La Choza

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Santa Fe
  • christine y.
    "that was the BEST shredded pork tamale i've ever had."(3 Tips)
    Melissa C.
    "My boyfriend love his red chile burrito & my stuffed sopapillas?"(2 Tips)
    Daryl T.
    "Loved the enchiladas, sopapillas, and the margaritas."(6 Tips)
    Scott K.
    "The Chile Relleno with red sauce is amazing."(3 Tips)
47 Tips and reviews
  • enchiladas
  • margaritas
  • pork tamale with christmas sauce
  • green chili
  • spicy food
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  • John R.
    John RippelFebruary 26, 2014
    Best New Mexican food anywhere! My personal favorite is a green soft taco and a red enchilada with an egg on top. Also love the fish tacos - with double corn tortillas. Great hosts and waitstaff too
  • Melissa C.
    Melissa CaseMay 25, 2014
    This place was GREAT! Awesome margarita to start--made fresh with good tequila & REAL lime juice--YUM! My boyfriend love his red chile burrito & my stuffed sopapillas? To DIE for!
  • Diane M.
    Diane MMarch 20, 2013
    Used a certificate to find this place - and SO glad we did! The host was welcoming & made us feel like they were excited to have us there. Incredible service. Delicious Santa Fe food.
  • LYDIA J.
    LYDIA JENNINGSFebruary 7, 2015
    Super margaritas, cozy bar. Good regional food. colorful ambience reminiscent of old Mexico, knowledgeable & friendly service. A locals favorite
  • Phil S.
    Phil SteiderOctober 15, 2016
    Amazing food! I had the burrito grande, Christmas-style. Sopaipillas are great too.
  • Jessica Q.
    Jessica QuistJanuary 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you love spicy this is the place to be! Red and green chile were both super tasty, the blue corn enchiladas didn't disappoint, and the posole is delicious!
  • Jonathan T.
    Jonathan TerceroJune 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    don't listen to this braden guy. born amd raised in this beautiful city. this is some of the best food in NM!!! THE RED CHILI here is amazing. also try the Shed downtown.
  • Geo s.
    Geo sFebruary 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I agree with the other reviewers: Branden should restrict his dining experiences to the House of Milquetoast. NOT too hot! Best Relleno I've had in a while.
  • Brenda W.
    Best Mexican food I've ever had! Everything is made fresh everyday! Very reasonable prices, great service and worth going back..
  • Liz T.
    Liz TanJuly 14
    Really good grub but be careful of the spice levels. It's for real! Decent portions too, so come hungry!
  • Flytrybe
    FlytrybeJuly 30, 2015
    This place has exploded! Traditional northern New Mexican cuisine. Perfect, crowded loud and real.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsDecember 16, 2015
    Check out La Choza as it was featured on Top 5 Restaurants for #2 - the pork tamale with christmas sauce Read more
  • B P.
    B PearsonApril 30, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    This is New Mexican food! Not Mexican food...unique flavors...the favorite of locals,
  • Erik S.
    Erik SmithMarch 14, 2015
    Great food and margaritas! Very friendly bar staff! If you want a table, MAKE A RESERVATION!
  • christine y.
    christine yiSeptember 15, 2011
    that was the BEST shredded pork tamale i've ever had. topped w some of the red chile sauce, wowzers!
  • Kelly U.
    Kelly UJanuary 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you like frito pies this is by far one of the best in the state. Cup of mushroom soup also a winner.
  • Ajitha K.
    Good vegetarian options. Awesome red and green chili sauces - tears guaranteed!!!!
  • Stuart P.
    Stuart PadassoDecember 3, 2014
    The beef hard shell tacos were really good. Bourbon and coke excellent.
  • The Santa Fe VIP
    The Santa Fe VIPMarch 16, 2013
    Sit at the bar pomegranate margaritas are the best!!!
  • Robert C.
    Red or green? Both!!! Tamales are superb. Everything was well prepared.
  • Brian B.
    Brian B.June 12, 2012
    Green Chili sauce is the way to go. Seat outside if the weather permits.
  • Daryl T.
    Daryl TOctober 9, 2014
    Loved the enchiladas, sopapillas, and the margaritas.
  • David B.
    David BartonFebruary 15, 2012
    Can't go wrong. La Choza and The Shed are highly recommended fir a reason.
  • Papa S.
    Papa S3 weeks ago
    Good sister restaurant to the Shed. Reservations accepted and no lines thankfully.
  • Victoria C.
    Victoria Cross-PennerJuly 12, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The Spicy Fish Tacos are AMAZING!
  • Marc
    MarcDecember 22, 2015
    Food Network's Top 5 "Best of the Holidays": #2 Pork Tamale with Christmas Sauce
  • Alex S.
    Alex SandstromMay 23, 2015
    Read a lot of great reviews and got really excited....being from Denver this place is ok at best and over priced as all hell. Keep looking if you've had good Mexican
  • Scott K.
    Scott KTOctober 9, 2014
    The Chile Relleno with red sauce is amazing.
  • B P.
    B PearsonMay 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the only places to get vegetarian posole!!!
  • Jennifer N.
    Jennifer NgSeptember 18, 2016
    Drinks are good. Had the frito pie which was good but pretty spicy...
  • Julie K.
    Julie KirkJuly 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Mocha dessert is deliciously rich.
  • Sara C.
    Sara Corlett-RobertsNovember 21, 2015
    Enchiladas. But be prepared for the wait.
  • Patrick I.
    Patrick IversonNovember 28, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Great chile rellenos! Pitchers of Monk's Ale! Awesome!
  • V P.
    V PurdySeptember 17, 2011
    Best chicken enchiladas ever!! Love this place.
  • Seth B.
    Seth BrowderOctober 13, 2011
    Best stuffed Sopapillas anywhere
  • drew t.
    drew tarvinJune 27, 2015
    The queso is good, everything else is fine but nothing especial.
  • Dan M.
    Dan McCarthyMarch 11, 2016
    Best red chile in NM!
  • Brian T.
    Brian TerceroApril 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my favorite green chile tortilla burgers in town!
  • Pete W.
    Pete WynnAugust 18, 2011
    Prickly pear margaritas are fantastic.
  • Carl O.
    Carl OrtizFebruary 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Add a over easy egg on top of your enchiladas.
  • Bryant M.
    Bryant MikeskaFebruary 13, 2011
    Food might have been good it was just smothered in chile. Entirely to HOT!!!
  • Braden M.
    Braden M.February 13, 2011
    The red chili is hotter than shit.. Don't get it on any of your food It will ruin it and you won't even enjoy it
  • Lowe S.
    Lowe SmedJuly 25, 2013
    Fishtacos really is amazing!!
  • Clare
    ClareSeptember 23, 2010
    Best chile rellano coma in town.
  • Ian M.
    Ian McCloy3 weeks ago
  • Todd Eric L.
    Todd Eric LovatoAugust 19, 2010
    Best red chile in town.
  • Sara R.
    Sara RececoniFebruary 15, 2012
    Don't waste your time here , go to the shed ! So much better !
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