A Quick Look at New Mexican Cuisine
Smell the spicy zest of peppers as they cook up hot and tasty, the fresh, eye-opening scent of cilantro chopped for the next dish, and the sweet surprise of the official state cookie. There is so much to sample when visiting Albuquerque, you could construct a trip around the food alone. It would certainly be worth it!
So what would you like to try first? Red chile? Green chile? Say “Christmas” and you’ll get to have both! Put it on top of your meal, or ask for it on the side. Albuquerque is extremely proud of the amazing variety of food that you can choose from. It isn’t just spicy and hot – it’s a wondrous blend of foods from all over the world, uniquely crafted with native ingredients and recipes to create something wholly unique – New Mexican cuisine. You’ll only be able to find it in its finest form here in New Mexico, where it has slowly but surely been perfected over the last 500 years.
Native American foods, such as blue corn and squash, eventually ended up in dishes made by Spanish settlers with foods they knew, like chile peppers and pork. Smokey and succulent, earthy and fruity, you can get flavors like no other when you step into one of the many places to eat here in Albuquerque. Hotel Andaluz’s own MÁS Tapas y Vino is headed by Chef James Campbell Caruso, who has a knack for blending worldly style and recipes with native ingredients for dishes that you won’t forget long after your stay with us is over.