New Mexico

Restaurants in New Mexico

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.

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.

Fresh-baked croissants and other snacks are on hand at this airy new café in one of the Railyard District’s original brick warehouses.

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.

Matt Yohalem's intimate neighborhood trattoria is a lively gathering spot for pre-opera-goers and post-gallery-hoppers. Windows overlook busy Marcy Street, a block from the Plaza, and butcher paper covers the tightly spaced tables.

The convivial restaurant grills the best green-chile cheeseburgers around, plus blue-corn tacos and chicken-fried steaks.

Indigenous and global ingredients come together in preparations like buffalo carpaccio with shaved asiago, and grilled elk chop with caramelized acorn squash.

Order a burrito bowl and listen as public radio goddess Mary-Charlotte Domandi broadcasts interviews from her table.

Located near the Railyard Park on Cerrillos Road, Chicago Dog Express sells authentic Vienna beef hot dogs from their food cart situated under the bright blue awning with Vienna-style tables nearby.

Located along the Santa Fe River, Contemporary American restaurant Aqua Santa is an unusually small restaurant in which the kitchen and dining room occupy one open room.

Asian- and S.western-inflected restaurant. Santacafe is in the historic home of 19th-century priest and politician José Manuel Gallegos, New Mexico's first congressional representative.