Northeastern New Mexico restaurants

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…
Modern American in Las Vegas

El Fidel

Helmed by chef Miguel Velasquez, El Fidel is a remarkable find for such a small town. Stop by for scrumptious sandwiches or salad during lunch, or more elaborate mains at dinner, like the lamb meatballs with walnut-…
Cafe in Las Vegas

World Treasures Traveler's Cafe

With no sign of its presence outside, this plaza coffee-and-sandwich shop is not easy to spot. Once inside, though, it’s enormous, housed in a weaving gallery and filled with in-the-know locals enjoying espressos, b…
Cafe in Las Vegas

La Risa

En route along Hwy 3, you’ll pass the Spanish colonial villages of Villanueva and San Miguel. While here, don’t miss La Risa, a gourmet anomaly in the middle of nowhere, now serving delicious pizzas, with toppings s…
Mexican in Mora Valley

Teresa's Tamales

A tiny cinder-block building with a wood stove and votive candles in the corner. Come to this community hub for some of the best tamales ($3) in the state. Smothered burritos are huge, served up gloriously on a Styr…
Diner in Santa Rosa

Joseph's Bar & Grill

Route 66 nostalgia lines the walls of this popular place, family-run since 1956. The bountiful Mexican and American menu ranges from Santa Fe enchiladas with blue-corn tortillas to catfish, burgers and steaks. Josep…
Pizza in Raton

Bruno's Pizza & Wings

This friendly spot across from the train station is one of the only eateries of note in Raton. Pizzas run from standard margheritas to more local options, including buffalo wings and green chili toppings. Beer on ta…
Diner in Tucumcari

Kix on 66

Very popular morning hangout serving breakfast in all shapes and sizes, from huevos rancheros to biscuits and gravy, plus espresso coffees, doughnuts and lunch sandwiches.
Diner in Santa Rosa

Silver Moon

This trademark Route 66 eatery first opened its doors in 1959, and serves homemade chile rellenos and other tasty diner grub dressed up with a New Mexican twist. It's popular with travelers following Route 66's old …
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.