Two local restaurants recognized for best Mexican food

Posted at: 04/25/2013 6:49 PM
By: Staff

Two of New Mexico’s restaurants have been named as having some of the best Mexican food in the whole country.

Travel and Leisure magazine named Albuquerque’s El Modelo as one of the top 32 Mexican restaurants. The magazine noted the restaurant's tortillas and tamales as some of the best.

The restaurant on second near bridge has been around since 1929.  

“I would venture to say there's probably very few establishments that went through the great depression and are still here today. So to be recognized on a national level is quite an honor,” Virginia Chittim said.

Santa Fe restaurant The Shed also made the list.