Category Archives: Mine Shaft Tavern (Madrid New Mexico)


In Madrid, New Mexico, once a booming mining town, later a ghost town and more recently revived as an artist colony and tourist trap along the Turquoise Trail (the old road between Albuquerque and Santa Fe) sits the Mine Shaft Tavern.  This is a place to booze, eat fried food then booze some more as it features the longest bar in the state and a cardiologist’s nightmare menu.

Chicken tenders, fish and chips, chicken quesadillas, buffalo chicken wings.  The Monster is getting down and dirty.  Here is what not to order: salad, veggie burger, grilled salmon special with asparagus, seafood platter.

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