Good Food; Good Vibes….
First visit: September 2010
When you’re on the road, hungry, and forgot your iPhone (or other Urbanspoon connector), ask a local where he/she eats. I often have great success with gas jockeys, real estate offices, and UPS drivers. Or you can look for places where the parking lot is loaded with pickups or bikes. Finding ourselves in Aztec, NM. just before noon, a gas jockey recommended Rubio’s as serving the best Mexican for miles around.
Neither pickups nor bikes were anywhere in sight. We went in anyway and walked through the ominously empty bar/dining room to the outdoor patio where there was one diner flirting with the waitress. The waitress brought salsa (very good) and chips, and we ordered — Lovely Wife got a very good Taco Salad, Visiting Sister had very tasty and properly prepared Chile Rellenos, and I had a Green Chile Cheeseburger and fries smothered with Green. The GCCB was very juicy, tasty, and delicious even though the Green was somewhat on the mild side (I am a fire eater). The fries were, uhh, fries. Our meals were Very good and wholly satisfying.
We left through the bar/dining room which by now was packed and jumping with happy bikers and their babes chowing and beering down, and generally hooting it up. Quite a transformation. It seemed as if they all knew each other. Too bad we needed to get back on the road; I would have enjoyed hanging with these folks.
The outside now looked like a Harley showroom lot with gleaming hogs on display. Validated one of my search criteria. Party on, dudes.
Some delicious food…
Photos courtesy Rubio’s
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Rubio’s Fine Mexican Dining