Sadie's is one of the city's longtime favorites for simple-but-spicy, no-nonsense, New Mexican fare. Remembered fondly by old-timers for the era when it made its home in the Lucky 66 bowling alley next door, it now occupies an fortress-like adobe building. It's a fun, lively scene and a general crowd-pleaser, but purists can detect changes due to the sheer volume of their output (and they now have additional locations elsewhere in town). Specialties include carne adovada,
cheese enchiladas, and spicy beef burritos, but skip the chiles rellenos. The service is always prompt, though sometimes there's a wait for a table. While you're waiting, try one of the excellent margaritas. Sadie's salsa is locally renowned and available by the jar for takeout.