Graphic designer in the making. Traveler in my spare time.
You're definitely going up a lot in elevation, but the roads aren't too bad so if you're more concerned about the difficulty of driving, it should be okay. Here's an elevation map, the grade doesn't get crazy in any parts: https://www.flattestroute.com/San-Antonio-to-Santa-Fe... See More
If you just want something simple for lunch, probably McCartys Cafe. Otherwise, I highly recommend a local steakhouse. Something Different Grill-Portales does lunch, or Cattle Baron is a great steakhouse... See More