Nature February 21, 2017
These 11 Mouth-Watering Steakhouses in New Mexico Are A Carnivore’s Dream
New Mexico: home of great beef. Admittedly, that isn’t our state motto but it’s accurate and catchier than the cryptic: “it grows as it goes,” which is our current motto. Given the standard of New Mexican beef, steakhouses here set the bar high. These 11 restaurants, in particular, cook steaks juicy and tender enough to make any meat lover salivate.
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1. Lucky Bull Grill, Carlsbad
Lucky Bull Grill is a casual steakhouse that offers hand-cut New York and rib eye steaks. The restaurant is also known for its poutine, an unusual menu item in New Mexico, which features green chile gravy! Lucky Bull Grill can be found at 220 W Fox Street in Carlsbad.
2. Saxony Inn Steakhouse, Hobbs
The low lighting at this restaurant creates an intimate ambience. The vibe is enhanced by the limited number of tables reservations are recommended. Tuck into a perfectly cooked rib eye or prime rib. This steakhouse is located at 501 N Marland Boulevard in Hobbs.
3. La Ventana Steakhouse, Grants
La Ventana has been in business since 1969, an achievement that has much to do with the care that goes into its steaks. Each one is aged for 21 days and hand cut at the restaurant. La Ventana is located at 110 1/2 Geis Street in Grants.
4. Rio Chama, Santa Fe
Rio Chama is a fine dining steakhouse that serves scrumptious prime rib. No need to take my word for it. Head over to 414 Old Santa Fe Trail in Santa Fe and see for yourself.
5. Double Eagle Restaurant, Mesilla
If you’re a fan of steak then Double Eagle belongs on your bucket list. The restaurant boasts the only dedicated beef aging room in the state and also has an extensive wine cellar that has been recognized by
Wine Spectator. You can find Double Eagle at 2355 Calle De Guadalupe in Mesilla.
6. The Grill on San Mateo, Albuquerque
Dinner at The Grill features 16oz rib eyes, hand-cut and grilled over mesquite charcoal. The folks at this family-run joint add just the right amount of seasoning to complement the meat. The restaurant is located at 3300 San Mateo Boulevard in Albuquerque.
7. Steakhouse Café, Tatum
People love this restaurant for its generous portions and also for the steak fingers, which are outstanding. Steakhouse Café can be found at 1 East Broadway Street in Tatum.
8. Adobe Deli, Deming
Adobe Deli brags that its T-bones are the size of manhole covers! Turns out that’s not too much of an exaggeration. Despite their heft, these steaks remain incredibly tender. You won’t regret trekking out to 3970 Lewis Flats Road SE in Deming, because this steakhouse and oxygen bar is well worth the drive.
9. Cowboy’s Steakhouse, Alamogordo
Steak is usually a pricey menu item, but Cowboy’s offers good value along with great rib eyes and New York strips. This restaurant is located at 606 Highway 70 W, in Alamogordo.
10. Antiquity, Albuquerque
For a high quality charcoal-grilled steak in Duke City, you can’t go wrong with Antiquity. Try the Chateaubriand for two, tenderloin au poivre, or the filet mignon. You won’t be disappointed by any meal you order at this special occasion restaurant. The address is 112 Romero Street NW in Albuquerque.
11. Eagle Guest Ranch, Datil
Considering its remote location, the caliber of the steaks at the Eagle Guest Ranch comes as a welcome surprise. Patrons select steak from the meat case, then it is hand cut and cooked to order. You’ll find this restaurant at the intersection of Highway 60 & State Road 12 in Datil.
What’s your go-to restaurant when a steak craving hits?
As a devoted carnivore, you may also want to check out our
New Mexico burger bucket list – because it’s good to have goals!