Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast

64 County Rd 100
Chimayo, 87522
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Dirty! Mold in the shower, piles of sand and dust in the corners of the room. Paper thin walls let us hear the romantic endeavors next door, an the subsequent snoring. Small small servings of a very delicious breakfast. Beautiful grounds to explore.
We are visiting from CA and we loved it! Sometimes life gets crazy and you need a break from it all. No cell reception. But they do offer their main room phone to make calls to anywhere. It was nice sitting and having coffee and watching the view. And their breakfast is so yummy! GLUTEN FREE too! If you let them know in advance, they will accommodate you. I had french toast one day, so tasty. Their service is great, very kind. I will go back!
This is our second time visiting Casa Escondida and we love it! The staff have all been incredibly friendly. The rooms are cozy, comfortable, and wonderfully rustic. We enjoy being out in the country, a bit removed from the city. The breakfast has been consistently delicious as well. The prices are quite reasonable and we definitely feel that we're getting good value. It seems like they've thought of everything. And Griffin the cat is a friendly addition.

(505) 351-4805

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Rancho De Chimayo Restaurante

298 Juan Medina Rd
Chimayo, 87522
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The 5 stars are for the total experience - ambiance, food, margaritas (of course), service and history. It's just a lovely place in a rustic New Mexico setting. Some of the most memorable evenings I've ever spent in the Santa Fe area have begun with the short drive up to this converted hacienda just on the outskirts of Chimayo. You might even want to go a little early and tour the famous santuario. If the weather is nice and the terraces out back are open - that's the way to go. So romantic on clear New Mexico evening with the candles flickering. The interior is totally a step back into old New Mexico and on a cold winter night with snow falling and a fire burning in the corner, it's hard to beat. Absolutely start with one of their very authentic margaritas - not the big punch bowl of limeade that pass for margaritas a lot of places. Now just a word about the food. This is the "real deal" New Mexican dining and it is not for the heat challenged. If the server tells you that the chile is hot - trust me, it will be hot. The heat can vary depending on the season though, so be sure to ask if you have concerns. Otherwise, dive in. I've never had a less than perfect meal here. By all means try the carne adovada - sooo tender and long simmered. You can really taste the love. Enchiladas, posole, and chile rellenos are also TDF. Try not to fill up on the sopaipillas and honey but they are the best fried dough this side of New Orleans. I usually don't have room for dessert but they have some traditional New Mexican offerings. Maybe just a little after dinner snifter of something sweet by the fire. Ah, life is good. If you've thought to reserve ahead you can just stroll across the street and spend the night and drive back to Santa Fe tomorrow. Oh, and by the way, pick up a copy of their cookbook. Not only is it a treasure trove of their recipes but also a very interesting history of this historic part of New Mexico - sets the context for the food very well.
Took us 2 1/2 hours to eat dinner for four, and over half of that was spent waiting. Abysmally slow service, bland, mediocre food (fruit salad wasn't even remotely fresh). The only thing that was good was the prickly pear lemonade. Other than that, not recommended.
There are so many reasons why I fell in love with New Mexico, but Rancho de Chimayo is top on my list. We were visiting the winter farmer's market in Santa Fe and a vendor told us if we felt like making the trek we should go to Chimayo. The drive is absolutely breathtaking and when we arrived the restaurant was full of charm. Our waiter was very nice, the food was delicious, there is beautiful art everywhere. If you like to venture off the beaten path, it is a must. The actual town of Chimayo is fabulous. It is a dirt road with, it is really hard to explain, it's really religious and full of kitsch, but I bet they don't know that. Or maybe they do and it's a crazy tourist trap. HMMMMMM. In my restaurante reviews, I try to stay food focused with my photos, there are photos of the actual town of Chimayo, they are too fun not to share.

(505) 351-4444

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Leona’s Restaurante de Chimayo

4 Medina Lane
Chimayo, 87522
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I try to find great tamales whenever I can. Years ago I did a tamale factory tour of San Antonio, and that was an amazing treat, enjoying them off the pax seat of the rental car while getting out of the neighborhood before anything happened, but many of those places are now gone. If you order a tamale up here in Wisconsin, the trend is toward, dry, sparse, plain & flavorless. You kind of wonder why on earth you ordered a tamale - - it's like fancy striped yellow cardboard. But the pork tamale at Leona's across from the Santuario was luscious -- huge amount of pork, moist, succulent, spicy, unbeatable. Bought some of their red and green chile spice too, and now I spray it in lines across various soups, and that rules also.
Very rude owner. I asked him what type of chilies where in the salsa he sold and he answered sarcastically. Horrible customer service. His stuff is also over priced compared to the other vendors.
We had intended to eat lunch in Santa Fe, but a spontaneous stop in Chimayó found us outside the door of Leona's, wondering if we should give it a try. $2 tamales and homemade tortillas were a good selling point. But then this magical passerby saw we needed a little extra persuasion and told us that he eats at Leona's every year and that it is fabulous. We took his advice and were so so glad we did; it was a delicious meal for a very very reasonable price. Oh and don't forget to grab a homemade peanut cluster in the glass jar on the counter. They are amazing.

(505) 351-4569

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Hacienda de Chimayo

County Rd 98
Chimayo, 87522
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(505) 351-2222

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