Restaurants in New Mexico

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Chef Zeke Lambert’s contemporary regional dishes are often inventive; try the calabacita (pumpkin) and feta cheese tamales, drizzled in Chimayo... Read More

A favorite of Robert Redford, Maria's is an authentic Mexican joint that concocts some 100 margarita variations. Buy a copy of its Great Margaritas Book... Read More

The green chile stew at this 62-year-old institution is as legendary as its tequila menu. The lean pork and potatoes nicely cut the spice of the whole,... Read More

I admit that I love this funky, 62-year-old institution on Cordova Road the most because of its impossibly long margarita menu, which includes more than... Read More

The parking lot of this low-slung, ramshackle spot is almost always full, a testament to its mastery of New Mexico’s culinary sensation: green... Read More

After garnering a following with a series of 32 consecutive pop-ups, chef Paulraj Karuppasamy and his wife, Nellie Tischler, opened this brick-and... Read More

The diminutive pie shop is one of the prizes of Pie Town. Read More

This traditional restaurant serves classics like chiles rellenos in an old hacienda. Read More

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

Named for the in-house (friendly) ghost, Rebecca’s at Cloudcroft’s elegant Lodge Resort serves exquisitely prepared Continental fare, like... Read More

If you’re visiting Carlsbad Caverns National Park, avoid the iffy eateries in nearby White’s City and continue to the town of Carlsbad,... Read More

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... Read More

Anyone who believes that breads, cinnamon rolls, scones, muffins, and cupcakes can’t taste good without gluten needs to eat here—they’ll be proved... Read More

Just a five-minute walk from the Plaza, Ristra serves French cuisine with Southwestern accents. The Victorian-style adobe house is decorated with earth... Read More

With a breezy courtyard patio and four interior dining rooms with fireplaces and low-slung ceilings, this 19th-century adobe is an ideal spot in both... Read More

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

Asian- and S.western-inflected restaurant. Santacafe is in the historic home of 19th-century priest and politician José Manuel Gallegos, New... Read More

Since 1991, chef Fernando Olea has been cooking his creative Mexican cuisine for Santa Fe’s sophisticated palates. The menu is intentionally small,... Read More

Rescued and restored in 2005 following years of neglect, the Shaffer Hotel is one of the state’s rare remaining Pueblo–Art Deco structures.... Read More

This tiny, walk-up burger joint is dedicated to the original green chile cheeseburger, one of owner Brian Knox’s childhood favorites, and that’s... Read More

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