Yo Mama’s was the Readers’ Choice in several categories, including best locally owned business and best restaurant. Photo by Russell Huffman.

Good friends, good food, and good times are the way of life at Yo Mama’s Grill, and the Socorro restaurant is the El Defensor Chieftain Reader’s Choice for the best place to take someone to lunch. Yo Mama’s was also selected as our Readers’ Choice for the best locally owned business and best restaurant around.

Just one look at the eclectic menu at Yo Mama’s starts to make the mouth water — from starters like sauteed mushrooms, stuffed potato skins, and mozzarella wedges – it’s on to deciding between their delicious burgers, sandwiches, soups, and salads.

This type of menu led to owners Jason and Diedra Vinson being named the 2021 Restauranter of the Year by the New Mexico Restaurant Association.

It’s tough to decide between the double-patty M Mountain Monster served with locally- grown green chili, the Philly Cheese Steak, or the crispy chicken salad – so why not try them all? There are too many choices to list here.

Yo Mama’s isn’t just the best place in Socorro to take someone to lunch because they’ve got an excellent entrée menu from cooked-to-order ribeye steaks to blackened catfish.

In the mood for something lighter, or have a craving for seafood? Yo Mama’s also has fettuccine alfredo and scampi pasta prima vera to leave you happy.

You can top it off with a mud pie dessert or some of Yo Mama’s signature cookies.

Yo Mama’s may be the top pick for lunch, but the local eatery offers a lot more with dine-in, takeout catering, and family-style boxes that include BBQ or sandwich boxes that feed 12-14.

Yo Mama’s located at 913 N. California St. in Socorro, and their phone number is 575-838-3962. Check out their online menu and catering details online at https://www.yomamasgrill.com