Downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico - photo by Rennett Stowe from USA under CC-BY-2.0
Downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico - photo by Rennett Stowe from USA under CC-BY-2.0

NEW MEXICO: ALL OF THE RESTAURANTS PICKED BY ANTHONY BOURDAIN ON PARTS UNKNOWN

The great Anthony Bourdain left his mark everywhere he went. When his death was announced to the world in June 2018, media throughout the globe chimed in and listed all the great things he had done for their respective city, town, province, country. Whereas before, tourists would shy away from exotic foods, thanks to him, travellers now go the extra mile to find and try local bites. With this in mind, here are all the restaurants Bourdain visited and the dishes he tasted when he shot Anthony Bourdain New Mexico for his show, Parts Unknown Season 2 Episode 4 (originally aired September 29, 2013):

DISH – Asada Taco, Al Pastor Taco and Lengua Taco

WHAT IS IT?

Asada Taco – flank steak taco; Al Pastor Taco – spit-grilled pork taco; Lengua Taco – braised beef tongue taco.

WHERE IS IT?

El Taco Loco
100 Cagua Dr NE
Albuquerque, NM, United States

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ANTHONY BOURDAIN NEW MEXICO NOTES

El Taco Loco is a taco truck that Anthony Bourdain spotted along Route 66 on his Parts Unknown New Mexico road trip.

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DISH – Frito Pie

WHAT IS IT?

Canned Hormel chili and Day-Glo processed orange cheese dropped into a bag of Fritos.

WHERE IS IT?

Five & Dime General Store
58 E San Francisco St
Santa Fe, NM, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN NEW MEXICO NOTES

In the words of Anthony Bourdain: “There is, buried deep inside this ordinary looking Five & Dime, something truly authentic” – the Frito Pie.

DISH – Enchilada with Carne Adovada, Pozole and Sopaipilla

WHAT IS IT?

Enchilada with Carne Adovada – cubed pork in red Mexican chili sauce with beans and rice; Pozole – stew made from soft hominy and pork; Sopaipilla – fried bread like a spoonbread or Johnnycake.

WHERE IS IT?

Horseman’s Haven Cafe
4354 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe, NM, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN NEW MEXICO NOTES

It is said that a special kind of chili is grown exclusively for use at Horseman’s Haven Café. Here, Anthony Bourdain also sampled their Level 3 green chili.