Sector: Restaurants
Country: US
State: New Mexico
Address: 555 West Cordova Road, NM 87505, Santa Fe, New Mexico, US (View Map)
Phone: 505/983-7929
Fax: 505/983-4700


The Maria's tradition began in 1952 when Maria and Gilbert Lopez started a small take-out kitchen in the area that now houses our bar and fine kitchen. Maria's traditional Northern new Mexico cooking soon became such a hit that Gilbert built a patio. But the rains were relentless that year, so Gilbert covered the patio with the very vigas and roof that are still in place today, in what we now call "The Cantina." This was the beginning of a restaurant which has built a history unto itself and has become a Santa Fe landmark and showplace. In 1985, Laurie and Al Lucero bought Maria's and have since tried to make the restaurant the same as it was when Al, a Santa Fe native, was growing up here int he late forties and early fifties. Since the Lucero takeover, Maria's has re-established itself as one of Santa Fe's premier restaurants, constantly receiving local, national and international praises for its ambiance, cuisine and hospitality. We hope we earn yours. The dinner menu contains over thirty items, including fajitas, steaks, soups and salads, and New Mexican dinners, with an average price of approximately $8.50. Sample Menu: The Classic Santa Fe dinner (Santa Feans discovered the blue corn tortilla.) A flat enchilada made with blue corn tortillas, lean ground beef or chicken and cheese. Served with Spanish rice and refired beans. Choice of red or green chile. (Available as a cheese-only enchilada -- upon request.) This sampler includes a cheese enchilada, a taco with guacamole, a tamale, and a chile relleno. Served with Spanish rice and refried beans. (Available as vegetarian.) Served on a sizzling platter with guacamole and our own pico-de-gallo on the side. Includes choice of a garden-fresh dinner salad or a cup of soupy beans or posole (both made the old Santa Fe style!). A petite-cut top sirloin steak, charbroiled and served with one of Maria's famous chile rellenos. Served with green chile. Se habla Espanol-Español-Spanish.

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