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    Biking retirement and food around Santa Fe?

    Won't have time for biking on this trip. I'm checking the area out for long-term retirement. The year-round biking is the primary draw for me. I'm going to be looking at land around Santa Fe.

    While I'm in the Santa Fe area, any recommendations for food? Or places outside of Santa Fe?

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    The food is getting about as bland as anywhere else you go, with a few exceptions IMO. The mountain biking is still pretty good, though.

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    Any places to eat you recommend?

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    Lots of good food in SF....I like Dr. Field Goods

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjcarr View Post
    Any places to eat you recommend?
    We can't really go anywhere as a family. The variety of food offered any one place really does not satisfy the diversity of diets in our household. Often times, it's a crazy frenzy in our little kitchen around dinner time, and I actually find it far more comforting than sitting at a restaurant eating in front of a bunch of strangers. Plus, the variety of food is a big plus.

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    I had a burger from Burger Boy in Cedar Crest, NM. It was really good, for a burger. Green Chili Bacon with light mustard, lettuce, pickle, tomato. I was really hungry, though.

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    Any good hole-in-the-wall mexican places?

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    el parasol tacos are bomb. so is rooftop pizza. I dont make sf a destination for eating usually, but for grab and go tacos, el parasol. two locations i believe in sf

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    There's a lot of good places to eat in Santa Fe. I'd check Yelp, not MTBR, for food advice.

    Ate at "La Cocina de Dona Clara" the other day (traditional mexican), it was excellent. Tune Up Cafe is a favorite for american breakfast. Tesuque Village Market is extremely good for most meals, I like to go for dinner and get some margaritas to go with it (just outside of SF...be careful driving after just one of those margaritas!).

    Most of the food places that get recommended to tourists are overpriced and underwhelming, because they provide a good tourist experience and most tourists can't handle real NM food

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    Fun to take a trip in the way-back machine. I remember that "Best NM Taco Stand" thread when it was first posted. I also remember a few responses that got deleted and resulted in perma-bans. Good times!
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    March can be iffy but this seems to be a dry year, so the High Desert Trail in Gallup may be dry. Maybe check closer to the time? Several good tacos shops, maybe you need a guide?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjcarr View Post
    Any good hole-in-the-wall mexican places?
    Not sure "hole in the wall" but we always stop at </title> <link rel="profile" href="http://gmpg.org/xfn/11"> <link rel="pingback" href="http://marias-santafe.com/xmlrpc.php"> <title>Marias of Santa Fe on our way to Tucson. Right across the street from Trader Joe's.

    Solid New Mexican food.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2melow View Post
    Not sure "hole in the wall" but we always stop at </title> <link rel="profile" href="http://gmpg.org/xfn/11"> <link rel="pingback" href="http://marias-santafe.com/xmlrpc.php"> <title>Marias of Santa Fe on our way to Tucson. Right across the street from Trader Joe's.

    Solid New Mexican food.
    I can never remember how the food is, but their margaritas are great

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    You had me at Maragritas

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    The red chili at Maria's is on another level. Other places I like are The Plaza Southside, Dr Field Goods, La Choza, The Shake Foundation, Real Burger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsieb View Post
    March can be iffy but this seems to be a dry year, so the High Desert Trail in Gallup may be dry. Maybe check closer to the time? Several good tacos shops, maybe you need a guide?
    I sure hope y'all get some moisture. I hate to see any flames this summer in those mountain ranges. I tried a place called ilvicion pizza and the bumblebeez burritos in SF. The food there is really good.

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    il vicino ?

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    Thanks for all the tips, plenty of places to check out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_owl View Post
    il vicino ?
    Yes, correct. Sorry I didn't remember the spelling, its been awhile. Good food there.

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