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Located in south-central New Mexico, Alamogordo is a small city brimming with small-town charm and many exciting adventures. The area is a prime location for outdoor adventures such as paragliding, hiking, camping and more. The town also hosts many events throughout the year like the White Sands Balloon Invitational and the Cottonwood Festival, plus there are many tasty eats to keep your energy up. Here is our list for the best eats in Alamogordo, New Mexico.
If you’re looking to satisfy a sweet craving, then Caliche’s Frozen Custard should definitely be on your list of places to visit when in Alamogordo. This fast-casual eatery has a variety of sweet, cold treats, including the eponymous Caliche in strawberry cheesecake, fudge brownie bliss, and big Hawaiian flavors and sundaes.
Hi-D-Ho Drive-In continues to delight customers with its good ole American fare. The interior is tiny with only a couple of tables; however, the covered outside patio has plenty of seating. Try the Tiger Burger, which is a double meat cheeseburger with fries, and the hot dog with added toppings like cheese and green chiles.
Hi-D-Ho Drive-In, 414 S White Sands Blvd, Alamogordo, NM, USA, +1 575 437 6400
If you love hot dogs, Jam-ing Hotdogs and More is the place to go. Order a jumbo or junior hot dog and make it your own with different toppings, or try a special dog like the Philly cheese dog with grilled bell peppers, onions and cheese.
Jam-ing Hotdogs & More, 213 12th St, Alamogordo, NM, USA, +1 575 430 5098
Plateau Espresso signature drinks such as the Winter Wonderland, which is spiced chai with white chocolate and steamed milk; and the New Mexico Paradise with chocolate, hazelnut and coconut. Accompany your drink with cookies, bagels, muffins and paninis.
Plateau Espresso, 2724 Scenic Dr, Alamogordo, NM, USA, +1 575 434 4466
Rizo’s Mexican Restaurant has a menu brimming with zesty, flavorful dishes. A popular choice is the mini street tacos, with flavors such as al pastor (adobo pork), carne asada (grilled steak), buches (pork stomach), or chicken. Other highlights from the menu include the Chile Colorado Plate, or beef cooked in red chile, and the smothered burrito with a choice of red or green sauce.
Rockin’ BZ Burgers is another great place to get your hands on a juicy burger. Create your burger exactly how you like or order the ever-popular CHAMP burger, topped with grilled onions, white American cheese, green chiles, lettuce and tomato or other tasty options like hot dogs.
Rockin’ BZ Burgers, 3005 N White Sands Blvd, Alamogordo, NM, USA, +1 575 434 2375
Stella Vita’s menu includes choices such as green chile chicken soup; hand-cut rib eye that is grilled to order and served with mashed potatoes, sautéed spinach, and merlot reduction; and duck breast with cherry chipotle sauce and served with green chile cheese grits and sautéed vegetables.
Stella Vita, 902 New York Ave, Alamogordo, NM, USA, +1 575 434 4444
Waffle & Pancake Shoppe delights customers again and again with its American comfort dishes. If you have a hankering for something sweet be sure to try the blueberry waffle, apple pancakes, or chocolate chip pancakes. For something savory, opt for the ‘Get Down Hash Browns’ with onions and bell peppers plus a choice of gravy or Mexican green sauce.
Waffle & Pancake Shoppe, 950 S White Sands Blvd, Alamogordo, NM, USA, +1 575 437 0433