It’s 5 o’clock somewhere and nothing says vacation like a great meal and a refreshing margarita. Santa Fe is known for its fantastic restaurants, each one serving their own signature margaritas. If you love this southwestern signature drink as much as we do, then be sure to explore the Santa Fe Margarita Trail! The Inn of the Turquoise Bear is located right in the heart of the trail in downtown Santa Fe. Book your stay today to see all that Santa Fe has to offer!
Santa Fe Margarita Trail
When you book a 2+ night stay with us between now and May 31st, your Margarita Trail passports are on us! This is your ticket to tequila at the 31 restaurants participating in this year’s Margarita Trail. Present your passport to your server or bartender and receive a stamp (maximum two stamps per day) and $1 off their special margarita! Before you leave Santa Fe, be sure to check in your passport at the Downtown Santa Fe Visitor Center to earn prizes based on the number of stamps you have!
Best Restaurants on the Trail
Since you can’t go to all 31 restaurants, we’ve made a list of our favorites, all located within 5 minutes of the inn!
Margarita: Eldorado Oro Margarita – Patron ‘Eldorado Blend’ Reposado, Grand Marnier, and fresh lime juice. There is nothing better than the traditional margarita and that’s exactly what this is!
While you’re there, try a variety of small share plates like their street tacos or green chile sliders.
The Staab House Bar
This restaurant is located in La Posada de Santa Fe, just one mile from the Inn. The Staab House Bar is said to be haunted by a ghost named Julia, a former resident of one of the houses on the property. It has been featured on many ghost hunting shows, including Unsolved Mysteries, Weird Travels, and Lifetime TV’s “The Haunting of…”
Margarita: Juliarita Margarita – homemade apricot liqueur infused with tequila, El Tesoro Platinum de Don Felipe 100% Blue Agave Tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, and an apricot wedge from Julia’s apricot tree planted in 1880. Try this tasty margarita with a creepy history!
Still haven’t gotten your tequila fix? Try the Tequila Chicken for lunch or dinner.
Del Charro Saloon
Looking to spice things up on your trip down the Margarita trail? This spicy green chile margarita is for you!
Margarita: Santa Fe Trail Margarita – Green chile infused Del Charro’s Double Barrel Tequila Reposado from Casa Herradura, Cointreau, lemon & lime juice, and agave nectar.
For lunch or dinner, try the delicious stuffed poblano peppers or if you’re really hungry, their Green Chile Burger is the best in town!
Margarita: Roca Bonita Margarita – Roca Patron Reposado Tequila, Bauchant, and sour mix. A twist on an old classic.
La Choza is the local’s favorite for great chile and it was voted #1 New Mexican Restaurant by the Santa Fe Reporter. Our favorite item on the menu is anything with green chile, of course!
Book your beautiful suite in our adobe-style inn today! Be sure to select Margarita Trail at checkout under Reasons to Stay to get your free passports! Share your experience on social media with #SantaFeMargaritaTrail. Make the most of your trip and book our Trekking Package or our Bear Welcome Basket!