A tradition for locals and visitors for more than 50 years. This much-loved historic New Mexico Culinary Treasure & James Beard Award-winner, is neighbor to the famous Santuario de Chimayó, a scenic 30 minute drive from downtown Santa Fe in the fertile Chimayó valley - the heart of red chile country. Enjoy traditional family recipes & specialties of authentic Norteño cuisine, signature margaritas, fine wines, full bar, beautiful spacious patio and dining areas.
Address: 300 Juan Medina Rd, Chimayo, NM 87522 MAP
Open Tue - Sun: 11:30am to 8pm
Breakfast served Saturdays and Sundays : 8:30am to 10:30am
Price Range: $6 - $30
In October 1965, Arturo Jaramillo and his wife Florence envisioned a plan for the historic family house built in the 1800s - and the Restaurante Rancho de Chimayó was born. The restaurant would preserve the rich traditions of their family and its proud culture, welcoming guests into their comfortable and romantic piece of history.
Florence and Arturo cultivated the menu for Rancho de Chimayó based on personal, local and ancestral family influences.
Over the next 50 years, the restaurante became famous for its signature dishes of spicy guacamole, hand-rolled tamales, blue corn enchiladas, chile rellenos and carne adovada being the most world-renowned. This historic restaurant was the first to put the "Stuffed Sopaipillas" on their menu, therefore being the "creators" of this unique dish.
Try their signature libation, the Chimayó Cocktail - A superb blend of tequila, apple cider, fresh apples and Crème de Cassis. A refreshing prickly pear margarita made with their signature tequila, or a glass of fine wine from the full bar will compliment your meal. And remember to leave room for a fluffy sopaipilla dipped in fresh local honey or one of their delicious seasonal desserts.
Shop the Tienda Gift Shop for favorites, such as the highly popular roasted chile, salsa, adovada, and specialty gift baskets, and apparel, for your friends and family, and as mementos of your visit.