Your Tastebuds Will Go Crazy For This Amazing Taco Trail In New Mexico

There’s only one thing better than a road trip, and that’s a food-centered road trip! View our state’s enchanting scenery as you cruise from stop to stop, loading up on tacos as you go. New Mexico is jam-packed with scrumptious Mexican eateries and you’d be driving for months if you tried to visit them all. So we’ve put together a loop that highlights some of the best taquerias in the Land of Enchantment.

Even a pared-down taco tour involves just under 15 hours of driving, 930 miles of travel, and eight restaurants. But you’re up for a challenge, right? Just hop on the loop of this taco trail in New Mexico at whichever point is closest to you! Here is the map.

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As far as road trips in New Mexico go, we think one centered around tacos is a fantastic idea! Are you ready to take this taco trail?

While you’re planning a culinary tour of New Mexico, you may also want to consider exploring our enchilada trail.

Address: 603 Santa Cruz Rd, Española, NM 87532, USA
Address: 109 S Maple St, Clovis, NM 88101, USA
Address: 2215 Missouri Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88001, USA
Address: 309 E Pine St, Deming, NM 88030, USA
Address: 300 Menaul Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107, USA
Address: 5801 Academy Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, USA
Address: 704 NM-195, Elephant Butte, NM 87935, USA
Address: 180 US-550, Bernalillo, NM 87004, USA
Address: 166 Central Park Square, Los Alamos, NM 87544, USA
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Taco Trail In New Mexico

February 26, 2021

What are the best Mexican restaurants in New Mexico that aren’t on this trail?

The Land of Enchantment has some of the best Mexican food in the country. You will see long lines at The Pepper Pot Restaurant in Hatch, the chile capital of the world. When you’re here, order a Chile Relleno and definitely try the salsa here. It’s so good! Family-owned La Choza in Santa Fe creates authentic quality Mexican food and the best red and green chile around! This award-winning restaurant is a true gem and a local favorite. Visit to find out how good it is for yourself.

Where can I find the best margaritas in New Mexico?

Since the Land of Enchantment has some of the best Mexican food in the country, it comes as no surprise you can find some pretty amazing margaritas as well. At Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe, head to the bar and lounge for a trio of signature margaritas. They are divine! If variety is what you want, variety is what you’ll get at Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen in Santa Fe. With over 100 different margaritas on the menu, you’ll have plenty of options for an excellent cocktail.

Are there any other food trails in New Mexico I should take?

Our Margarita Trail will take you on a boozy adventure through some of the best spots in Santa Fe. You may also wish to follow the Enchilada Trail for some mouthwatering enchiladas around the state. Food trails are the best kind of trails, don’t you agree?

Address: 603 Santa Cruz Rd, Española, NM 87532, USA
Address: 109 S Maple St, Clovis, NM 88101, USA
Address: 2215 Missouri Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88001, USA
Address: 309 E Pine St, Deming, NM 88030, USA
Address: 300 Menaul Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107, USA
Address: 5801 Academy Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, USA
Address: 704 NM-195, Elephant Butte, NM 87935, USA
Address: 180 US-550, Bernalillo, NM 87004, USA
Address: 166 Central Park Square, Los Alamos, NM 87544, USA