Get off the beaten path near Santa Fe

Follow the road to Tesuque, New Mexico, and discover art in surprising places

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    Tesuque Village Market

    David Fenton

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EAT

Tesuque Village Market Dig into some blue-corn pancakes for breakfast or tortilla soup at lunch, and even catch a bit of local gossip. INFO: $$; Bishop's Lodge Rd. at County Rd. 591; 505/988-8848.

El Nido A longtime favorite, set in an adobe with fireplaces and a viga ceiling. Best known for grilled seafood and steak specialties. INFO: $$$; closed Mon; Bishop's Lodge Rd. at County Rd. 591; 505/988-4340.

HAPPENING NOW

The Pueblo of Tesuque Flea Market (8-4 Fri-Sun; off U.S. 84/285, adjacent to the Santa Fe Opera; 505/670-2599) has hundreds of stalls that sell turquoise jewelry, blankets, and other crafts. The market is more than just a tourist haunt; locals come here to haggle for everything from auto parts to cowboy hats.

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