is home to one of America's most unique and cherished regional
cuisines, so it's no surprise that food is one of the things that people
remember most about a trip to New Mexico - some people say they moved
here just to be closer to the source!
New Mexican cuisine is based on native ingredients like corn, beans, squash and chiles, and incorporates Mexican, Native American
and Spanish flavors - but chile is always the most important element.
In fact, our official state question is "Red or green?" and both types
of chile can be instantly addictive, bringing visitors back year after
The Albuquerque Dining Experience
Beyond New Mexican cuisine
has a rich and diverse culinary scene, filled with Albuquerque restaurants
bars, pizzerias, Mexican taquerias and cutting edge fine-dining
restaurants. If you find yourself more thirsty than hungry, you can make
a visit to one of the area's wine bars or brewpubs and taste some of
our award-winning wines and beers.
includes an active downtown entertainment district with live music
every night. The city is also home to a vibrant symphony orchestra as
well as cutting-edge theater, dance and comedy troupes. Four casinos are
within a 25-minute drive of downtown Albuquerque
and feature national touring acts as well as a Vegas-style gaming
environment. Whatever your tastes or pleasures, you'll find it in Albuquerque.
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