red or green


V.25 No.32 | 08/11/2016

Event Horizon

Down the Hatch

Saturday, Aug 20: Bosque Chile Festival

Celebrate the staple of local cuisine with entertainment, kids' activities, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, beer, wine and chef demonstrations.
V.18 No.50 | 12/10/2009
Chad didn’t check first.

Keeping Tabs on Restaurants

Maybe you ate a questionable burrito. Or you just want to make sure everything checks out, sanitation-wise, before you try a new restaurant. Even better than skimming Red or Green reports, the city has a searchable database of every restaurant and bar in town, with the results of every inspection, emergency call-in and follow-up visit right there. Try it, it’s fun!

V.18 No.28 | 7/9/2009
Owner Monica Baca has rolled out El Portal’s house-made tortillas every day since it opened 33 years ago.
Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Monica’s El Portal

True Old Town

Monica’s El Portal may be the answer to the quest common among Old Town visitors for some real New Mexican food without tourist trappings. Lurking on the edge of Old Town and partially hidden by trees (which also shade the patio), this is a place where the state question—red or green?—applies to nearly every menu option.

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