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Los Potrillos

1947 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 992-0550
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Ranked #38 of 463 restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Elizabeth, Colorado, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This was our first visit to Los Portrillos and we were very impressed. We visited the restaurant at about 2:30 PM, well after the lunch rush and it was still about three quarters full. (Usually, a sign that people like the restaurant.) We had lunch and selected items that were no the usual TexMex fare. (I had a savory steak... More

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LITTLE ROCK
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

The service was quite slow on the night we were there, so we had to wait a while for our dishes to come out from the kitchen. However, all in all, this was a very pleasant eating experience. The cabrito was good (but not great), but everything else lived up to expectations. The restaurant itself is very pleasant. This is... More

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DEN
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Competitively priced. Very friendly. A bit noisy if you go too early. The fajitas were good. Chips and three types of salsa served with your meal. I was full after a full day hiking in the mountains.

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Canby, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

It seems that I can rarely tell one Mexican restaurant from another. The menus seems to be the same and the food very similar. I love it, but it is predictable. The offering here are different, and terrific. I had a hard time deciding, but both my wife and I loved what we got and came back a couple days... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Read a bunch of Yelp and other reviews so tried it out and was beyond disappointed, Service= slow, Food= Not anything I would ever try again. Just Sayin'

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Living in Santa Fe, the plaza is an expensive alternative to outside of the loop. Los Potrillos is GREAT Mexican food. They start you out with 3 types of salsa and chips. The menu is full of great dishes. I always go back to the Mole enchiladas. Funky atmosphere, and a local favorite. This restaurant is out of the way... More

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Birmingham, AL
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93 reviews 93 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This place happened to be close to our hotel and had good reviews so we stopped by for dinner. Good choice. Tacky decor, not fancy, not upmarket, but excellent food! They have some unique specialties, such as the cabrito (goat stew) and the camarones molcajete, served in a mortar, both delicious. It is not very expensive and service is friendly... More

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1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The best by far? Great service ! Found it using trip advisor, thanks for the great reviews. If it wasn't for trip advisor we wouldn't have found such a great place.

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Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Where else can you get cabrito prepared so tender and seasoned wonderfully? Love this place and will go back any time we are in Santa Fe.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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105 reviews 105 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

If you want Mexican food, not New Mexican, food then this is the place to go. Good service, great food, and reasonable prices. Do not be put off by it being in a converted pizza chain restaurant. Will definitely return when back in Santa Fe.

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