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Back Street Bistro

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513 Camino de Los Marquez, Santa Fe, NM 87505-1817
+1 505-982-3500
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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149 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only open for lunch this place has provided soup and more to the community of Santa Fe for over 20 years... I have eaten here over a hundred times and have never had a bad meal.

3 Thank HannaKathryn
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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92 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2017

All the food at Backstreet Bistro is Amazing but the Hungarian Mushroom Soup is the best EVER! We are beyond devastated to hear of the closing of this restaurant in mid March 2017. This place is amazing, the food, the staff, everything. Backstreet Bistro, you WILL be missed.

5 Thank Kaycee D
Houston, Texas
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179 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

A local favorite, a family favorite for many years. Soups are superlative. Sandwiches are large and tasty. Smart people behind the counter. No more dining in - not sure why. Hope this place keeps going for a long time to come.

4 Thank L C L
Fort Worth, Texas
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245 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

This place is souper! Seriously, great soup selections and the bread was divine. The mushroom soup was all it was cracked up to be. Husband opted for cauliflower soup....next time I will have that, it was the best I've ever tasted. Sandwiches looked good too, but we opted for dessert instead. Good idea. Pie crust was amazing....the cherry pie was... More 

5 Thank Lydia S
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed December 14, 2016

I come here strictly for the soups. They offer a large selection of home made soups from meat soups, to vegetarian soups to vegan soups. They also have a large selection of salads. I alway come at lunch and they are always crowded. They do not accept credit cards (but there is an ATM a block away at Wells Fargo).

4 Thank usndoc
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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111 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

I had heard so many great comments about this place I decided to stop in and pick up sandwiches for lunch. The place was packed, so my expectations were elevated even further. The staff were friendly and efficient. Other customers were lining up to pick up carry-out orders. I ordered pastrami on dark rye, corned beef on dark rye, pasta... More 

Thank Phil K
Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

I think this place was featured on Diners Drive Inns and Dives; it's worth the reputation. The place was packed around 1pm; the pumpkin soup was delicious, and the lox sandwich also.

3 Thank ad8436
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016

WE love this place. It is open at 10:00 AM and only serves through the lunch hour. Their soups are outstanding and freshly made. The Hungarian Mushroom Soup is their best, but the Green Chicken Chicken Soup is to die for. They have great corned beef sandwiches, New York Style, and many others. The Roasted Red Pepper salad is one... More 

3 Thank Tom B
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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81 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2016

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.

5 Thank jmaison
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
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: +1 505-982-3500

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