5 Restaurants in New Mexico Where Your Meal Is Free If You Can Eat It All

While they say that everything is bigger in Texas, all it takes is a few times dining out in New Mexico to realize that our restaurants and cafes serve up some of the country’s largest, most epic meals. If you think you’ve got a big appetite, why not try one of our state’s famous food challenges? If you’ve watched shows like “Man vs. Food” and thought it looked easy, then you could be on your way to scoring a free meal. Sure, these eating challenges in New Mexico are a gamble, but if you succeed you’ll likely be full for days. If you fail, well, you can add yourself to a wall of shame and say that at least you tried. You’ll enjoy every bite of these delicious dishes, either way!

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If you’re seriously considering any of these challenges, check out a video to see what you’ll be facing at Sadie’s.

Have you ever attempted any eating challenges in New Mexico? How did it go? Let us know in the comments below!

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March 01, 2021

What are the most iconic restaurants in New Mexico?

Charlie’s Spic and Span is a greasy spoon that gets great press from all over the country. Stop in for a delicious burrito or treat yourself to a sweet cream puff. In Santa Fe, The Pantry has been around since 1948, serving up legendary breakfast potatoes. The Owl Bar, in San Antonio, is a spot that used to draw in so many prospectors who drank the night away, that the owner was almost forced to start serving food.

What are the most popular foods in New Mexico?

What do you prefer – red, or green? In New Mexico, we hear that question a lot when it comes to chiles! They’re the most iconic of foods here in the state. From green chile stew to carne adovada, we’ll take any excuse to incorporate our favorite spice into a dish. We’re also really into breakfast burritos and sopaipilla, too, along with fry bread, blue corn (so much better!) and posole. If you spend any time around a kitchen here in New Mexico, you’ll also see a whole lot of piñon being used.

What food trails can I take in New Mexico?

Heading out for a foodie road trip is easy in New Mexico – all you need to bring is an appetite, and one of our interactive food trail maps! Sure, every state has a noteworthy taco trail (and New Mexico’s taco trail may be the best in the country), but how many places offer a Mouthwatering Enchilada Trail? If you’re looking for a little spice, Las Cruces is home to a Green Chile Food Trail that’s pretty unique. Need to find a way to beat the heat? Try the This Mouthwatering Ice Cream Trail In New Mexico That’s All You’ve Ever Dreamed Of And More.

Address: 2500 Broadway Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102, USA
Address: 15 Hotel Cir NE, Albuquerque, NM 87123, USA
Address: 4131 Northrise Dr, Las Cruces, NM 88011, USA
Address: 210 E Main St, Red River, NM 87558, USA
Address: 230 6th St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, USA