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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Rociada Restaurant Review

: In a city known for mixing culinary mediums, Rociada stands out as purely French, from its bouillabaisse to its wine list to its lavender crème brulee. The setting, however, is a lovely combination of French and New Mexican sensibilities, with a lush rose and lavender garden in the front and velvety chairs, a stamped tin ceiling and gleaming hardwood floors inside. In the winter, fires burn in each dining room; in summer dine on the portal outside and enjoy the cool Southwestern nights. Ingredients are top-notch and everything is served with flawless attention to detail. The bouillabaisse has a deep, orange-hued broth filled with fresh shrimp, mussels, octopus and whitefish. All the seafood is remarkably fresh, including the Alaskan halibut, which is available seasonally. The creamy white fish is served in a pastry shell with a sauce of capers, herbs and white wine. Desserts are lovely. Unfortunately, the service has a reputation for snobbery. It prefers wealthy out-of-town diners to locals.


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