Rancho de Chimayó kicks off its 50th birthday celebration

Popular Rancho de Chimayó Restaurante, opened in September 1965, kicked-off its 50th birthday celebration on the first day of summer. They held a book signing for the new RANCHO DE CHIMAYO COOKBOOK 50th Anniversary Edition. Present for this event and all with pens in hand were the book’s authors Bill and Cheryl Alters Jamison, restaurant owner Florence Jaramillo and her daughter Laura Jaramillo Ross and granddaughter Lauren Belen Jaramillo Ross.

Lauren, Laura and Florence, photo Sreve Collins

Three generations of Jaramillo women, Florence center, Lauren left and Laura in the right, photo/Sreve Collins

The festive occasion included an all-woman mariachis band, that wowed the crowd with their great music, free bizchotios, the official New Mexican State Cookie  and apple empanadas and punch. The dining rooms were filled to capacity and a good time was had by all.

Mariachis serenaded the party, photo Steve Collins

Mariachis serenaded the party, photo/Steve Collins

There will be more anniversary hoopla throughout the next year. You can get details on their website or in Santa Fe Travelers Tuesday Tidbits feature. Rancho de Chimayó makes a great lunch stop when exploring Chimayó or heading up the High Road to Taos.

Carne adovada, blue corn cheese enchilada, pork tamale, posole and rancho beans, photo Steve Collins

Carne adovada, blue corn cheese enchilada, pork tamale, posole and rancho beans, photo/Steve Collins

The extensive menu offers authentic Northern New  Mexican cuisine. Try the melt-in-your-mouth carne adovada, the restaurant’s signature dish made with Chimayó grown red chile.

Happy Birthday, Rancho de Chimayó! Here’s to 50 more!

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2 Responses to “Rancho de Chimayó kicks off its 50th birthday celebration”

  1. ann & jim smith
    August 17, 2019 at 11:31 am #

    can’t wait until we can come back again…beautiful place, beautiful people

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