I first heard of Rose’s Kitchen in the Santa Fe New Mexican. I was very intrigued so I put it on my list of places to eat. We happened to be in the neighborhood. Actually, I really wanted to go to El Chile Toreado on Siler. But sadly it wasn’t open.
I understand that staffing is a huge problem so I usually have a back-up plan.
Rose’s Kitchen happened to be close by. It is part of the Reunity Resources, which is helping the community of Santa Fe, food wise. I was very surprised to find Rose’s Kitchen right where the former Santa Fe Tree Farm was located just off of San Ysidro Crossing.
We were in a hurry so we had our food to go. First I had a very refreshing hibiscus ice tea(3). Sorry, I was thirsty the to go cup was much fuller than pictured. It was not to sweet or sour. I thought this was a tell for some good things to come.
We thought the menu gave us many choices. I wanted the Mezze Plate. The Mezze Plate (13) had two seasonal dips. I think I had a bean dip and a hummus dip. Wow! I really liked them. They were so wonderfully fresh and tasty. I had the falafel with a cucumber, tomato, kalamata olive salad with lots of feta cheese on top. This delicious platter of food was served with some house-made sourdough flatbreads. You could request GF or Vegan options. I was just interested in the regular version which tasted fantastic. This was some of the best falafel I have ever had. The dips were creamy and worked well with the falafel and the flatbread. The salad was wonderful as well. There were many kalamata olives and lots of feta on top. There were also some small carrots to dip into the hummus and bean dip.
We also had the quesadillas (10) which had Tucumcari cheddar cheese, local sauteed vegetables and onions. It was served with an incredible mole sauce. I added an avocado(1) just for fun. It was a wonderful quesadilla. And the mole sauce was absolutely divine! This fabulous dish also came with some fresh greens.
So we had a feast! The flavors were so fresh. I think my Mezze plate caused us to wait a little longer, but it was sure worth the wait. All the food was. It tasted like Summer! I am already planning my return.
If you are in a real hurry, the phone number to Rose’s Kitchen is 505.699-2742 and is located at the Reunity Resources at 1829n San Ysidro Crossing. There are signs for the Farmer’s Market. Just follow those signs.