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Want something a bit different for lunch? Head to Epazote on the Hillside. The eatery shares space with Hillside, a cooperative gallery featuring local artists. Chef Fernando Olea took over the... Read More
Want something a bit different for lunch? Head to Epazote on the Hillside. The eatery shares space with Hillside, a cooperative gallery featuring local artists. Chef Fernando Olea took over the greenhouse at this former nursery. He lovingly prepares his 'inspired New World cuisine' in an open kitchen. Chef Olea uses ingredients from his native Mexico, some dating back to the Aztecs, to create a fusion experience that you'll long remember. His specialty is mole and he goes far beyond the traditional mole poblano, the chocolate-laced sauce that people are most familiar with. The horno (wood fired oven) in his open kitchen bakes bread and also heats rocks to cook the Botanas (Heart's Delight), bite-sized morsels that are cooked tableside using the heated stones. The menu also offers interesting 'especiales,' like chippolines, salads, main courses and daily specials. Prepare to spend some time; lunch at Epasote is a leisurely experience.
868 Old Las Vegas Highway
Santa Fe, NM 87505
- Lunch: "If you've never tried huitlacoche, politely called 'corn truffle' or octopus or chapulines (grasshoppers), this is the place to do it. If the Sopa de Amor is on the menu, order it- it's nothing short of divine."
- Best for Lunch Because: Lunch at Epazote is an experience you won't forget. Chef Fernando Olea is passionate about food and it comes through in his culinary creations.