This 17th century house is tucked away at the back of a beautiful little patio and surrounded by a number of little shops. You will enjoy the friendly ... More
This 17th century house is tucked away at the back of a beautiful little patio and surrounded by a number of little shops. You will enjoy the friendly service, lively atmosphere and tasty dishes. The specialty of the house is the Blue Corn Enchiladas smothered in red or green chile. If you are timid with the chile, this is a good place to eat. The heat factor is low, but the flavor is great. The Posole, a hearty stew with hominy and pork, is great on a cold day.
VERY DISAPPOINTED after having read all the rave reviews it has gotten, do not understand what everyone is talking about (???!!!) because we thought it was TERRIBLE!
nice decor, great for people watching and the staff was friendly enough.only good thing we had was the guacamole and salsa, i will give them credit for that-- but the chips were STALE and it was WAY OVER PRICED (dont even get me started on my meal or the garlic bread...)
DO NOT RECOMMEND.
My wife made me go there 25 years ago, and I thought it was one of those places tourists feel compelled to check of their list. Hasn't changed. Of all the places in Santa Fe with great mexican food, I'd say this is about #93.
Being a first-timer to Santa Fe, the overall charm of the place caught me, but to a seasoned visitor or local it would likely be "old hat." Reservations were honored promptly and on-time & the table itself was sufficient (not extraordinary). The server saw our drinks from the bar so did not approach us until we set our menus down (I appreciate that) and took our order (party of two) w/o writing notes; somewhat impressive. We saw the server two more times throughout the evening: to deliver food, and to bring the check. The assistant, busboy, whatever he was visited us frequently and took VERY good care of us. The food was delicious: Chicken Enchiladas w/ Verde; Hot Fudge Cake (must try!). Drinks were excellent: House Sangria; Gold Coin Mararitas (frozen & on the rocks).
Total bill for: 2 glasses of sangria, 2 margaritas, chips & queso/guacamole, two chicken enchilada plates, hot fudge cake, coffee. . .$73 & change (A meal for two could be had here for $35, easy)
If you only have one chance to go to a meal in Santa Fe, go here. Cute little place, unstuffy and real good food. Their red chili is one of the best i've had. I take all my out of town friends here for a taste of New Mexican. Yum.
I have been eating at The Shed for more than 40 years. It took a while for my Midwestern taste buds to get accustomed to the New Mexican cuisine but now I can't get along without it. The Shed's red chile has not changed in that time as far as I can tell. I have cut back from a #5 with an extra enchilada to just a #5. (Cheese enchilada swimming in red chile with beans and posole on top) The garlic bread tradition started long before I discovered The Shed. It just wouldn't be The Shed without it. The last time I was there the waitress asked if I wanted more garlic bread. I didn't check to see if there was an extra charge but it was just what I needed to mop up the last drops of chile. The solution to long lines is to arrive early. Personally I like the idea of eating in a restaurant where people are waiting to get in. That's a pretty good sign they are doing something right. It's worth the wait. With a little luck I'll be having lunch there again soon.
We made dinner reservations and we were glad we did they were on a one hour wait. Our table was ready when we arrived. But we warmed up for a minute in front of their kiva fireplace. We were sat in a charming little room next to a window and soon were drinking these amazing silver coin margaritas and snacking on fresh guac and chips.I ordered the bleu chesse walnut salad to start and my wife had a cup of their green chile chicken corn chowder. Both were wonderful. The main courses were Chicken enchilada verde and fish tacos. Again they were both the best we EVER had. For dessert the french apple pie and the mocha cake topped off the best meal my wife and I ever had in our lives. The service was great from the minute we walked in the door to the raving we had to do to the manger on the way out.
My husband and I go to Santa Fe a couple times a year, and this is always on the agenda. The food is great, the staff is accomadating - even when it's crowded and it's usually crowded. The prices are low considering what you get. Love it!
We are local patrons and urge you to try somewhere else. We have seen prices climb, service decline and margaritas get weaker. Some of the female staff are just rude and could dress more appropriately as wait staff. I dont care for hints of posterior anatomy with my meal!They now charge for chips and salsa. A cat roams freely about at opening then disappears inside. Dont bother with dessert.
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