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201 Third St. NW. Ste. 1140

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102


Reservations: 877-901-7666

Dine Like a Local

Chile Relleno from Estevan Restaurante
Dishes from Estevan Restaurant
Enchilada with egg from Estevan Restaurante


Field of Chile

Discover why New Mexico is known for Red, Green or Christmas. 

Red chile and green chile are the same plants, only red chile has had time to ripen, and green chile has not. New Mexico’s green chile comes most famously from the southern area around Hatch, and the area around the northern community of Chimayo is known for its red chile.

Red chile has a mellower and sweeter taste than green chile. So, when your waiter or waitress asks “red or green?” either answer is fine! And it’s okay to ask at a restaurant which chile is hotter and choose your preference. Want to try both? Simply respond, “Christmas!”. Link to Garduno's and Estevan Restaurante below.