Everyone has their New Mexican restaurant standbys, but for a surprisingly excellent meal with no frills and a fair price, PC's is the undoubted reigning Southside champ. With a sprawling dining room and bar at the mouth of Airport Road, PC's has been serving up classic local dishes for as long as anyone can remember. The flavorful red and green coupled with the laid-back atmosphere provides a different experience from sometimes-stuffy downtown restaurants. Here, we sampled vegetarian options like the cheese enchiladas, (Christmas, of course) for $8.40, with a fried egg on top (an extra $1.30). The carnitas plate ($9.80) and chicharrón burrito ($9.15) downed by our meat-eating companions were reportedly fantastic. As an added bonus, PC's officially has the best sopaipillas we've ever had in Santa Fe—strong words, indeed, but they were somehow dense and airy all at once and perfectly held drizzling honey and mopped-up chile alike. Find also a full bar with the usual beer and margarita suspects, sports on the TV and some of the creamiest and most flavorful guacamole around. PC's is no place for needless chit-chat, but for those in search of well-made and quickly served New Mexican highlights.

Lunch and Dinner
Tuesday-Saturday

Breakfast and Lunch
Saturday and Sunday

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PC's Restaurant & Lounge
4220 Airport Road,

505-473-7164