Bodega Burger Co. & Lounge was opened in 2011 by the Dean family to provide Socorroans with a great meal in a classy dining room, and Chieftain readers selected Bodega as the best place to take your family to dinner in the 2022 Readers’ Choice.

Bodega specializes in steaks, gourmet burgers, and seafood, and the wine list is extensive, with cabernet, merlot, zinfandel, pinot, and more. A full-service restaurant with an adjoining lounge with large screen televisions and pool tables, Bodega has been voted #1 on Trip Advisor by customers and travelers to the area.  The menu features many different burgers, including a burger with sautéed shrimp, a burger with a fried egg, and the house favorite: the Bodega Burger with green chile, bacon and cheddar cheese.

Beyond that, Bodega offers a portabella mushroom burger stuffed with black beans, a salmon burger and a shrimp burger, among others. Other favorites include prime rib, ribeye, and filet mignon steak dinners. Diners can also choose non-beef meals, like pecan chicken, rainbow trout, and salmon.

Bodega Burger Co. & Lounge, 606 California Street, 575-838-2087. Open 4-8 p.m. Monday-Friday.