Restaurants

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 Santa Fe

Cafe Pasqual's

Whatever time you visit this exuberantly colorful, utterly unpretentious place, the food, most of which has a definite south-of-the-border flavor, is worth every penny of the high prices. The breakfast menu is famou…
Top Choice American in Carlsbad

Trinity Restaurant & Wine Bar

This elegant split-level dining room – the ceiling is so high there’s room for a mezzanine floor – offers Carlsbad’s finest dining, with a menu of steaks, seafood and Italian specialties, and pasta and salad for veg…
Top Choice Bakery in Gallup

Silver Stallion Coffee & Bread

The smell of fresh bread permeates this bakery and cafe, by far and away the most urbane spot in Gallup. Pop in for coffee and a pastry in the morning, or sample one of the just-baked pizzas or veggie-friendly sandw…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Silver City

1zero6

When a restaurant is only open three nights a week, you know you'll have to reserve well ahead. Menus change daily and are drawn up in advance according to available ingredients and the chef's whims – expect creatio…
Top Choice Mexican in Albuquerque

Pop Fizz

These all-natural paletas (popsicles) straight up rock: cool off with flavors such as cucumber chile lime, mango or pineapple habanero – or perhaps you'd rather splurge on a cinnamon-churro ice-cream taco? Not to be…
Top Choice Modern American in Taos

Lambert's

Consistently hailed as the 'Best of Taos,' this charming old adobe just north of the Plaza remains what it’s always been – a cozy, romantic local hangout where patrons relax and enjoy sumptuous contemporary cuisine,…
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 (with green chile or blue-corn crusts), fruity empanadas, smooth espresso cof…
Top Choice Ice Cream in Arroyo Seco

Taos Cow

The social center of Arroyo Seco makes a great stop-off en route to or from Taos Ski Valley. It’s famous above all for its tasty, rich all-natural ice cream, but the espresso coffees, baked goods and deli sandwiches…
Top Choice New Mexican in Santa Fe

La Choza

Blue-corn burritos, a festive interior and an extensive margarita list make La Choza a perennial (and colorful) favorite among Santa Fe's discerning diners. Of the many New Mexican restaurants in Santa Fe, this one …