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1265 Alpine Ave.
Boulder, CO 80304
Best Of
Santo +

Laura Shunk


  • Monday through Wednesday 7 to 11 a.m. and 4 to 10 p.m.; Thursday and Friday 7 to 11 a.m. and 4 to 11 p.m.; Saturday 4 to 11 p.m.; Sunday 4 to 10 p.m.
  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Online Reservations Available
Denver and Boulder are chock-full of great Mexican food; whether you're a fan of Den-Mex, Tex-Mex or plain old Mex-Mex, there are plenty of places to get your taco-and-smothered-burritos fix. But New Mex? There aren't many places in town specializing in the fusion of Native American, Spanish and Mexican cuisine that's found in New Mexico. That's why chef/owner Hosea Rosenberg's Santo made such a splash when it landed in November 2017. Southwestern classics like Navajo fry bread, pork-and-potato green chile stew and blue-corn rellenos and enchiladas pack the menu. Of particular note is the restaurant's vegetarian green chile; rather than rely on pork in the dish, Rosenberg builds layers of flavor by oven-roasting all of his vegetables before they go in the pot, including the Hatch green chiles — which the chef brings up from New Mexico every fall. You'll find a land of enchantment in suburban Boulder.

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