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The Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Santa Fe
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Eating in a restaurant with kids can be stressful!

These kid-friendly restaurants make a meal out in Santa Fe an enjoyable experience!

Sweet Santa Fe

8380 Cerrillos Road

  • American and New Mexican Cuisine with all the desserts you could ever want
  • Hours 
    • Monday- Saturday 9am-7pm
    • Sunday 10am-6pm
  • Indoor Casual Dining connected to outdoor mall
  • Vegetarian and Gluten Free Options
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Free parking
  • No Restrooms
  • Close to Arroyo Hondo Fire Station Trail 

A Santa Fe With Kids top pick, Sweet Santa Fe features a kid-friendly relaxed environment, beautiful luxurious desserts, and delicious food! Sweet Santa sweeps both our Kid-friendly desserts and our kid-friendly restaurant categories. Not to mention they pretty much swept the Scovie awards in 2022!

There are New Mexico-themed desserts, adult deserts, kid-friendly desserts, and more! The staff is wonderfully friendly and didn’t seem to mind my crazy toddlers climbing all over the comfortable over-stuffed chairs and running around the expansive space.

Are you looking for a good place to work-from-not-home or have a coffee playdate? This is the spot. There are:

  •  tables and chairs spaced throughout
  •  home-made baked goods
  •  breakfast foods
  •  sandwiches

and delicious beverages to ensure you stay focused and refreshed. Not to mention free parking, clean restrooms,  and access the to the Santa Fe Outlet mall. You don’t have to walk through the entire mall to access it. There is dedicated parking just outside the grand back entrance.

Have a Tesla? The Santa Fe Outlet hosts a Tesla Supercharger–the perfect way to enjoy Sweet Santa Fe and get your car ready to go!

Check out their menu here. 

Kid friendly restaurant: Sweet Santa Fe
Kid friendly restaurant: Sweet Santa Fe

Shake Foundation

631 Cerrillos Road

  • American Cuisine with healthier options (example: bison burgers, organic ice cream)
  • Hours 
    • Monday- Thursday 11am-7pm
    • Friday and Saturday 11am-8pm
    • Sunday 11-6pm
  • Outdoor Dining Only with a designated picnic table area
  • Vegetarian and Gluten Free Options
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Free parking
  • No Restrooms
  • Close to Railyard Park and The Santa Fe Children’s Museum

Not your ordinary burger joint! Shake Foundation offers a variety of burgers from Bison to Portabello Mushroom. The outdoor dining venue makes this a top family-friendly restaurant in Santa Fe. Each burger is hormone and antibiotic free. Their homemade ice cream is made from organic ingredients. Best of all, everything tastes fantastic!

Outdoor picnic tables give this place a fun, laid-back atmosphere. Perfect for kids to hate to sit still!

Check out their menu here. 

Shake Foundation
Shake Foundation

India House

2501 Cerrillos Road

  • Indian Cuisine prepared using an authentic Tandoori oven
  • Hours
    • Tuesday-Sunday
      • Lunch 11am-2:30pm
      • Dinner 5pm-9:30pm
    • Closed Mondays
  • Indoor Dining
  • Vegan and Vegetarian Options
  • To-Go Pickup
  • Online Ordering 
  • Offer Catering for Special Events
  • Handicap Accessible 
  • Free parking
  • Close to Meow Wolf

Do you want to sneak some veggies into your kids’ meals? This restaurant’s flavorful dishes make it easy! There are exotic flavors and dishes that make eating a true joy. The staff is friendly and helpful.  They love to help families have the best dining experience possible. 

Check out their menu here. 

India House
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Piccolino Italian Restaurant

2890 Agua Fria St

  • Authentic Italian Cuisine with a NM twist
  • Hours: Monday-Saturday 11am-8pm
    • Closed Sundays

  • Handicap Accessible
  • Indoor Dining
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Drive Thru with Call Ahead Take Out Order
  • Free parking
  • Close to Torreon Park and Meow Wolf

Want authenticity, a big menu, and a family-friendly environment? Piccolino is the place! You get homemade Italian food and a staff that is more than willing to make substitutions for conscious eaters.

There are a wide variety of kid-friendly foods on the kids menu.

You can easily pick up this gourmet-tasting food to go with their quirky drive-thru

Check out their menu here. 

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Santa Fe Brewing Company

35 Fire Pl

  • Beer and Mexican Fusion Cuisine
  • Hours
    • Monday-Thursday 12pm-10pm
    • Friday 12pm-11pm
    • Saturday 11am-11pm
    • Sundays 11am-9pm
  • Free parking
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Indoor and Outdoor Dining 
  • Food provided from an outdoor food truck: Fusion Tacos
  • Near SWAN Park and SWAN Park Trail

The Santa Fe Brewery, even though it’s a beer hall, is a great place to take the kids to eat.  A huge outdoor lawn affords a flexible eating space with room for kids to run around. Scattered across the lawn are games such as a horseshoe field, connect four, and corn hole. 

Behind the bar is a viewing window of the actual canning facility! There are outdoor patios, kid-friendly lawn chairs, and a classy interior to this diverse brewery.  

As an alternative to a resaturant, a food truck is parked out on the lawn to offer culinary treats. Fusion Tacos offers all kinds of options. There is something for everyone.  Pick between healthy protein bowls, fruit smoothies, indulgent tacos, and more.

Find the menu and more information about the brewery here.

Check out their menu here. 

Santa Fe Brewing Company
Santa Fe Brewing Company

Santa Fe Bite

1616 St. Michaels Drive

  • American Cuisine
  • Hours
    • Tuesday-Saturday 11am-8pm
  • Free parking
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Free parking
  • Grubhub delivery affiliate link
  • Vegetarian Options

Santa Fe Bite offers American and New Mexican cuisine with a Route 66 diner theme. This restaurant is designed for children with big imaginations! Toys, toys, and toys are spread throughout the restaurant. If your child gets antsy at your table, the staff doesn’t usually mind if you borrow one of their sanitized toys. Kids can also color on the dinosaur themed kid’s menu. 

Check out their menu here. 

Santa Fe Bite
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Sunrise Family Restaurant

1616 St. Michaels Drive

  • Tex-Mex and New Mexican Cuisine
  • Hours
    • Monday-Wednesday, Friday 8 am-5 pm
    • Thursday 8am- 5pm and 6pm-8pm
    • Saturday 10am-5pm
    • Sunday 10am-4pm
  • Indoor Dining
  • Free parking
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Grubhub Delivery Affiliate Link
  • Vegetarian Options

Do you want true New Mexican/ Tex Mex food in a laid-back, kid-friendly atmosphere? Journey away from the plaza to find the Sunrise Family Restaurant. This restaurant is family-owned and family-friendly!

The staff is helpful, the indoor seating is spaced out and moveable, and the big portions are inexpensive! Did I mention the food is delicious? The salsa and chile are relatively mild so everyone can enjoy. 

There are a wide variety of options on their menu, including healthy ones! The kid’s menu is designed for coloring and maintaining the peace while you wait for your meal.

Check out their menu here. 

Kid-Friendly Restaurant in Santa Fe: Sunrise Family Restaurant

El Parasol Santa Fe South

298 Dinosaur Trail

  • New Mexican and Mexican Cuisine
  • Hours
    • Monday – Friday, 7:30am to 7pm
    • Saturday, 8am to 7pm
    • Sunday, 9am to 3pm
  • Indoor and Outdoor Dining
  • Free parking
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Near Arroyo Hondo Fire Station Trail

El Parasol South Santa Fe offers an extensive New Mexican food menu with spacious indoor and outdoor dining. The restaurant displays gorgeous stone tile floors and carved wooden architecture. The menu is highly affordable and there are plenty of kid friendly options.

The restrooms are some of the cleanest I have seen in Santa Fe!

One of my personal favorites from the menu are the veggie tacos. There’s broccoli, carrots, and potatoes! And they taste delicious! My little ones can’t get enough of these hidden veggie delights!

Check out their menu here. 

Family-Friendly Restaurant El Parasol

We’re finding more…

The goal for this page is to create a long list of kid-friendly restaurants to match whatever food you want to enjoy with your kids. We’ll keep adding more as we review the restaurants. Have any recommendations, let us know!

2 Comments

  1. Puloma Bhattacharya

    What an awesome list of kids restaurants across Santa Fe. The menu is so kid friendly and tempting. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Dana

    We’re always looking for kid-friendly restaurants! We like to bring our daughter with us when we go out to eat. These restaurants in Santa Fe look really good!

    Reply

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