Try Pacific Grill's blackened lemon-pepper salmon topped with mango salsa.
Riverbend Hot Springs. Locals love this rustic spa alongside the Rio Grande River ― aka the cold plunge. From $10 per hour, $5 ages 12 and under; 100 Austin St.; www.riverbendhotsprings.com or 505/894-7625.
The Happy Belly Deli. Overstuffed sandwiches, soul-centering soups, and NYC-caliber bagels, enjoyed outside on the shady patio of this real-deal deli. $; 313 Broadway; 505/894-3354.
Pacific Grill. Grilled seafood in a tropical setting ― yes, in the high desert. $$; closed Sun-Mon; 800 N. Date St.; 505/894-7687.