At first glance, Northwest New Mexico may seem like a dry, barren desert. A closer look, however, reveals a foodie’s paradise of Western favorites, native cuisine, and American comfort food. Northwest New Mexico is called Indian Country and there are reminders of this heritage in the art stores and in the local cuisine. Regional specialties include Navajo fry bread, pozole, and green chile stew, all of which can be found at roadside stands, hotels, and pueblos. Looking for traditional Western fare? Northwest New Mexico is home to down-home favorites of barbecue, brisket, and steak too. In fact, a trip to Northwest New Mexico is not complete without visiting one of its many traditional American diners for some homemade chicken fried steak, hamburgers, and French fries.