Category Archives: New Mexican

Horseman’s Haven Cafe

 It’s the chile, stupid…  First Visit: November 19, 2011 This excellent restaurant may have odd hours, but it is also a local favorite. The Haven has some of the best green chile in the entire state of New Mexico. Service … Continue reading

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El Patio de Albuquerque

One of my first New Mexican loves First visit: June 14, 2008 Eighth visit: October 1, 2015 I first came across El Patio when I arrived in town from the East Coast and was staying temporarily in a villa on Sigma … Continue reading

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Prime (Both 4th and Rio Rancho)

Great Sandwiches First visit: March 10, 2012 Urbanspoon lists 226 places in Albuquerque that serve sandwiches., from  A Taste of Italy (90% like it) to Zombie Doughnut Café (79% like it). None, in my estimation, can compete with Prime. Building on … Continue reading

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Nexus Brewery

Great Brews and New Mexican Soul Food First visit: September 17, 2011Thirty-first visit: November 8, 2013  Add Nexus Brewery to Albuquerque’s ever burgeoning collection of craft breweries. Brewing in New Mexico has become an art form. Such breweries as Turtle … Continue reading

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Mary & Tito’s Cafe

James Beard Foundation America’s Classics Award Winner — 2010 First visit: July 3, 2008Twenty-third visit: July 9, 2015  I’ll get right to the point: It just doesn’t get any better. If you have a favorite New Mexican restaurant and it isn’t Mary … Continue reading

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Tamaya — Rio Grande Lounge

Tamaya is a civilized resort and spa north of ABQ. The place is amazing, as is the lounge. Third visit: July 28, 2013  First visit: May 19, 2013  Jane and I wanted to spend our thirty-sixth wedding anniversary in a … Continue reading

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El Paragua Restaurant

Surely you’re joking. Good food in  Española? Well, yes. No joke. First visit: April 29, 2013 Next visit: soon   It all stared with “The Stand.” If you’re looking for a casual, excellent taste of Northern New Mexico and Mexican traditional … Continue reading

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Plaza Café Downtown

Great Historic Santa Fe Funky…. Latest visit: May 6, 2013 First visit: April 26, 2007  Before we moved to New Mexico, we spent lots of time with a Santa Fe Realtor, Mary Joy Ford, searching for a place to live. … Continue reading

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