The Shed

New Mexican
Memorable
One of the best
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The Shed is a Santa Fe institution loved by locals and tourists alike. It is located just a bit off the Plaza, behind Susan’s Christmas Shop. The restaurant is housed in old adobe structure. Watch your head as you enter the building (anyone over 5’5″ is a candidate for bump on the noggin). You’ll find you have stepped inside an homage to New Mexico where time can seem to stand still. The walls are adorned with colorful paintings that depict the pastoral life of old New Mexico and help to nourish your soul as you nourish your body.

The food is consistently good and the chile has just the right combination of smoke and heat. The chiles are grown on the family farm and the family obviously pays attention to its crop from start to finish. If you wish you can even take home some of the sauce or order it from the restaurant’s website.

If you like salsa and guacamole, you should definitely sample The Shed’s versions. Both are rich and flavorful; they usually disappear from our table in a twinkling. Another starter that shouldn’t be missed is the Shed chowder, made with roast chicken, green chile, corn, carrots and topped with blue corn tortilla strips.

The enchilada and taco plate consists of one rolled, blue corn enchilada filled with cheddar cheese and onions, covered with red chile; the soft blue corn taco is filled with cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, and chicken or ground beef. You can ask for salsa, or red or green chili to cover your second taco. Pinto beans and posole are included as well. For reasons that are lost in history, The Shed serves all meals with heated French bread. This is so much a part of the tradition of the restaurant that no meal is considered complete with it.

The Shed continues to earn its enduring reputation for good New Mexican food prepared from fresh and local ingredients. Personally, I don’t think a visit to Santa Fe is fully satisfying unless it includes at least one visit to The Shed.

What to Eat
The Shed, Enchilada and Taco Plate
Enchilada and Taco Plate
Must-Try
This is the item to order if you just can't decide between tacos and enchiladas. The best of both worlds.
The Shed, Guacamole and Salsa
Guacamole and Salsa
The guacamole is creamy, but laced chunks of avocado. The salsa offers a great combination of smoke and heat.
Shed Chowder
Blue Cheese and Walnut Salad
Chilled Raspberry Soup
Directions and Hours
closed now
SundayCLOSED
Monday4pm - 9pm
Tuesday4pm - 9pm
Wednesday4pm - 9pm
Thursday4pm - 9pm
Friday4pm - 9pm
Saturday4pm - 9pm
Roadtrips
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
11 stops | 306 MILES | 5 hr

A visit to New Mexico during the height of chile season takes us from Albuquerque, where the State Fair is underway, north to magical city of Santa Fe, then finally south to the chile-growing country of the Mesilla Valley, where we will be hosted by Dr. Paul Bosland, the world's foremost chile expert.

Information
Price
$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
Yes
Outdoor Seating
Yes
Website

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