Maria’s was opened back in 1950, which explains its somewhat odd location just off the busy intersection of Cordova Road and St. Francis Drive. No matter—Maria’s is a Santa Fe tradition, with creaking wood floors and dependable New Mexican comfort food like blue corn enchiladas, tacos, hand-rolled tamales, grilled ruby trout, and burgers. Specialties also include spare ribs, baked slowly in a mild red chile barbecue sauce; and fajitas—beef, chicken, shrimp, or vegetarian—cut into bite-size strips and sautéed, served with a cup of soupy beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, and house-made flour tortillas. Maria’s is famous for its margaritas—a separate menu lists several hundred choices, all made with 100% agave tequila. For the full experience, sit in the cozy bar area, lit with wagon-wheel lights and neon beer signs, and tuck into chile rellenos and a Silver Coin margarita. There is full liquor service.