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La Choza - Santa Fe


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La Choza - Santa Fe

ziggylu | | Oct 6, 2006 06:53 PM

Stopped in here for lunch during our stay....away from the plaza. Apparently owned by the same folks as the Shed, which we did not visit on our trip so can't compare.

Very casual and comfortable inside. Full of lots of locals on their lunch hours(the business suits of the folks that must work for the state government gave us this idea).

Ordered some herbal tea...a reddish color brew that tasted of some sort of tropical or passion fruit. Refreshing. Nibbled on the crisp, fresh chips and reviewed the menu.

Hard to pick something....we did a lot of eating on this trip! Didn't want to stuff ourselves again so an enchilada plate or burrito seemed like too much.

We decided to try the tamales and ordered one each a la carte, christmas style. These were great....we don't go out for a lot of mexican food at home so admittedly aren't true connossieurs...but these were among the best we'd ever had. moist flavorful masa and generous amount of marinated pork inside. Both the red and green chiles were tasty, this time we prefered the red. A little less hot and lots of great flavor.

We also split a bowl of green chile stew. Hot and steaming...full of big chunks of pork and fresh cut potatoe. Surprisingly lemony but this was a nice accent to the chile.

As we ordered a la carte didn't get to try a sopapilla...we nearly ordered one but found ourselves stuffed. They definitely looked good on the other tables.

This was another place we really liked. Would definitely visit again and eat our way through more of hte menu...the little we tried gave good promise.

Again, inexpensive....I believe with tip it was right around $20.

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