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The Bests of Burque Past

Annapurna’s World Vegetarian Café

2201 Silver Ave SE (University)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 262-CHAI (2424)
www.chaishoppe.com
Mon-Sat: 7am-9pm Sun: 9am-8pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastBrunchLunchDinner

4.37 rating (47 votes)
Ayurvedic cuisine supposedly works with your body’s natural energies and constitution to create “soul” food that’s on a whole new plane. Winners of Best Vegetarian in our restaurant poll several years running, Annapurna’s food is satisfying but never heavy and, well, you just feel better after you eat there. Try Sunday brunch with spiced gluten-free, vegan pancakes and breakfast quinoa (but you’ll have to live without scrambled eggs, sorry). The shaded courtyard to the side of the restaurant is spectacular. Voted Best Vegetarian Restaurant for 2013. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Olympia Café

2210 Central Ave SE (University)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 266-5222
olympiacafeabq.com
Mon-Fri: 11am-10pm Sat: Noon-10pm Sun: Noon-8:00pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner

3.99 rating (37 votes)
Voted Best Greek in our Best of Burque Restaurants poll time and time again, Olympia is a good old Greek diner with tasty comfort food: delicious gyros, souvlaki, pita, spanakopita and roasted potatoes. Vegetarian options are plentiful and cheap, but if that’s not your bag, $11 will buy you a leg of lamb with salad, potatoes and bread. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

66 Diner

1405 Central Ave NE (University)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 247-1421
www.66diner.com
Mon-Fri: 11am-11pm Sat: 8am-11pm Sun: 8am-10pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastLunchDinnerOpen Late

3.84 rating (34 votes)
Step back in time for old-fashioned diner food and atmosphere with a New Mexican twist (incarnate in the hot-and-spicy Frito pie). The real stars in this place, though, are the awesome frozen desserts. They run the gamut from mammoth banana splits to 99-cent teeny-weeny hot fudge sundaes. The milkshakes come in almost any flavor combination you can think of and are some of the creamiest, most lip-smacking concoctions around. Voted Best Milkshakes for 2013. (Alibi Staff, October 13, 2010)

CoolWater Fusion Restaurant

2010 Wyoming Blvd NE (Uptown)
Suite B
Albuquerque NM
(505) 332-COOL (2665)
www.coolwaterfusion.com
Monday-Saturday lunch: 11am-2pm Monday-Thursday dinner: 4:30-8pm Friday-Saturday dinner: 4:30-9pm Monday-Saturday Happy Hour: 4-6pm Sunday brunch: 10am-2pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BrunchLunchDinnerOpen Late

3.05 rating (15 votes)
The restaurateurs behind CoolWater Fusion, formerly of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center’s Pueblo Harvest Café and Bakery, use sustainable planning, from the tablecloths (no throwaway paper) to the New Mexico heritage beef and local produce. Shopping daily means waste is kept to a minimum and ingredients are fresh. The chef’s Navajo roots are reflected in the menu, as are his love of “big flavors,” expressed through braises, sauces, salsas and garnishes from the world over. Don’t be surprised to find a roasted corn salsa sharing a plate with beurre blanc or on a boneless Idaho rainbow trout stuffed with crab and wrapped in bacon. Sunday brunch highlights a “crepe of the day,” blue corn pancakes and crab eggs Benedict. Voted Best Fusion for 2013. (Alibi Staff, September 3, 2010)

The Grove Café & Market

600 Central Ave SE (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 248-9800
www.thegrovecafemarket.com
Tues-Sat: 7am-4pm Sun: 8am-3pm Closed Monday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastBrunchLunch

3.86 rating (40 votes)
This ray of sunshine in Huning Highland serves gourmet breakfast and lunch made with local ingredients, sells housemade English muffins and has a mini-shop filled with goodies like honey, jams, mustards and vinegars, not to mention non-edibles like cook books, serving vessels and cards. The hot and cold sandwiches are dandy and come with twee sides of sliced bread-and-butter pickles and fruit salad. There’s also a large, shaded patio and incredible housemade cupcakes. Team this up with an espresso bar, wine service and “Sangria Saturdays,” and the power of triumvirate treats awaits you. Voted Best Brunch for 2013. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Kai's Chinese Restaurant

138 Harvard Dr SE (University)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 266-8388
Mon-Fri: 11am-9pm Sat: 12pm-9pm Closed Sunday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)
Cuisine: Chinese

3.76 rating (30 votes)
So many reasons why we love Kai’s: It’s cheap even by cheapskate standards. The service is friendly, and the food comes out in a flash. It’s close to the university, and there’s parking in the back. If you’re bored, you can either look at pictures of kung fu heroes all over the walls or check out the action in the open kitchen. Voted Best Chinese for 2013. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Kokoro Japanese Restaurant

5614 Menaul NE (Midtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 830-2061
Mon–Sat: 11am–8pm Closed Sunday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner

4.29 rating (31 votes)
Kokoro Japanese Restaurant is teeny-tiny in size with a menu succinctly pared down to a handful of quality home-style Japanese dishes—noodle soup (udon or soba), curry, donburi bowls, bento and a small sushi menu. The place is vegetarian/vegan-friendly with dishes like “just curry” (white rice with curry sauce and Japanese pickles), a wakame bowl of seaweed and noodles, and potato croquettes (tempura potato balls). Voted Best Japanese for 2013. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Mannies Family Restaurant

2900 Central Ave SE (Nob Hill)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 265-1669
www.manniesnobhill.com
Mon-Sun: 6am-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastLunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)

3.79 rating (27 votes)
Mannies is a little neighborhood diner that’s actually quite large. A Nob Hill mainstay for decades, you’re sure to see someone you know if you eat here for breakfast on the weekend. One of our favorite dishes is the marvelous BLT with thick slabs of bacon, a nest of shredded lettuce and a generous slathering of mayo. Winner of 2013’s Best Comfort Food and Best Greasy Spoon.

(Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Nexus Brewery

4730 Pan American Freeway East NE Suite D (I-25 Corridor)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 242-4100
www.nexusbrewery.com
Sun- Thu 11:00 am-10pm; Fri-Sat 11: 00 am-11pm Kitchen hours: Closes at 9 p.m. Sun-Thu and 10 p.m. Fri-Sat (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Century Rio (See Film Times)

4.33 rating (7 votes)
This brewery has quite a following, both for the beer and as a “New Mexican soul food” gastropub. The menu offers specialties of Southern-fried po’boys and the delicious marriage of chicken and waffles. It’s just the place to take your corn-bread-and-Frito-pie-craving friends while still getting your craft beer fix. And there’s live music, too. Nexus has bands booked several nights a week. Voted Best Southern Food for 2013. (Alibi Staff, July 12, 2011)

Orchid Thai Cuisine

4300 Central Ave SE (Upper Nob Hill)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 265-4047
www.orchidthaicuisine.com
Mon-Sat: 11am-10pm Sun: 5-10pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)
Cuisine: Thai, Asian

3.46 rating (35 votes)
The Orchid has a fantastic atmosphere. Elaborate murals line the walls, and the dim interior is punctuated by pools of light just where you need them—on the tables. The service can be weak, but the enormous menu has something delicious for everyone. From basic pad Thai to much more exotic fare, the Orchid is one of the tastiest flowers in Albuquerque’s blossoming garden of Thai restaurants. Voted Best Thai for 2013. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Owl Café

800 Eubank NE (Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 291-4900
Sun-Thurs: 7am-10pm Fri-Sat: 7am-11pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastLunchDinnerOpen Late
Nearby Theater: High Ridge (See Film Times)

3.41 rating (24 votes)
There’s a certain tangible thrill that comes with eating in the hollow gullet of a giant bird of prey, especially when you’re tearing into a juicy green chile cheeseburger. Swoop in for the kill with a peanut butter or coffee milkshake—and leave no survivors! Voted Best Green Chile Cheeseburger 2013. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Pho #1 Vietnamese

414 San Pedro SE (Southeast)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 268-0488
Mon-Tues,Thurs-Sun:10:30am-9pm Closed Wednesday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Cuisine: Vietnamese, Asian

2.63 rating (46 votes)
Pho #1 may not have the speediest service, but that’s probably because it’s overwhelmed by the positive reception it gets for the delicious food. There are many dishes you’ll find on the menu here and nowhere else. Do not resist the seven courses of beef or pho with rare beef. Or, if you’re not a meat eater, the herb-laced vegetarian salad is mountainous. Voted Best Pho for 2013. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

The Range Café

2200 Menaul NE (University)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 888-1660
rangecafe.com
Mon-Thu: 7:30am-9pm Fri-Sat: 7:30am-9:00pm Sun: 7:30am-9:30pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastLunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)

3.44 rating (16 votes)
Do not leave The Range without ordering something involving bacon and queso even if it means you have to get side dishes of them both. These people serve thick, meaty bacon and obviously understand the power of the dreamy, cheesy goop we call queso to transform simple breakfast items from ho-hum to hot damn! They’ve even rescued the humble bowl of oatmeal from perpetual breakfast boredom by parking a scoop of their fabulous house-made cinnamon ice cream on top of it. Voted Best Huevos Rancheros for 2013. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Rebel Donut

2435 Wyoming Blvd NE (Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM
505-293-0553
rebeldonut.com
Mon-Fri 6am-6pm Sat-Sun 7am-4pm (hours can change without notice)
Cuisine: Bakery/Sweets

3 rating (2 votes)
Donuts exotic and mundane, hot coffee and Texas-style kolaches. Justifiably lauded for their “Breaking Bad”-inspired Blue Sky donut and other equally creative specialty donuts. Voted Best Donuts for 2013. (Alibi Staff, October 9, 2013)

Sadie’s

6230 Fourth Street NW (North Valley)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 345-5339
sadiesofnewmexico.com
Mon-Thu: 11am-10pm Fri - Sat: 10am-10:30pm Sun: 10am-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Century Rio (See Film Times)
Cuisine: New Mexican

2.35 rating (57 votes)
Walking into Sadie's is like walking into your rich old New Mexican tia’s house. The food smells good, the atmosphere is comfortable, and it's OK if you get a little loud. Sadie's has a friendly and casual staff and huge, chile-smothered portions of food. We like to go for dinner with a big group and drink too many margaritas (except for the designated driver, of course). Voted Best Margarita for 2013. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Scalo Northern Italian Grill

3500 Central Ave SE (Nob Hill)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 255-8781
www.scalonobhill.com
Sun 11am–2:30pm & 5pm–9pm Mon–Thu 11am–2:30pm & 5pm–10pm Fri–Sat 11am–2:30pm & 5pm–11pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BrunchLunchDinnerOpen Late
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)

3.5 rating (51 votes)
The surprising thing about Scalo is that it’s simultaneously more fancy and less expensive than you’d think. It’s just as breezy and classy as ever in its high-ceilinged dining room. All of the bottles on the wine list are half-price on Monday nights, and there’s free, live music in the bar. Voted Best italian for 2013. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Taj Mahal

1430 Carlisle NE (Midtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 255-1994
tajmahalcuisineofindia.com
Lunch: Mon-Sun: 11am-2:30pm Dinner: Sun-Thurs: 5-9:30pm Fri-Sat: 5-10pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)

3.33 rating (37 votes)
Taj Mahal has some killer naan. In fact, you’ll probably eschew your fork in favor of this edible utensil, using it to scoop up mounds of delicately textured, beautifully sauced and aromatic Indian food. Wash it down with not-too-sweet hot chai, which is frequently replenished at no extra cost by the attentive service. For dessert, don’t miss the refreshing mango custard. Voted Best Indian for 2013.

(Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Thai Vegan

5505 Osuna Rd NE (Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 884-4610
www.thaivegannm.com/home.html
Lunch Monday-Saturday: 11 am-2:30 pm Dinner Monday-Sunday: 5-9 pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late

4.7 rating (11 votes)
The Thai Vegan menu includes fake shrimp, chicken, fish and pepper steak. That said, it isn’t the sophistication of vegetarian faux meats that makes the place so good. It’s amazing because the cooks really know what they’re doing, and they use quality ingredients. The Thai iced tea (yup, that’s vegan, too) is like sipping Bangkok through a straw. Voted Best Vegan Food for 2013. (Alibi Staff, November 4, 2010)

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