Frito Pie

If you don’t know what this is, you will soon because this is one of Santa Fe’s iconic dishes. And no it’s not a pie and it’s mostly not served in a dish, but in an individual-sized Frito bag. It’s then topped with chili and beans, onions, and cheese. It’s so good, you’re going to want to make this at home. Here are the top spots to savor this favorite dish.

  • Atrisco Cafe and Bar—Another local fave for Frito pie. Their large menu offers plenty of options for those who don’t want Frito pie.

  • Chicago Dog—Believe it or not, this corner hut located at Paseo de Peralta and Cerrillos is a secret spot for scoring some of the best Frito pie. 

  • El Parasol—Another institution, El Parasol has plenty of votes for where to get Frito pie.

  • Plaza Cafe—Located on the Plaza, this is another popular spot for locals and tourists to nosh on some quality eats, including Frito pie.

  • Five and Dime—This revered institution on the Plaza is where the hardcore Frito pie lovers turn to when they need a fix. The cafe is all the way in the back of the store. For the authentic Frito pie from the Five and Dime experience, you are encouraged to eat the Frito pie while seated on a bench in the Plaza.

  • Kaune’s Grocery—They serve this iconic dish up on Friday’s and it’s where you will find the locals hanging out to scoop up this delicious lunch special.

  • La Choza—The sister restaurant to The Shed, this is the place many locals go for Frito pie, as well as excellent margaritas and classic New Mexican food.

  • Saya’s Frybread and Indian Tacos—This food truck serves Frito pie that everyone loves.

  • Sunrise Family Restaurant—Go ahead and test out the Frito pie at this local institution. Served in a big bowl, you won't be disappointed and you won't leave hungry.