New Mexico’s Famous Historic Landmark, the Legal Tender Saloon & Eating House is open for delightful camaraderie, drinking, dining and your next very special event, or “Book Now” for dinner reservations.


Murphy O’Brien & Allan Affeldt team up to bring
The Legal Tender back - better than ever!

Always up for a challenge and with passion to save the West’s most beautiful and iconic structures, Allan Affeldt, (La Posada Hotel, Castañeda Hotel, Plaza Hotel) renovator, innovator, architect and historic preservationist, has teamed up with renowned chef and restaurateur Murphy O’Brien (Café Fina) to revive the famous Legal Tender! Imbued with wild west lore and charm, the Legal Tender’s architecture is based on Spanish colonial heritage, located on the original rail lines for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. Join us for inspired comfort fare, craft cocktails, and intriguing company.
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Call us to book your special event.
Phone: (505) 466-1650
151 Old Lamy Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87504


The Legal Tender is proud to present:

Joe West and Friends
Friday, 12/15, 6-8:30

Bill Hearne
Friday, 12/22, 6:00-8:30 PM

Half Broke Horses
Saturday, 12/30, 6:00-8:30 PM

Reserve your table today using our online booking.

We have live music every Sunday from 12:30 to 3:30,
featuring Gerry Carthy!

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