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Maria's New Mexican Kitchen
Cuisine: American, Latin, Mexican, Southwestern
Maria's New Mexican Kitchen has a long history in Santa Fe. In 1952, Maria and Gilbert Lopez opened a take-out restaurant offering traditional New Mexican food. In 1985, Al and Laurie Lucero bought... Read More
Maria's New Mexican Kitchen has a long history in Santa Fe. In 1952, Maria and Gilbert Lopez opened a take-out restaurant offering traditional New Mexican food. In 1985, Al and Laurie Lucero bought Maria's. Al's goal was to take the restaurant back to how he remembered it growing up in the 50s. In 2013, Santa Fe Dining Inc. bought it. It's one of the few non-family owned New Mexican restaurants in the area. The eatery is known for its legendary margarita list featuring over 100 different permeations of this popular local drink. Their signature dishes are chicken enchiladas with green chile and chile rellenos. They are also known for their "soupy" pinto beans, the only local dining spot who serves them this way. There are many gluten-free menu options.
- Southwestern: "Over the years, lots of celebrities have been spotted dining at Maria's including Samuel L. Jackson, Ang Lee and Robert Redford (reportedly a regular). Redford wrote the foreword to former owner Al Lucero's The Great Margarita Book."
- Best for Southwestern Because: Maria's is a Santa Fe tradition. Also, you can't beat that epic 100-drink long margarita list.