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La Choza

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905 Alarid St, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3041
+1 505-982-0909
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice to see they had a parking lot. Arrived on a Tuesday for 11am opening for lunch. Was puzzled why we were seated in the added enclosed patio area when we were among the first 10 patron to be seated. By the time we left that patio space, the bar and all visible seating was filled - so guess it... More 

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Benicia, California
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125 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten at the sister restaurant The Shed, which I love. La Choza is also great! Truly, my margarita was the best part of the meal! I did have delicious enchiladas with both red and green chile (Christmas), but the night we were there the chiles were too spicy for my taste, and I love spicy food. Excellent service... More 

Thank redyoga
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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267 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with friends for lunch - a wonderful place to meet. Tried the green chile clam chowder and found it to be delicious. Had the fish tacos with blue corn tacos - lots of fish. The super burrito was very tasty - especially with the chicken aravado. Margaritas were tasty. Service was good. Prices average for Santa Fe.

Thank Marsha K
San Antonio, Texas
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get the Sangre De Christo margarita...yum! and a combo plate of yummy New Mexican specialties. Love the sopapillas too.

Thank JMPTourist
San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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103 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really, really do not understand why this restaurant and the Shed have such a good reputation in Santa Fe. The food is substandard. A friend took me out for dinner recently and we ate there because it was within walking distance from her house. Walking in, I felt uplifted by the bustling atmosphere. It is packed with patrons and... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was decent but I'm not sure why this place is so popular. Decent means not great. The prices are mid range and portions are healthy. The ambiance is comforting so that must be it. When you're here, it feels like something is happening. We had chile rellenos and chicken enchiladas. I wish I was praising them; they were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Choza (The Shed in Spanish; owned by the same people who own The Shed restaurant near the plaza) is located near Cerrillos Road and St. Francis Drive at the south end of the Rail Yard. The food is beautifully presented, the posole is outstanding and the red chile (very sturdy red chile) enchiladas are simply the best in New... More 

Thank G M
Bernalillo, New Mexico
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on the fly on a Fri night. The dearth of parking spots nearby was a hint of what to expect. The line to have dinner was almost out the door. There was a bar waiting list also for those willing to eat at the bar. Utter chaos. There was absolutely NO WAY the staff could deal w/ the manifest... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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44 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have had many red chile enchiladas here. The chili is rich and tasty on blue corn tortillas. The serving with pinto beans and posole is ample. I just tried the green chile which was zesty. I really like the atmosphere of the room where the bar is located. Service is usually attentive and pleasing. The frozen margaritas are pretty... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came on MLK day as I was off of work and my dad wanted to have lunch here. My brother and sister in law joined us. Had not eaten here in years, did not remember how roomy this place is. I believe this is the only restaurant in town that breads their own rellenos, so I had to order them.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 905 Alarid St, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3041
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-982-0909

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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