Espanola, New Mexico The Jewel of Northern New Mexico. Espanola was founded in 1598 by Spain as the first capital of New Mexico. It sits in the northern Rio Grande Valley between the Jemez Mountains and Truchas Peaks, and is a very convenient base for exploring northern New Mexico.  Espanola has many lodging options and the best selection of restaurants. Don't miss the world-class local artists.  Let us be your tour guide through the Beautiful Espanola Valley.

 

 

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Restaurants in the Espanola Area
The Espanola Valley has some of the best eateries in New Mexico. Having the advantage of locally grown chile allows for great Mexican flavor. The service in most local restaurants are second to none!

Catering Services
 
Mexican/New Mexican
Angelina's Restaurant 
1226 N. Railroad Ave.
(505) 753-8543 
A long time favorite of locals and tourists.
Cornelia's Native Foods 
645 Riverside Dr N Espanola, NM
(505) 747-2427 
El Paragua Restaurant 
603 Santa Cruz Rd NE Espanola, NM
(505) 753-3211 
"The Utmost in Mexican Food"
Web site has menu with prices! You have to try their margaritas!
El Parasol Restaurant 
602 Santa Cruz Rd NE Espanola, NM
(505) 753-8852 

"Gourmet Food To Go"
Right next door to El Paragua - same great food!
La Cocina Restaurant 

(505) 753-3486 
Leona's Restaurante de Chimayo
505-351-4569, 505-351-4195
leonas@cybermesa.com - Next door to the world famous Santuario de Chimayo.
Matilda's Cafe
Corlett Rd Espanola, NM
(505) 753-3200
Kinda hard to find but worth it when you find it!
Restaurante Rancho de Chimayo
Restaurante Rancho de Chimayo is known for its unique native New Mexico cuisine, prepared with locally grown products from recipes that have been in the family for generations.  Country Road 98, On the Scenic High Road to Taos
Popular with the locals and tourist alike. Keep an eye out for movie stars while you eat there! They've been known to frequent this restaurant.
(505) 351-4444, (505) 984-2100 or (505) 351-1211
email: rdc@espanola-nm.com
Fast Food
Arby's Restaurant 
930 Riverside Dr N Espanola, NM
(505) 753-4777 
Blake's Lota Burger 
206 N Onate Paseo Espanola, NM
(505) 753-9287 
You just can't beat the burger at Lota Burger!
Blake's Lota Burger 
914 Riverside Dr N Espanola, NM
(505) 753-3611 
You just can't beat the burger at Lota Burger!
Burger King 
701 Riverside Dr N Espanola, NM
(505) 753-2970 
Dairy Queen 
1702 N Riverside Dr Espanola, NM
(505) 753-5887 
Dandy's Burger Drive-In 
215 San Pedro Pl Espanola, NM
Wow! What a great breakfast burrito! You've just gotta to try it!
(505) 753-4234 
Home Run Pizza 
1031 Riverside Dr N Espanola, NM
(505) 753-6109 
Little Caesars Pizza 
708 A N Riverside Dr Espanola, NM
(505) 753-2311 
KFC 
813 Riverside Dr N Espanola, NM
(505) 753-3472 

"There's Fast Food Then There's KFC"
KFC
Located inside the Polk Gas Station on US-285, on the north side of Espanola.
Long John Silvers 
600 Riverside Dr N Espanola, NM
(505) 747-1799 
McDonald's Restaurant 
615 Riverside Dr N Espanola, NM
(505) 753-5162 
Pizza Parlor 
432 S Riverside Espanola, NM
The longest running pizza joint in Espanola. Now that's a great pizza!
(505) 753-4109 
Sonic Drive 
1208 Riverside Dr N Espanola, NM
(505) 753-6224 
Sonic Drive 
296 S Riverside Dr Espanola, NM
(505) 753-5882 
Stop & Eat Drive-In 
110 E Paseo De Onate Dr Espanola, NM
(505) 753-7400 
Subway Sandwich Shop 
708-B N Riverside Dr Espanola, NM
(505) 753-5030 
Taco Bell 
714 Riverside Dr Espanola, NM
(505) 753-9399 
American
Big Rock Cafe 419 N. Riverside Dr. 
(505) 747-0059 -
"This restaurant serves both menu and buffet. We have a local cliental that come to this restaurant. We also offer great special and week-ends like steak and lobster as well as the Saturday seafood buffet." Accepts payment with: AX, D, MC, V, Checks
Located in the Big Rock Casino.
Black Mesa Golf Club
115 State Rd. 399
La Mesilla, NM  87532
(505) 747-8946, Fax: (505) 747-0238, Cell: (505) 317-6581
Chuck Wagon Cafe - Big Dog's
701 Riverside Dr N Espanola, NM
(505) 753-2475 
Dos Amigos
Closed
El Jardin
Closed
Flavio's Cafe 
Closed
Rancho De San Juan Country Inn & Restaurant 
US Hwy 285 Espanola, NM
(505) 753-6818 
If you're into swanky eateries then this is THE place to go in Northern New Mexico. Call for reservations first!!!
Red's Steak House 
Taos Hwy Espanola, NM
(505) 753-4949 
Great food, music and dancing too!
Rio Grande Cafe 
101 Los Alamos Ave., Espanola, NM
(505) 753-2125 
"Serving Your Local Favorites Since 1947"
Martini'z Steakhouse
Closed
Asian
China Kitchen
604 S Riverside Dr
They have a great buffet!
(505) 753-5104
Shanghai Oriental Restaurant 
734 N. Riverside Dr Suite D
Espanola, NM 87532
(505) 753-7568

Hours:
Mon. - Fri. 11:30-9:00
Sat. 12:00-9:00

Serving Buffet and Menu