These 12 New Mexico Restaurants Are Beloved Local Favorites And You’ll Want To Visit

When people come to town, they often want to know where the locals eat. That’s because locals often dine in amazing, hole in the wall restaurants that visitors may overlook. In the interests of promoting incredible restaurants, many of which are family-run, we’ve compiled a list of local hangouts. Some are better known than others. Of course, if too many out-of-towners flock to the same place then it stops being a locals’ dining destination. It’s all about balance. Here are 12 New Mexico restaurants that are beloved local favorites:

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:

Please remember that we cannot include every local favorite on one list. If your regular hangout isn’t mentioned, head over to the Only In New Mexico Facebook page and tell us why it should be. But if you’d rather keep it a secret, we understand!

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