On our last day in New Mexico, we went to Santa Fe for an afternoon trip. We walked around the Santa Fe Plaza and saw the Miraculous Staircase of Loretto Chapel. After shopping and site-seeing we decided to try out the Cowgirl BBQ restaurant. When we walked in, we were surrounded by pictures of cowgirls. There was a nice funky vibe to the restaurant, complete with glitter paint on the walls.
For an appetizer we ordered Texas Caviar, similar to Tennessee Caviar sans the rotel, green peppers, onions and shoepeg corn.
The Texas Caviar was marinated in a light vinegar with a spice that might have been cilantro, resulting in a pleasantly tangy dip.
I debated for a long time about what to order. There was an interesting squash casserole on the menu, but I decided to go with the beef brisket with a side salad, cole slaw and potato salad. The salad was a nice bed of leaf lettuce with garbanzo bean, red pepper, red onions and carrots. The brisket was the shining star of dinner. It was so tender I cut it with a fork. It was served on Texas toast with a spicy barbecue sauce. I could almost detect a hint of cayenne pepper. Yum.
The potato salad and cole slaw were almost bland. There were really no defining features. They had a variety of sides and if I were to go again, I would try the scalloped potatoes or the spicy collard greens.
For dessert, we had their baked potato ice cream. Basically, it was vanilla ice cream rolled in cocoa powder. It was topped with nuts that had been died green and fondant butter. A very interesting and original dessert.Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501