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123 Bent St. (Paseo del Pueblo Norte) Send to Phone
A one-of-a-kind spot for imaginative, offbeat takes on traditional New Mexican food.

Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Apple Tree Restaurant Restaurant Review

: No matter the season, it always seems sunny at the Apple Tree. A cheerful hand-painted interior and shady, tree-studded patio make this landmark eatery in a rambling adobe a must for any visitor. The kitchen plays fast and loose with traditional New Mexican cuisine, each recipe prepared with unexpected ingredients and offbeat flavors. One signature dish combines spicy chicken enchiladas with sweet mango chutney. In another, cheese-stuffed chiles rellenos are made with sharp white cheddar instead of the usual bland cheese. Outstanding fajitas feature barbecued duck instead of the more predictable chicken or beef. If you're in the mood for something more traditional, try the burger, a pudgy patty topped with thick-cut bacon and sharp cheddar. Start with a wedge of almond-crusted Brie, made for sharing, which is served with fresh bread and slices of crisp green apple and seasonal fruit. Vegetarians have lots of options, including veggie burgers, meat-free enchiladas and the Apple Tree salad made with dried cranberries, nuts and blue cheese. Brunch is famous among locals for the classic eggs Benedict and pecan pancakes.


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