New Mexicans clearly have a soft spot for diamonds in the rough. Since we got such an enthusiastic response to our article about incredible restaurants that you shouldn’t judge by their exterior, we decided to do a follow-up piece. Just remember, if your favorite dive didn’t make this list, maybe it’s because we thought it was too cute! Check out 11 more of the best hole-in-the-wall restaurants in New Mexico (not ranked in any particular order).

Have you eaten at any of these New Mexico restaurants? What did you think? Did we miss any ugly ducklings that are dishing up scrumptious food?

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Hole In The Wall Restaurants In New Mexico

What are the best restaurants in New Mexico?

These hole in the wall restaurants in New Mexico are just a few examples of the state's amazing eateries. The Antiquity Restaurant in Albuquerque is considered by many to be the very best in the state, known for its fine dining atmosphere, fantastic steaks, seafood, and unique setting. Sazon, located in Santa Fe, has incredibly impressive and authentic Mexican food in an old adobe building that'll really set the mood. If you love great Italian food, you might want to check out Zeffiro's Pizzeria Napoletana in Las Cruces for some of the best in the west.

What are the best hidden gem restaurants in New Mexico?

You might already know about the popular, well-loved restaurants of the state. If you're willing to dig a little deeper, you'll find even more fantastic hidden gem restaurants in New Mexico. Enjoy tasty brunch and fresh-baked bread at The Porch in Cimarron, a tiny restaurant serving seasonal foods. Sugar's BBQ in Dixon looks like a shack off the side of the road, but it has the best BBQ you'll ever taste. Their brisket is especially popular. Looking for some ethnic cuisine? There is a restaurant off the highway that's part of a gas station that you'd never expect to have fantastic Indian food, and yet Taste Of India near San Jon surprises people with its delicious selection.

What are the best mom & pop restaurants in New Mexico?

If you're looking for the best local restaurants in New Mexico with a more hometown feel, we've got you covered. The Blue House Bakery & Cafe in Carlsbad will make you feel right at home because it's actually located in a house. They are known for a very filling and yummy breakfast. The Rodeo Grill, located in Fort Summer, has irresistible homestyle cooking and totally killer burgers. Enjoy an old fashioned meal in a diner setting at Viola's Restaurant in Los Alamos, serving up some of the best breakfast and lunch specials in New Mexicos that the locals love.

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