“He doth nothing but talk of his horses.” – Bill Shakespeare
An icon of the distinct Santa Fe experience, the Cowgirl BBQ is an old-fashioned roadhouse melded with Southwest cool! Occupying a 100-year-old building in the historic Guadalupe district and staffed with Stetson-strutting servers, the Cowgirl promotes the culture of the American West through food, music, billiards and cowgirls. With cool twists on classic BBQ fare (rabbit and rattlesnake brats, anyone?), and a vibrant nightly music scene, this is the living room of Santa Fe color.
The Cowgirl BBQ maintains an interesting and diverse menu of modern American comfort food, always including buffalo and seasonally offering more exotic items like antelope, venison and elk. This makes every dining experience seem like the first time you’ve been there. And while the Cowgirl always has some unusual gourmet touches, this Santa Fe hot spot brings a bargain to the table with its ongoing blue-plate specials, as well as many other menu items that are homey, filling, and affordable. The taproom boasts 24 hand-selected, award-winning craft brews to enjoy while the kids are roaming the Kid Corral play area and you’re listening to the Americana-driven music on bill. The Cowgirl has always been the premier place in Santa Fe to hear quality bands, both regional and national. The buzz from musicians is the Cowgirl is THE place to play in Santa Fe.
You see the Cowgirl BBQ everywhere in Santa Fe because of its commercial catering kitchen and its award-winning food (always numero uno in the Santa Fe Reporter’s “Best of Santa Fe”). The historic restaurant site holds several private party rooms for special occasions. On the patio, you’ll experience one of the most inviting summertime venues for locals and tourists: Think lively outdoor scene, sipping your margarita, enjoying dynamic live music, and strutting it up on the dance floor. Add the bustle of the poolroom and you have one of Santa Fe’s most rousing late-night hangouts.
Restaurants come and go and trends change with the times, but with two decades of making Santa Fe visitors and locals happy, the Cowgirl BBQ is a local institution, here to stay. Saddle up! Visit their website.
Phone: (505) 982-2565
319 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, NM 87501