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Santa Fe - Looking for New Mexican/Local Cheap Eats

sounddog Oct 11, 2008 05:40 PM

I know Santa Fe is well known for their upscale dining, but I'm visiting from Boston and can get plenty of that around here. I lived in ABQ for a year and am looking for some good local restaurants with green chili on the menu. Help!

PS (No recs for El Farol, Geronimo, etc.)

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    chowmix Oct 12, 2008 08:09 AM

    Tecolote Cafe
    Horeseman's Haven
    The Plaza Restaurant
    Bobcat Bite

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      beefisfine Oct 12, 2008 11:04 AM

      Tomasitas on Guadalupe is actually really good, just crowded.
      Horsemans Haven is great - more of a saucey green but very good.
      Good luck!

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      1. re: beefisfine
        chowmix Oct 13, 2008 09:32 AM

        At Horseman't Haven, go for the Level 2 chile if you're brave. Gotta ask your server because it's not on the menu.

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        LikestoEatout Oct 13, 2008 05:32 AM

        The Shed and Tia Sophia, 2nd the Plaza.

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          Chimayo Joe Oct 13, 2008 12:40 PM

          I'm more of a red chile kind of guy, but La Choza does a nice job with all their NM food.

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          1. re: Chimayo Joe
            amandal Oct 27, 2008 04:09 PM

            I had the best red chile in my life at tecolate cafe, even though some people had said it was too touristy. It stained my mouth until I figured out that I needed to scrub it with hot water. Delicious! We had a strange experience at the Plaza. My husband found a long thin wire in his pork dish. They comped us a piece of delicious flan, though.

            1. re: amandal
              kennythepig Nov 25, 2008 09:12 AM

              try Maria's carne adovada echiladas with red.
              and a traditional margarita served up.
              All you need. Thats it.

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