New Mexico Wander
Collected by Jay Rymeski, AFAR Local Expert
132 W Water St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
The outdoor cantina upstairs at the famed Coyote Cafe makes a perfect spot to perch and enjoy a bird's-eye view of the bustle of the Santa Fe streets. Try the Lava Lamp cocktail, a more-delicious-than-it-sounds blend of draft...
905 Alarid St, Santa Fe, NM 87505, USA
Located in the Railyard District, the friendly and efficient La Choza (Spanish for “the shed") doles out traditional New Mexican fare. Start with the satisfying posole (a hominy). Try the stuffed sopapillas with an earthy red chile, and classic...
812 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571, USA
It was a breakfast run that brought us into Gutiz and it would have been easy to stay through lunch, making a culinary day of it based on the first blush. Billed as French/Latin fusion, Gutiz delivered on all counts. The traditional "tortilla" is...
113 Kit Carson Rd, Taos, NM 87571, USA
The rugged American frontiersman and trapper Kit Carson purchased this territorial style 4-room adobe in 1843 for his wife. Step back into time; furnished rooms remain as Carson and his family once dwelled. The adventurer and military buff will...
60 St Francis Plaza, Ranchos De Taos, NM 87557, USA
The likes of Ansel Adams and Georgia O'Keeffe have made the wide, adobe buttresses of this church enroute to Taos famous. A photo op here is nearly obligatory. Be sure to walk around the front of the church, where there are two adobe bell towers—a...
20 ABC Mesa Road, El Prado, NM 87529, USA
4o miles into a hot and hilly bicycle ride, seeing the Taos Mesa Brewing Company rising from the land scape, had me worried it was all a mirage. Thankfully, the restaurant, brewery and live music space was the real deal and a place that I can't...
Taos, NM, NM, USA
The area around Taos, New Mexico is quite volcanic, with extinct volcanos rising blue in the distance. The basalt plain west of town is cut deeply by the Rio Grande and can be viewed for dramatic effect in the afternoons when the shadows delineate...
125 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571, USA
Located in the historic Taos Inn, Doc Martin's (an old local physician) is a perfect spot for fresh New Mexican classics. The chips and guacamole and blue corn chicken enchiladas pair perfectly with a large roster of cold margaritas including the...
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