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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 21 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fun and great food in the Railyard area of Santa Fe

I have been to Santa Fe two previous times, but was not aware of the Railyard area. We had a fun and informative tour with Jay, and would definitely recommend the Wander New Mexico Company. I would like to take the other two tour options...More

Thank Philip P
Joe G, Owner at Wander New Mexico, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Philip, I'm very happy to hear you enjoyed your tour with Jay and hope to take more Wander NM tours in the future! We're very excited to have partnered with the best restaurants in the Railyard District and to bring our guests in for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great way to spend Saturday am and early pm.

Reasonably priced public parking nearby; multiply artist, food, and farmers market vendors ; in clean, covenient, safe place;great peope watching adventure...

Thank Diann N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great tour!

My wife and I had a great time on this tour. Our guide, Liana, was excellent — fun and knowledgeable about the area. The food was delicious, and definitely helped us to explore more of Santa Fe’s great restaurants. Fun way to spend an afternoon!More

1  Thank ubiquitousmixie
Joe G, Owner at Wander New Mexico, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi! I'm glad to hear you had a great time on the tour and found your guide, Liana, to be excellent. There are over 400 restaurants in Santa Fe and we view it as our mission to send our guests to only the best. Thanks...More

Reviewed 8 August 2018
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
Joe G, Owner at Wander New Mexico, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi! I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your Railyard Tour with Jay and the restaurant stops (La Choza and State Capital Kitchen). We love taking tour guests to our favorite places so I'm glad to hear you found the food to be excellent. Thanks...More

Reviewed 4 August 2018
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
Joe G, Owner at Wander New Mexico, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Richard, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the tour with Jay and all of the interactions with the owners and chefs at each of the restaurant stops. It's great that Chef Mark at State Capital Kitchen made you a special egg free dessert, in...More

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Debra H
27 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.
25 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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