New Mexico

New Mexico Tips     



You must eat a green chili cheeseburger in NM, particularly at the Bobcat Bite in Santa Fe, NM

Blakes Lotaburger is a chain that sells green chile cheeseburgers.  Theres a green chile cheeseburger map

Albuquerque, NM

Albuquerque has a weekly newpaper called the Alibi.
They Also have the weekly wire, which was under construction last time I checked.

Amusement Park
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.

El Pinto -Way too fancy a joint for this site, but they fresh roast Green chile, have fresh sopaipillas with honey, and have these chilil coated ribs that are the bomb.: 10500 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114 (505) 898-1771

Sadie’s Of New Mexico-6230 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107-They also have the chili coated ribs.  New Mexican food..

Dog House Drive In-Small burger, chili cheese dogs joint almost 70 years old.  They split grill their dogs before topping with Chili.-1216 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 (505) 243-1019  Amazing Dachsund on their sign.

Giovanni’s Pizzeria- 921 San Pedro Dr SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 (505) 255-1233-Red checkered tablecloth joint with good NY Style Pizza.

Live Music-
Burts Tiki Lounge-313 Gold Ave. SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 505.247.2878
Launchpad-618 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 505-764-8887

Sister Bar- 407 Central Ave. SW Albuquerque, NM 87102

Carlsbad, NM

Drive In-
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

Eats and Everything
Clines Corners is located at the junction of Highway 285 and Interstate-40 (once Route 66)
One Yacht Club Drive
Clines Corners, NM  87070
PHONE: (575) 472-5488
Worth Waiting For … Worth Stopping For 
Clines corners is on your way to Everywhere when you are traveling in New Mexico.
Stop by on your way through for fuel, gifts, and food as well as maps and directions to all of the great destinations in our enchanting state.
Clovis, NM

Twin Cronnie Drive-In- 709 Commerce Way, Clovis, NM 88101  (575) 763-5463-Green Chile Cheeseburgers in an old fashioned drive in.


Gallup, 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.

Hatch, NM

Home of the Chili Festival in Early September.


Sparkys– 115 Franklin St, Hatch, NM 87937  (575) 267-4222-BBQ  and Green Chili Cheeseburgers, green chili shakes and a must stop photo op.

Las Cruces, NM

Eats-Burger Nook –1204 E Madrid Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88001  (575) 523-9806-Tasty green chili cheeseburgers.

Pietown, NM

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.

Tomasita’s ?-500 S Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (505) 983-5721-More of the famous type of NM restaurant, red and green chili enchilladas.


Desert Dogs Brewery and Cidery– 112 W San Francisco St Suite 307, Santa Fe, NM  : (505) 983-0134-Occassional punk rock shows

The Matador-116 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87503-punk rock dive bar.


Vintage postcard, Lunch Room, Carlsbad Caverns