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Roque's Carnitas

on the Plaza at Washington and Palace, Santa Fe, NM
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (6 reviews)
“carnitas” (24 reviews)
“steak” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Fast food
on the Plaza at Washington and Palace, Santa Fe, NM
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

We were recently in Santa Fe and this cart caught our eye. The Steak Carnitas are still as good as people have said in the past. I loved the fresh flavors. Wish we could have gone back another day.

4  Thank NNP19
Reviewed 15 August 2017

After sitting at the Plaza watching people stroll by, I was enticed by the aroma coming from this food truck. I got one of the steak carnitas, the filling for which was cooked on-site not somewhere else and just warmed-up. It was delicious and much...More

8  Thank Flamingotropicale
Reviewed 15 June 2017

On the corner of the Santa Fe plaza I noted a number of locals eating lunch while sitting on small boxes in front of a small food stand. For $6 Rouge Carnitas serves a generous burrito filled with prime rib and any combination of chili,...More

10  Thank MalcolmandSirius
Reviewed 11 April 2017

No need to seek out reservations in downtown Santa Fe--Roque's Carnitas are delicious, filling, local and a great value! Plus the People Watching in the Plaza is a great way to enjoy the lunch hour or any snack time!

8  Thank J T
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Roque has been selling carnitas on the plaza for years -- there is nothing better on a beautiful day than getting your order and sitting on a bench or the monument on the plaza, eating and people watching. BTW, they are EXCELLENT!

9  Thank jmaison
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Easy to find by following the wonderful smells in the plaza. We had the chicken fajitas and tamales. very good.

11  Thank Brian G
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Clean and delicious food. After you order your food; you can sit down nearby and enjoy it. Roque and his helper are very friendly. It is fun to watch them cook your order. Never had carnitas before. I tried Roque's famous carnitas and I loved...More

10  Thank Annie K
Reviewed 9 September 2016

At the corner of the plaza in Old Santa Fe, this food stand offers up fresh grilled meats and warm, thick tortillas also freshly grilled. I ordered the special beef carnitas with green pepper and onion. Served on a tortilla it is enough to satisfy...More

13  Thank travelUSAoften
Reviewed 26 December 2015

we've eaten roques carnitas for 20-30 years..always great and always served with a smile and you don't haver to mortgage the ranch to eat from him...as good as any street food in the world..and we've been everywhere man ..we'be been everywhere!

11  Thank Joe T
Reviewed 23 December 2015

Roque never lets us down. For over 20 years we have made a point of eating chicken or beef carnitas at least a few times in the summer. Not to be missed!

8  Thank e_borins
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5 August 2015|
Response from woodspinner | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, just saw your request. But for everybody's info, Roque is there from the first weekend in May to the last weekend in October. He sets up around 10AM and is shutting down between 2:30 and 3. Sometimes later if there... More
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: on the Plaza at Washington and Palace, Santa Fe, NM
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
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