Best-Known Restaurants in New Mexico State

Some of the best-known restaurants in New Mexico by city, along with a brief description of their menu and website:


Frontier Restaurant: A popular spot for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Frontier Restaurant offers New Mexican cuisine such as green chile stew and breakfast burritos. Address: 2400 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106 Menu Highlights: Breakfast Burrito, Green Chile Cheeseburger, Carne Adovada.

Mary & Tito’s Cafe: A family-owned restaurant since 1963, Mary & Tito’s Cafe serves classic New Mexican dishes such as carne adovada and chile rellenos. Address: 2711 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107 Menu Highlights: Carne Adovada, Tamales, Enchiladas.

El Pinto: Known for its beautiful patio and live music, El Pinto is a popular spot for margaritas and New Mexican cuisines such as blue corn enchiladas and green chile chicken. Address: 10500 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114 Menu Highlights: Blue Corn Enchiladas, Green Chile Stew, Margaritas.

Santa Fe:

The Shed: A Santa Fe institution since 1953, The Shed serves up classic New Mexican dishes such as red and green chile enchiladas and posole. Address: 113 E Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501 Menu Highlights: Red Chile Enchiladas, Posole, Green Chile Stew.

La Choza: Sister restaurant to The Shed, La Choza offers a similar menu of New Mexican favorites such as green chile stew and sopapillas. Address: 905 Alarid St, Santa Fe, NM 87505 Menu Highlights: Green Chile Cheeseburger, Carne Adovada, Stuffed Sopapillas.

Cafe Pasqual’s: Known for its organic, farm-to-table ingredients and creative twists on New Mexican cuisine, Cafe Pasqual’s is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Address: 121 Don Gaspar Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501 Menu Highlights: Blue Corn Pancakes, Huevos Rancheros, Chiles Rellenos.

Las Cruces:

La Posta de Mesilla: Housed in a historic building dating back to the 1840s, La Posta de Mesilla serves up traditional New Mexican dishes such as sopaipillas and green chile chicken enchiladas. Address: 2410 Calle de San Albino, Mesilla, NM 88046 Menu Highlights: Green Chile Stew, Combination Plate, Flan.

Andele Restaurant: With several locations throughout Las Cruces, Andele Restaurant offers a menu of New Mexican classics such as chile rellenos and carne adovada. Address: 1950 Calle del Norte, Mesilla, NM 88046 Menu Highlights: Chile Rellenos, Carne Adovada, Green Chile Stew.

Nellie’s Cafe: A no-frills diner-style restaurant, Nellie’s Cafe is known for its breakfast burritos and other New Mexican favorites. Address: 1226 W Hadley Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88005 Menu Highlights: Breakfast Burrito, Carne Adovada, Huevos Rancheros.


The Love Apple: Using ingredients sourced from its own farm and other local producers, The Love Apple offers a seasonal menu of New Mexican-inspired dishes such as green chile stew and bison burgers. Address: 803 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571 Menu Highlights: Green Chile Stew, Bison Burger, Beet