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Albuquerque: La Placita Dining Rooms

La Placita is a mainstay of Old Town Albuquerque. My family visited there on our trips to New Mexico when I was a kid. Our family still has fond memories of the sopapillas. Hyesoon joined me there for a good, comforting meal.

I ordered the carne adovada, which I thoroughly enjoyed. The red sauce was rich with chiles with a touch of heat. The pork was tender and juicy. The beans were pretty good, too.

This is our first order of sopapillas along with the traditional honey. If you've never had one, the protocol is to poke a hole in the top of the pillowy fried dough and drizzle in some honey. We let these sit during dinner. They were good and we were hungry, so we ordered another batch. Our second order came out hot from the fryer and they were wonderful, everything I remembered from childhood. Be sure to eat your sopapillas quickly.

Hyesoon ordered the vegetarian fajitas. She enjoyed them but I think she wishes that she would have ordered the meat version.

La Placita Dining Rooms


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