The Short Order
Tucked into a cluster of modest strip-mall shops where Rodeo and Zia roads converge,
Joe’s Diner and Pizza may not be the talk of the town, but the food is good,
the staff is friendly, and the owners are big proponents of seasonal, organic ingredients from New Mexico farmers. The lengthy menu includes predictable diner dishes, pizza, and some fancier fare but nothing flashy or outrageous. Like the honest, decent, everyday guys and gals we all know,
Joe’s isn’t showy, nor is it unforgettable. It’s simply in the business of serving good, reliable, unpretentious food in a comfortable setting. Recommended: fried chicken, lamb burger,
black bean soup, and pecan-apricot pie.
Ratings range from 0 to 4 chiles. This reflects the reviewer’s experience with regard to food and drink, atmosphere, service, and value.