Restaurants

Mexican in Taos

La Cueva Cafe

This little Mexican cafe on downtown’s southeastern edge has rapidly established itself as a local classic. Satisfaction is guaranteed, whether you drop in for a morning blast of huevos rancheros, come for dinner to…
Mexican in Las Cruces

La Posta

Mexican restaurant that’s a local legend. This rambling old adobe was here before Mesilla itself, and became a Butterfield stagecoach stop in the 1850s. Now standing at the corner of the Plaza, it’s entered from the…
Mexican in Taos Ski Valley

Tim's Stray Dog Cantina

Famous for its flame-roasted red and green chile, this Ski Valley institution serves fabulous northern New Mexican cuisine – the breakfast burritos make great fuel-up food – along with fresh margaritas and a big sel…
Mexican in Las Cruces

Nellie's Cafe

Cherished by locals, Nellie's has been serving homemade burritos, chile rellenos and tamales for decades now, under the slogan 'Chile with an Attitude.' It's small and humble in decor but big in taste, with deliciou…
Mexican in Gallup

Genaro's Cafe

Smart Mexican restaurant, three blocks up from Route 66, serving large portions of food but no alcohol. If you like your chile hot, you'll feel right at home here, just like the rest of Gallup – this place can get c…
Mexican in Ruidoso & Around

Casa Blanca

Dine on Southwestern cuisine in a renovated Spanish-style house or on the pleasant patio in the summer. It's hard to go wrong with the New Mexican plates, but they've also got big burgers and chicken-fried steak.
Mexican in Las Vegas

El Rialto

Family-run Mexican restaurant; enter through the swinging saloon doors, and you’ll doubtless find local families chowing down on huge, great-value plates of cheese-smothered burritos, tacos and fajitas.
Mexican in Cuba

El Bruno's

The best place to eat for many miles, this riverside restaurant, close to the bridge, serves high-class Mexican specialties from carne asada to steak, and has a shaded outdoor patio.
Mexican in Carlsbad

Lucy's Mexicali Restaurant

Apart from a great Mexican menu, Lucy's serves up tasty margaritas and a good selection of microbrews – small wonder it’s usually packed with devoted locals and visitors.
Mexican in Ojo Caliente

Mesa Vista Cafe

Simple diner on the highway near the resort, serving New Mexican favorites with plenty of veggie options as well as a recommended red chile cheeseburger.