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Tavern in Madrid

Mine Shaft Tavern

Attached to the town museum, this 1919 tavern is a great spot to meet locals, eat a green chile burger (mains $11 to $26) and enjoy live music on weekends. It’s also home to the ‘longest stand-up bar in New Mexico,’…
Theater in Madrid

Engine House Theatre

Spectacular summer-weekend melodramas in the Mineshaft Tavern’s cozy, old-fashioned theater space abound in Wild West desperadoes, scoundrels and vixens. What’s more, there’s still a steam train right on the stage. …
Cafe in Madrid

Mama Lisa's Ghost Town Kitchen

Also known as the No Pity Cafe, this quirky little place offers indoor and outdoor seating, and serves everything from breakfast burritos to gourmet hamburgers and mixed vegetarian plates – not to mention the irresi…
American in Madrid

Hollar Restaurant

Fried green tomatoes, grits, biscuits and fried chicken, plus all the usual chile-based staples – no wonder this place is so popular. Throw a great outdoor patio and bar into the mix, along with a decommissioned San…
Museum in Madrid

Madrid Old Coal Town Museum

A gleeful and exhaustive celebration of every last detail of mining-town life, holding everything from hospital equipment to old shop fittings, an impressive array of old digging and tunneling equipment and even a s…
Arts & Crafts in Madrid

Weasel and Fitz

Quirky sculptures and ornaments made from recycled household items; look especially for the customized vintage plates, featuring portraits transmogrified into animal heads.
Arts & Crafts in Madrid

Range West

Shoplifters be warned: these elegant water fountains, carved from monolithic granite chunks, are not the easiest items in the world to carry.
Arts & Crafts in Madrid

Seppanen & Daughters Fine Textiles

Colorful and irresistibly tactile Oaxacan, Navajo and Tibetan rugs.