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What are your favorite New Mexican restaurants in Northern NM -- FOR SPECIFIC DISHES?

finlero Nov 13, 2011 08:56 AM

It occurred to me that when we debate back and forth here about New Mexican restaurants, we may be ordering very different things, which could partly explain why responses often tend to be so different. Just because a place makes a killer stack of green chile enchiladas doesn't mean they have the first clue about making a great carne adovada burrito, sopaipilla, etc.

So once more into the breech...what are your favorite NM restaurants for specific items?

A few of mine to begin:

Chiles Rellenos - Mary & Titos (ABQ)
Carne Adovada - El Rancho de Chimayo (Chimayo)
Margaritas - The Shed (Santa Fe)
Breakfast Burrito - Frontier (ABQ)
Huevos Rancheros [by proxy from my better half] - Sadie's (ABQ)

How about you?

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    rcurtism Nov 15, 2011 11:31 AM

    I love this thread, mainly because I think there are a number of restaurants around town that do one or two things really, really well but may not have the broadest range. Here are some of my favorite spots for specific items (all in Santa Fe):

    Enchiladas - The Shed/La Choza

    Breakfast Burrito - Plaza Cafe/Tesuque Village Market

    Red Chile - Atrisco

    Green Chile - Plaza Cafe/Tesuque Village Market

    Margaritas - Maria's/Rio Chama/The Cantina (at Coyote Cafe)

    Green Chile Cheeseburger - Bobcat Bite

    Another slightly different spin on the topic is restaurants that do one dish extraordinarily well, even if it's not a NNM standard. My two favorite entries under that heading are:

    Green chile brisket melt - Hidden Chicken

    Roast lamb burrito with red chile - Atrisco

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    Bobcat Bite Restaurant
    420 Old Las Vegas Hwy, Santa Fe, NM 87505

    Hidden Chicken Cafe
    730 Saint Michaels Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87505

    Atrisco Cafe and Bar
    193 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501

    1. mrbigshotno.1 Nov 13, 2011 02:20 PM

      Carne Asada plate, Mariscos Altimar, ABQ

      Chorizo Breakfast Special, (Mex. place in the middle of town,across from the Shell station/C store, west side of road in Las Vegas), wish they'd kick the heat up in the winter though.

      All the Blakes Lotaburgers.

      1. DriverPhil Nov 13, 2011 10:08 AM

        Chile Cheeseburger - Bob Cat bite

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