Indian Pueblo Cultural Center


Your one-stop portal to the 20 pueblos of New Mexico. Gas station (with tobacco and papers), history, traveling exhibits, work by local artists, a high-end gift shop and wine-your-future-boss-here restaurant all in a huge, recently remodeled (and gorgeous) site. Continue Reading

La Montañita Co-op Market


A member-owned source for organic food, health, and beauty care products. The bulk aisle is expansive, the meat top-notch, and the best produce in the city. This month, prime-quality organic thanksgiving turkeys!  Continue Reading

Chama River Brewing Co.

Chama Microbar

Two completely different locations serving the same excellent beer! Downtown has a casual, easy-going vibe (with food nearby). Up north is the huge, swanky brewery. Choose for location, mood, or who it is you intend to run into. Neither disappoints. Continue Reading

Blackbird Buvette


A definite favorite for loud live music downtown, and in possession of one of the great drinking patios in all the city. Continue Reading



Greet Zohra and Bruce and ponder delicious Afghan, Greek, American and New Mexican options. The gyros and falafel sandwiches are excellent, and Adam lived on the $3 breakfast burrito (wheat or sundried tomato tortilla) for 3 months. Continue Reading

Vic’s Daily Café

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Killer breakfast/lunch joint, from spectacular huevos (on an enormous flour tortilla) to mashed potatoes and gravy worthy of your mama’s blessing. Vic actually follows his father as owner-operator of their quintessential after-church diner, and both work the room and the register. Continue Reading



An old-school staple, pronounced “Stuffy’s.” Delicious stuffed sopas which remain a mere $3.14. That’s, like, scandalously cheap. Vegetarians: the red has beef, and the beans are too good not to rock some manteca. Continue Reading

Sophia’s Place

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Amazing light-to-medium-hangover treatment, and featured on the Food Network a few years back, with good reason. Whatever you call it (new-New Mexican?), they’re big on flavor and freshness, without a hefty price. Continue Reading



Higher-end New Mexican, both in quality and price, that to Adam’s palette spanks El Pinto and Garduño’s every day of the week.

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The Range Café

A long wait affords some of the best coffee, desserts, and Nouveau New Mexican Cuisine in town. Kat can’t go in without ordering the huevos con queso, and the green chile strips make a meal unto themselves. Finish it off with the crème brûlée. Continue Reading