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.
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.
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.
The diminutive pie shop is one of the prizes of Pie Town.
Refuel after a vigorous workout on the slopes with wild boar chiles rellenos, mesquite-grilled pork, and other southwestern specialties at the Roasted Clove, which is steps from the base of the Angel Fire Resort ski area.
Chef Josef Wrede serves contemporary Southwestern dishes like hedgehog-mushroom risotto and ruby trout with golden caviar in a cloistered space of dark wood and private alcoves.
Farmington’s convivial Three Rivers Eatery & Brewery prepares tender steaks, hickory-smoked ribs, and such finely crafted ales as Chaco Nut Brown and Orchard St. Raspberry Wheat.
The iconic Pink Adobe restaurant, which is housed in a 400-year-old building and has been going strong since 1944, has one undeniably wonderful thing going for it: the always-packed Dragon Room lounge.
Fresh-baked croissants and other snacks are on hand at this airy new café in one of the Railyard District’s original brick warehouses.
Just a five-minute walk from the Plaza, Ristra serves French cuisine with Southwestern accents. The Victorian-style adobe house is decorated with earth tones, spare lines, modern lighting, and Navajo rugs; there is also seating on the porch or under the shady arbor on the back patio.
If you’re visiting Carlsbad Caverns National Park, avoid the iffy eateries in nearby White’s City and continue to the town of Carlsbad, where this joint serves cheap and tasty brisket, pork ribs, and fried catfish.