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Dinner and a Show, New Mexico-Style 

From elegant picnics at the Santa Fe Opera to dining under hot air balloons to authentic chuckwagon suppers followed by lively cowboy chorales, New Mexico delivers “dinner and a show” like no place on earth. In the Land of Enchantment, entertainment choices abound. And, this being New Mexico, a great meal is naturally included. Here is just a sampling: 

opera tailgaters

Tailgating at the Opera 

From early July to late August, don’t miss the ultimate dinner and a show while watching the spectacular sunset at the Santa Fe Opera. Attend their Preview Buffet features dinner, including wine and dessert, at their open-air cantina on the beautifully landscaped rehearsal grounds or join your fellow well-dressed patrons in a fancy tailgate picnic where you can either bring your own food or pre-order a meal to enjoy.  

La Emi flamenco

Tapas & Flamenco 

Dine on authentic Spanish tapas and a great selection of wine and beer while enjoying a live flamenco performance! El Flamenco Spanish Cabaret offers the best of Southern Spain in Santa Fe!  

Elevated Dining at Balloon Fiesta Museum

Elevated Dining Experiences 

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is always an incredible sight to see, and the Balloon Museum boasts one of the best views of the event’s Mass Ascension and Balloon Glows. Elevate your Balloon Fiesta experience with a delicious meal backdropped by one of the largest ballooning events in the world! 

Wildlife West Dining

Chuckwagon Sing-Alongs

Saturday night Chuckwagon Supper Shows at Wildlife West Nature Park in Edgewood offer traditional barbecue dinners of brisket and chicken, wildlife presentations, and live music. Rain or shine, this summertime classic event will take place in their all-weather amphitheater or enclosed heated Bean Barn.

Tablao Flamenco Albuquerque

Tablao Flamenco 

At Tablao Flamenco Albuquerque, located at Hotel Albuquerque, the passion and energy of flamenco comes alive. Experience the artistry of Flamenco from a world-class lineup of artists in an intimate setting while enjoying a prix fixe four-course Spanish meal.  

Dining on the Rails

Dining on the Rails 

All aboard the Sky Railway! From Chef’s Tables to Cocktails on the Rails, this restored historic 141-year-old railroad offers several culinary adventures to enjoy. Their various Adventure Trains depart from Santa Fe or Lamy with other exciting entertainment rail trips in the works! 

Cowboy Camping

Cowboy Cuisine 

From Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend, you can mosey on over to Flying J Ranch in Ruidoso for their Chuckwagon Suppers! Enjoy excellent family entertainment while chowing down on a delicious cowboy meal reminiscent of those served on the trail. Meals are followed by a Western Stage Show featuring the Flying J Wranglers.