New Mexico Dining December 13, 2016
11 Under The Radar Restaurants In New Mexico That Are Scrumdiddlyumptious
When your local dining options start to seem stale, it’s time to travel further afield. Hit the road and discover what these remote but scrumdiddlyumptious restaurants have to offer. Here are 11 spots in New Mexico that are off the beaten path but worthy of a detour:
1. Adobe Deli, 3970 Lewis Flats Road SE, Deming
You’ll never forget dining at Adobe Deli, a restaurant slash oxygen bar, which is located nine miles outside of Deming. Tuck into succulent steak accompanied by wine from the restaurant’s huge cellar while gawping at décor that features everything from a stuffed mountain lion to a display of hard hats.
2. Abuelita’s, 6540 Highway 380, Carrizozo
Enjoy the homey vibe at this teeny dining spot, where you’ll find burritos, burgers, and addictive onion rings.
3. The Porch, 636 E 9th Street, Cimarron
The menu at this brunch and sandwich spot is changes with the seasons, but expect classic dishes with a little twist. Definitely try the bread, which is baked in-house. (Reservations are recommended and bring cash.)
4. Taste of India, 2405 State Highway 469, San Jon
What this no-frills Indian restaurant lacks in atmosphere, it makes up for in the quality of its parathas (Indian flatbread) and samosas. You sure don’t expect to find an authentic Indian buffet in this remote a location.
5. Del Prado Café, 6578 Highway 550, Cuba
For a hearty breakfast of huevos rancheros or burritos, head to Del Prado Café. You’ll love the hash browns.
6. Sugar’s BBQ, 1799 NM-68, Embudo
This seasonal, roadside joint specializes in burgers and BBQ, especially brisket. As far as sides, you can’t go wrong with the onion rings.
7. Jake’s Café, 641 Thorpe Road, Dona Ana
You won’t regret ordering the green chile chicken fried steak, the burgers, or the enchilada plate at this retro-style restaurant.
8. Chama Boxcar Café, 423 Terrace Avenue, Chama
This warm and welcoming restaurant (open seasonally) is known for pancakes and burritos at breakfast and also for its green chile cheesesteaks.
9. The Annex Bar-B-Q Grill, 101 N Highway 54, Logan
The Annex serves Mexican fare and American comfort food. Its fun, kitschy décor is only surpassed by the steaks and the cobbler you’ll find here.
10. San Marcos Café and Feedstore, 3877 State Highway 14, Santa Fe
This hidden gem on the Turquoise Trail dishes up delicious New Mexican breakfasts and lunches. Dining here is a unique experience because you can watch birds like peacocks, chickens, and turkeys through the windows, while you’re eating. Try the cinnamon rolls, breakfast burritos, and blintzes.
11. Oso Grill, 100 Lincoln Avenue, Capitan
Oso Grill opened a little over a year ago and the restaurant has been winning diners over with its eclectic menu that features updated diner food, Southern dishes, soups, wraps, and sandwiches.
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