The area’s rich, long and colorful history is spiced with its cuisine.
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Like its landscape, New Mexico's cuisine is diverse, colorful, and adventurous. From simple chile-based dishes that have been enjoyed for centuries to Southwest fusion tastes that have created their own genre, New Mexico's distinct culinary legacy is known throughout the world.
Traditional chile, corn, beans, meat, and cheese dishes have been taken to new heights by New Mexico's fine restaurants, and many chefs here have earned coveted James Beard Awards and other honors. Like New Mexico itself, cuisine here invites tastes and styles from all over the world and recombines them into flavors found only here. Include a New Mexico fine dining experience during your visit
Follow the links below for more information on New Mexico restaurants and dining.
30 Cheers For Santa Fe »»
New Mexico's signature cocktail is certainly the margarita, and its connection to the cocktail's staple liquor reflects the state's multicultural influences.
7 Craft Brews to Know »»
With nearly 50 microbreweries, New Mexico's pint glass runs over.
Dine, Drink, Dance »»
Great places to have a great time.
A Fresh Crop of Field-to-Fork Dining »»
No food trend has been hotter in the last decade than farm-to-table cooking.
Ode to Chile »»
New Mexican cuisine may begin with beloved red and green (chile), but there's much to savor and sip.
Restaurant Scene »»
So many choices, you will need to stay longer.
Uncork New Mexico Wine »»
Never has the time been better to check out New Mexico's wineries and their offerings.
What's on the Menu »»
Even dishes that have the same names as those in other parts of the American Southwest or Mexico have distinctive differences in New Mexican cuisine.
GuestLife's Great Restaurants »»
Some of GuestLife New Mexico's Featured Restaurants...
New Mexico Restaurant & Nightlife Guide »»
A selection of restaurants in New Mexico, representing cuisines from all over the world.