About Us

Fresh | Quality | Healthy | Dynamic

Escondido is the debut restaurant from Chef Fernando Ruiz, three-time Food Network Champion (Beat Bobby Flay, Guy’s Grocery Games, Chopped), opening in Santa Fe, NM in 2023.  

Escondido combines a fusion of items from the Coastal, Central, and Northern Mexico regions. World-class ceviches, agua chiles, crab cakes, and fish tacos are crafted from sushi-grade seafood, weaving in the flavors from the Pacific Coast. Chicken Mole, Barbacoa, Al Pastor, and Carne Asada are sourced from ranches in the Northern New Mexico region. The veal-stuffed Chiles En Nogada comes directly from traditional Central Mexico recipes and is the dish Chef Ruiz beat Bobby Flay in 2018. 

A wide variety of vegetarian, gluten-free, keto, or vegan options will be available without compromising flavor. House-made chile oils, salsas, and seasoning are sourced from heirloom Chile de Arbol pods from Jalisco, Mexico, and are available at every table. 

And to cap it all off, signature Margaritas and Palomas are crafted with fresh juice, no added sweeteners, select Tequila, Mezcal, and Sotol batches, and a dynamic variety of bespoke bitters, including Serrano, Rosemary, Clove, and Hibiscus. 

Escondido is opening a full-service restaurant in Santa Fe, NM, in 2023. The location will be on the corner of Harrison Rd. and Agua Fria at El Camino Crossing. 

We immediately offer catering services for large private functions, parties, and intimate gatherings. Get a preview of Escondido, and let us take care of your next event.