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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 Museum in Albuquerque

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Collectively run by New Mexico's 19 Pueblos, this cultural center makes an essential stop-off during even the shortest Albuquerque visit. The museum downstairs holds fascinating displays on the Pueblos’ collective h…
Top Choice Opera in Santa Fe Region

Santa Fe Opera

Many visitors flock to Santa Fe for the opera alone: the theater is a marvel, with 360-degree views of sandstone wilderness crowned with sunsets and moonrises, while at center stage the world's finest talent perform…
Top Choice Museum in Taos

Millicent Rogers Museum

Rooted in the private collection of model and oil heiress Millicent Rogers, who moved to Taos in 1947, this superb museum, 4 miles northwest of the Plaza, ranges from Hispanic folk art to Navajo weaving, and even mo…
Top Choice Museum in Los Alamos

Bradbury Science Museum

You can't actually visit the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where the first atomic bomb was conceived, but the Bradbury Science Museum has compelling displays on bomb development and atomic history, along with medi…
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 Arts & Crafts in Chimayó

Centinela Traditional Arts

This part studio, part cooperative gallery is run by seventh-generation weaver Irvin Trujillo and his wife Lisa. Irvin's work is displayed at the Smithsonian in Washington DC and the Museum of Art in Santa Fe. Natur…
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…