New Mexico Restaurants

Dining in New Mexico means so much more than partaking of outstanding chile and incomparable New Mexican food. Many restaurants in several genres throughout the land of enchantment have received national acclaim. We’ve been fortunate to have visited many of those and while some didn’t make much of an impression, other nondescript restaurants with little acclaim blew us away. On the list below, I rank (by rating then alphabetical order) my very favorite restaurants in New Mexico. For a review of my rating system, please click here. By clicking on the name of the restaurant for which you wish to know my opinion, you will be magically transported directly to my review of that restaurant.

Restaurant Location Type Rating
Mary & Tito’s Albuquerque New Mexican 27
Chope’s La Mesa New Mexican 26
Geronimo Santa Fe Fine Dining 26
Blades’s Bistro Placitas Fine Dining 25
Budai Gourmet Chinese Albuquerque Chinese 25
Cafe Dalat Albuquerque Vietnamese 25
Eli’s Place Albuquerque Eclectic 25
Jambo Cafe Santa Fe African 25
Joe’s Pasta House Rio Rancho Italian 25
La Boca Santa Fe Spanish 25
Luminaria Santa Fe Fine Dining 25
Artichoke Cafe Albuquerque Fine Dining 24
Burrito Lady Albuquerque New Mexican 24
Cafe Pasqual Santa Fe Southwestern 24
Golden Crown Panaderia Albuquerque Bakery 24
Il Piatto Cocina Italiana Santa Fe Italian 24
Kakawa Chocolate House Santa Fe Chocolate 24
La Choza Restaurant Santa Fe New Mexican 24
Los Potrillos Santa Fe Mexican 24
Namaste Restaurant Rio Rancho Indian 24
Omira Bar & Grill Santa Fe Brazilian 24
O Ramen Albuquerque Japanese 24
Pasion Latin Fusion Albuquerque Latin 24
Ptit Louis Bistro Albuquerque French 24
San Pedro Middle East Restaurant Albuquerque Mediterranean 24
Seasons Rotisserie & Grill Albuquerque Fine Dining 24
The Shed Santa Fe New Mexican 24
Sparky’s Espresso, Burgers & Barbecue Hatch Burgers/Barbecue 24
Sugar Nymph’s Bistro Peñasco American 24
Sugar’s BBQ & Burgers Embudo Burgers/Barbecue 24
SweeTea Bakery Cafe Albuquerque Vietnamese-Bakery 24
Talking Drums Albuquerque African/Caribbean 24

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