DISCOVER OUR CULTURE
You can’t immerse yourself in a culture without tasting the food. The food in New Mexico is representative of the diversity of cultures that make up our state – a fusion of our Native American, Hispanic, and Mexican heritage.
Whether you are seeking traditional New Mexican food, with authentic New Mexican red or green chiles, or Native American cuisine inspired by one of the 23 Native American groups who call New Mexico home, there is always something to answer your craving for unique New Mexican dishes. Looking for something a little different? New Mexico offers just about any type of cuisine you can think of, so there is always something to indulge everyone’s tastes.
New Mexico chile is the iconic ingredient in New Mexican
Native Americans have been here in New Mexico for thousands of years, and bring with them a rich history of unique traditional dishes using locally sourced ingredients. There are many opportunities to explore the Native American cuisine of the state. Many restaurants offer dishes inspired by Pueblo specialties, such as Indian fry bread, mutton stew, or dishes that feature the diverse game available in the state. Or go straight to the source, and visit one of the surrounding pueblos for authentic Native American cuisine.
We also have restaurants known for spotlighting unique modern takes on traditional Native American cuisine. Or you can go straight to the source, and visit one of the surrounding pueblos for an authentic Native American taste.