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Santa Fe Railyard Arts District Food Tour

  • Explore the Railyard Arts District by foot with an expert guide

  • Sample local cuisine and beverages (included)

  • Stress-free package ideal for first-time visitors

Santa Fe Railyard Arts District Food Tour
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Santa Fe Railyard Arts District Food Tour

Get a taste of Santa Fe, and explore the Railyard Arts District by foot, on this guided walking tour. Follow your local guide through the neighborhood, learning about how the arrival of the railroad helped Santa Fe evolve. Stop at four restaurants, and establishments to sample local food, and drinks (included).

What to Expect
Meet at 1pm at the Santa Fe Railyard water tower. Over the course of the tour, you'll walk approximately a mile and a half while visiting two sit-down restaurants, a winery or distillery tasting room (depending on the day), and one additional food or drink establishment. 

This unique tour focuses on the up and coming Railyard District in Santa Fe. This is home of the new Santa Fe, and you'll get to meet many of the chefs, distillers and brewers that are shaping this area today. Home to one of the top weekly farmers markets in the country, the Railyard District is where the locals go.

What brings this tour to life is the stories behind the restaurants you'll get a chance to visit. You'll learn about how the railroad redefined the American Southwest, who Fred Harvey is and how his legacy lives on to this day. You'll also get to explore some of the hidden corners of Santa Fe, learning about how the city has evolved over the last century and where it is heading into the next one.

A few favorite stops on this tour are (you will stop at four only):
  • Joseph's of Santa Fe
  • Cafe Sonder
  • Santa Fe Spirits Downtown Tasting Room
  • State Capital Kitchen
  • La Choza New Mexican Restaurant
  • Vivac Winery
  • Second Street Brewery

Historical and cultural sights you will see include:
  • Santuario De Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe (church built in 1777)
  • Santa Fe Railyard Depot Building
  • SITE Contemporary Arts Museum
  • Gross, Kelly & Company historic warehouse building
  • Santa Fe Farmer's Market (Tuesday and Saturday tours only)
  • Historic ranchhouses and warehouses (including sites on National Register of Historic Places)
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1 - 5 of 18 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
Railyard Tour

We had a great time with Jay, He was fun and informative, and the choice of restaurants was excellent. We really learned a lot about the area and its history and would definitely go back to La Choza and State Capital Grill. Excellent food at...More

Thank Mischablue
Reviewed 1 week ago
Food walk

Host Jay was a great host. Restaurant choices were great too. Each restaurant host (owner) gave a speech about the restaurant and then we had a generous sampling of their fare. We even went back to State Capitol Kitchen the next night and had the...More

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Railroad Food Tour

We had a fabulous time. We would have missed a wonderful area of town had it not been for the tour. Jay was an excellent guide, he was very knowledgeable and fun!!! We will go on the tour again with others and specifically, ask for...More

1  Thank Jamie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Off the normal path but fun

Had a great time on this tour. Saw lots things I would have missed on my own. Go Nd sone small wonderful QWERTY places and it was worth the price. Tuesday and saturdays are Market days here. Try it you will like itMore

Thank Allan S
Joe G, Owner at Wander New Mexico, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Allan, I'm glad to hear you had a great time on the tour and found it to be well worth the price! It also sounds like you were able to check out the Santa Fe Farmer's Market, which is great to hear. Thanks for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Off the Beaten Path

Jay was an excellent guide. I truly enjoyed going to restaurants that I probably would not visit. The food and chefs were top notch. My only suggestion is that I would rather see another restaurant rather than the Santa Fe Spirits. I was just not...More

2  Thank Janelle B
Joe G, Owner at Wander New Mexico, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Janelle, I'm glad to hear Jay was an excellent guide and that the tour took you to restaurants that you wouldn't have visited otherwise - that's exactly what this tour is designed for! The Railyard is so densely populated with some of the best...More

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Debra H
26 May 2018|
Response from lovetocruise625 | Reviewed this property |
I actually emailed them and they were flexible with the day, so give them a call or email!!!
5 May 2018|
Response from Bhavini P | Reviewed this property |
If your kids are adventurous eaters, then yes. The tour does make one stop at a local distillery - so I would contact the tour to see if they could accommodate for the younger children.
24 April 2018|
Response from lovetocruise625 | Reviewed this property |
I would say no, but ask. Since this is a group tour and the restaurant arranged for a table to be set aside, you should check whether this is an option. Service dogs are acceptable without a doubt I would think.
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