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Restaurants in Southern New Mexico

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Southern New Mexico restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Southern 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 Southern 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 Southern New Mexico restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Southern New Mexico.

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  • 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
  • Ellis Store Country Inn

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    At Isaac’s Table, inside the adobe Ellis Store Country Inn, chef Jinny Vigil turns out creative regional dishes like rack of New Mexico lamb with s... More
  • Owl Bar & Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    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-chil... More
  • Rebecca's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Named for the in-house (friendly) ghost, Rebecca’s at Cloudcroft’s elegant Lodge Resort serves exquisitely prepared Continental fare, like pistachi... More
  • Red Chimney Pit Bar-B-Q

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    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 ... More
  • Wendell's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    At the tony Inn of the Mountain Gods, Wendell’s serves creatively prepared chops (including elk tenderloin) and seafood (like Australian rock lobst... More

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