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Journal North Restaurant Reviews

Chef Kim Müller, shown here preparing nasu dengaku  with den miso sauce, says none of the food at izanami is hard to prepare. It’s as simple as “buy the best quality ingredients you can get.” (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

It’s all in the details

izanami chef’s recipes call for the best, freshest ingredients, and simple preparation

Patrons eat lunch Monday in the bar area of Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen. (Greg Sorber/Albuquerque Journal)

Maria’s has lost its magic touch under new ownership

Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen used to be one of my favorite places to take visitors from outside our state who were looking for a margarita, New Mexican food and some ambiance.

Mariscos La Playa in Santa Fe offers a range of seafood served in the Mexican style. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

Get hooked on good seafood at Mariscos La Playa

Mariscos La Playa, with a storefront location on Cordova Road (near CVS Pharmacy), has long been one of Santa Fe’s most popular moderately priced seafood restaurants.

The Palace Restaurant in Santa Fe offers patio dining shaded by umbrellas. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

Simple new menu to sample at The Palace Restaurant

With its popular bar featuring live music and one of Santa Fe’s nicest summer patios, the Palace Restaurant is a pleasant spot to meet friends for a cocktail or a meal beneath an umbrella.