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Richardson's of New Mexico

CenPho favorite Richardson's of New Mexico burned down in a fire in 2010 and was finally resurrected in early 2012 with the same menu. The new location is alongside sister restaurant Rokerij, which is similar but with smaller plates. As the name implies, Richardson's is a purely Southwestern affair, but that doesn’t mean it’s rundown like a ghost town or fit only for the wildest of cowboys. The restaurant is downright swanky with leather booths, stone and copper accents, beautiful woven rugs on the wall, and a massive marble bar. The outside dining area is so comfy you'll want to hang out all day, especially if you're there for brunch, when diners can enjoy hearty dishes like carne adovada eggs Benedict and green chili meatloaf and eggs. The lunch menu features red chile angel hair pasta with grilled bacon-wrapped shrimp and a green chili cheeseburger grilled over pecan wood. Dinner has similar options along with serious eats like rack of lamb basted with green chile jelly, pork chop chorizo, and New Mexican surf and turf served with enchiladas. Read our review.

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