Boy, do New Mexican’s love tacos! Earlier, we brought you some of the best places to get them, with these stories:
But why stop there? Below, find even MORE places to get some of the best tacos in New Mexico.
1. Zacatecas Tacos + Tequila (Albuquerque)
If you have "tacos" in your name, the tacos better deliver. Zacatecas doesn't disappoint. This hip taqueria and tequila bar offers up a selection of tacos and other fancified street foods along with Mexican tequilas and beer. Find them at 3423 Central Avenue, NE, in Albuquerque.
2. Mmmm...Que Rico (Farmington)
We got a hot tip on this one. Que Rico's is the place for fresh tacos, with the carne asada and fish tacos as the local favorites. Find them at 1916 East Main Street, in Farmington.
3. La Patrona (Carlsbad)
The menu here is very basic - tacos, burritos, and tortas, but it's always smart to stick to what one does well. Oh -- they have menudo on Saturdays too. Find La Patrona next to Clayton Homes, at 3302 National Park Highway, in Carlsbad.
4. La Choza (Santa Fe)
Ok, we can't lie -- everything is good at La Choza. Maybe it's due to their award-winning green and red chile (with plenty of heat). For a little something different, try their soft blue corn tacos. Find this long-time favorite at 905 Alarid Street, in Santa Fe.
5. La Nueva Casita Cafe (Las Cruces)
Around since 1957, this place is a Las Cruces staple. Try their Tacos Estrellas, a combination of specially seasoned pork and beef, served on soft corn tortillas, with guacamole, sour cream, and pico de gallo. They are located in the historic Mesquite District, at 195 North Mesquite Street, in Las Cruces.
6. El Chile Toreado (Santa Fe)
El Chile Toreado is one of those low-key family-run places that brings the freshness and flavor. No Santa Fe hype here - just solid, Mexican-style tacos. Get hooked up at 950 Cordova Road, in Santa Fe.
7. Rizo's Mexican Restaurant (Alamogordo)
Mmmm. Tender, tasty street tacos are what you will get at Rizo's. Shredded beef and al pastor get top bill. Look for them at 1480 North White Sands Boulevard, in Alamogordo.
8. Taqueria Mexico (Albuquerque)
With so many awesome taco joints in Albuquerque, it's hard to choose, but Taqueria Mexico is a standout with its simple, made-to-order food, booming with flavor. There are many types of tacos here, so go hungry.
Always there for you at 415 Lomas Boulevard, NE, in Albuquerque.
9. Los Cerritos (Roswell)
Get a little of everything here, from breakfast to seafood to burgers, but save room for the tacos. Of course they have traditional tacos, but we hear the fish tacos are the big winner. Los Cerritos is located at 2103 North Main Street, in Roswell.
10. El Metate Tamale Factory (Gallup)
The no-frills atmosphere here doesn't do the food justice. Yes, it's a tamale place, but you know what goes great with tamales? Yes, tacos! Find this Gallup gem at 610 West Mesa Avenue.
11. Si Senor Lunch Wagon (Clayton)
Even if you don't have to go to Clayton, this family-run taco truck might be worth the drive. If you must go to Clayton, you won't find better food anywhere in the city. Look for Si Senor at 1314 South First Street.
Ok, before you say we left out your favorite, did you check our past stories? (See the top of this post for handy links). If your favorite still isn’t listed, let us know about in the comments. We’ll check it out and put it on our next super tacos list.