These 13 New Mexico Towns Might Be Tiny… But Their Restaurants Are Amazing

Anyone who thinks size matters needs to try dining in New Mexico’s small towns. Earlier this year, we shared our first list of wonderful restaurants located in towns with fewer than 3500 residents. However, there are so many memorable places tucked away in tiny towns that we decided to do a follow-up article. This time around, we looked at places with up to 5000 residents. Here are 13 small town restaurants that are worth a detour.

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/

What other small town restaurants deserve to be recognized?

Some of New Mexico’s green chile cheeseburgers can be found in small towns like Madrid and Hatch and if you’re looking for overall suggestions for your culinary bucket list, check out 15 restaurants you won’t want to miss.