One taste of the green chile sauce and my taste buds went numb. After that, nothing seemed very spicy. I asked the waiter, "Which sauce is hotter: red or green?" He responded that most folks think the red sauce is spicier. The green sauce was deep and hearty while the red sauce had a smoky flavor to it. Both were delicious and I was happy my friends recommended I order my meals "Christmas," so I could sample both flavors.
Blue corn wrapped cheese enchiladas with red and green sauce served with posole and beans at The Shed. Photo by Jill Dutton.
But before I seared my taste buds, there was the salad. Perhaps the best salad I've had. Maybe it's the closeness to the sun, a longer growing season, or even the local availability of fresh produce, but the lettuce was vibrant and crisp. Top it with blue cheese, walnuts, Kalamata olives, and a balsamic vinaigrette, and it's near perfection.
Blue Cheese and Walnut Salad at The Shed. Photo by Jill Dutton.
The Shed, in business since 1953, is located on Palace Avenue just east of the historic plaza area.
While there are many excellent New Mexican restaurants in Santa Fe, The Shed wins my vote for taste, atmosphere, and variety. Plus, they serve a mighty fine margarita.
113 1/2 E Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501