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Restaurants in New Mexico

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these New Mexico restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best New Mexico restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in New Mexico to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best New Mexico restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in New Mexico.

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  • Anasazi Restaurant & Bar

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    In early 2006, Santa Fe's most celebrated chef, Martin Rios, left his post at the relatively prosaic Eldorado Hotel to take over the kitchen at the... More
  • Aqua Santa

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Located along the Santa Fe River, Contemporary American restaurant Aqua Santa is an unusually small restaurant in which the kitchen and dining room... More
  • Artesian Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Dine on healthful, sustainable fare (chipotle-honey crab cakes, rack of lamb with jalapeño-mint sauce). More
  • Baleen

  • Café Ecco Espresso & Gelato

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Located near Santa Fe Plaza, the Cafe Ecco Espresso and Gelato serves hand-pulled espresso drinks, spicy hot chocolate, deli sandwiches, pastries, ... More
  • Café Pasqual's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Filled with contemporary artwork (for sale) and generally packed to the gills, Pasqual's is one of those restaurants that locals brave only during ... More
  • Castro's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    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 ... More
  • Charlie's Spic & Span Bakery & Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    A large cake jutting from the top of the building marks this popular café in the downtown historic district. Inside, the no-frills space is designe... More
  • Chicago Dog Express

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Located near the Railyard Park on Cerrillos Road, Chicago Dog Express sells authentic Vienna beef hot dogs from their food cart situated under the ... More
  • Corn Maiden Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Indigenous and global ingredients come together in preparations like buffalo carpaccio with shaved asiago, and grilled elk chop with caramelized ac... More
  • Diane's Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    In a homey, vintage storefront in downtown Silver City, Diane's Restaurant serves eclectic comfort-food dishes like soy-sesame roast duck and smoth... More
  • Downtown Subscription

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Tucked between the art galleries of Canyon Road and the historic neighborhood of Acequia Madre, the Downtown Subscription coffeeshop is frequented ... More
  • Earl's Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • El Monte Sagrado

  • Elkhorn Cafe

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    A rustic, lodge-style dining room serving sopaipillas and green-chile enchiladas, the Elkhorn Cafe has sunny patio dining during the warmer months. More

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