Santa Fe, NM – February 15, 2010)  Ever wanted to learn how to cook Native American foods, mix the perfect margarita, toss an authentic Caesar salad or make incredible tacos? 

These and other classes are there for the taking during New Mexico’s first Restaurant Week – an extravaganza of daytime events and delectable prix-fixe dinners that showcase the culinary richness and diversity of northern New Mexico. Restaurant Week premiers in Santa Fe (February 28th to March 6th) and Albuquerque (March 7th to 13th). Held at various restaurants and the Santa Fe School of Cooking, the classes range in price from free (“The Art of Making Caesar Salad” at Osteria d’Assisi in Santa Fe) to $35 (“Foods of the Americas” at Epazote Restaurant in Santa Fe). Numbers are limited, so interested people are urged to reserve their spots now at


A successful event in cities around the U.S., New Mexico Restaurant Week is designed to boost the economy during the slow season and give diners the opportunity to try new restaurants at a discounted price. More than 60 restaurants in Santa Fe and Albuquerque are offering three-course, prix-fixe dinners priced at just $25 per person, $25 for two, or $40 per person at a few fine-dining restaurants. Several hotels are featuring Restaurant Week packages to attract both out-of-town visitors and locals looking for a culinary “stay-cation.” The list includes El Corazon Residences, El Rey Inn, Encantado Resort & Spa, Hotel Santa Fe, The Inn & Spa at Loretto and the Santa Fe Sage Inn in Santa Fe; and the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa and Hotel Andaluz in the Albuquerque area.


All events, menus and special packages at local hotels can be found at


While online, people also can sign up for the Restaurant Week Sweepstakes. Prizes include hotel-and-dinner packages at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa and the Inn and Spa at Loretto, as well as dinner for two at several restaurants, redeemable after Restaurant Week.


Sponsors of New Mexico Restaurant Week include American Airlines, Citadel Broadcasting, Edible Santa Fe, Hutton Broadcasting, Local IQ, Michael’s Valet & Private Ride, National Distributors, New Mexico Rail Runner Express, New Mexico Tourism Department, Santa Fe Restaurant Association, Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta, Santa, Santa Fean Magazine, Southern Wine & Spirits, Sysco and The Santa Fe New Mexican. The event is being organized by Wings Media Network, a Santa Fe public relations and marketing firm.


New Mexico Restaurant Week features the following restaurants:


Santa Fe:


¡A la Mesa!           

Anasazi Restaurant            


Amaya at Hotel Santa Fe


Blue Corn Café (1)

Blue Corn Café (2)

Cowgirl BBQ

Dinner for Two

El Meson


Flying Star Cafe

Fuego! at La Posada

Galisteo Bistro


Joe’s Diner

La Boca

La Casa Sena

La Plazuela

Luminaria at the Inn at Loretto

Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen

Milagro 139

O’Keeffe Cafe

Osteria d’Assisi


Rio Chama


Rooftop Pizzeria

Santa Fe Bar & Grill

San Francisco Street Bar & Grill

Sleeping Dog Tavern

Terra at Encantado

The Compound

The Old House

The Ore House

The Railyard Restaurant

Trattoria Nostrani



Ze French Bistro




Artichoke Café

Brasserie La Provence

Casa Vieja

Chama River Brewing Company

Corn Maiden at Tamaya Resort

El Pinto

Flying Star Cafe – Downtown

IPCC Harvest Pueblo Cafe

Lucia at Hotel Andaluz

McGrath’s at the Hyatt Regency

Pars Cuisine

Prairie Star at Santa Ana Golf Course

Sandiago’s Mexican Grill on Sandia Peak



Seasons Rotisserie & Grill

Slate Street Cafe

St. Clair Winery & Bistro

Trombino’s Bistro Italiano

Zea Rotisserie & Grill

Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro