Best Patios in Santa Fe

Who doesn’t love some outdoor eating in the late summer? Here are some of my favorite patios to eat on in Santa Fe!

Coyote Cantina

This relaxed joint has a menu to match its atmosphere, with dishes like the green chile cheeseburger piled high with onion rings, bacon, and a fried egg; and the often underrated but locally loved Frito pie, with corn chips smothered in red chile beef, beans, cheese, and all that comfort-food goodness you can rely on in Santa Fe.


Luminaria Restaurant & Patio

“Luminaria Restaurant and Patio is recognized by locals and visitors alike for its tranquil, inviting setting and inventive, globally inspired menu. We invite you to discover the flavors of dining in Santa Fe. Don’t forget to try our Strawberry-Jalapeño Margarita, part of the Santa Fe Margarita Trail.” – Luminaria website

Thunderbird Bar & Grill

“Santa Fe’s only restaurant with a spacious deck overlooking the Plaza!

This exciting restaurant is a popular staple to the Santa Fe Plaza scene. Restaurant goers throughout the area are invited to sample the unique food, drinks and incredible views at The Thunderbird Bar and Grill.  Santa Fe’s only restaurant with a spacious, year round deck overlooking the Plaza, Thunderbird Bar and Grill offers a unique twist on contemporary Southwestern cuisine with a menu that is fresh, innovative and sure to satisfy.  The Thunderbird’s full bar features: an award-winning list of over 40 beers, with 20 on draft, over 100 tequilas, an extensive wine by the glass program, and a spectacular wine list of over 100 bottles.” – Thunderbird website


Draft Station (Rooftop Pizzeria & Draft Station)

Two iconic locations become one! Now Rooftop Pizzeria & Draft Station. It has been said that the label “Pizzeria” is not adequate to describe the culinary experience awaiting you on the Rooftop. Our contemporary dining room takes you to San Francisco or New York, and our patios perch you in a position to watch the street life below or take in a spectacular Santa Fe sunset. From the first bite of our thin crust gourmet pizza, you will be one step closer in your quest for pizza perfection. But pizza is not the only delicacy on our menu – start your meal off with an interesting and delicious selection of antipasti and salads – and our sandwiches and pasta dishes are wonderful as well. We have some of New Mexico’s best microbrews on tap, as well as a full bar. Take the elevator or climb the stairs to the top of the Santa Fe Arcade shopping center – on the Water Street side – come up to the Rooftop! (

The Cowgirl Hall of Fame (Cowgirl BBQ Santa Fe)

“The Cowgirl BBQ occupies almost the entire block where it started in 1987, now having added a Billiard Parlor, a commercial catering kitchen and several private party rooms. The patio is one of the most inviting summertime venues for locals and tourists alike and the Cowgirl has become a local institution.” – Cowgirl website


Bunny Terry 505.504.1101

20 Vereda Serena Santa Fe, NM 87508