The Line Out The Door At This BBQ Joint In New Mexico Is Always Worth It

You may know Cloudcroft as an alpine ski town, but we’ll bet you didn’t know that the mountains aren’t the only thing driving people near and far to this small town. Nestled “9,000 feet above stress level” you’ll find true Texas barbecue in the Land of Enchantment. From smoked brisket to ribs, sausage, turkey legs, and all the homemade sides you can handle, this barbecue joint is truly the best in the Southwest. The only catch is that you’ll want to get there early because there’s typically a line out of the door and they sell out early. We promise it’s worth the wait to get a taste of this amazing Texas barbecue at this unforgettable BBQ joint in Cloudcroft.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Have you ever been to Mad Jack’s? Did you have to wait in line? How was the food? Tell us all about your experiences in the comments!

While it isn’t Texas BBQ, you’ll want to visit this shack in the tiny town of Embudo serves up the best green chile cheeseburgers with a side of mouthwatering barbecue.