RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Santa Ana Café underwent a $3.24 million renovation to capture New Mexico’s essence through its food, decor and head chef Patrick Mohn.
Mohn said the changes from the renovation have allowed him to connect even more to the café.
“It’s easier to connect because it has evolved much like I’ve evolved. When I was first starting out as a chef, I was cooking carne adovada, making tamales; now the tamales may have a blue corn masa, or they may have truffle wild mushrooms. So, what we’re doing is it’s evolving the way I think of food,” Mohn said.