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New Mexico's Culinary Treasures

In the restaurant world, “new” and “hot” always grabs attention, but it’s the older places that create the character of an area, and that provide the foundation on which more recent dining establishments can thrive. Here, we celebrate restaurants that have stood the test of time, independent spots that have become beloved in their neighborhoods and beyond. Many of these are operated by the founding family, or by someone handpicked by the founders to carry on their legacy. In all cases they are still family-owned and operated.

Abiquiu

Bode's General Store

Alamogordo

Hi-D-Ho Drive In

Albuquerque

  • Annie's Soup Kitchen
  • Casa de Benavidez
  • Dog House Drive In
  • Duran Central Pharmacy
  • El Camino Dining Room
  • El Modelo

Albuquerque

  • El Pinto
  • Frontier Restaurant
  • Garcia's Kitchen
  • High Noon
  • Kathy's Carry Out
  • K&I

Albuquerque

  • La Placita
  • La Salita
  • Lindy's Diner
  • Mannie's
  • Mary & Tito's
  • Mr Powdrell's

Albuquerque

  • Monroe's
  • Murphy's Mule Barn
  • Sadie's of New Mexico 3 locations
  • Taco Sal
  • Western View

Arroyo Seco

Abe’s Cantina y Cocina

Belen

  • Circle T Drive-In 2 locations
  • Pete's Cafe

Chama

Elkhorn Café

Chimayo

Rancho de Chimayo

Clovis

  • Taco Box
  • Twin Cronnie Drive In

Colfax

Colfax Tavern

Cuba

Cuban Cafe

Deming

El Mirador

Eagle Nest

Laguna Vista

El Rito

El Farolito

Española

El Paragua

Fort Sumner

Sadie's Restaurant

Gallup

  • Earl's
  • El Rancho
  • Virgie's

Hobbs

La Fiesta

Jemez Springs

Los Ojos

La Mesa

Chope's

Las Cruces

  • Dick's
  • Double Eagle
  • El Sombrero
  • Go Burger

Las Cruces

  • La Posta de Mesilla
  • My Brother's Place
  • Nopalito
  • Roberto's

Las Vegas

Charlie's Spic and Span

Madrid

Mineshaft Tavern

Pie Town

Pie-o-Neer

Pinos Altos

Buckhorn Saloon & Opera House

Portales

Taco Box

Raton

  • La Cosina Cafe
  • Oasis
  • Pappas Sweet Shop

Red River

Texas Reds

San Antonio

  • Buckhorn Tavern
  • The Owl Bar & Café

Santa Fe

  • Santa Fe Bite
  • The Compound
  • El Farol
  • La Plazuela
  • The Pantry
  • Plaza Cafe

Santa Fe

  • The Shed
  • Shohko Cafe
  • Tecolote
  • Tomasita's

Santa Rosa

  • Comet II
  • Joseph's Bar & Grill
  • Silver Moon Cafe

Santa Teresa

Billy Crews Fine Dining

Springer

Minnie's Dairy Delite

Taos

The Alley Cantina

Taos Ski Valley

Hotel St. Bernard

Truth or Consequences

  • A & B Drive-in
  • La Cocina Hot Stuff

Tucumcari

Del's