The unassuming store, formerly a Woolworth's, sells every type of souvenir trinket you could imagine, but its true claim to fame is their served-in-a-bag concoction, a favorite among locals.
My husband and I decided to investigate this regional classic. We were a bit nervous that the dish would be flaming-hot spicy, but heck, it was nothing that a little Pepto couldn't cure, right?
So we ordered one to share, and I committed myself to a few bites.
Surprisingly we did, and it was delicious.
The red chile had a great flavor - it was spicy but not overly. An interesting thing about Frito Pie is that it's on the menu at many New Mexican restaurants, each putting a different spin on the original.
My husband ordered it at Ojo Caliente resort. Theirs came with shredded pork instead of ground beef. Oh, and sans the bag.