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These 12 New Mexico Restaurants Are Beloved Local Favorites And You’ll Want To Visit

When people come to town, they often want to know where the locals eat. That’s because locals often dine in amazing, hole in the wall restaurants that visitors may overlook. In the interests of promoting incredible restaurants, many of which are family-run, we’ve compiled a list of local hangouts. Some are better known than others. Of course, if too many out-of-towners flock to the same place then it stops being a locals’ dining destination. It’s all about balance. Here are 12 New Mexico restaurants that are beloved local favorites:

Please remember that we cannot include every local favorite on one list. If your regular hangout isn’t mentioned, head over to the Only In New Mexico Facebook page and tell us why it should be. But if you’d rather keep it a secret, we understand!

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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.