New Mexico

Restaurants in New Mexico

All of the gluten-free meals at Verde Juice, a beautifully stark new space just around the corner from Yoga Source, are liquid, made from organic produce as locally sourced as possible, and served in recyclable glass jars.

Stop by this rustic café for super-fresh fare like huevos rancheros made with free-range eggs served by a friendly wait staff.

For a quick and satisfying bite, stop by this unassuming gem, where all of the food is house-made, from the smoothies and brownies to the Panini and green chile-topped pizza.

This restaurant at the Rancho de San Juan hotel presents sublime Continental cuisine (try the duck-confit timbales with crispy polenta) in an intimate, unrushed setting.

Filled with contemporary artwork (for sale) and generally packed to the gills, Pasqual's is one of those restaurants that locals brave only during off-hours.

Southwestern comfort foods (chiles rellenos; chimichangas) are the specialties at this cheerful, bustling adobe on Bernalillo’s main drag.

Easy to overlook in a strip mall on Cerrillos Road, Cafe Castro's is frequented by locals for their simple New Mexican food. The cafe is decorated in the usual Santa Fe style: terra cotta floors, thick vigas, and Mexican art, including Dia De Los Muertos paintings.

At Isaac’s Table, inside the adobe Ellis Store Country Inn, chef Jinny Vigil turns out creative regional dishes like rack of New Mexico lamb with seasonal organic vegetables.

A further-flung sister restaurant to the pricier, more touristy Shed cantina, La Choza inspires cultish devotion among many Santa Feans.

Dine on healthful, sustainable fare (chipotle-honey crab cakes, rack of lamb with jalapeño-mint sauce).