Santa Fe Eclectic
Open since the late 1970s, Café Pasqual’s (121 Don Gaspar St., 505/983-9340, 7 a.m.–3 p.m. and 5:30–9:30 p.m. Mon.–Sat., 8 a.m.–2 p.m. and 5:30–9:30 p.m. Sun., $29) has defined its own culinary category, relying almost entirely on organic ingredients. Its breakfasts are legendary, but the food is delicious any time of day—just brace yourself for the inevitable line, as the brightly painted dining room seats only 50 people, and loyal fans number in the thousands. Expect nearly anything on the menu: smoked-trout hash or Yucatán-style huevos motuleños are what’s for breakfast; at dinner, sure, the mole enchiladas are good, but don’t miss the Vietnamese squid salad.
© Zora O'Neill from Moon Santa Fe, Taos & Albuquerque, 2nd edition