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$$ Restaurants in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico

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Albuquerque - Downtown

Gold Street Caffé

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

4.11 rating (51 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)


725 Central Ave NE (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
Cuisine: American, Diner

3.28 rating (15 votes)
After two years of preparation, Gravy has finally opened in the old Milton’s building. The place looks great, with a distinctly swank take on the classic diner aesthetic, and the menu follows suit. Multiple varieties of pancakes are offered for breakfast, along with huevos rancheros and an eggy pot pie. Dinner is comfort food-oriented—think meatloaf, fried chicken and chicken-fried steak—and there’s plenty of beer (locally brewed and otherwise) on tap with which to wash it down. Try the fried green tomatoes! (Alibi Staff, December 17, 2014)

Holy Cow

700 Central Ave SE (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 242-2991
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

3.44 rating (20 votes)
The New Mexico 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)

2.96 rating (28 votes)

Marble Brewery

111 Marble NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 243-2739
Mon-Sat 1pm-12pm Sun 1pm-10:30pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: DinnerOpen Late

3.46 rating (101 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)

MÁS Tapas y Vino

125 Second Street NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
Nearby Theater: Century Rio (See Film Times)
Cuisine: Spanish

2.94 rating (35 votes)
As the name reveals, the focus of the restaurant is on tapas—dainty plates of beautifully presented and succulent morsels. And, as you may have guessed, there’s vino aplenty. Best of all is the location, inside the historic and beatuifully renovated Hotel Andaluz. (Alibi Staff, March 19, 2014)

Pasion Latin Fusion

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

3.72 rating (39 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)

Q Burger

301 Central Ave NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102

5 rating (3 votes)
This restaurant has already gone through one name (it used to be called BRGR,) but its mission remains the same: to provide gourmet, locally sourced hamburgers to Albuquerque’s Downtown. In addition to your typical beef burger, Q also offers up some exotic meat options (yak and kangaroo are both in the special rotation), a fine selection of salads, and a huge list of local beers to wash down your meal. (Alibi Staff, May 28, 2014)

Sushi Hana

521 Central Ave NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(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

3.95 rating (12 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 87102
(505) 842-5099
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

3.17 rating (35 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)


2039 Fourth Street NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 242-1226
Mon-Sun: 6:30am-2pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastBrunchLunch

2.43 rating (21 votes)
Weck’s, oh Weck’s, where have you been? Or, rather, where have we been? Until recently, we had not discovered your bottomless drinks, your enormous coffee cakes and your sausage and bacon gravy? How we long to return for another “bowl o’ stuff” filled with hash browns, carne adovada, red chile and an over-easy egg. How we dream at night of your belly-bustin’ biscuits and gravy. How stupid we were to have ignored you for so long!

(Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - Fairgrounds

Café Da Lat

5615 Central Ave NE (Fairgrounds)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 266-5559
Mon-Sat: 10:30am-9pm Closed Sunday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Cuisine: Vietnamese, Asian

3.07 rating (68 votes)
Consistently one of the best Vietnamese joints in town and one of the few spots that whip up durian-fruit shakes. Da Lat does a magnificent breaded frog leg appetizer. The crispy golden legs are scrumptious dipped in Da Lat's salty, tangy nuoc cham sauce. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Christy Mae's

1400 San Pedro NE (Fairgrounds)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 255-4740
Mon- Sat: 7 am- 8 pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastLunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Movies 8 (See Film Times)
Cuisine: American

3.46 rating (13 votes)
If your grandma's like ours, she's not one for fancy meals with odd ingredients or avant-garde decor. Instead, she'll be after good ingredients and impeccable service. That's where Christy Mae's comes in, winners of Best Restaurant to Take Grandma in our poll. Owned by the Tricarico family, recipes cooked from scratch, in-house baking, hearty soups and beautiful chicken pot pies promise to please your granny and anyone else looking for a down-home atmosphere and good portions at reasonable prices. Now serving breakfast 7 to 10:30 a.m. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Cielito Lindo

416 San Pedro Dr (Fairgrounds)
Albuquerque NM 87108
(505) 266 1800
Monday-Sunday 8 am-9 pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late

3.86 rating (7 votes)
Named for a love song that is considered to be the unofficial national anthem of Mexico. (Alibi Staff, April 10, 2013)

El Chicken

6200 Central Ave SE (Fairgrounds)
Albuquerque NM 87108

2 rating (6 votes)
Perhaps the least mobile food truck around, El Chicken roosts at the corner of San Pedro and Central, dishing out Mexican grilled pollo and carnitas to all comers. A basic grasp of Spanish is helpful, though not strictly necessary, and don’t even bother pulling out a credit card. (Alibi Staff, July 18, 2013)

Pepper’s Ole Fashion BBQ

303 San Pedro NE (Fairgrounds)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 967-6427
TUES-SAT: 11am-7pm SUN:1 pm-7pm CLOSED MONDAYS! (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner

3.2 rating (53 votes)
Proprietor Daniel “Pepper” Morgan has an impressive résumé. More importantly, he learned to cook from his grandmother, who taught him the recipe for her barbecue sauce (tangy, smoky and practically drinkable) and passed on to him the soul of soul food. All of the barbecue at Pepper’s is spectacular. After hours of “mopping and basting” with sauce in the smoker—which burns hickory, applewood and mesquite—turkey legs, chopped brisket, chicken, rubbed ribs and sausage develop a glossy, sweet coating. Once a week, the menu is augmented by “Soul Food Saturday” specials, including oxtails and neck bones smothered in gravy and chitterlings. On the side, good luck choosing between garlicky mac ’n’ cheese, molten-hot fried okra, collard greens with smoked turkey, and sweet potato corn bread. Closed Sunday. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)


933 San Mateo NE (Fairgrounds)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 265-9237
Mon-Sun: 6:30am-2pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastLunch

2.94 rating (17 votes)
Weck’s, oh Weck’s, how we yearn for your bottomless drinks, your enormous coffee cakes and your hangover-killing, sausage-and-bacon gravy. How we long to return for another “bowl o’ stuff” filled with hash browns, carne adovada, red chile and an over-easy egg. How we dream at night of your belly-bustin’ “freedom toast”! (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - Far Northeast Heights

The Barley Room

5200 Eubank NE (Far Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM 87111
(505) 332-0800
Mon-Sat: 11am-2am Sun: 11am-midnight (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late
Nearby Theater: High Ridge (See Film Times)

4.35 rating (127 votes)
The Barley Room is a watering hole in the far Northeast Heights that fills patrons up with live music, lots of libations and a surprisingly ample menu. Snack on bar-friendly fried things (say yes to the sweet potato fries!), or have a proper meal with burgers, salads, pasta, New Mexican dishes and a few grilled meat and fish entrées. There’s a palpable sports bar feel to the place, but a diverse clientele keeps this bar/grill comfortable for just about everyone. The kitchen stays open until midnight every night; go ahead and linger. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

China Luck

7900 San Pedro Dr NE Ste A1 (Far Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM 87109
(505) 822-0525
Mon-Fri: 11am-8:45pm Sat: 11:30am-8:45pm Sun: 11:30am-8pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Cuisine: Chinese, Sushi

3.22 rating (9 votes)
There’s not a whole heck of a lot to eat this far north in the city, so Far Northeast Heights dwellers are happy this clean, reliable Chinese joint set up in their neck of the woods. Serene earth tones and tasteful lighting set the tone. On the table, sesame chicken displays perfectly fried breading that’s crisp without being greasy and is generously sauced with sweet and savory soy notes. Wash those heavier fried foods down with a light, crisp Chinese beer. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Five Star Burgers

5901 Wyoming Blvd NE (Far Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM 87109
(505) 821-1909
Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner

4.29 rating (8 votes)
Freshly ground meat is served on grilled Fano Bakery brioche buns, flanked by condiments like green chile mayo and red pepper aioli. The browned, freshly ground turkey burger is a total masterstroke, one that explodes in the mouth and hits a high-water mark for juiciness. (A cranberry chutney takes the pork-like flavor even further). A housemade veggie patty tastes like fancy hash browns, and a lamb burger’s assertive flavor is harnessed beautifully by a garlicky tzatziki sauce. It’s not all burgers, either: The full-size salads practically come in boats here, and the beer is local. (Alibi Staff, July 12, 2011)

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