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Cheap and cheerful Santa Fe?

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Cheap and cheerful Santa Fe?

ziggylu | Jul 16, 2007 11:56 AM

We're headed up to Santa Fe in a couple weeks. Looking to get out of the Phoenix heat for a while. The first few days we'll be there are Spanish Market so we booked the Holiday Inn out on Cerrilos to avoid the overpriced and overcrowded Plaza while the market is going on.

We had a great time up there in the Fall last year but aren't looking to break the bank on this trip. Our favorite meals during the last trip were the less expensive places we tried: La Choza, Harry's Roadhouse, even the carnitas cart on the plaza was pretty darn tasty and definitely cheap and cheerful!

Other than a breakfast at Pasqual's we're not looking to splurge much(husband loves their breakfast so definitely wants to stop in once while we're there). Would love to keep most meals under $15pp...any suggestions on your favorite cheap and cheerful spot? Being around the Plaza definitely not necessary. Suggestions in surrounding towns definitely welcome as we're hoping to see more of the surrounding area this time(did get to Taos last trip and won't be making that trip again...also stopped in Madrid last time...but didn't eat. Would head down there for a lunch or dinner if there's good suggestions as the road was a great drive and the little towns along it were good fun to visit).

Have read about a Himalayan place in town? We're kind of intrigued by this...is it worth a visit?

Also, we thought we'd try to get tickets for the Opera while we're there...I believe this is sort of a Hollywood Bowl type thing where folks pack a dinner to eat before? Any suggestions on where to pick dinner up from if we do turn up some tickets?

Thanks!

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