Santa Fe Restaurants: Romantic Southwestern Cuisine Hotspots

Santa Fe Restaurants, particularly those that specialize in Southwestern cuisine, are some of the most romantic spots in town. The setting sun, charming buildings, amorous atmosphere and delectable food all combine to form a magical evening at any of these BBOnline recommended restaurants.

The Compound Restaurant
635 Canyon Road
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 982-4353

The Compound is the ideal setting for a romantic evening in Santa Fe. Not only is the food succulent and memorable, but the restaurant itself is cozy and elegant. The building is reminiscent of an adobe-style home and the crisp, simple décor inside is perfect for any kind of romantic celebration. Couples will adore the outdoor dining area, which is breathtaking on a starry Santa Fe night. The sound of the fountain accompanied with a candle-light dinner of fennel-crusted scallops, braised lamb-shank, liquid chocolate cake is what makes this an amazing Santa Fe Restaurant. Its beauty will rival that of your Santa Fe Bed and Breakfast. The Compound's modern menu is full of bold flavors and classic Southwestern dishes. The staff is attentive, knowledgeable and willing to make your meal unforgettable. The Compound is open for lunch from noon until 2:00 pm on Monday through Saturday. Starting at 6:00 pm, dinner is served daily.

Coyote Cafe
132 West Water Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 983-1615

Coyote Café is a fabulous fine dining restaurant that truly compliments the selection of Santa Fe Restaurants. The Southwestern cuisine is robust in flavor and every dish is perfectly executed. Simple ingredients are given a refined twist in dishes like mesquite grilled lobster tails and bacon snap peas. Rich desserts of chocolate ganache with almond cake and caramel mousse will leave customers feeling satisfied, and is a wonderful ending to a classic meal. The décor is comprised of calming hues and soft lighting. The large open space which makes up the dining room is spacious, yet still exudes an intimate atmosphere. Cell phones are not permitted to be answered while dining, so there will only be the mild hum of conversation filling the restaurant. Couples will have no problem enjoying a romantic evening complete with a delightful meal.

724 Canyon Road
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 982-1500

Geronimo is not only one of the best Santa Fe Restaurants, but it's one of the highest ranking restaurants in the country. The exciting cuisine ties traditional Southwestern dishes with innovative techniques. Every element comes together to gracefully create a mouthwatering menu. Items include fire-roasted shrimp soup and mandarin orange cream sickle cake. The wine menu is as full as the dinner menu, and your favorite beverage is sure to be on the list. Visitors will fall in love with the building's charming white porch and all the other elements seem to follow in suit. The atmosphere of Geronimo is serene and most certainly romantic. Geronimo is the perfect touch to your stay at a Santa Fe Inn.