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Los Potrillos

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1947 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 992-0550
Today
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Finer authentic Mexican dining

Really good Mexican food, with unique dishes that go well beyond the everyday tacos and burritos. Best dishes: Caldo Tilapeno, Camarones Barrachos Caution advised...the wall murals of frolicking colts (potrillos) can present an eye level view of an anatomically correct pony about 6 inches from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
L T
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Sanibel Island, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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194 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sanibel Island, Florida
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Really good Mexican food, with unique dishes that go well beyond the everyday tacos and burritos. Best dishes: Caldo Tilapeno, Camarones Barrachos Caution advised...the wall murals of frolicking colts (potrillos) can present an eye level view of an anatomically correct pony about 6 inches from your face when seated in one of the restaraunt's booths!

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Grabbed a very good dinner here on a trip to Santa Fe. Extensive menu, that really needs to be reprinted. Clean but shabby. I ordered the guacamole appetizer - freshly made. It was wonderful! If you like guac, this is a big portion and absolutely delicious. The rest of the meal was very good as well. Service was a bit... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Missouri City Tx
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

we had a combo plate, the cabrito, and a kid taco. The chile rellano was very good,mthe cabrito with peanut and almond sauce yummmmmm....., the serving are generous. In one word next time we are in Santa Fe I know where to go for dinner.

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Santa Fe
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I visit Los Potrillos often because I love their carne asada gorditas and their "frijoles rancheros." To me this is one of the few restaurants in town with real Mexican good, not New Mexican or Americanized food. Location is really easy to find (right on Cerrillos Rd) and about a 5 min drive from Downtown Santa Fe.

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Went for lunch today. Pleasantly surprised! The menu is large(and frankly, the menus themselves need to be replaced), but everything thing was really good. I appreciated that the rice didn't have too much tomato flavor, and was light. The chips and salsa was a nice touch.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A good place for New Mexican style Mexican food.The red sauce was over powering to me. I will choose green next time.

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Amarillo, Texas
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Clean, friendly, good food. The horchata is so good. We had huevos rancheros and they were fantastic. We love Los Potrillos.

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Centennial, Colorado
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Nice people. Decent service. Loved my mango margarita. The food was decent but nothing special. I had the enchiladas and my son had a quesadilla. His was a little greasy. The menu they gave me had something on it...not sure if it was salsa or what it was but it kind of grossed me out. I went to the bathroom... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
305 reviews 305 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It's on a main road and easy to find. Many Santa Fe residents eat here. It has an extensive menu of traditional Mexican food, and it seems to be run by one extended family. The dining room is one large square space with plenty of booths and rustic furniture. We had carne asada and mole chicken (yum).Both were very good.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you are looking for real Mexican food, not Americanized Mexican, this is the place. Authentic dishes, served by friendly, helpful staff. Menu is varied from the more unusual to the standard fare. You can ask them to regulate the heat. It is not fancy, tables are open and it can be noisy, but if you are looking for good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1947 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: (505) 992-0550

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?