Welcome to the kick-off of my new series: What We Ate! I’m psyched that I get to begin with one of my absolute favorite states: New Mexico. This was not a food themed trip – the ultimate destination was Meow Wolf – but there’s no way not to squeeze in some awesome food in the Land of Enchantment!
I make absolutely no claims that this is a best-food-in-New-Mexico list. That article has been written dozens of time by people who know much more than I. This is just a snapshot of some of the things we ate on a trip to New Mexico whose theme was quick-and-inexpensive. I would also like to go ahead and preemptively apologize for the quality of photos – impromptu restaurant photos are clearly not my best event!
Our first stop (which in many ways is “base” in New Mexico to me) was Blake’s Lotaburger. We stopped in Española at the location at 119 N Paseo De Onate, which was the first one coming the direction we were on the 285. If you haven’t heard of Blake’s, you can kind of think of it as New Mexico’s In-n-out: a regional specialty of their own. The magic of Blake’s is that your burger comes with roasted Hatch green chiles on it, which to be fair is probably the way all burgers should be. We also got a carne adovada breakfast burrito, having never tried anything on the menu that wasn’t the hamburger. In terms of red sauce, it may not be the best in the world, but it’s the best of the fast food options around the country by far.
We arrived in Albuquerque and went directly to Old Town where we stopped by The Candy Lady at 424 San Felipe NW. She makes many, many amazing sweets, but I was on a mission for one thing specifically- a piece of red chile white chocolate fudge. You just can’t get it anywhere else! This batch was extra spicy and extra excellent. It’s a weird combination and not for the faint of heart!
Currently Listening: Oliver Koletzki – Made of Wood