The area’s rich, long and colorful history is spiced with its cuisine.
Seen right: Shown here is a dish from El Mesón. The restaurant has championed the traditional flavors and methods of Spanish cuisine for more than 15 years. Other specialties include tapas, paella, fine wines, and live music.
Photo by Louis Leray
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 fi ne dining experience during your visit to truly experience all that the Land of Enchantment has to offer.
Follow the links below for more information on New Mexico restaurants and dining.
GuestLife New Mexico's Great Restaurants »»
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New Mexico Restaurant & Nightlife Guide »»
A selection of restaurants in New Mexico, representing cuisines from all over the world.