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Executive Chef Estevan Garcia
Head Chef Jonathan Paczolt
Executive Chef Estevan Garcia started a career in the restaurant business at 18 years old. His first venture was the original Guadalupe Cafe on Guadalupe St. in Santa Fe, NM. His mother, Andrea Garcia, inspired his love of traditional New Mexican dishes. Garcia and his mother worked closely in the kitchen of Guadalupe Cafe creating a menu of the most beloved New Mexican dishes.
Garcia is a native Santa Fean and a graduate of St. Michael’s High School and The College of Santa Fe. In his early 20s he moved to Manhattan Beach, Ca. were he started the original Cafe San Estevan, hailed as a first class California restaurant. Years later he returned to his roots and reopened Cafe San Estevan in his hometown of Santa Fe. It was there that Jonathan Paczolt started working under his tutelage. Garcia and Paczolt together are the team behind Estevan Restaurante.
Estevan Restaurante is New Mexican fusion with a French flare. Garcia has created a menu using favorite traditional Northern New Mexico dishes including Chimayo red chile, chicos, posole, and calabacitas. All produce items are bought locally and are organic. Garcia visits the Santa Fe Farmers Market every Saturday morning to hand-pick the freshest and best ingredients. His poultry, beef and lamb are bought locally as well from Shepherd’s Lamb, in Española, NM.
Garcia is a true wine connoisseur. His wine list includes both domestic and imported red and white wines. Please ask him upon your restaurant visit for the perfect pairing with your meal. Wine is one of his specialities and he’ll be pleased to make your meal a memorable one.
Estevan's EnchiladaChicken or beef topped with Chimayo red or green chile with calabacitas, pinto beans, and chicos.
Chile RellenoAnaheim Green Chile filled with mushrooms and served with pinto bean and garlic demi-glace.
Reviews & Press
“The Comeback Kid: Chef Estevan returns with
honest NM fare.”
Enrique Limon - Santa Fe Reporter: June 10, 2015
“Restaurant Review: Estevan”