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Ranked #128 of 610 Restaurants in Boulder
Price range: US$15 - US$75
Description: Seasonal Northern New Mexico soul food by Chef/ Owner Hosea Rosenberg. Santo brings to life the vibrant eating and drinking culture of the region combining classic cuisine, regional spices, chiles and techniques, with a modern twist.
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Description: Seasonal Northern New Mexico soul food by Chef/ Owner Hosea Rosenberg. Santo brings to life the vibrant eating and drinking culture of the region combining classic cuisine, regional spices, chiles and techniques, with a modern twist.
Reviewed 27 June 2018

We've heard a lot about Santo and were eager to try, for we have been a big fan of Jax for over two decades. Perhaps our expectation was too hyped up; the food was just average. We were there for Happy Hour: one person had an order of two tacos, which was fine but nothing special and another person had chili relleno, which was, surprisingly, fried, and just OK. Our waiter was eager to take our order and get us moving (perhaps they needed to get ready for dinner guests). We weren't impressed and would likely not go back.

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

We enjoy traveling to eat so a visit to Boulder to try some of Hosea Rosenberg's creations was was well over due. We made reservations for the Sunday brunch. They even called to confirm the day before. Customer service was at the top of their list the manager spent some time sharing about the restaurant and things we should try. He was awesome! The queso is over the top! It is a blend of several cheeses and was wonderful with the fresh chips. The Boulder bowl with prickly pear ice is just WOW! We also ate the daily omelette and the smothered burrito, both were good.

They use locally sourced materials for most of the food, so I am sure the menu changes frequently. Please give it a try. I don't think you will be disappointed.

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Thank RipleyC
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

We have been to Santo twice now, and enjoyed it greatly There have been a number of restaurants at this location, and none have lasted. Hopefully, Hosea Rosenberg has succeeded in lifting the curse on the location, and his new restaurant will prosper. Everything we've had has been delicious. So far we've tried two appetizers, the chips and homemade salsa and the cured salmon tostada, one salad, and two mains, pan roasted duck and braised lamb neck. The salsa was excellent, as was the citrus cured salmon. The duck was delightful, and the lamb wonderful. We actually felt that the braising sauce from the lamb was so delicious that the accompanying sauces were unnecessary. It was also a huge serving which has made three meals for the two of us. We had the heirloom tomato salad, and loved the green chile vinaigrette. Desserts seem to change regularly. The first time I had a very nice pine nut tart, and the second time a beautifully sweet-tart tangerine custard with prickly pear ice and crispy quinoa granola sprinkles.

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Thank Fay W
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Each dish, and drink, is well balanced by the chef. Example - the pineapple salsa sweetness is balanced by the smoked flavor. Think of it as the ying/yang of New Mexican food and you’ll get the idea. Each dish is very unique and inspired by the chipotle and other flavors of New Mexico. Prompt and attentive service in a retro retail location adds to the charm of this “sure to be be our Boulder favorite” restaurant.

Thank Mark107
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

We went to Santo for Happy Hour. It was very busy early on a Sunday evening (5:30). Excellent margarita ( $6) and Frito pie ($5) and Spanish omelette( $3). I'd like to try the Navajo taco- maybe for dessert with honey!

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Thank sjde
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