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Shopping and Dining

Shopping and Dining

As Hobbs has grown over the last decade by a double-digit rate, shopping in Hobbs has gotten better and better. Its unique specialty shops, the experience of having true customer service and the attitude of “we care about serving you” is still found in almost all the shops here. A mixture of the big boxes and department stores providing all the national brands makes shopping in Hobbs truly a great buying experience. More and more, whatever consumers are looking for, they’re likely to find it in Hobbs.

Lea County is the perfect place to buy western wear, including boots, hats, jeans, jackets, handcrafted jewelry and dressy clothing with a western flair. The upscale fashions can be found in shops throughout the county, along with a mix of the classic dress for all ages. Many of the shops carry unique and specialized merchandise for that special customer, so if you can’t find it in the big boxes, check out our smaller businesses.


As one might expect in New Mexico, Hobbs is famous for its Tex-Mex cuisine, being only four miles from the Texas border. Being true to its Mexican culture, there are several fine traditional Mexican restaurants dotted throughout the five municipalities. Nevertheless, residents and guests alike will enjoy the many tastes of all cultures. From famous Mexican to the specialties of Chinese cooking and rib-sticking barbecue, there is a dining experience for every taste.

Whether dining in one of Lea County’s mom-&-pop diners or one of the nationally branded restaurants, dining in Hobbs is a culinary treat. You will find menus and a price range to meet any situation or budget. Plus, because you’re in the oil fields, the portions are normally larger and cooked to your taste. From morning coffee to late dinner, you will find dining in Hobbs to be both a friendly and welcome experience.

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