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Downtown Restaurants in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico

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Albuquerque - Downtown

Gold Street Caffè

218 Gold SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 765-1633
goldstreetcaffe.com
Mon 7 am-4 pm. Tue-Sat 7 am-9 pm Sun 7 am-4 pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastBrunchLunchDinner

4.09 rating (29 votes)
Gold Street was cool before Downtown was cool, but now that Downtown is cool, Gold Street is even cooler. Open for breakfast and lunch (and now dinner service on the weekends!), this charming café has pet-friendly sidewalk seating and serves up a menu of homey breakfast favorites like waffles and sophisticated lunches. It shouldn’t surprise you that the place with the Best Bacon in our restaurant poll also makes a memorable BLT. If you’re really lucky, they’ll have freshly baked cupcakes or a slice of flourless chocolate cake waiting for dessert. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 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)

Holy Cow

700 Central Ave SE (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 242-2991
holycownm.com
11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Cuisine: American

3.83 rating (13 votes)
The site of Bob’s Fish and Chips on Central has been reincarnated as one of the best burger joints in town. The N.M. grass-fed Holy Cow burger comes on a brioche bun, while an ahi tuna sandwich, veggie club, and dinner salads offer plenty of choices for bovine-averse diners. Beer and wine, plus shakes, malts and floats, are available to complete the sacrament. (Alibi Staff, September 1, 2011)

Ibiza at Hotel Andaluz

125 2nd St NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
505-242-9090
www.hotelandaluz.com/eat-dr...
Sun-Thu 4pm-10pm Fri-Sat 4pm-1am (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: DinnerOpen Late

2.67 rating (3 votes)
This rooftop bar, the flirty sister of the fancier (and pricier) Lucia, offers a breezy patio, a menu of small plates and specialty cocktails for the Los Angeles-inclined Downtown crowd. The food is hit or miss, but the house-created cocktails—like the spicy-yet-refreshing cucumber-jalapeño margarita—make it well worth a visit. (Alibi Staff, October 10, 2012)

Java Joe’s

906 Park SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 765-1514
www.downtownjavajoes.com
Mon-Sun: 6:30am-3:30pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastLunch

3.7 rating (20 votes)
According to one of our readers, Java Joe’s is “the last of a dying breed.” There are indeed “few choices left to get that cool Haight-Ashbury ’60s feeling.” Don’t get the wrong idea, though, this neighborhood coffee shop isn’t overflowing with hippies. It attracts a diverse crowd of cyclists, artists, musicians, hipsters and grownups just looking for a cuppa joe (albeit one with in-house roasted beans). The food is simple and satisfying, from freshly baked scones to waffles, burritos, sandwiches and salads, and the sidewalk seating is definitely for the dogs. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

JC’s New York Pizza Department

215 Central Ave NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 766-6973
jcnypd.com/index.html
Sun-Thu: 11am-midnight Fri-Sat: 11am-2:30am (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late
Cuisine: Pizza

4.23 rating (57 votes)
Get your late-night pizza fix and a pint on Downtown’s favorite patio. It makes a perfect vantage point for people-watching until 2:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

The Library Bar and Grill

312 Central Ave SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 242-2992
www.libraryabq.com
Mon-Sat: 11am-2am Sun: noon-midnight (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late

2.84 rating (19 votes)
The Library began as a concept bar a few years ago in Tempe, Ariz., catering to the lunch and dinner crowd, transforming in the later hours of the evening into a nightclub. The food is pretty standard bar fare with burgers and the like—but at least in this case you’ll be served by Catholic schoolgirl-attired waitresses, who, at prescribed times during the night, will dance on the bar mere inches from your taco plate. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Lindy’s Diner

Central and Fifth Street SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 242-2582
Mon-Thurs: 7am-9pm Fri-Sat: 7am-3am Sun: 8am-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastLunchDinner

2.39 rating (23 votes)
We like Lindy’s for their retro-ish décor, Downtown convenience and $5 pitchers of beer. The food here is pretty typical diner fare with a good amount of New Mexican and Greek specialties thrown into the mix, served in hefty portions.

(Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Maloney’s

325 Central Ave NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 242-7422
www.maloneystavern.com
Mon-Sat: 11am-2am Sun: 11am-midnight (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late

3.28 rating (26 votes)
If jocked-out Humphrey Bogart and sorority-girl Lauren Bacall had to pick a spot in this town to stare dreamily into each other’s eyes, and then polish off a plate of sliders, they’d probably do it at Maloney’s. Located smack in the center of Downtown, this pub and eatery boasts a movie star-themed menu, rock-star music and one of the the most popular patios in the Burque. Check out their Sierra Nevada-battered onion rings with chipotle ranch dressing or their signature “spuds Maloney” loaded potato skins. And with no cover charge, even Sinatra’s limo driver can afford to roll on in. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Marble Brewery

111 Marble NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 243-2739
www.marblebrewery.com
Mon-Sat 1pm-12pm Sun 1pm-10:30pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: DinnerOpen Late

3.39 rating (17 votes)
Marble Brewery opened its doors in the spring of 2008, and since then it’s become a favorite haunt of Burque beer fans. Go in for a flight—10 little glasses of every beer on tap—and taste the meticulously brewed rainbow, each beer distinct and complex. Six-packs, bombers, growlers and kegs are good to go. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Pasion Latin Fusion

722 Lomas NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 503-7880
www.pasionlatinfusion.com
Mon-Fri: 11am-2:30pm Sat: 9am-2pm Closed Sunday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastBrunchLunchDinnerOpen Late
Salsa night/ Live Music: -

4.11 rating (18 votes)
Elvis is in the house—Chef Elvis Bencomo, that is. With co-owners Monica (Elvis’ wife) and Orlando (his brother), Pasión Latin Fusion serves up dishes found throughout Latin America with Elvis’ own creative flair. Monica runs the front of the house and her gracious, lively style makes you feel right at home. To eat, there are fish tacos crusted in banana, garnished with pickled onions, avocado and sauce. The succulent carnitas tacos and George’s pescado à la Veracruzana are spectacular. The “croque señorita” is Elvis’ version of a croque-madame—a seared pork chop, fried egg and Swiss cheese served over tacu tacu (Peruvian rice and beans, similar to Cuba's moros y cristianos) with a huacatay (Peruvian mint) cream sauce. (Alibi Staff, September 1, 2011)

Plaza Eatery

1 One Civic Plaza NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 768-3539
Mon-Fri: 7am-4pm Closed Saturday & Sunday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastLunch

3 rating (11 votes)
Plaza Eatery, steps away from Civic Plaza, is an ideal location to eat lunch and spot your local elected government officials, whether it be city councilors or the mayor himself. With some of the lowest prices Downtown and a large menu of tasty American, Greek and New Mexican lunch specials, and lots of fresh baked goods, Plaza Eatery is one of Downtown’s best-kept secrets. Try a chicken walnut sandwich, served on a croissant with grapes, and get an iced sugar cookie for dessert. Or try the Spanakopita—delicious homemade spinach pie served with pita bread, tsatsiki sauce and a green leaf salad on the side. Plaza Eatery also offers a sizeable breakfast menu. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Roma Bakery and Deli

501 Roma NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 843-9418
Mon-Fri: 7am-3pm Closed Saturday & Sunday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastLunch

4 rating (5 votes)
Downtown chowhounds can enjoy a light, simple and delicious breakfast or lunch at the Roma Bakery and Deli. Choose three salads from the deli case (the spicy tuna is a must-try) or get the Magnífica deli-style sandwich filled with salami, pepperoni and turkey topped with balsamic vinaigrette for a filling meal at a great price. As a bonus, Oscar tucks away a homemade cookie for dessert, or you can eyeball other fresh bakery treats behind the glass to take for later. Delish. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Slate Street Café

515 Slate NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 243-2210
www.slatestreetcafe.com
Mon-Fri 7:30am-10pm Sat-Sun 9am-10pm Closed Sunday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastBrunchLunchDinner

3.84 rating (31 votes)
Modeled after a New York loft, Slate Street’s wine bar has an ultra-hip, modern, minimalist feel. This wine list is rhythmic, flowing and poetic, and it’s the most pleasurable to read and easiest to comprehend in Albuquerque. The wines are listed by style—“just a little sweet,” “ABC: Anything But Chardonnay” or “sexy, elegant, austere”—not varietal or region. Demystifying the label like this makes it easy for patrons to pair wine and food. The listings are simple, but not simplistic. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

The Standard Diner

320 Central Ave SE (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 243-1440
standarddiner.com
Mon-Thu 11am-9pm Fri 11am-9:30pm Sat-Sun 10am-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastBrunchLunchDinner

3.23 rating (44 votes)
Forget everything you know about typical diners. Add class, upscale furnishings and a larger price tag, and then you’ll have the Standard Diner. They have oysters, fine wines and homemade desserts, and some interesting twists on ordinary fare like meatloaf and mac and cheese. The service is doting, the view of our beloved Huning Highland is representative and if you need a restaurant to take your boss to, try kissing his rings while downing a nice glass of Port. It might make it a little easier. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

The Standard Diner

320 Central Ave SE (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 243-1440
standarddiner.com
Mon: 7AM - 9PM Tues: 7AM - 9PM Wed: 7AM - 9PM Thur: 7AM - 9PM Fri: 7AM - 9:30PM Sat: 7AM - 9:30PM Sun: 7AM - 9PM (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastBrunchLunchDinner
Cuisine: American, Dessert

2.67 rating (3 votes)
Forget everything you know about typical diners. Add class, upscale furnishings and a larger price tag, and then you’ll have the Standard Diner. They have oysters, fine wines and homemade desserts, and some interesting twists on ordinary fare like meatloaf and mac and cheese. The service is doting, the view of our beloved Huning Highland is representative and if you need a restaurant to take your boss to, try kissing his rings while downing a nice glass of Port. It might make it a little easier. (Alibi Staff, June 14, 2012)

Sushi Hana

521 Central Ave NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 842-8700
Mon-Fri: 11:30am-2:30pm, 4-9pm Sat: noon-9:30pm Closed Sunday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner

3.94 rating (10 votes)
Downtown’s circle of Asian restaurants widens with Sushi Hana, a straight-shooting sushi joint with some Korean influences (it’s from the former owner of Yen Ching). Small and boldly decked in red and black, you’ll find affordable, familiar rolls in a contemporary atmosphere. Great for a quick lunch or a half-price sushi happy-hour trip (served from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. weekdays). (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Sushi King

118 Central Ave SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 842-5099
www.sushikingnm.com/homedt.htm
Mon-Thurs: 11am-9:30pm Fri: 11am-11pm Sat: noon-11pm Sun: noon-9:30pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian

3.57 rating (21 votes)
Sushi King is a small, hip, casual spot located a few doors up from the Century 14 Downtown movie theater. They serve fresh nigiri, sashimi and sushi rolls, plus an interesting assortment of seafood salads and noodle dishes. We love the variety and convenience this place offers when you’ve got a case of the Downtown ho-hums. They’ve also got excellent sake, so be sure to split a bottle with your sushi chef. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Taquería Mexico

415 Lomas NE (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 242-3445
www.taqueriamexicoabq.com/i...
Mon-Sat: 7am-7pm Closed Sunday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastLunchDinner

4.88 rating (30 votes)
This brightly colored taco shop is always busy. Despite the constant stream of hard hats, auto mechanics and high-heeled office workers, Taquería Mexico somehow stays spotlessly clean. And the food is great! Their tortas come on big, hot rolls, stuffed with your choice of meats (try the asada or desebrada ), lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise and avocado. The big, juicy burgers are fantastic, as are the burritos, the caldo de res and the soft corn tortilla tacos (of course). (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Teriyaki Kitchen

508 Central Ave SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 766-9405
Mon-Fri: 10am-4pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: Lunch
Cuisine: Japanese, Asian

4.1 rating (6 votes)
Mom runs the cash register and Pop hustles in the kitchen, making this place seem friendlier and more authentic than its competitor, Teriyaki Chicken Bowl. They also offer brown rice and let you pay a little more for extra broccoli instead of forcing you to give up your rice. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

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