WHAT: Gourmet enchiladas and fresh-squeezed lemonade served under the hacienda's thatch-roofed ramada, alongside crowing roosters and rustling cottonwoods. WHEN: By reservation in Apr; lunch Fri-Mon May 1-Oct 31; dinner by reservation Fri-Sun Jun 1-Oct 31. HOW MUCH: $.
WHAT: A 50-year-old taco stand turned real-deal Mexican restaurant, with homemade tortillas, a mesquite-fueled grill, and killer carne adovada that lures foodies from all over northern New Mexico. WHEN: Lunch and dinner daily. HOW MUCH: $$. WHERE: 603 Santa Cruz Rd., Española; 505/753-3211.