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Many thanks to Kimberly Suta of USA Today for featuring us in Santa Fe’s 10 Best Restaurants! http://www.10best.com/destinations/new-mexico/santa-fe/downtown/restaurants/restaurant-martin/

 

Chef Rios has been repeatedly honored for his innovative and pleasing combinations of flavors, colors and presentation. His unique style emphasizes fresh, local produce and organic meats and poultry, and reflects not only Southwestern and Asian influences but also his classic training in French technique. His list of accolades include the following:

  • Semi-finalist for the 2010 James Beard “Best New Restaurant in the US” Award
  • Semi-finalist for the 2011, 2012 & 2013 “Best Chef of the Southwest” Awards Appearing on the Cooking Channel’s 2012 season of “United Tastes of America”
  • Appearing on the BBC America’s 2012 season of “Chef Race: UK vs. US”
  • Named one of SAVEUR Magazine’s 2012 top 25 Nation-Wide “Tastemakers”
  • Featured in the 2008 season of Iron Chef America
  • The only chef from New Mexico to have won the Robert Mondavi Culinary Award of Excellence
  • Under his leadership the Old House Restaurant was listed by Zagat’s Restaurant Survey as the best dining experience in New Mexico, and one of the best restaurants in the United States.
  • Chef of the Year by the City of Santa Fe
  • Chef of the Year twice by the State of New Mexico
  • Chef of the Year twice by the New Mexico Lodger’s Association
  • Named “Celebrated Chef” by the National Pork Council Featured in the Bon Appétit Magazine cover story “The American Restaurant: Our Favorite Places.”