Restaurant Reviews


V.27 No.25 | 6/21/2018
The sublime steak frites with bone marrow butter
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Live Flame and a Long Name

Devon’s Pop Smoke is a great night out

If you’re after a relaxed dinner out with a pleasant atmosphere and wood smoke as primary seasoning, Devon’s has got your number.
V.27 No.24 | 6/14/2018

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Seafood, but Not Evil

SlapFish makes quality seafood from sustainable sources

Hundreds of miles from the sea, SlapFish has sustainably sourced (and tasty) fish, reasonable prices and a staff that seems to like the place.
V.27 No.22 | 5/31/2018
Duck a l’Orange
Eric Williams Photography

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Live a Little … or a Whole Lot

Le Troquet serves French fare and fine wine

As a special occasion, Le Troquet delivers, though at a cost. However, value-hounds can sniff out a first-rate meal that doesn't break the bank both at lunch or for a light supper.
V.27 No.20 | 5/17/2018
Combination beef soup
Eric Williams Photography

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Friendly Staff, Friendlier Prices

Viet’s Pho serves hospitality and huge portions

At Viet's Pho, Vietnamese restaurant veterans show immense care and hospitality.
V.27 No.19 | 5/10/2018
Broken tacos with veggies
Eric Williams Photography

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The Bar is Where It’s At

Brixens makes fine drinks and casual fare for out-of-towners

Brixens is one part dressed-up sports bar and one part standard American casual restaurant.
V.27 No.18 | 5/3/2018
Kosmic burger and Spudnik fries
Eric Williams Photography

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The Kosmos is Big on Atmosphere

New arts-forward restaurant serves local brews and tasty burgers

In a busy Downtown dining scene, The Kosmos is a secret getaway. The menu is simple, and like the artists around them, seems to focus on doing whatever they do well.
V.27 No.17 | 4/26/2018
Chef’s choice board
Eric Williams Photography

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Charcuterie Joint Serves Fancy Fare

Prices notwithstanding, Salt and Board’s food and drink is excellent

If you love good food and drink, Salt and Board has both in spades, the star of the show being the charcuterie board featuring three cured meats and three cheeses.
V.27 No.14 | 4/5/2018
Roma Bakery
Eric Williams Photography

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A Simple Quality and Charm That’s Hard To Beat

Roma Bakery and Deli will become your local go-to

Breakfast or lunch, you’ll be tempted (and rightly so) by the delightful daily array of baked treats at Roma Bakery and Deli.
V.27 No.11 | 3/15/2018
Wild mushroom chile relleno
Eric Williams Photography

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Warm and Fed in La Fonda del Bosque

New restaurant at NHCC serves tasty Latin fusion

La Fonda del Bosque is gorgeous inside, having the appearance of an upscale Mexican inn with a formal vibe. Its "Latin Fusion" cuisine makes for a hearty, nap-inducing lunch.
V.27 No.9 | 3/1/2018
Mango lassi and vegetable samosa
Eric Williams Photography

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New Indian Food on the Block

Add Taste of India to your restaurant rotation

At almost a year old, Taste of India is already a significant contribution to Albuquerque's dining landscape, and is poised to become another go-to for foodies.
V.27 No.8 | 2/22/2018
Reuben sandwich
Eric Williams Photography

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¿Sí Se Puede? Yes, You Did!

Bocadillos serves solid sammies

Bocadillos, with its confluence of terrific eats, a charming and close-knit crew with deep interest in local teams and athletic talent, is poised once more to become another of Albuquerque’s downtown dining institutions.
V.27 No.7 | 2/15/2018
Beef hot pot and water land hot pot
courtesy of The Bird Hot Pot

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Hot Pot Finally Hits Albuquerque

The Bird Hot Pot serves adventurous eats and cheap drafts

The Bird Hot Pot is notable for being Albuquerque's first dedicated hot pot restaurant, where you dip raw ingredients into a boiling pot of broth on your dining table to cook them, then into a dipping sauce, and then into your mouth.
V.27 No.5 | 2/1/2018

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Got the Money, Honey?

Level 5 has sublime food in posh setting

If you’re prepared for a bit of sticker shock, find yourself a reason to go and devour some tasty new offerings alongside some breathtaking views of the city.
S’mores latte
Eric Williams Photography

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Better Mornings with Coffee and Yoga

Helix offers yoga, friendly vibe, tasty coffee

Helix aims to draw the work-from-home parent type with their playroom, yoga classes and extensive and well-illustrated coffee menu.
V.27 No.2 | 1/11/2018

Restaurant Review

The Acre Makes Farm-to-Table Easy

Buffalo wings and mac n’ cheese for the conscious eater

The Acre is a farm-to-table restaurant that’s accessible, family-friendly and not astronomically priced. Let's hope they've truly found a formula to get the next generation of Burqueños to eat more sustainably and healthily.