This weekend, my food journey took me to Sadie’s of New Mexico, and as usual, Sadie’s did not disappoint.

Sadie’s serves up authentic New Mexican food, and in large, delicious portions.Some of their most popular menu items include The Billy Bondo Burger, various stuffed sopapillas, The Roberto Special, or even the Wysong Burrito Bowl (named after former VSCHS football standout Luke Wysong).

I have been to Sadie’s countless times in my life and have rarely finished my food.

I will brag, though, that one-time I did finish an order of Sadie’s Small Nachos by myself.

If you do not know, the small nachos at Sadie’s are anything but small. They are more of a mountain of nacho goodness.

My picture included in the article does not do the small nachos justice. It is a sight that can only be appreciated in real life. And when I was a senior in high school, I finished the entire thing by myself. It was one of the proudest moments of my life, and something that I include in my resume.

So, I ordered the same thing and attempted to relive my glory days.

When you dine at Sadies, you get free chips and salsa, which is just awesome! Did I mention that the free chips and salsa are bottomless?

Oh, and Sadie’s has the best salsa on the planet. When I try salsa at any other establishment, I always say to myself, “I wish they had Sadie’s salsa.” It’s tangy and spicy, and it has amazing green chile. If you think another restaurant has better salsa, let me know.

After 15 minutes of waiting, I spotted my old nemesis in all of its cheesy greatness. It was time to get to work.

The nachos were glorious and had melted aged cheddar cheese, refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, lettuce, tomato, shredded chicken, Billy’s Spicy Ground Beef, and jalapenos on the side (sorry, not the biggest fan of jalapenos).

The best thing about nachos is that they have all the textures you want in food. They are crunchy, chewy, creamy, gooey, tangy, sweet and spicy.  The tostada chips were fresh, and I poured Sadie’s Salsa on top of the nachos to further the taste experience.

I finished half of the nachos, and then hit a wall. I was stuffed.

I underestimated the nachos, and like a fool, I ate lots of chips and sopapillas before the real food came out.

It was time to accept that I can no longer eat ridiculous amounts of food. I was embarrassed. The nachos were mocking me.

However, I noticed a kid sitting at another table watching me face my defeat.

He gave me a comforting nod, and I knew then that the future was in good hands. I may have been defeated today, but that kid will avenge me someday.

I came home with a smile on my face because I had some amazing food from Sadie’s, and I had leftover Ssopapillas. Not a bad day.

Do you have what it takes to face the small nachos or want to try something at Sadie’s?

Here are their three locations:

  • 6230 Fourth St. NW, Los Ranchos De Albuquerque, NM 87107
  • 5400 Academy Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
  • 15 Hotel Circle NE, Albuquerque, NM 87123

Need more information? Visit their official site at

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