-Santa Fe: Maria’s has an awesome tequila selection and good red chile. Sazon is a high end Mexican place worth every penny (authentic representation from several states...it is not the US version of Mexican food). Cowgirl is good. El Farol has great paella and taps with live music. Geronimo is great...especially if elk loin is on the menu.
-Turquoise trail: SFe brewery and get tacos next door at El Parasol...they are awesome. Head south on 14 and Beer Creek is a new brewery. Beer is good, sandwich and pizzas are good (stew is crap). Madrid: The Hollar has awesome food with a southern flare (chef is Cordon Bleu trained and from New Orleans). Mine Shaft us across the street with solid bar food (I eat at Hollar and drink atthe Shaft). Keep heading south and you’ll hit Sandia Park/Cedar Crest/Tijeras. You can drive up to Sandia Crest from this side(better than the Tram and cheaper) with great hikes all the way up (let me know if you want specific trail recommendations). You’ll see: Lazy Lizzard is ok food wise, service is slow but fun people. Ale Republic, young brewers from UNM but nachos and cubano are solid. Ribs is a decent BBQ place. Greenside is good food, beer and wine. Molly’s in Tijeras is a dive but fun based on when you go.
-ABQ: lot of options but my favs are Cocina Azul (awesome carne adovada and posole), Quarter Celtic (great Irish-esque brewery) fish and chips are my favorite in the West. More if you want.
-Parks: Go to Petrified NP from the I40 entrance drive in 5-10 miles and see a couple things and then turn around. Bandolier is a hidden gem...must see IMO. Pueblo Cultural center in ABQ is a good place to get good exposure/info and have a decent restaurant. More if you want specifics but this shyte is going on too long. PM me if you need anything...you’ll be driving by my place if you take turquoise trail.