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Journal North Restaurant Reviews

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.

Asparagus bisque features super-fresh asparagus from Santa Fe Farmers’ Market. (Denise Miller/For the Albuquerque Journal)

Asparagus gets an Italian turn

Santa Fe chef takes an Italian approach to preparing early summer favorite

Stephen Vigil and Abby Lewis eat lunch earlier this week at the India Palace in downtown Santa Fe. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

India Palace a perfect way to share a meal with friends

“Palace” is a word that might seem out of place in Santa Fe – except, of course, for the Palace of the Governors, a low-slung ancient adobe building with immense historical significance but without a moat or turrets.