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“Homestyle New Mexican Food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Los Potrillos

Los Potrillos
1947 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 992-0550
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Ranked #74 of 414 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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157 restaurant reviews
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“Homestyle New Mexican Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

My wife and I tried this place based on reading TripAdvisor reviews. This was a departure from the normal Sana Fe fare. This restaurant was packed full, but we received timely service. There were many homestyle variations from which to choose. We has two dinners and two large margaritas for $43. The food had flavor and did not need a bunch of salsa to give it a good flavor. One thing that Los Potrillos did that nobody else seems to do in Santa Fe - they gave us chips and salsa once we were seated. Where we live, the chips and salsa is always provided at any Mexican-style restaurant.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Understaffed, nothing tasted fresh.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

They were busy on a Friday night, but we were seated quickly. The staff was friendly but they were clearly understaffed and would ask if we needed something but not wait to hear the answer. The chips tasted stale, and neither the fajita's vegetables or the tortillas tasted fresh. The beef in the fajitas tasted like it came from a frozen bag. Overall the atmosphere was just what we'd wanted, but the food was very disappointing.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Denver, Colorado
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64 reviews 64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Best Mexican food ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

I had the fish with the mango sauce, it's the best! They also serve chips with roasted tomatoes, salsa and creamy avocado. What a special treat, wish all Mexican restaurants serve those delicious dips. The decor is around colt with burlap curtains. Rustic but yet tasty! I would love to come back if.we visit SF again!

Visited April 2013
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Great, great restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

I LOVE Los Potrillos. They have the best margarita - and only one, so you are not forced to waste time choosing your beverage and can spend more time on their extensive menu. The shrimp ceviche entree is killer good. The fajitas are also awesome. Looking forward to heading back.

Visited April 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Okay Mexican food, good prices”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

This was probably the most authentic Mexican food we had while in New Mexico. Chips and the three types of salsa they serve are delicious. My three tacos were fresh and well-seasoned and my husband loved his chili relleno. However, the rice and beans were not seasoned very well, and some of our food did not come out very hot. Besides that, the food and service is good and worth a visit. There seems to be many locals here, which is always a good sign.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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