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15 Iconic Foods In New Mexico That Will Have Your Mouth Watering

There’s Southwestern cuisine and then there’s New Mexican cuisine, and the two terms aren’t interchangeable. Here, you’ll find Native American, Spanish, Mexican, and Anglo influences in the food. We’re not suggesting that all of these dishes originated in the Land of Enchantment but you should certainly try these iconic foods while in our state. Prepare to drool!

What foods – or dishes – do you think best represent the flavors of New Mexico? We know that chile is likely to be at the heart of your selections, so check out our past article: “14 Things All New Mexicans Know To Be True About Chile.”

Juliet White
New Mexico staff writer for Only In Your State and freelance writer. A committed travel junkie, Juliet has lived on two continents, but believes that the sunsets in New Mexico are the best. She can be reached on Twitter @JulietWrites.