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The Oldest Restaurant In New Mexico Has A Truly Incredible History

Santa Fe is the oldest state capital in the country. So it should come as no surprise that New Mexico’s oldest restaurant is located in the City Different as well. El Farol, a Spanish tapas restaurant, was established in 1835 and is still going strong 181 years later!

“El Farol” means “warmth” or “light.” So if you’re looking for some culinary history with a side of flamenco, head toward this beacon on Canyon Road and see for yourself why it won a “Best of Santa Fe” Award in 2015.

El Farol is open Monday to Sunday, from 11:30 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.

It’s located at 808 Canyon Road in Santa Fe.

Here are some other unique New Mexico restaurants that you’ll want to visit. Interested in New Mexico’s past? Then check out these historic towns and landmarks.

Juliet White
New Mexico staff writer for Only In Your State and freelance writer. A committed travel junkie, Juliet has lived on two continents, but believes that the sunsets in New Mexico are the best. She can be reached on Twitter @JulietWrites.