Top Choice New Mexican in Albuquerque


Get in line for enormous cinnamon rolls (made with something approaching a stick of butter each) and some of the best huevos rancheros in town. The food, people-watching and Western art are all outstanding.
Top Choice Modern American in Albuquerque

Slate Street Cafe & Wine Loft

Popular downtown rendezvous, off 6th St NW, just north of Lomas Blvd. The cafe downstairs is usually packed with people enjoying imaginative Southwestern/American comfort food, from peanut butter and jelly sandwiche…
Top Choice Modern American in Taos


Consistently hailed as the 'Best of Taos,' and now relocated into a charming old adobe just north of the Plaza, Lambert's remains what it’s always been – a cozy, romantic local hangout where patrons relax and enjoy …
Top Choice Steak in Chama

High Country Restaurant & Saloon

The round-the-clock throng of diners tell you this Wild West diner, at the Y-junction south of town, is something out of the ordinary. Whether you order a simple chile burger, a Mexican staple or one of the pricier …
Top Choice Steak in Silver City

Buckhorn Saloon

Once an opera house, this venerable adobe, 7 miles north of Silver City, offers serious steaks and seafood amid 1860s Wild West decor – try the fresh and tasty buffalo burgers. Live country music livens things up mo…
Top Choice Steak in Las Cruces

Double Eagle Restaurant

A glorious melange of Wild West opulence, all dark wood and velvet hangings, and featuring a fabulous old bar, this Plaza restaurant is on the National Register of Historic Places. The main dining room offers delici…
Top Choice Bakery in Albuquerque

Golden Crown Panaderia

Who doesn’t love a friendly neighborhood cafe/bakery? Especially one in a cozy old adobe, with gracious staff, oven-fresh bread and pizza, fruity empanadas, smooth espresso coffees and free cookies all round? Call a…
Top Choice New Mexican in Santa Fe Region

San Marcos Cafe

Down-home, country-style cafe that's well worth the 10-minute drive south, halfway to Cerrillos on Hwy 14. Aside from the best red chile you’ll ever taste, and desserts like bourbon apple pie to sate that sweet toot…
Top Choice New Mexican in Taos

Love Apple

A real 'only in New Mexico' find, from the setting in the converted 19th-century adobe Placitas Chapel, to the delicious, locally sourced and largely organic food. Everything – from the local beefburger with red chi…
Top Choice New Mexican in Española

El Parasol

This tiny trailer, the somehow more delicious offspring of the fancy-ish El Paragua next door, is as local as it gets. Order at least two chicken-guacamole tacos – handfuls of greasy goodness – or the succulent carn…