Fodor's Expert Review Arroyo Vino
It's worth making the trek out to Santa Fe's western mesa to dine at this outstanding bistro/wineshop with a following among locals. At the store, stock up on often hard-to-find vintages from all over the world (for a $30 corkage fee, you can enjoy your Bordeaux or Albariño in the airy dining room or, when the weather allows, the charming outdoor patio) and enjoy the menu of contemporary American fare that changes regularly and is based on the incredible variety of seasonal produce grown on Arroyo Vino's on-site farm. Of particular note are the house handmade pastas and fresh fish dishes—depending on the season, these can include offerings such as cavatelli in spicy tomato sauce with house-made pork sausage and broccolini or line-caught King salmon with Italian black rice, garden-fresh radicchio, shaved fennel, and ramp pesto. Another popular menu item is chef Allison Jenkins's chicken liver pâté with house-made preserves, to which many regulars assign a "best-ever" designation. Arroyo Vino also has a full bar. Be sure to budget your appetite with dessert in mind, and the impressive accompanying dessert wine options, too.
218 Camino la Tierra
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87506, USA
- Garden-fresh seasonal produce
- Excellent chicken liver pâté
- Stellar wine shop and selection