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“Just Ok”
Review of Back Road Pizza

Back Road Pizza
Ranked #122 of 571 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Cuisines: Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
Description: We make a thin crust pizza with a Santa Fe twist : a perfect flour crust rolled in cornmeal for a unique flavor and texture , topped with high quality delicious ingredients. All of our food is handcrafted on site, from our signature pizza dough to our roasted meats to our sub-breads to our sauces and dressings. We also offer a delicious gluten-free pizza crust made from scratch (we are NOT a certified gluten free facility). We showcase 10 local and national beers on tap-including a rotating selection of Santa Fe Brewing Company beers-as well as an outstanding selection of wine by the glass. Our in- shop Grab & Go case is stocked daily with all housemade items including our savory salad dressings, pickles, soups, desserts & our signature pizza dough & sauce for home pizza making adventures! BRP FB Logo BWe are committed to partnering with local farms and producers when possible & are super proud to be purchasing all of our beef & pork for our housemade meatballs & sausage from Talus Wind Ranch who raise Heritage Beef Cows humanely with the utmost respect for quality and preservation. We also partner with Camino de Paz School & Farm for delicious goat cheeses and fresh vegetables that we use on salads, pizzas & in our tasty soups. Backroad Pizza Equipped with pool tables, an old school table top Galaga/Miss PacMan, a 2nd story balcony and a gorgeous outdoor seating courtyard, we are one of Santa Fe's local favorites. We are your off-the-beaten path, around-the-corner local neighborhood pizza shop that's casual, fun, friendly & affordable. We have a rad crew of folks whom you will get to know and love. Back Road Pizza is always available as a community space and is committed to extending our generosity beyond the walls of our shops into the greater Santa Fe community. Back Road Pizza was voted #1 Best Pizza in 2012 & 2013 & has been voted one of the city's best restaurants for nine years running in The Santa Fe Reporter. We have received nods from both local and national sources including a flattering recent review in the Pasa Tiempo & USA Today Top 10 Best Santa Fe Restaurants. You may have also caught us on the Food Network's show Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives hosted by Guy Fieri.
Austin, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Just Ok”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

I was intrigued by this place after reading some of the reviews. I didn't have the same experience as many of the reviewers. The people there were nice, but the food wasn't that good. It was average pizza. I would not go back.

Visited December 2012
1 Thank Jon R
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Level 6 Contributor
210 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Great pizza! You name the toppings on your pizza. Small neighborhood joint.”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

The place is kinda small but has a great hometown atmosphere. We'll definitely go back the next time we're in town.

Visited December 2012
5 Thank pams33
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Taos, New Mexico
Level 5 Contributor
41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great pies, bad service”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

We went there about 2 years ago and had to wait two whole hours for our simple pizza because they put a call-in order for a huge crowd ahead of all the guests in the restaurant. We went again a few weeks back and service was slow as well (about 45 minutes for a pizza!). Other people waiting reported the same thing and it was not even crowded. The pies are great once you get them. This place was featured on the Guy Fieri's DDD and ever since has had problems taking care of guests and keeping staff.

Visited November 2012
2 Thank Brigitte B
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West Bountiful, Utah
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Try The New Mexico Pizza”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

I saw this place on 3D and made a special trip up from ABQ to try it. We got there after the lunch hour so it wasn't busy and we could talk to the owner. I had a lot of fun watching their "pizza whisperer" build my New Mexico pizza. My wife and daughter got a Greek pizza, and we shared.

They were both wonderful! The place is fun, and they've got a pool table upstairs. If would would have had more time, I would have played a couple games. PIzza and pool. It can't be bad.

  • Visited August 2012
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5 Thank JMS959
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Level 6 Contributor
301 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Okay not great”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

After making arrangements to find the place we all found ourselves somewhat disappointed. I would say it is just okay, not warranting all the hype it has gotten. Very average.

Visited October 2012
2 Thank Kathleen L
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