Sunday, February 21, 2010

Girls Getaway to Santa Fe - Where We Ate

Ready for some authentic Southwestern food?? Dinner the first night was at Restaurant Martin (, which serves progressive American cuisine and is the realization of a 20-year dream for Chef Martin Rios and his wife Jennifer. I started with the Roasted Butter Squash Soup, and took the server’s recommendation of the Seared Sea Bass with artichoke-olive oil puree. Delicious! Plus, Martin and Jennifer make you feel right at home in their cozy space.

Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen ( boasts more than 160 of the city’s best margarita’s that range in price from $6 - $42. And the dinner menu contains more than 30 items, including fajitas, steaks, soups and salads, and New Mexican dinners, with an average price about $8.50. We started with a huge pile of guacamole that was some of the best we’ve ever had. Great food at a really great price!

There is one question you get at most authentic Southwest eateries: red or green? This question refers to your preference of chil, and The Shed ( delivers for each color! All of their traditional entrees are served with Blue Corn Tortillas, and their chile is grown on farms in Hatch, NM exclusively for The Shed. They process chile daily in their own mill in order to capture the flavor and freshness of the chile. One taste of the Pollo Adobo and we were hooked.

PHOTOS: Theresa and Casey....dinner at Maria's New Mexican Kitchen.

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