Restaurants

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 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 Modern American in Albuquerque

Artichoke Cafe

Elegant and unpretentious, this popular bistro prepares creative gourmet cuisine with panache and is always high on foodies’ lists of Albuquerque’s best. It’s on the eastern edge of downtown, between the bus station…
American in Albuquerque

Flying Star Cafe

For visitors, the Nob Hill location of this deservedly popular local chain is the most convenient of outlets throughout Albuquerque and beyond. Locals flock here from early morning onwards, to enjoy an extensive bre…
American in Farmington

Three Rivers Eatery & Brewhouse

Managing to be both trendy and kid-friendly, this hip spot spreads through three different buildings along one block, serving pub grub, pizzas and its own microbrews. Try the homemade potato skins or artichoke and s…
Diner in Las Vegas

Charlie's Spic & Span Bakery & Cafe

This Las Vegas institution has listened to the town's gossip for more than 50 years, and is still the place to hang out and catch up over a cup of coffee (or vanilla latte) and New Mexican diner fare. Think bean-and…
American in Cloudcroft

Rebecca's

Up at the Lodge Resort, Rebecca's is the classiest choice in Cloudcroft, with rich, meaty dishes such as chile-crusted rack of lamb to match the opulent Victorian setting. Kick back on the outside deck, have a beer …
American in Taos Ski Valley

192 at the Blake

Nibble on a shared plate of calamari and parsley aioli during après ski or order up a manzo flatbread (carne asada, blue cheese, arugula and caramelized onions) or a grilled bone-in strip steak with truffle fries to…
American in Silver City

Diane's Restaurant & Bakery

Diane's is the local restaurant of choice, especially for weekend breakfasts. If you visit then, order the Hatch Benedict eggs, doused with chile. There's a busy lunch trade during the week, while the romantic appea…
Barbecue in Santa Fe

Cowgirl BBQ

With its juicy barbecue, awesome margaritas, outside patio, billiard room and live music – and its exuberant celebration of the women who made the West – this restaurant-bar is a fun place for all ages; there’s even…