New Mexico February 19, 2018
8 Of The Coolest, Most Unusual Places To Dine In New Mexico
New Mexico is home to some truly unique places, and that even includes our restaurants. Here’s a quick peek at some places around the state that will give you an unforgettable dining experience with quirky decorations, odd menus, themed dining, or even singing staff.
1. Buckhorn Saloon and Opera House, Pinos Altos
This historic restaurant near Silver City looks a bit rough on the outside, but you will love dining for both the food and the entertainment. Grab a seat in the saloon-like atmosphere, order a steak, and enjoy some live music.
2. Karma Cafe, Albuquerque
This restaurant features a unique concept: every person should have access to healthy food regardless of their finances. They opt for a pay-as-you-feel concept, which allows even those short on money to enjoy a healthy, tasty meal.
3. La Cantina at La Casa Sena, Santa Fe
Feel like enjoying a few songs with your meal? You will enjoy dining at this cantina which features tasty food and singing waitstaff.
4. McDonald’s, Roswell
It’s no secret that Roswell has become famous for its possible connection to aliens, and that even extends to the town’s restaurants. The McDonald’s in town follows that theme and it’s one of the most unique fast food restaurants you will ever step foot in. Alien and space-related décor dominates the space here and even the building’s design looks to be out of this world.
Address: 720 North Main Street, Roswell
5. Rude Boy Cookies, Albuquerque
If sitting down to enjoy cookies and milk sounds like the perfect way to enjoy an afternoon, then you’re going to love this unique place in Albuquerque. Not only will you find some tasty sweet treats, but the restaurant also serves ice cream and has the state’s only milk bar. Yes, you read that right. A milk bar so you can get a glass of ice cold milk straight from a tap to enjoy with your favorite cookies.
6. Saggios, Albuquerque
A previous article on this site described Saggios as a "kitsch-laden Italian sports bar," and I have to say that’s an accurate description of this restaurant. The Italian food is tasty, the beers are cold, and the oddball collection of decorations will throw you for a loop. You’ll find a combination of items reminiscent of ancient Rome, wacky murals, a taxi cab, and more all stuffed into this restaurant.
7. Sparky’s BBQ and Espresso, Hatch
If a unique dining experience for you means consuming chile in every way possible, then you are going to
this little restaurant in Hatch. The green chile burgers are delicious, but be sure to try out some of the strange combinations, like a chile mango shake, a green chile lemonade, a chile latte, or any of their other dishes that come with a generous heap of green chiles mixed in.
8. St. James Tearoom, Albuquerque
In the mood for a cuppa that allows you to slow down and enjoy time with friends? Check out this tearoom that features classy and themed tea service in Albuquerque. Enjoy something classic that you can imagine the Granthams from
partaking in, or go for something that graces your nerdy side, with themes inspired by
The Lord of the Rings
Pride and Prejudice
The Chronicles of Narnia
Those looked tasty, don’t you think? Do you have a favorite
unusual restaurant in New Mexico that you think should have been featured? Let us know!
If you want to check out more unusual finds in New Mexico, you’ll want to read our article featuring some truly weird sights. Read more in Here Are The 10 Weirdest Places You Can Possibly Go In New Mexico.