You must eat a green chili cheeseburger in NM, particularly at the Bobcat Bite in Santa Fe, NM
Cliff’s Amusement Park 4800 Osuna NE, Albuquerque, (505) 881-9373 Small park with tiny coaster.
The Frontier-2400 Central SE, Albuquerque, NM , 505-266-0550-Highly recommended gooey cinnamon rolls, green chili and the Frontier burger, a big mess made with hickory-flavored sauce, cheese, and 1000 Island dressing. mmm. Or try a bonanza burger, double burger, thousand Island, cheese and bacon and hatch chiles. They have a copy cat burger.
66 Diner-1405 Central Ave. NE, Old Rt. 66, Albuquerque, NM 505-247-1421-Get a green chile cheeseburger and a milk shake.
Fiesta Drive In-401 W. Fiesta Dr. San Jose Blvd. at Fiesta, Carlsbad, NM 88220, (505) 885-4126 Real butter on the popcorn. Radio sound, so you may want to take a boom box to be most comfortable.
Clines Corners, NM
The local weekly entertainment paper for Gallup is the Independent.
Jerry’s Cafe-406 W Coal Ave, Gallup, NM 87301 (505) 722-6775-A must for travellers along I-40, Green Chile Sopapillas, Chili Rellenos, etc in a non fancy diner. Chips and salsa have to be ordered separately. One note, the owner lets local tribal folk sell their wares and can be distracting to many. Just say no thanks and they will go away.
Two pie shops, and a free campground!
I won’t pick pie sides. All the info on Pietown is here. The Daily Pie Cafe though does have a Mexico Apple pie with hot peppers.
Santa Fe, NM
Meow Wolf-1352 Rufina Circle in Santa Fe, NM. Permanent art installation.
Santa Fe ONLINE.
El Rey Inn, 1862 Cerrillos Rd. 800-521-1349 On old route 66.
The Chapelle Street Casitas Santa Fe, New Mexico Bed and Breakfast-209 & 211 Chapelle Street – Santa Fe, New Mexico
505-988-2883-Rooms of different types in this typical santa fe style building.
Bobcat Bite-420 Old Las Vegas Highway Santa Fe, NM (505)983-5319. Specializing in a regional specialty, the green chili burger, made of home ground steak and covered with chopped Green chilies. On old route 66. Open Wednesday to Saturday only.
Bumble Bee’s Baja Grill-southwest style fast food, no lard, no MSG and no microwave with a do-it-yourself bar of homemade salsas. Chipolte rotisserie-roasted chickens-301 Jefferson St., 820-2862
11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday
Roques Carnitas-Washington Street just around the corner from the Portale of the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe. Truck with amazing beef taco things filled with chilies, etc.
Santacafe-231 Washington Avenue 505-984-1788. Stuff like burgers with Jack cheese and green chilies, a NM fave.
Cowgirl BBQ and Western Grill-319 South Guadalupe.505-982-2565. Exactly what it sounds like.
El Parasol-local fast food mexican. The original is in Espanola, about 20 miles north.
Bar B -red velvet decor, a swanky bar that’s gay-friendly but welcoming of everybody. with poetry readings, karaoke nights and occasional live jazz. Nightly from 5 pm. Cover charge for live music. 331 Sandoval St. (adjacent to the Paramount Night Club), Santa Fe. Phone 505-982-8999.
THE UNDERGROUND-200 W. San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM downstairs club inside of Evangelo’s- A mix of things from Clubby to punky.