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!
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.