Who doesn’t love chicken wings? Even though New Mexico is more renowned for green chiles and New Mexico cuisine, there is certainly no shortage of wing joints. These 10 eateries serve some of the best wings in New Mexico. Enjoy!
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1. Frank’s Famous Chicken and Waffles (Albuquerque)
Any eatery with the word "famous" in its name has to be good, right?! Well, Frank’s doesn’t disappoint.
In addition to heavenly, homemade waffles, everything else on this menu is fantastic. The wings are particularly tasty. Order them with your choice of sauce and definitely with the waffles (and get a side of the amazing fried okra.) Find Frank’s Famous Chicken and Waffles at 513 San Mateo Boulevard NE, Albuquerque
2. Forghedaboudit (Deming)
This yummy pizza and more joint has some of the best New York-style pizza around with fresh, homemade sauce and crust. But we’re talking about wings.
There are many types of wings available, but you will definitely want to try their award-winning maple bacon wings. Truly, there are no words! They are located at 115 North Silver Street, Deming.
3. Big D’s Downtown Dive (Roswell)
Touted as one of the absolute best restaurants in all of Roswell, the wings bring people in for miles.
The Bangkok wings—tossed in a tasty blend of garlic, lime, cilantro, soy, sriracha, sesame, and chipotle—give new meaning to Asian-Southwest fusion. These meaty, crispy wings are tremendous. Find them at 505 North Main Street in Roswell.
4. A.J.’s Wings (Portales)
This amazing wing place was started in 2013 as a food truck. Now, after only a few years, A.J.’s has opened its first restaurant.
These traditional bone-in wings come in so many yummy flavors. In addition to mild, medium, hot, and extra hot buffalo, A.J.’s offers paprikash, teriyaki, honey mustard, honey chipotle BBQ, Caribbean Jerk, mango habanero, and ghost pepper. These wings are truly amazing! They are at 107 West 2nd Street in Portales.
5. Golden Crown Panaderia (Albuquerque)
Chicken wings at a Mexican bakery? You bet! This charming eatery has much more than baked goods, but their baked goods are amazing, especially the green chile bread and blue corn pizza crust.
Golden Crown’s chicken wings are as delicious as everything else on their wonderful menu. Try them with the hot chili garlic sauce. You won’t be sorry! Find them at 1103 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque.
6. 575 Sports & Co. (Taos)
This sports bar serves amazing lunches, and dinners (and breakfasts), while visitors kick back and watch "the game" in a fun and relaxing environment.
The wings are fantastic with many flavors to choose from: original hot or mild, garlic parmesan, Asian zing, and BBQ jalapeno. Not to be outdone, they are served with house-made ranch or blue cheese dressing. Look for them at 1109 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, in Taos.
7. Jambo Café (Santa Fe)
This Mediterranean/African/Caribbean gem has plenty of mouthwatering and unique dishes.
For something a little different, try the jerk chicken wings with curry aioli. They are truly, out of this world. You won’t want to share them. Jambo's is at 2010 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe.
8. Cowgirl Grill (Santa Fe)
This is a charming and tasty barbecue joint with some amazing margaritas and wonderful service.
If you are a wings lover—especially of the hot kind—then the Wings of Fire are right up your alley. These bad boys are tossed in Salsa Diablo with chopped habaneros and served with much-needed blue cheese dressing and cooling celery. Cowgirl is at 319 South Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe.
9. The 505 Burger and Wings (Farmington)
A place with "wings" in its name ought to live up to it, don’t you think? Well, the 505 certainly does that.
You can choose from plain, BBQ, mild, hot, and extra hot—as well as teriyaki and lemon pepper wings—served with ranch, blue cheese, or jalapeno ranch served with a smile. Tasty! Get your wings on at 820 Sullivan Avenue, in Farmington.
10. Wings Restaurant (Artesia)
This local, family-owned and operated restaurant serves fresh, delicious food quickly and with a smile.
Wings has both bone-in and boneless wings. A variety of sauces are available—mild, medium, hot, teriyaki, BBQ, lemon pepper—but the raspberry chipotle ones are beyond words. Wings Restaurant is at 402 North 1st Street, Artesia.
Have you tried any of these spectacular and delicious wing places? Do you know of any other New Mexico eateries to get the best wings? Please leave us a comment!