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Dining Guide

New Mexico has delicious food, with Santa Fe widely recognized as a culinary treasure. Not only is the locally inspired, chile infused cuisine delicious, but there are an extraordinary number of talented chefs statewide crafting world class epicurean delights. When visiting New Mexico, avoid chain restaurants and treat your taste buds to local fare.


The Pantry breakfast

The Pantry | Santa Fe

George Myers founded The Pantry in 1948 and set the standard of quality and excellence that has been associated with the restaurant for over...
Clafoutis fruit tart

Clafoutis | Santa Fe

There are so many superlative compliments that you can make about Clafoutis Bakery and Restaurant in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Owned and operated by...

Michael’s Kitchen | Taos

Locals and tourists converge on Michael’s Kitchen, because everything is prepared from scratch, it’s family friendly, and affordable. You may spot a celebrity in...

El Parasol | Multiple Locations

Located just 24 miles north of Santa Fe in historic Española, El Parasol has received national recognition for its New Mexican comfort food. With...
La Nueva Casita taco plate

La Nueva Casita Cafe | Las Cruces

Established in 1957 and located in the Historic Mesquite District, along the original Camino Real Route, La Nueva Casita Cafe has become a staple...

D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro

D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro, a New Mexico family with a six-generation wine-making heritage, offers the best local wine and gourmet food.
Horseman's Haven breakfast burrito

Horseman’s Haven | Santa Fe

Horseman's Haven has been a local favorite in Santa Fe since 1981, known for delicious New Mexican cuisine and fiery green chile.
Charlie's Spic & Span breakfast

Charlie’s Spic & Span Bakery & Café | Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a close-knit, family oriented community. Charlie’s Spic & Span Bakery and Café has been a revered local establishment since the 1950s,...
Range cafe breakfast burrito

The Range Cafe | Multiple Locations

The Range Café has been a local favorite since 1992, expanding to six locations over the years. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7-days a week.
Dagmar's Specialties strudel

Dagmar’s Specialties | Rio Rancho

Dagmar's in Rio Rancho is a gem for bakery lovers. German specialties, with a smorgasbord of strudels, breads & breakfast/lunch takeout.
Mamas Kitchen Gallup

Mama’s Kitchen | Gallup

Are you searching for some delicious, down-home cooking and friendly service? You’ll get both and more at Mama’s Kitchen in Gallup, New Mexico.
Barelas Coffee House breakfast burrito green

Barelas Coffee House | Albuquerque

Barela's Coffee House is a Albuquerque icon. This family owned diner has been serving delicious, traditional New Mexican fare since 1978.
Duran Pharmacy chilaquiles and tortilla

Duran Central Pharmacy | Albuquerque

Founded in 1942, Duran’s has been family-owned and operated for 50+ years. The diner is known for their made-to-order tortillas and chile.
Laguna Burger

Laguna Burger | Multiple Locations

Laguna Burger has expanded beyond Laguna Pueblo, with multiple locations serving their fresh, made to order green chile cheeseburgers.
Grandpa's Grill in Gallup, New Mexico

Grandpa’s Grill | Gallup

Grandpa's Grill has been a Gallup favorite for 25-years. This family-owned business serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner 6-days a week.
Cocina Azul huevos rancheros

Cocina Azul | Albuquerque

The original Cocina Azul location opened on Mountain Road in 2010. Owners, Frank and Evelyn Barela, based their menu on traditional family recipes, applying...
Counter Culture in Santa Fe

Counter Culture | Santa Fe

Counter Culture is a restaurant that caters to Santa Fe locals, with ample space to lounge, sip coffee, do a sudoku puzzle, or catch up with friends.

Spicy Gingersnaps

For spicy gingersnaps with a New Mexico kick, use hot red chile powder instead of cayenne, preferably Chimayo red chile.
Hannah & Nate's in Corrales Mini-Huevos rancheros

Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Ranchers is a basic, go-to New Mexico breakfast that can be readily adapted based on the type of chile and how you cook the eggs.

D.H. Lawrence

“I think New Mexico was the greatest experience from the outside world that I have ever had. It certainly changed me for ever. Curious as it may sound, it was New Mexico that liberated me from the present era of civilization, the great era of material and mechanical development."


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Travelers Guide to Taos

Taos is an unusual place; a small community of artists, entrepreneurs, and outdoor enthusiasts, many hiking to their own beat…or hum (if you are...


Popay was the leader of the Pueblo Revolt

The Pueblo Revolt of 1680

The Pueblo Revolt of 1680 was one of the most significant events in New Mexico’s history. The revolt wasn’t successful in terms of permanently...


Hotel Luna Mystica

Hotel Luna Mystica | Taos

Hotel Luna Mystica is a vintage trailer hotel and starlight campground in the vast Mesa of Taos, one of the most mystical locations on...

Adventures & Experiences

Cumbres Toltec autumn 2021

Cumbres Toltec Scenic Railroad

In an era of fast-paced, perpetual connectivity, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad provides an opportunity to disconnect, to step back into the raw,...


Laguna green chile cheeseburger

Where To Grab A Great Green Chile Cheeseburger

In New Mexico is known for chile and most residents have an affinity for piquant peppers. The state question is "red or green." In...


Authentic New Mexico

El Paragua

This family owned gem in Española serves delicious, traditional northern New Mexico cuisine.