Eating and Shopping

Downtown T or C

Passion Pie Cafe (575-894-0008)
Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or just to hang out, Passion Pie’s got sandwiches, soup and incredible pastries – both sweet and savory – with absolutely everything home made fresh every day. They serve very good coffee, tea and specialty drinks. Our current favorite is the Mango Lassi (a cold slushy yogurt mango smoothie drink) that is perfect after a hotspring bath!

Latitude 33 (Pershing between Broadway and Main downtown)
Brand new, fresh and inventive “Southwest Fusion” fare including a Spa Menu and dessert.

The Restaurant at Sierra Grande (575-894-6976)
Open 7 days for breakfast brunch and dinner plus brunch on Sundays, under the management of Chef Taffy Glenn. Beer & wine, great posole, salads, bison burgers & steaks, fish. Vegetarian and vegan-friendly.

Me Gusta (575-297-0070)
A stationary food truck serving excellent falafel, sliders, fries, poutine, and more. Menu is subject to change every month. Food can be enjoyed in the patio next to Me Gusta, inside Truth or Consequences Brewing Co, or taken home. Closed Monday through Wednesday.

Pacific Grill (575-894-7687)
On Date Street (take your car unless you’re up for a longish walk). Salad bar and TorC-style comfort food (chicken fried steak, Asian fusion, grilled fish, spaghetti). Lunch and dinner until 8-ish, with beer and wine. Closed Monday (call to verify seasonal hours).

Los Arcos Steakhouse (575-894-6200)
Within easy driving distance on Date Street, serving fine steaks and seafood, with full bar. Open for dinner every evening at 5pm.

T or C Brewing Co. (575-297-0289)
All beer is brewed in-house and sold by the goblet, pint, squealer, or growler. Flights of beer and New Mexico-made wines by the glass are available, plus ice water and tea. Bring food in, or order from Me Gusta and have it delivered to your table.

Shopping Downtown


Sierra County Farmers Market – 8:30-11:30 am


El Cortez Theater (575-894-4914)
OK … it’s not “shopping,” but a good movie in a historic theater is a great find! When you are driving down Main Street, you will notice their neon marquis advertising what’s playing. Call the box office for showtimes. You can even follow them on Facebook for regular updates.

Dust (575-894-3613)
Check out the Dust (formerly Dust & Glitter) boutique featuring all hand-made goods from New Mexican artists and artisans.


Second Hand Rose (575-894-4029)
Exotic imports from all over the world — clothing, incense, jewelry, candles and more. Most items are by indigenous artists that Dee meets on her travels, but there’s also some vintage and recycled clothing. Open at reasonable hours every day!

Proprietor January has created a warm and inviting retail space, with oodles of items to pique your interest. January’s was originally a card shop, and many of the images are January originals. Pick some up to send to friends!

Black Cat Books & Coffee (575-894-7070)
Plenty of seating, lots of books, fresh coffee, and a small but great selection of bakery items – that’s Black Cat. Open 8am-5pm Friday through Monday (but often closed for part of the summer).

Eating at Elephant Butte

Big Food Express (575-744-4896)
Food ranges from excellent club sandwich or reuben with fries, to unexpected Asian dishes that round out the casual menu. A meal on the shady patio is fun in the summer! Check out their website for complete menu and details. Open everyday (call to verify seasonal hours).

Casa Taco (575-744-4859)
Very casual and fun patio for taco baskets (beef, chicken, shrimp or veggie), enchiladas, burgers. Closed Tues & Wed.

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Blackstone Hotsprings