Cafe Pasqual’s is one of my most favorite parts of Santa Fe. This is saying a lot, since Santa Fe is one of my all time favorite destinations. From the festive decor to the truly outrageous food, everyone should try this restaurant at least once in their lives.
I think I’ve been the Pasqual’s at least 30 times. When we vacation in Santa Fe, even if it’s just for a long weekend, I will often go twice. They are one of the few establishments that serves three meals a day well. Breakfasts include Papas Fritas, which are home fried topped with eggs and cheese, the killer Breakfast Quesadilla, Brioche French Toast, ad other classics like Huevos Rancheros and Chile Relleno. The first time I had the pleasure of eating Niman Ranch ham, it was at Cafe Pasqual’s. My ideal breakfast at Pasqual’s is a heaping cup of coffee, a side of said ham, a homemade english muffin with house jam and local honey, and the Durango omelet. The Durango is filled with ham, jack cheese, mushrooms, guacamole, and sour cream. I always take my food in New Mexico topped with chile in the “Christmas” style, half red and half green.
Lunch and dinner are a treat as well. The delicious and mouth-watering BLT made with chile-rubbed bacon and blue cheese served on corn bread is even more incredible than it sounds. Their mole enchiladas are hands down the best I’ve ever had. And don’t skip the cookie plate for dessert – it’s not to be missed.
If you’ve never been to Santa Fe, you need to go there. If you go to Santa Fe, you need to go to Pasqual’s. Even my husband who barely like Southwestern or Mexican food loves it. My four year old niece loves it. My parents, who’ve traveled the globe and eaten in some of the best restaurant in the world, they love it too. If you are going for dinner, make a reservation, and for breakfast get there early or be prepared for a wait!
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- A Perfect Day In Santa Fe (forbes.com)