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Santa Fe Local Recommends Best New Mexico Cuisine

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Santa Fe Local Recommends Best New Mexico Cuisine

Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

MAPPING THE DAY

Spanish Pueblo Revival architecture, Native American villages dating back to 1050 AD, artists and writers, a large downtown Plaza, the state capital, a Catholic Church Basilica, throngs of tourists served by hotels, spas, shops, restaurants and bars, and stark landscape surrounding the city set the stage for a delightful stop on a RoadTrip of New Mexico.  Santa Fe is truly unique and intriguing.

LOCAL STORY

We had been traveling with our three dogs for about a week.  There was an unusually hot weather spell, so it was difficult to leave them anywhere.  So we decided to give them a spa day at Pet Suites in Santa Fe (a wonderful place: http://www.petsuitesinc.com/).  Luckily, as we talked with the friendly gal at the registration desk, we asked for a recommendation for lunch.  We were directed to a restaurant just outside of the downtown Plaza.  It is a locals restaurant with authentic New Mexico cuisine.

VIEW FROM THE TABLE

We found our way to Maria’s New Mexico Kitchen on Cordova (www.marias-santafe.com).  Parking is in back of the building and not easy to find. We were the only out-of-towners in the dining room. There were just locals who know excellent New Mexico cuisine.

We were seated next to a window that looked into the tortilla cook, rolling out fresh dough and placing it on a hot griddle.  We ordered a cold beer, spicy salsa with chips and perused the menu.  The three of us decided to order many items and share.  Green chile stew, Posole, and a combination plate with tamale, nachos and House Special BBQ ribs.  As we started a meal, the aroma of tortillas cooking on the griddle called me.  We ordered that too.

Green Chile Stew

RECIPE

 

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