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New Mexico

Dining in Albuquerque

Official State Question and Everyday Way of Life.
One things for sure, when you eat in a New Mexican restaurant you’ll be asked Red, Green or Christmas?
What the server is asking, is would you like red or green chile on your dish or would you like a combination, meaning Christmas. Locals tend to put chile on any dish whether it is hot or cold. It’s not uncommon to see chile served on a breakfast, lunch or dinner plate.
Dining in albuquerque is so good you’ll want to take it hopme with you!
Albuquerque has an abundance of culinary choices for every palette and pocketbook. With thousands of area restaurants offering cuisine from around the world, you’ll never have to worry about finding a place to eat.
Albuquerque offers a variety of dining options from the quaint and casual atmosphere to the elegant ambiance of one of our finer restaurants, the choices are limitless!
While dining in Albuquerque you’ll experience the flavors of the Southwest with traditional New Mexican food and be able to sample some of the areas famous red and green chile. Albuquerque’s ethnic restaurants are plentiful and range from Native American to Italian to Mexican to Mediterranean to Asian to American and are sure to include all your favorites.

Albuquerque is not only known for its food, but for its wine as well. There are several wineries in the Albuquerque area.
The high desert climate and soil are ideal conditions for New Mexico’s award-winning favorites, which include: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Johannisburg Riesling, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, and Zinfandel. New Mexico is considered to be one of the oldest wine producing regions in the Americas.
It is believed that the first grapevines planted in New Mexico were brought in 1629 to Senecu, a Piro Indian pueblo south of Socorro, by Fray Gracia de Zuniga, a Franciscan, and Antonio de Arteaga, a Capuchin monk.

Green Chile is a favorite among native New Mexicans
Green Chile is a favorite among native New Mexicans

Spicy New Mexican cuisine is a must try when visiting Albuquerque.
Spicy New Mexican cuisine is a must try when visiting Albuquerque.



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