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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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Brussels, Illinois
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146 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Googled best restaurants and found this in too two. There was a wait for dining room but we went into the Bar half and sat right down. Service was good. I liked the food it's NEW Mexican food....the plate was full off 2 different kinds of bean sides. Enchilada and taco was fresh homemade shells. He didn't like it a... More 

1 Thank Kellie S
Denver, Colorado
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451 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

The food here is great. All the typical southwestern fare served with red or green chili and you can even have both and call it Christmas. Loved the idea of serving posole instead of rice. The service is good and very efficient and maybe just a little weird. The place is large, but some of the rooms are nicer than... More 

Thank ThatchersBiscuit
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131 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Looking for a place with local energy mixed with tourists searching for an authentic New Mexican meal? La Choza fits the bill. Tamales and sopapilla were the most delicious part of our meals. Next time I order my meal without the sauce ladened sides which overwhelmed my entree.

2 Thank LizNantucket
Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

My wife and I ate here after visiting several of the other recommended restaurants in Santa Fe and this was a great overall experience, food was great, service was great.

Thank DarthFader
Boulder, Colorado
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153 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Owned by the same group as The Shed, La Choza is off the beaten path, less touristed with authentic food full of spice and heat. Gluten-free diners will find options here and the staff was able to help navigate the menu for our dietary needs. The pork Carne Adovada was some serious good business.

Thank Toni D
Long Beach, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2016

La Choza means "the Shed" in Spanish, and it is the sister restaurant of the favorite tourist spot just off the Plaza, The Shed. Service can sometimes be a bit slow, but that goes with the local flavor of the place. The New Mexican food is always first rate, and the price is quite modest. Great margaritas, too.

Thank JohntheTraveler2016
Bethesda, Maryland
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220 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

We were a large group of 10. Our waiter was awesome and attentive. Everyone enjoyed their meals and they even brought out cake for two people celebrating their birthdays. I had the cup of green chili stew plus a combo plate with the blue corn burrito and the pork avodaba with red/green chile. It was a ton of food and... More 

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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Great Margarita Menu and the Bar Tender Steven is a real talent. Good food, and the Sopapillas were the best I've had in Santa Fe. Had to wait for a table but it went quickly with the lively and social bar...

Thank Jim C
Santa Fe, New Mexico
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

Will never go back. Should have left when it smelled bad at the entrance. Gross. They need to really clean this place. They had plenty of open tables but made us wait half an hour. Rude.

2 Thank FoodCritic_SantaFe
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Had dinner here with friends. It was a great stop. Good margaritas and I very much enjoyed the trio appetizer with queso, guacamole and salsa. The salsa hits the perfect pitch of spice and flavor and the guacamole was excellent.

Thank LHG-Colorado

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 10
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?