It's Like Coming Home!
"Mrs. J" as she is known to her customers, friends, family and staff is called a Culinary Treasure by the State of New Mexico. Born Florence Poulin in Hartford CN, she made her way to New Mexico when she married Chimayó native Arturo Jaramillo. Together in 1965 they began Rancho de Chimayó in the restored ancestral family home using recipes perfected over generations. Mrs. J became legendary for her original gastronomic creations, warm hospitality, and integral role in bringing New Mexican Cuisine into the international spotlight. She was New Mexico Restaurateur of the Year in 1987, served on the New Mexico and National Restaurant Associations boards and won the top honor from the National Restaurant Association - The Lifetime Achievement Award. Mrs. J also holds the rank of Honorary Colonel in the U.S. Air Force.
When you come, you'll more likely see her as busy as ever - managing and orchestrating the restaurant as if it were a symphony!
Don't hesitate to stop by and say "Hi" ... she'll always greet you with a smile!
New Mexico cuisine, permeated by the two official state vegetables of pinto beans and chile, is a tradition of regional cultivation, seed varieties and recipes passed down for generations. The fertile village of Chimayo, nestled in the Sangre de Cristo foothills of the Rocky Mountains, is known not only for it's miraculous Santuario but also for it’s unique sought after varietal of red chile.
Florence and Arturo Jaramillo cultivated the menu for Rancho de Chimayó based on personal, local and ancestral family influences. Over the past 50 years, the restaurante became famous for it’s signature dishes of spicy guacamole, hand rolled tamales, blue corn enchiladas, carne adovada and chile rellenos. A refreshing prickly pear margarita made with our signature tequila or glass of fine wine from our full bar will compliment your meal but please leave room for a fluffy sopapilla dipped in fresh local honey or one of our seasonal desserts as a finale to your visit.
You are part of our family when you're here.