. The soup menu is written on a black board and there are cream soups, clear soups and vegan. Something for everyone. My personal favorites are the Hungarian Mushroom (should be illegal)... More 

2 Thank suz505
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

This restaurant is all ways crowded and for a reason, they serve up some of the best soup in town. There are all ways 4-5 soups on the boad all home made some vegan some vegetarian. if your in the mood, they also have salads and sandwiches, not to mention home made cookies , and cakes. Very moderatly priced open... More 

3 Thank ebenson777
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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67 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

When you just want top-quality comfort food—homemade soups and pies, tasty sandwiches, etc—served by friendly folks in a laid-back atmosphere, the Back Street Bistro is the place to go. Santa Fe is blessed with an abundance of "fancy" places, and a wealth of "Mexican/New Mexican" places, and a plethora of "cozy" places, and a multiplicity of French/Asian/Italian/African/Spanish/Greek/Caribbean places. Food lovers... More 

2 Thank SantaFeSister
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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103 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

When I'm drifting around town after a yoga class or between errands, I frequently turn to Backstreet Bistro for lunch, either alone, with my husband or with friends. It's a great place for reasonably priced soups, sandwiches, salads, quiche and even the occasional dessert. The service is friendly and efficient, the atmosphere is festive and the food is quite good.... More 

4 Thank Mindy H
Espanola, New Mexico
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

The soups in this place, especially the Hungarian Mushroom Soup, are home made and nothing short of incredible. The owner Dave has a magical touch with these soups and may I add the rest of the bill of faire is also really good to include a Chef's Salad I couldn't stop eating and enjoying. So go there and have a... More 

3 Thank Kelly S
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

First, the staff here always seem in good spirits and that creates an excellent environment. Second, there are always wonderful specials like the mushroom soup. Third, the service is quick and the prices very reasonable. One of our favorite places for lunch.

4 Thank MorganSmith2014
Fresno, CA
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274 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

very thin pizza crust reminded me of Italy. Meatball sub was delicious with obviously hand made meatballs. Bread was equally delicious. If you are in the mood for pizza we highly recommend this place.

2 Thank FoodCritic89
Panama City
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Taking a break from New Mexican cuisine, we visited the Bistro to try out their soup and pie. The Smoked Turkey with Wild Rice and Chicken Gumbo were delicious. We snagged the last two pieces of pumpkin pie and they were fantastic. Wish we had gone there sooner so we could have eaten there more than once. Only a short... More 

5 Thank sandyprints
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

I was pleased to find delicious soup and plenty of choices available for lunch. Prices for cups and bowls are quite reasonable. Well-worth additional visits!

4 Thank dharmagal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Soups
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?