New Mexico July 06, 2017
These 11 New Mexico Restaurants Serve Enchiladas That Rival Grandma’s
Enchiladas are on the menu at the majority of New Mexican restaurants. However, not all enchiladas are equal. Here are some of the most exceptional and delicious examples of this classic dish that you’ll find in the Land of Enchantment. Is your stomach growling yet? It will be…
1. Jalisco Café (Silver City)
The green chile chicken enchiladas are especially memorable at this restaurant. Served flat, they’re best topped with an egg. Jalisco Café is located at 103 S Bullard Street in Silver City.
2. Michael’s Kitchen (Taos)
Start your day off right at Michael’s, which is renowned for breakfast enchiladas. These corn tortillas, stuffed with scrambled eggs, are vegetarian and delectable. The restaurant is located at 304 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Suite C, in Taos.
3. Chope's Bar & Cafe (La Mesa)
If you order the enchiladas here, prepare to spend the next hour arguing with your dining companions over whether the red or green is better. It doesn’t matter if you opt for the cheese, chicken, or beef – it’s all about the chile. Chope’s is located at 16145 S Highway 28 in La Mesa.
4. Viola’s Restaurant (Los Alamos)
This popular breakfast spot is a bit of a diamond in the rough, but don’t let the exterior deter you. Inside you’ll discover scrumptious blue corn enchiladas. Viola’s is located at 1360 Trinity Drive in Los Alamos.
5. La Pasadita Café (Socorro)
Both the blue and yellow corn enchiladas here are served flat. Go with the red chile - a taste explosion that makes any dish a flavor-filled delight. The restaurant is located at 230 Garfield Street in Socorro.
6. Mary & Tito’s (Albuquerque)
Three words: carne adovada enchiladas. Mary & Tito’s is known for their carne adovada and combining this beloved dish with enchiladas was a genius idea. The pork falls apart and the red chile packs just the right amount of punch. This restaurant is located at 2711 4th Street NW in Albuquerque.
7. Habanero’s Fresh Mex (Las Cruces)
If you’re looking to mix up your enchilada experience, then you’ll want to check out this restaurant, where spinach and artichoke, seafood, and mole enchiladas are all on the menu. Habanero’s Fresh Mex is located at 600 E Amador Avenue in Las Cruces.
8. Rancho de Chimayo (Chimayo)
You’ll be hard pressed to choose between the rolled shrimp pesto enchiladas and the blue corn ones served at this New Mexico institution. Order both and split them with a dining companion. (Vegetarian chile is available). Rancho de Chimayo is located at 300 Juan Medina Road in Chimayo.
9. El Camino Real (Deming)
You can’t go wrong with the red beef enchiladas at El Camino Real. The huge portions, authentic feel, and attentive service make this place a winner. The restaurant is located at 900 W Pine Street in Deming.
10. Café Castro (Santa Fe)
Locals flock to Café Castro for the green chile chicken enchiladas. However, if you want to sample a wider swath of the menu, order the triple enchilada plate, which features one chicken, one beef, and one cheese enchilada. The restaurant is located at 2811 Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe.
11. Padilla’s Mexican Kitchen (Albuquerque)
Chow down on divine blue corn enchiladas then round off your meal with natillas. Yum! Padilla’s is located at 1510 Girard Boulevard NE in Albuquerque.
Where do you go when you’re craving the perfect enchiladas?
If you’re a diehard fan, consider basing a getaway around your favorite food with this
enchilada road trip through New Mexico!