My husband grew up in New Mexico, spending a good 30ish years there, and I lived there several years myself. He is always trying to find a place that serves good New Mexican style food. When we recently moved into the area and saw La Ultima advertising that it had authentic New Mexican food, we were excited and decided to give it a try.
It is not, I repeat, not New Mexican! Certainly not like the food we've eaten in New Mexico (ala Guardinio's or any of the local places in Santa Fe and Albuquerue, or the food my hubby's grandma used to make!). My husband said his dinner was passable, but that's about all. I ordered the carne adovada, which I am accustomed to being served as pieces of pork cooked in a spicey chile sauce. What I received was a pork chop (and a *bad* [and I mean BAD] one, at that) marinated in something that might pass for spicey to someone, but it sure didn't for me.
On the upside, the wait staff (though not the host) was quite friendly and the table was well serviced, but that's about the only good thing I can say about the experience.