After 4 days in Santa Fe and Taos, I don’t consider myself an expert on either place but I do have a few recommendations for travelers to New Mexico. In Santa Fe “The Shed” Restaurant in a must visit. It’s an eclectic blend of New Mexico dishes, topped off with green or red chile sauces. “The Shed” is located one block from the old Downtown Plaza and I recommend you get reservations as this seems to be a very popular place for locals as well as visitors. The New Mexico Museum of History and the Palace of Governors are two must see museums. The History Museum has wonderful displays covering the illustrious 400 + year of New Mexico History.
In Taos, a must visit restaurant is “Antonio’s” located one block north of the old downtown plaza. Antonio’s is another gem of New Mexico flavors, and you can get the freshest guacamole on the planet. It’s prepared at your table, very tasty! A drive around the mountains in Taos is a great way to spend the afternoon. When in Angle Fire, visit the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial. One doesn’t have to be a military buff to appreciate the hard work that went into preparing the historical displays in the museum!