We are planning a trip to south New Mexico next week. Our 5-day trip will start and end in El Paso, TX and take us through White City, Carlsbad, Roswell, Alamogordo, Ruidoso and Las Cruces. We would like to try as much local/regional food as is possible given that we are (1) vegetarian (eggs/dairy OK), (2) keen to avoid chains and try local favorites, (3) novices to New Mexican cuisine and eager to try. Non New-Mex cuisine recommendations would be great too
We will not have time for more than 1-2 meals in each location, but we want to cover as much ground as we can in a short while. From searching previous threads, we have identified the following places that may be good options.
1) In Las Cruces/Mesilla - La Posta
2) In El Paso - H and H carwash
3) In Carlsbad - No Whiner Diner
4) The restaurant inside the cave at Carlsbad caverns (for the experience rather than food from what we gather.
Any help would be greatly appreciated