Bohemian El Patio has one major specialty: green-chile chicken enchiladas. Oddly, they come with a side of fried potatoes, rather than the usual rice—just one example of how this restaurant has been marching to its own beat for decades. It also caters to vegetarians, with some tasty all-veggie enchiladas and totally meat-free chile sauces (this is a common pitfall for the veg set in New Mexico—meat is often tossed into sauces “just for flavor,” or lard is used to fry beans). The restaurant is set in a creaky old wooden house not far from the university. On weekend evenings, someone’s usually playing classical guitar in one of the rooms—oh, and true to the name, there is patio seating out front.
- Open Hours: Monday to Saturday from 11:30 AM to 09:30 PM, Sunday from 12:00 PM to 09:00 PM
- Feature: Outdoor dining;Dine with a View
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex
- Takeout Available: Yes