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Enjoy delicious cuisine at the Red Sage Restaurant

Tantalize your senses with the flavors of the Southwest at The Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder. Whether you’re looking for an intimate and luxurious fine dining experience or just want to enjoy our lighter Happy Hour Menu, we have the perfect restaurant and bar for any taste and occasion.

Executive Chef Thomas Hartwell

Chef Thomas

Thomas worked in a few restaurants before graduating high school and moving to Santa Rosa California, where he found the team at Restaurant Matisse, a French inspired new California cuisine restaurant under the guidance of Chef Michael Hirschberg enabling him to enter his apprenticeship at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco.  After returning to the States he entered the Hotel world with a three year run the Westin at the Copley Place in Boston where he also worked at the historic Boston Park Plaza hotel under Roland Z.     

Thomas went on to the Historic Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC where he served as the Executive Sous Chef under Chef Norman Wade. He then went on to open two more hotels and work in different capacities all over the world for Stouffer Hotel Renaissance and the Ritz Carlton Hotel group.  During this time Thomas served as team captain for the culinary Olympic teams won two gold medals and the team scored the highest scoring team award. He was named chef of the year for the US Virgin islands. After moving to the US Virgin Islands, he then opened his first restaurant called the Old Stone Farm House. 

Thomas decided Wine Country was the place for him. He started as the Chef de Cuisine at the Meritage Hotel and Resort.  He then found his way to the family at Zuzu in downtown Napa where he served for four years traveled to Spain twice with the crew and had a great time serving the dining needs of Napa.  

Thomas took over as the Executive Chef at Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder in 2014. Combining Southwest flavors with a modern twist Thomas utilizes local produce from Tewa Farms to create savory dishes you're sure to enjoy.

Red Sage


Red Sage is the perfect destination for your next romantic night out, business dinner or group event. Showcasing ingredients sourced from the finest local farmers in New Mexico, the gourmet fare rotates seasonally and the extensive wine selection will exceed the expectations of the most discriminating connoisseurs.

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Dining Room: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Bar: 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Dining Room: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Bar: 3:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.


Daily Happy Hour: 3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. **

Beverage Service Sunday - Thursday 3:00p.m. - 11:00p.m.

Beverage Service Friday - Saturday 3:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Painted Parrot Buffet


Take a global culinary tour with an abundant buffet overflowing with international fare and flair. From Asian to Mexican to Italian to American and more, enjoy a world of flavors that's sure to bring you back again and again!

  • Thursday: Unlimited Snow Crab Legs and Seafood Night $24.99 or $14.99 by gaining 25 points day of in the Casino
  • Friday: BBQ Night $15.99 or $7.77 by gaining 25 points day of in the Casino
  • Saturday: Fried Shrimp with Chef’s Choice on the Carving Station $17.99 (no discount)
  • Sunday: International Buffet and Chef's choice on the Carving Station $15.99 or $7.77 by gaining 25 points day of in the Casino


Monday – Wednesday: Closed
Thursday – Sunday: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Holidays | Announced Special Extended Hours

Phone: (505) 819-2060

Iguana Cafe


Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at Iguana Cafe! Delight in our sumptuous Hilton buffet or a la carte breakfast options. For lunch and dinner, savor Mexican entrées such as Tacos, Enchiladas, Fish, Fajitas and Burritos alongside made to order guacamole and salsa. Our extensive Margarita Menu features only 100% agave tequilas and no added sugar!

 Call (505) 819-2058 to reserve a table or place an order to go


Monday – Sunday: 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m

Monday - Sunday: 11a.m. - 4 p.m.

Monday - Wednesday: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Thursday - Closed for dinner service.

Friday & Saturday : 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Sunday - Closed for dinner service.

Iguana Bar 
Monday - Wednesday: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Thursday: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Friday & Saturday : 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Sunday: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Turquoise Trail


Classic Americana meets the legendary Southwest in a flavor explosion you won’t soon forget. Paying homage to iconic Route 66 restaurants, Turquoise Trail offers tastes for the whole family.

Earn 25 points and get the Steak and Crab Legs special for just $7.77, every day. ($14.99 regular price)


Sunday – Thursday:  11:00 a.m. – Midnight (kitchen closes at 10:00 p.m.)           
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. (live music starts at 10:00 p.m.)

Phone: (505) 819-2229

We Proudly Brew Starbucks®


At Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder we offer premium Starbucks® coffees. Every coffee we offer is expertly roasted and handcrafted all the way from the farm to you. It’s a commitment to quality that’s evident in every single cup. Stop by and enjoy a great tasting cup of freshly brewed coffee and see for yourself.


Monday – Sunday: 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Phone: (505) 819-2063

In-Room Dining

In Room Dining

Food & Beverage Service Daily 7: 00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
After Hours Fare 11:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.

Call (505) 819-2064 to place your order

The Pueblo Deli


For a quick meal or a tasty bite, the Pueblo Deli has just what you're craving. Enjoy Starbucks Coffee, deli-style sandwiches, fresh and tasty salads, hot pizza slices and amazing desserts.


Sunday – Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m.
Thursday – Saturday: 24 hours

Phone: (505) 819-2239