Spanish Restaurants in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico
Albuquerque - Downtown
Mon-Fri: 11am-2:30pm Sat: 9am-2pm Closed Sunday (hours can change without notice)
Cuisine: Latin American, Cuban, Fusion, Caribbean/Cuban, Marsicos/Mexican Seafood, Mexican, South American, SpanishSalsa night/ Live Music: -
Elvis is in the house—Chef Elvis Bencomo, that is. With co-owners Monica (Elvis’ wife) and Orlando (his brother), Pasión Latin Fusion serves up dishes found throughout Latin America with Elvis’ own creative flair. Monica runs the front of the house and her gracious, lively style makes you feel right at home. To eat, there are fish tacos crusted in banana, garnished with pickled onions, avocado and sauce. The succulent carnitas tacos and George’s pescado à la Veracruzana are spectacular. The “croque señorita” is Elvis’ version of a croque-madame—a seared pork chop, fried egg and Swiss cheese served over tacu tacu (Peruvian rice and beans, similar to Cuba's moros y cristianos) with a huacatay (Peruvian mint) cream sauce. (Alibi Staff, September 1, 2011)
808 Canyon Rd.
Santa Fe NM
This is another one of our all-time Santa Fe favorites. We go for Spanish-style tapas in one of the quiet dining rooms; Chef James Cambell Caruso (who briefly owned Stars Café in Albuquerque) does wonders with shrimp and garlic. Sometimes we stop in for a late-night drink and some entertainment in the lively bar up front. Whether it's a flamenco guitarist and dancers or a Western swing band, the bar is always fun. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)