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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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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484 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are looking for the real deal as far as NM fare, this is your place. There are many standard items to choose from and the ones we had did not disappoint! We arrived a bit before 5:00 on a Saturday and there were already folks waiting for a table (place opens at 5:00). It took a bit for... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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100 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed the food and atmosphere here. And I like it better than The Shed. We did not have reservations and waited about an hour for a table for 4. We were able to get drinks while we waited and although crowded at the bar, the drinks came out fast. It is completely recommended to get reservations however I... More 

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Arizona
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275 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
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 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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275 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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.

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San Antonio, Texas
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83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 3 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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Albuquerque
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 

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Bernalillo, New Mexico
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59 restaurant reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?