When you first walk into Secreto Lounge, you know you’ve landed somewhere special. The décor is elegant rustic, and in nice weather (which is pretty frequent in Santa Fe) the crowd spills out to the Hotel St. Francis’ stylish lobby and dog-friendly sidewalk patio.
The bar menu at Secreto Lounge is diverse, with something to offer everyone. You can’t miss with the truffle fries, or Santa Fe standard fare, chips and guacamole. But, if you fancy a double dose of deliciousness, you simply must try their version of Poutine, a French Canadian dish that consists basically of three main ingredients: French fries, cheese curds, and gravy. The idea is that the hot thick gravy makes the salty curds melt on the fries. Oh my.
Cocktails, however, are what Secreto is famous for. Their “Garden-To-Glass” program is recognized around the world for its innovative and locavorian take on classic and contemporary cocktails. Mixologist and bartender, Chris Milligan (The Santa Fe Barman) calls Secreto home, and in addition to making the award-winning drinks from their menu, he can even contact something special just for you according to your personal preferences.
You may need to plan multiple evenings at Secreto Lounge, so you can try all of their unique and innovative drinks. The place to start, however, is without a doubt, the Smoked Sage Margarita. It really is Santa Fe in a glass—slightly smoky with a clean fresh taste, it’s a winner for sure. Secreto’s signature drink is the Spicy Secreto, a provocative blend of Cabana Cachaca and St. Germain elderflower liqueur with fresh cucumber, jalapeño, lime juice, cane syrup and rimmed with red chile salt.
Secreto Lounge also has a large wine selection including locally produced wines that trace the historic paths of the ancient wine making traditions of New Mexico—the first commercial wine growing region in the United States! From their website, “Our wine list traces the journey of two Italian monks that brought wine making to the New World in 1610 where they stole two vine clippings from Spain, smuggling them through South America and planted them just south of modern day Socorro, New Mexico. These vines, known as los vinos secretos, are the inspiration to the name of Secreto Lounge.”
Secreto Lounge is located in the Hotel St. Francis, just one block from the historic Santa Fe plaza.
You can get your cocktail on Monday though Thursday from 4pm to midnight, Friday and Saturday from noon to midnight, and Sunday from noon to 10pm. Weekdays Happy Hour is from 4pm to 7pm.
Drink something special at Secreto.
Phone : 505-983-5700
Monday though Thursday from 4pm to midnight, Friday and Saturday from noon to midnight, and Sunday from noon to 10pm