New Mexico Restaurants

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New Mexico Restaurants

  • "Watering Hole" for Politicians

    El Comedor de Anayas in Moriarty, NM, closed in 2013. It had been an Anaya family owned business for more than 60 years. El Comedor was reopened by its new owners, the Pack family of Willard, in Feb 2014. It is located on the north side of old US-66 at the east end of town. Look for the historical neon rotosphere that has been restored. In 1972...

  • Great Italian food in the American...

    We ate here twice during our recent week in Santa Fe. The first time was Mother's Day and we were careful to reserve because we knew they'd be busy. We walked over from our resort so parking was not a problem. They were waiting for us and ushered us to a table by the front window with flowers and lace curtains. It was charming. We had visited the...

  • One of the Best Restaurants in New...

    Gabriel's is located about 5 miles north of the Santa Fe Opera House on US-285. The closest exit is 176. It does not look like much from the outside but don't let this deceive you. It is actually a large, popular restaurant with both inside and patio dining. Gabriel's serves New Mexican and Mexican food. Both are excellent! If you pass this way,...

  • Great Coffee in Cloudcroft

    The Jamocha Bean serves cool smoothies, hot coffees, Breakfast and light foods and pastries. They have books on site so you can sit and relax for a while or get your items to go. Bring in your laptop and enjoy the free wireless internet. I'm old-fashioned about my coffee. The regular coffee was great.

  • Go for Lunch!

    This is a small dimly-lit rather pricey restaurant located inside of the LaFonda Hotel off the Taos Plaza. Whenever I'm not sure about a restaurant I'll try it out for lunch first. That way I can check it out without emptying half my bank account first! First of all, I would describe the food as contemporary Southwestern influenced by French,...

  • Best Breakfast...Ever

    I'm addicted to the crepes with fresh cream and strawberries, but the Creme Brulee French Toast is famous. The big bonus is all breakfasts have veggie options - like Eggs Benedict with veggie Canadian bacon! The baker/cafe is located in an industrial warehouse in the south end of town but the interior feels just like a French cafe so no ambiance is...

  • Great Family-Style Diner in Carlsbad

    This is a family owned place with a homey atmosphere; old photos on the walls including Marilyn Monroe, old coke and Dr. Pepper signs, etc. Many of the staff have a similar look so maybe they are family. My waitress was named Steph and she was cute with a great smile, friendly, efficient, and 8 months pregnant. She earned a big tip. The menu had a...

  • Good Home Cooking in Lovington

    This cafe had a small town nostalgic atmosphere with an old style soda fountain, pictures of Marilyn Monroe and James Dean, Route 66 memorabilia, and a figurine of Betty Boop; The staff was attentive enough and the food came quickly. They only serve breakfast and lunch and are closed on Sunday. I had a Main Street Omelet consisting of ham, cheese,...

  • Great New Mexican

    After climbing up ladders at Bandelier we were really hungry for lunch and found this great place in Espanola , on the way back to Taos. Combination Plate with Tamales, beef enchiladas with shredded beef and Taco, smothered in green or red chili sauce, yumm!!

  • Middle Eastern Food

    We went to this very nice restaurant on a weeknight in Albuquerque and had Persian food. It was great, the staff very friendly , and we had left-overs. The seating was traditional Persian, on low benches. I asked our waitress why it was so emtpy and she told us just because it was on a night not many people come. They have bellydancers on the...

  • Great BBQ on top of a mountain!

    This small restaurant was NOT in Texas, but on top of a beautiful mountain area just west of Artesia called Cloudcroft. We had a great lunch there. BBQ pork sandwich with onion rings

  • Great Seafood in Santa Fe

    The decor was okay but not great. The food though was great! I had a seafood platter that had a wide variety of seafood and portions so large I had to take most of it to go. I definitely recommend this place for anyone that likes seafood. Seafood Platter; well prepared and large portions.

  • Good Pizza, Friendly Bar in Magdalena

    I was tired and wanted a place to eat within walking distance from the hotel. The desk clerk recommended the Golden Spur. I walked down there and pushed my way through the heavy wooden door. It was obvious this was a local watering hole. Sometimes they do not take to strangers in a place like this. The bartender walked over to my table and I...

  • Good Chinese Fast Food in Alamogordo

    In the White Sands Mall you have the choice of three or four places to eat. The one I chose was a tiny place called Chinex. You order your food (I had two main dishes with a large mound of fried rice). The tables are in the mall so it's a nice place to sit and watch people walk by. The food was very good. Hours are 10 AM to 8 PM Monday through...

  • Seafood, Steaks, and More in Alamogordo

    Pepper's Grill has seafood, steak, chicken, pasta, and more. A widely varied menu. The decor was wood tables and chairs and southwest style art on the walls. Service was very good. They also have beer, wine, and a very good Agave Margarita. I had the Seafood Newburg Pasta. The seafood was very good, the pasta average. Next time I will try the...

  • The Place to go in Mesilla

    This building is the only intact stop along the Butterfield Stage Route. It now houses La Posta de Mesilla. If you can only go to one restaurant in town, go here. They have great steaks and Mexican food and the best selection of Margaritas and Tequila around. Hours: 11:00-9:00 Tue. - Thurs., Sun.; 11:00-9:30 Fri. and Sat. Open Mondays during...

  • Historic Cantina in Mesilla

    The building housing El Patio Cantina has been around since the mid-1800s. It has been a cantina run by the descendants of A. J. Fountain since 1934. Previously the building housed offices for the Butterfield Stage Line and various newspapers. Today it is a very popular spot in Mesilla serving good food and hosting live music. Hours are 2 PM to 11...

  • Food, Drinks, and Cute Women in Las...

    Hooters is famous for their wings and their cute women in bright orange short shorts and Hooters T-shirts. I love their wings, their clam chowder and their chili. Gotta love the staff too. Friendly! This Hooters did not offer the clam chowder or the chili. I opted for the beer battered fish which was a bit overcooked.

  • Great China Buffet in Las Cruces

    I like Chinese Food and I like all-you-can-eat buffets (although I tend to overeat at them). This one was very nice. The seating area was huge and the selection was large too. They had lots of seafood dishes; but no Chicken in Blackbean Sauce

  • Great Steakhouse in Las Cruces

    As you may guess from the name, Cattlemen's is not for vegetarians. They offer a variety of steaks, chicken, seafood and some Mexican dishes. The decor is decidedly western with saddles, western paintings, a cutout of John Wayne and even a room with wagons in the back. The place also has a small sports bar/lounge attached. Maybe a tiny bit more...

  • Fine Mexican Dining in T or C

    I have not eaten in every place in Truth or Consequences so maybe I cannot state this definitively; but Los Arcos is probably the best restaurant in town. The decor is very fancy and the food is excellent. They serve a variety of Mexican Dishes, along with great steaks and seafood. Hours are 5 PM to 9:30 PM on Sunday through Thursday, and 5 PM to...

  • Good Cafe in Truth or Consequences

    This is a fairly typical small town cafe. The decor is not fancy, and the place is getting older; but the food was good and the portions adequate. I enjoyed the catfish!

  • Slow Service in Mimbres

    The Mimbres Valley Cafe had American and Mexican dishes. When I was there it was packed and service was very, very slow (like almost an hour to get my food). I stopped here because I was on my way to the Gila Cliff Dwellings and knew I needed to eat before I got there. There ended up being several other choices farther down the road. I would not...

  • Fine Dining in Cloudcroft

    Rebecca's is located inside the lodge and boasts and award-winning chef. The restaurant is named after The Lodge's resident ghost. Rebecca's serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, as well as an elaborate Sunday brunch. The menu is varied and the food very good. There is also a grand piano with a musician playing during dinner. "Rebecca's dress...

  • Good Buffet in Alamogordo

    Golden Corral is an all you can eat buffet restaurant with American style food. They have a variety of meats, potatoes, vegetables, and desserts. The food was well prepared and the staff was efficient. It was within walking distance of the Motel 6. I especially enjoyed the meatloaf and the baked fish. Don't miss their Banana Pudding!

  • Chinese Food in Grants

    I was not sure I had made a good decision when I stopped here. I went inside and the service was very slow and the buffet did not look very good. I ended up ordering off the menu and had the Seafood Special. It was actually very good with a portion large enough that I took some with me to my hotel room. In a nutshell, poor service but good...

  • drink locally

    New Mexico might not be the kind of place you would expect to find good beer but the craft brewing scene in the western US has been going strong since the mid-80s and has made its mark on New Mexico too. They vary quite a bit in their style with some fancier ones, some more down to earth and other just local joints there to serve locals decent,...

  • sucker for a local snack

    Leona's Restaurante is a pleasant find in such a touristy spot. From the outside, it looks very much like a place you'd expect to find close to a big attraction like El Santuario but once inside you are greeted by a kindly owner and what you imagine to be her daughters or nieces, or even possibly her grandchildren. It's a very simple place with...

  • Deli Food and Great Coffee in Silver...

    Java the Hut is located on Bullard Street in the Historic District. They specialize in deli sandwiches, hot dogs, and different types of coffees and teas. Hours are 8 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday and 9 AM to 4 PM on Saturday. They are closed on Sundays. This place is popular with students from the university. Seating inside is very limited and...

  • Steak and Seafood in Silver City

    The Red Barn is a family steakhouse serving lunch and dinner daily except Sunday. They have convention and banquet facilities. Senior and child menus available. They specialize in steaks; but also have some good seafood dishes on the menu. There is also a well stocked salad bar. Hours are 11 AM to2 PM and 5 PM to midnight. Service sometimes tends...

  • Nice Cafe in Rodeo

    The main place I saw to grab a bite to eat in Rodeo was the Rodeo Grocery and Cafe. It is located in an interesting looking little adobe and wood building housing a grocery/general store with a small seating area for the cafe on the right. Decor was pretty normal for a cafe; but they also had a nice mural depicting the route of the old US Highway...

  • Diner in Historic Building in Pinos...

    The Pinos Altos Ice Cream Parlor, Cafe, Gift Shop and Post Office is housed in the Norton Store which was built in the early 1860s. It houses a small restaurant, the post office, a general store, and a gift shop all crammed into a small space. There is a counter with stools and a few small tables. The walls and the rest of the space is crammed full...

  • Nice Family Restaurant in Lordsburg

    Kranberry's is a casual family restaurant kind of like a Denny's only better. The decor was average but the food was very good and the portions plentiful. It stays very busy but the waitresses are efficient and you don't wait an excessive amount of time for your food. Price was not bad. I had Fried Catfish and really enjoyed it.

  • Nice Small Town Diner in Hurley

    This restaurant was a combination gas station, convenience store and diner. The decor was very basic. The menu consisted of the usual type diner items: Fried Chicken; Liver and Onions; Fish; Sandwiches and Burgers; and Soups. They also serve Mexican Food. I ordered the Liver and Onions. The Liver and Onions was better than average. The mashed...

  • Now That's Italian in Deming

    I asked at the hotel where was a good place to eat. The young man at the counter recommended a Mexican Place but I wasn't in the mood for Mexican. I then remembered seeing an Italian Place down by the historic downtown section. I drove over to Palma's Italian Grill. Now I have high standards for Italian food having lived there for over 4 years and...

  • Excellent Mexican in Taos

    Orlando's is authentic Mexican food in a great atmosphere and has won awards galore for the best Mexican restaurant in taos. In a State where the Mexican population is huge, that;s quite an honor. The food was off the charts and the service was the best I can remember anywhere I've been. I had the enchilada sampler. One cheese with mole sauce, one...

  • great atmosphere

    Joseph's is inside the Lafonda Hotel in downtown Taos. What and incredible atmosphere! It's a small place and the night we went there was an amazing classical guitarist right next to our table. The food and service were out of this world. I had buffao and it came with a jalapeno popper. The waitress warned y of it's heat and she wasn't lying. whew!...

  • basic food in Angel Fire

    There's nothing fancy here at Zeb's, basic burgers, chicken and a surprisingly extensive beer list. this is a working class place in the tiny town of Angel Fire where I stayed. Staff was friendly but then again everyone I met in New Mexico was. I just had a burger. It was fair, but it sure hit the spot.

  • Kitsch With Your Lunch in Roswell

    Okay, so I couldn't pass up the opportunity to eat in a place called The Cover-Up Cafe in Roswell, New Mexico. The decor is like a normal diner with the addition of the UFO stuff. The staff wear T-shirts poking fun at the official story that the thing that crashed at Roswell was a weather balloon. I had a decent hamburger and a Sprite. The...

  • Eat Drink and Log On in Roswell

    This is a decent place to take a break while touring the town. They have good coffee, well cushioned seating, and a friendly staff. They also offer free wireless Internet access, and have computers if you left your laptop at the hotel. The cafe is located in the center of town near the UFO Museum and other attractions. They had a sign offering live...

  • Another Contender for Best Winery in New...

    The main St. Clair Winery is located near the scenic Florida Mountains in Deming, New Mexico, only 34 miles from the Mexican border. Their vineyard is located 47 miles west of Deming at an elevation of 4500 feet, which results in warm days and cool nights. There is often a difference between day and night temperatures of 30 degrees or more. This...

  • One Contender for the Best Winery in New...

    La Chiripada may be the best winery in New Mexico. Tucked away in the lovely Embudo Valley of northern New Mexico, it is owned and operated by the Johnson family in the town of Dixon, 50 miles north of Santa Fe and 25 miles south of Taos. The winery was established in 1977, following the traditions of the first Spanish settlers, and the name La...

  • Authentic New Mexican Food & Hospitality

    Matilda's in Espanola, NM, has served good and authentic New Mexican food for over 50 years. You will not find a place with friendlier people either. It is like being invited into their home, which the house may also be. Matilda herself will take your order and her daughter, Pearl, cooks. I recommend the #6 ($7.50) which has three rolled enchiladas...

  • Don't mess with Fire!

    Very friendly service. Quiet and slower paced than those in larger towns. Throughout the restaurant are pictures and posters of Smokey the Bear, right down to the pattern on the curtains. You get a good portion on your order of a "good home cooking" meal. BTW, Smokey Bear was rescued in the Capitan Mtns around 1950 and lived over 26 years after...

  • Worth the wait in line

    The best red chile in the world!! Everyone is always so friendly and know most of their customers by name. As far as the surroundings, it is always crowded and definetly needs to be expanded into bigger restaurant. Best enchiladas with red chile, beef and cheese. And oh, the sopapillas!!! Use them to soak up the left over red on your plate!!...


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