New Mexico January 22, 2020
The 7 Wackiest Restaurants In New Mexico Where Dining Is A Blast
Do you want to add a little excitement to your next dining experience? New Mexico may be the Land of Enchantment, but it’s also home to some oddball places – including restaurants. Take a look at some of the strange and unusual eateries you’ll find around the state:
1. 66 Diner (Albuquerque)
Bask in the world of yesteryear when you visit this aptly named diner along Route 66. Sitting just a stone's throw away from the University of New Mexico campus in Albuquerque, 66 Diner serves delightfully delicious meals in a whimsical atmosphere.
Address: 1405 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone: (505) 247-1421
2. Carlsbad Caverns Underground Lunchroom (Carlsbad)
How does dining deep underground sound to you? Carlsbad Caverns is home to the unique Underground Lunchroom, where you can enjoy a snack hundreds of feet below the surface.
Address: 727 Carlsbad Cavern Hwy, Carlsbad, NM 88220
Carlsbad Caverns / National Park Service
Phone: (505) 785-2232
3. The Kosmos Restaurant (Albuquerque)
A stunning combination of astronomy, steampunk, and flavorful burgers, the Kosmos is one unique restaurant in an otherwise industrial setting. Enjoy a massive, mouthwatering burger, like their Green Chile Meateor Burger or an equally satisfying Kosmic Burger.
Address: 1715 5th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 369-1772
4. McDonald's (Roswell)
There's no doubt you've heard of this eccentric McDonald's in Roswell but just in case you haven't this location will give you an out-of-this-world experience. The building itself looks like a spaceship and inside you'll find alien and space-themed décor.
Address: 720 N Main St, Roswell, NM 88201
Phone: (575) 622-4752
5. Rad Retrocade (Las Cruces)
Does your idea of a fun blast from the past include video arcades of yore? Stop by Rad Retrocade in Las Cruces for a rad time with bar food, burgers, creative drinks, and huge milkshakes. Oh, and the old school games are great too!
Address: 201 N Main St, Las Cruces, NM 88001
Phone: (575) 556-9338
6. Sparky's BBQ & Espresso (Hatch)
New Mexico is well-known around the country for its green chile and this little restaurant in Hatch makes sure every patron knows it. The menu here is packed with chile as a main ingredient and the pepper even creeps into some of the drinks and desserts here. It sounds odd, but you have to try it for yourself!
Address: 115 Franklin St, Hatch, NM 87937
Phone: (575) 267-4222
7. Unicorn Ice Cream Shop (Portales)
Make your day magical with a visit to this colorful ice cream shop in Portales. Unicorn Ice Cream Shop offers a variety of ice cream flavors paired with favorite childhood ingredients, like Fruity Pebbles, Oreos, and cotton candy.
Address: 1012 W 2nd St, Portales, NM 88130
Unicorn Ice Cream Shop
Phone: (575) 742-6093
What are some other weird and wacky restaurants you would recommend visiting here in New Mexico? We would love to hear your suggestions!
Want to walk off a few of those calories after your yummy meal? Be sure to check out some equally oddball places that you’ll find only in New Mexico. Read more in
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Address: 1012 W 2nd St, Portales, NM 88130, USA