Las Ristras Restaurant

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Home-Cooked New Mexican Food in Corrales

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First visit: August 25, 2015
Fifth visit: March  26, 2016 

The owner, Ginger Hunter, a native Corraleña, describes her place as:

Ginger, the charming owner

Ginger, the charming owner

“My name is Ginger. I’m from Corrales, born and raised. I don’t have any special secret recipes, this is the food I grew up with. Las Ristras is not a chain of restaurants. I have never owned a restaurant in my life, this is the first one. Everything is homemade, and is prepared the same way we do at home, only in a commercial setting. I have trained my staff to welcome everyone into the restaurant as if they were welcoming everyone into my home. I treat my staff and guests like friends and family, and try to make it a home like environment. Hopefully what makes a difference is that I care about people and making everyone as comfortable as possible , it makes me feel good to know that when someone comes by, they had a good experience, a good home-cooked meal, and want to keep coming back.” 

And I replied,

“Nicely said, Ginger.
What I like about Las Ristras is that it is not a clone of the many dozens of cookie-cutter NM restaurants. The food is homemade and I feel like I’m eating (and conversing) in Ginger’s kitchen. This is simple food lovingly p
repared.
It is not Mary and Tito’s nor should it be. But then, IMHO, nothing can compare to M&T. [BTW, Antoinette G Knight is also a native Corraleño.]
The Chiles Rellenos are a big hit with me. This place is good, and will, no doubt, surely become very good. I feel at home here, and that counts a lot with me.”

The ristras and other paintings on the walls were created by a long-time friend of Ginger’s, Chef Jon Young, a man of seemingly limitless talents.

OK. Is the food any good?

Would *I* come back here three (and counting) times were it not?

My favorites, so far. Both are excellent.

Sopaipillas

Sopaipillas
Not all sopas are created equal. These perfectly fried pillows of puffiness are the best I have had since Marlene’s closed years (and tears) ago. I have neeb waiting for them.

Chile Rellenos

Chile Rellenos
These are lightly crisped (never soggy), loaded with tasst cheese stuffing, and covered with some of the best green I have had in a long time. Delicious.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Best of the Rest

Chips and Salsa

Chips and Salsa
Excellent salsa. Loads of tomato chunks, and hotter than medium. Very fresh and tasty.

Carne Adovada Stuffed Sopaipilla

Carne Adovada Stuffed Sopaipilla
Smothered in a pretty good Rd. The carne is tender and delicious, delicately spiced. Beans and rice are real good. Home cooking like I make in my home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Combo Plate.

Combo Plate.
Chile Relleno, Tamale, and Enchilada. The Dazzling Deanell loved this.

Chili Lime Chicken

Chili Lime Chicken
Beautifully grilled chicken with a delicate chile-lime marinade. Delicious. Served with wild rice and veggies.

 

 

 

Chicken Burrito

Chicken Burrito

<b>Beef Enchilada with Egg</b>

Beef Enchilada with Egg

 

 

 

 

 

Tortilla Burger

Tortilla Burger

Fried Shrimp

Fried Shrimp

 

 

 

 

 

 

Try everything. It’s all very good. I expect to be back here often. Look for me.

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Las Ristras Restaurant 

(505) 433-4192 
4940 Corrales Road,
Corrales, NM, 87048

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