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Santa Fe Restaurants

El Tesoro

Updated 12/04/2013

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One of the Railyard District's better-kept secrets, this small café occupies a spot in the high-ceilinged center of the Sanbusco Center, steps from several chic boutiques. The tiny kitchen turns out a mix of Central American, New Mexican, and American dishes, all of them reliable. Grilled tuna tacos with salsa fresca, black beans, and rice; and Salvadorian chicken tamales wrapped in banana leaves are among the tastiest treats. El Tesoro also serves breakfast fare

(including great French toast with strawberries), pastries, gelato, lemon bars, hot cocoa, and other snacks, making it a perfect break from shopping.

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Restaurant Information


Sanbusco Market Center, 500 Montezuma Ave., Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87501, USA

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • No dinner

Updated 12/04/2013


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By lobo59

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Apr 14, 2008

Surprisingly good mall food

It has been fun to watch the business at El Tesoro grow over the years. It is located in a small mall a short distance from the plaza, adjacent to Border's bookstore. It is fairly quiet and people watching while you eat can be a treat. The menu includes Mexican and South American food, along with a list of sandwiches. The quesadillas are excellent, as well as the spicy ham sandwich and other sandwiches. No matter what we have ordered, we have found

the ingredients to be always fresh.

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By Sharon

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Sep 26, 2006

Casual Favorite

The food at El Tesoro is always fresh and good. Daily specials are posted on a blackboard and are reasonably priced. The kitchen is clean and visible. Don't be put off by its Sanbusco mall location, locals love to meet here for casual lunch. Several shops around El Tesoro were formerly at the flea market and are fun to visit after your meal.

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