New Mexico

Restaurants in New Mexico

Chef Zeke Lambert’s contemporary regional dishes are often inventive; try the calabacita (pumpkin) and feta cheese tamales, drizzled in Chimayo red chile sauce, honey clove-poached apple, and black beans.

Located near Santa Fe Plaza, the Cafe Ecco Espresso and Gelato serves hand-pulled espresso drinks, spicy hot chocolate, deli sandwiches, pastries, and Italian-style gelato. The adobe building has a small patio space, while the inside is bright with daubed yellow walls and additional seating.

A popular steakhouse.

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 decidedly swankier Inn of the Anasazi

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

For outstanding steaks and Taos’s most amazing sunset views.

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 to duplicate your favorites at home.

The Shed opened in 1953 and has been family-run by three generations; as such, it has become an institution in Santa Fe dining.

Located in the luxury resort La Posada de Santa Fe, Fuego restaurant looks like a high-end hacienda, with tall, dark-wood-beamed ceilings, iron chandeliers, tapestries hanging from the walls and a roaring oversized fireplace. The dining patio has a fountain with a fire feature in the center.

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-chili cheeseburgers. Order two.

This venue is closed.

At the tony Inn of the Mountain Gods, Wendell’s serves creatively prepared chops (including elk tenderloin) and seafood (like Australian rock lobster).

Get away from the tourist crowd at this convivial roadhouse, where locals meet to tuck into creative, reasonably priced comfort chow.