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Roque's Carnitas

on the Plaza at Washington and Palace, Santa Fe, NM
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“carnitas” (25 reviews)
“steak” (2 reviews)
“chilli” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
on the Plaza at Washington and Palace, Santa Fe, NM
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have never had a Carnitas before. It was delicious. I was able to talk to Roque and he explained to me the ingredients for the marinade and how to marinade and prepare the meat. The size of the Carnitas was so...More

6  Thank frank551
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Roque has been cooking carnitas at the plaza for many years. He hauls his food truck in and out everyday with a pickup. It's hard to resist the smell of the frying steak, onions, and chiles. The carnitas are his famous dish, but he also...More

5  Thank Flamingotropicale
Reviewed 11 August 2018

We never had tamales before and ended up eating them here everyday while we were in Santa Fe. Also loved the Carnita,s. The food here is excellent. We ate at a local place and got tamales that were no where near as good as here...More

4  Thank scoobydoo617
Reviewed 23 July 2018

No need to go to the pricey restaurants on the Plaza, just sidle up to Roque's Carnitas and get a delicious and inexpensive burrito.

5  Thank PabloblancodeSantaFe
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!

10  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.

12  Thank Brian G
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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 Details

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Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
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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