The long lines, even at lunch, are proof enough that this local institution just east of the plaza is something special. The restaurant is set inside a rambling hacienda, built in 1692, and decorated with bright, folky paintings. The Shed is known for its shaded brick patio and its rich and spicy New Mexican cooking. The red chile is a regular local prizewinner, best paired with the house’s signature enchiladas. Another sure bet is the green chile stew, brimming with pork and potatoes. Sandwiches and burgers are also offered at lunch, but not dinner. Every traditional entree is served with blue corn tortillas and, oddly, garlic bread, which is a restaurant tradition. Save room for a piece of homemade mocha cake, one of Santa Fe’s best desserts. Full liquor service is available. The margaritas are something special.
Santa Fe› Restaurant
113 1/2 E Palace Ave, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
Our Rating Neighborhood Downtown Hours Mon–Sat 11am–2:30pm and 5–9pm Phone 505/982-9030 Prices Main courses lunch $8–$12, dinner $11–$24 Cuisine Type New Mexican Web site The Shed
Map113 1/2 E Palace Ave Santa Fe New Mexico 87501 Santa Fe
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