Northern New Mexico & Durango
Fellow hounds! I'm taking a long awaited trip to northern New Mex with a few days each in Taos, Farmington and across the border to Durango and Monument Valley. I have been told not to miss Orlando's in Taos and El Farolito in El Rito.
Can you name a few other "don't miss" spots in the area? Thanks in advance for your help.
El Farolito Restaurant
1212 Main, El Rito, NM 87530
If you travels take you through, or near, Cuba - plan on having a meal at El Bruno. On my way to Farmington Friday, three of us stopped at El Bruno for lunch (as we always do when coming through Cuba) and had a meal which we all felt was even better than in the past. I ordered "Torreon" - a Navajo taco. The other two each ordered "Regina" - stuffed sopaipillas. All three lunches cost $6.95 and were served with chips, salsa, and a fresh warm sopaipilla with honey.
Today concludes the 50th class reunion of my Farmington High School Class of 1960 and I will be going through Cuba again. My travel companion and I plan on stopping at El Bruno for lunch. Wonder what I'll have?
In Farmington, even though I didn't get to visit it on this trip, an excellent place to eat is Three Rivers Brewpub and Sandwiches. If local beer is an interest, this is a must stop. If excellent sandwiches are a priority, this is a must stop. Their homemade root beer is a drink I frequently enjoy. Three Rivers is at 101 E Main Street (@ Orchard Avenue) on the SE corner.
Farmington has several Blake's Lotaburger locations, which are always appropriate for a very good green chile cheeseburger. Actually, any Blake's Lotaburger encountered on your trip will provide you with a very good green chile cheeseburger.
Also, right now bags of fresh Hatch chile peppers are readily available at several Farmington stores.
Culinarilly speaking (Is that a word?), the meal at El Bruno was the highlight of the entire trip.
Durango is no longer on this board, it is on Mountain States board. I have posted my Durango favorites here:
There are several threads here about Taos. Grahams Grill, Love Apple, Dragonfly, Lambert's are all very good.
Sadly, there isn't much chowworthy in Farmington [you are spending a few days there, not a lot to see or do there either ??]There are mostly chain restaurants. There is a brewery that has decent pub food: http://threeriversbrewery.com/ but I see they have a new brewmaster and since I haven't eaten there in a few year, can't vouch for it too much.