Heading into the colder months in Santa Fe, the leaves may be changing color and you finally bring out your hats, scarves, and fuzzy boots, and start thinking about warm meals to keep you cozy at night. Most people may go straight to soups and comfort foods like macaroni and cheese or a massive baked potato. While these are excellent choices for a night lounging on the couch with a blanket and your favorite book or movie, Tortilla Flats would like to make a case for Mexican food being the new go-to comfort food. At our New Mexican restaurant in Santa Fe, we’d like to think we have everything you need for a night in that lets you keep the cold away.
If you’re stuck on having soup on cold autumn and winter nights, Tortilla Flats has just the soup to warm your soul. Choose between a bowl of red or green chile and make it your own by adding in beans, cheese, tortilla, or sopapillas. If you’re feeling extra hungry, add in chicken or ground beef. Not feeling like chile? Our tortilla soup is made with all of the hearty fall ingredients you love, including zucchini, squash, and corn. Our restaurant gives the soup a kick with green chile and a crunch with corn tortilla strips. Order up a cup to go with another one of our favorite dishes or fill up with a bowl.
The food of the gods, the tamale is an ancient food that has been loved all over the world. This unique dish is made with a corn dough, or maize. At our restaurant, the tamales are filled with red chile pork, but other popular fillings include beef, chicken, or beans. The tamale is wrapped in a corn husk to hold all of the delicious ingredients inside. Our restaurant’s tamales are topped with white cheddar and jack cheese to boost the comfort food level and are served with beans, posole, queso calabacitas con maíz, a flour tortilla, or sopapillas.
The fried pastry or quick bread is served in a variety of ways depending on the country it’s being made in. In Chile, for example, the sopaipillas (they’re spelled differently as well) are commonly made at home and eaten on rainy days, perfect for the colder weather you can look forward to in Santa Fe. In New Mexican cuisine, the sopapillas are typically pillow-shaped pastry dough and can be served as a dessert, or filled with ground beef, chorizo, chicken, or vegetables. Our restaurant’s stuffed sopapillas are one of our favorite cold-weather meals.
One of Santa Fe’s favorites, our pork carnitas let you indulge in a sizzling plate full of grilled onions, garlic, jalapeno, beans, and to balance the heat, avocado, salsa, and a corn or flour tortilla. With this spicy and flavorful meal, you can customize each bite with the variety of authentic ingredients.
If you’re in the mood for a night of delicious and authentic New Mexican cuisine, come to our restaurant Tortilla Flats in Santa Fe. We have a variety of dishes that will not only fill you up, but keep you warm throughout the colder months.
Come visit our Santa Fe restaurant today, or order up some takeout. We’re right next door to Meow Wolf and we can’t wait to serve up some of our favorite Mexican foods.