3486 Zafarano Drive
Santa Fe, NM, 87507
505-474-6466 | Website
Neighborhood: Arroyo Chamiso Corridor
Sure, dishes like banana-leaf-wrapped salmon with sticky coconut rice or duck breast with pea risotto and bing cherries have their placeâ€”but what if you just want to sit down with some corn on the cob and a heaping serving of brisket and call it a day? Joshâ€™s Barbecue to the rescue.
Though the food is straightforward and reliable, itâ€™s hardly simple; the tenderness of the pulled pork attests to that, as do the carefully prepared house-made barbecue sauces and cakey corn bread. There are no bells and whistles to Joshâ€™s food, mostly because the standout taste of the slow-cooked meat is enough on its own. The ordering is easy: Get one, two or three meats along with two sides (classics like baked beans, corn on the cob and sweet potato mashers) and a generous piece of green-chile corn bread.
In an ingenious move, the food doesnâ€™t come slathered in sauce. Joshâ€™s provides barbecue sauce in bottles at the tableâ€”traditional mild, traditional hot and seasonalâ€”so diners can slather their food to taste: the perfect antidote to losing pieces of your falling-off-the-bone ribs in a pool of red stuff. This is habit-forming comfort food at its finest. (CJ)