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Buffet/All-You-Can-Eat Albuquerque Restaurants

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Albuquerque

Saffron Tiger

10701 Corrales Rd NW
Albuquerque NM
(505) 898-4188
saffrontigerexpress.com/ind...
Sun-Sat 11am-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner

4 rating (2 votes)
There’s plenty of vegetable-based and vegetarian choices—golden lentil soup is a standout, and don’t pass on the paneer dishes. For meat eaters, the goat curry (made with local, kosher meat) is as decadent as any dish you’ll find anywhere, served in a brown gravy that’s full of disintegrated potatoes and the occasional green fleck of fresh herbs. Mmmm ... goat gravy. (Alibi Staff, June 21, 2012)

Albuquerque - Downtown

Tucanos

110 Central Ave SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 246-9900
www.tucanos.com
Mon-Thu: 11am-10pm Fri-Sat: 11am-11pm Sun: 11am-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BrunchLunchDinnerOpen Late

3.57 rating (28 votes)
Meat, meat, meat. All-you-can-eat meat. And then there's the salad bar. This joint’s got more dead meat than you can shake a chunk of meat on a stick at. From the kill to the grill, Tucanos makes all your dreams come true. That is, if you dream about meaty hunks of marinated flesh, sliced right at your table. This lively, busy and fun Brazilian-themed restaurant next to the Century 14 movie theater is open late. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - Fairgrounds

The Cooperage

7220 Lomas NE (Fairgrounds)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 255-1657
www.cooperageabq.com
Mon-Fri: 11am-10pm Sat: noon-10pm Sun: noon-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late

2.81 rating (36 votes)
The Cooperage is old-school Albuquerque, right down to the dusty light fixtures. The barrel-shaped steakhouse has been a standby for 30 years thanks to its mile-long complimentary salad and soup bar, aged steaks (at a place like this, prime rib is king), and big dance floor that’s always packed on the weekends. Winners of Best Catering in 2007’s Best of Burque Poll. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - Far Northeast Heights

Saffron Tiger

6550 Paseo Del Norte NE (Far Northeast Heights)
Suite D #1, Holly Plaza
Albuquerque NM
(505) 797-2854
saffrontigerexpress.com
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner

3.25 rating (5 votes)
Don’t get turned off by Saffron Tiger’s cafeteria style of service. It’s a local restaurant that’s fast in the sense that you order quickly, but this is classic Indian cuisine, prepared the traditional way. There’s plenty of vegetable-based and vegetarian choices—golden lentil soup is a standout, and don’t pass on the paneer dishes. For meat eaters, the goat curry (made with local, kosher meat) is as decadent as any dish you’ll find anywhere, served in a brown gravy that’s full of disintegrated potatoes and the occasional green fleck of fresh herbs. Mmmm ... goat gravy. (Alibi Staff, December 23, 2010)

Tomato Cafe

5920 Holly Ave NE (Far Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 821-9300
www.tomatocafe.com
Lunch: 11:00am-2:30pm daily Dinner: 5-8:30pm daily (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Century Rio (See Film Times)

3.77 rating (16 votes)
New location! One of you wants pizza, another insists on soup and salad, the third won’t eat anything but pasta. Don’t waste time fighting; just get on over to Tomato Cafe. It’s quick, inexpensive and all-you-can-eat. Those aren’t usually words you’d use to describe genuinely good food but the pizza here is. Super-thin-crusted and topped with things like feta, basil, barbecued chicken and artichoke hearts, it’s a dream come true (except for Chicago-style fans). (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - Midtown

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)

3.31 rating (40 votes)
Taj Mahal usually wins Best Indian and Best Lunch Buffet in our Best of Burque Restaurants polls, no doubt for its amazing lunch buffet, or at least for bathing its chicken in a fiery red tabasco-like sauce that’s good and sweat-inducing. Wash it down with not-too-sweet hot chai, which is frequently replenished at no extra cost by the attentive service. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - Nob Hill

Korean BBQ House and Sushi & Sake

3200 Central Ave SE (Nob Hill)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 338-2424
www.koreanbbqhousenm.com/in...
Mon- Thu 11:30 am-9:30pm Fri-Sat 11:30am-10pm Sun 4pm -9pm Closed Daily 2:30pm-4:30pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)

4.15 rating (34 votes)
Sit out on the pretty patio, and your server will help you cook your dinner on the built-in grills. They’ll also show you how to wrap your spicy grilled meat or seafood in herb and lettuce leaves. For a full course of fine lunchtime cuisine, try the tofu kimchi appetizer, ginger tea and spicy chicken box plate. Nothing in Nob Hill goes down better. Go big on the appetizer list for the taste, but if you're cutting costs, the box plate menu offers more than enough chow for a starving midday appetite. And it's worth every penny. Also, Nob Hill’s newest sushi bar (behind Korean BBQ House) offers all-you-can-eat sushi for $18 at lunch and $23 at dinner. Ordering á la carte is always allowed, but if you’re going for the all-you-can-eat, you’ve got two pages full of options and an hour in which to explore them. Edamame, tempura, miso soup, rolls, hand rolls and a small selection of nigiri are all fair game.

(Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - North Valley


4.27 rating (11 votes)
The food here is good, and the buffet is affordable, but what makes this restaurant one of our favorites is its sprawling indoor pond and its overall atmosphere and decor. It’s a special kind of magic on its own, and lets be honest, Chinese buffets never get old. (Alibi Staff, October 9, 2013)

Luigi’s

6225 Fourth Street NW (North Valley)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 343-0466
luigis-ristorante.com
Mon-Thurs: 11am-9pm Fri: 11am-10pm Sat: 11am-10pm Sun: 11am-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner

3.78 rating (21 votes)
Luigi and his mom, Tina, do all of the Italian cooking themselves at this North Valley staple. Try the pasta dishes with a variety of family recipe sauces or the veal and seafood specialties; then top it all off with a fresh cannoli or a slice of homemade tiramisu. (There’s also New York-style and Sicilian pizzas and calzones.) Luigi’s dishes out a daily all-you-can-eat buffet (along with an AYCE spaghetti special for lunch) and a seafood buffet on Friday evenings. Cap it all off with a fresh espresso and, believe us, you won't leave hungry. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - Northeast Heights

Buffet King

5410 Academy Rd NE (Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM
505-821-8881
Mon-Thu - 11 am - 9 pm, Fri - Sat 11 am - 10 pm, Sun - 11 am - 9 pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BrunchLunch
Nearby Theater: Movies 8 (See Film Times)

3.52 rating (23 votes)


5 rating (1 vote)

Sushi Gen

5210 San Mateo NE (Northeast Heights)
Suite B
Albuquerque NM
(505) 830-0131
Mon-Sun: 10am-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner

3.71 rating (31 votes)
The service here is warm and the food is good, especially if you go the all-you-can-eat route. We’re pleased with the freshness of the fish (especially the silky-smooth mackerel) and the generous size of the rolls. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Taaj Palace

1435 Eubank NE (Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 296-0109
www.taajpalacenm.com
Mon-Sun: 11am-2:30pm, 5-10pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner

3.32 rating (12 votes)
Outside is a strip mall, but Taj Palace’s interior is understated elegance. Hit the buffet for various curries that are tolerably piquant (go for the goat) and fresh naan that’s soft and chewy. Returning for dinner, the saag paneer is thick and creamy, infused with a lingering zest that warms the mouth but doesn’t overstay its welcome. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - South Valley

La Cocina at Pro’s Ranch Market

4201 Central Ave NW (South Valley)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 833-1775
Mon-Sun: 7am-11pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastLunchDinner

4.83 rating (10 votes)
While Albuquerque has several grocery stores catering specifically to the Hispanic community, none match Pro’s in size and variety. Just past the overwhelming bakery and right next to the nearly surreal produce section is the store’s cafeteria-style eatery. La Cocina prepares Mexican and Central American dishes from ingredients found in the store while diners sit elbow to elbow at long wooden tables. It’s loud and somewhat confusing, almost like being in a real mercado. The food’s authentic, too. Caldo de pollo is rich with chicken, the posole packs a delicious punch and the carnitas are to die for. While you’re there, nearby stands offer several varieties of aguas frescas , salsas, house-made ice creams, seafood and fried snacks. It’s all pretty darn fresh and inexpensive. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - Southeast

El Mezquite Market

201 San Pedro SE (Southeast)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 452-0092
7 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day at every location. Kitchens close at 8 p.m., though they’ve been known to run out of food earlier. (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastLunchDinner

4.5 rating (8 votes)
The biggest clue you’re still in the U.S. is an MVD Express. All the El Mezquite stores have a “casa de cambio” currency exchange service, which adds to the foreign flavor. So do rows of Mexican and other Hispanic foods with an army of piñatas suspended above. A restaurant, flanked by the store's bakery, features a cafeteria-style serving line that begins in front of a mountain of roasted pig. Next, there’s an array of meats, some mixed with vegetables, and at least one soup. Finally, past horchata and aguas frescas and a cash register, big wooden tables and a 20-something-member salsa bar await diners. (Alibi Staff, January 6, 2011)

Thai House

834 San Mateo Blvd SE (Southeast)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 255-5930
www.thaicuisine.com/r/4970....
Lunch: Mon-Fri 11 am-2:30 pm Sat 11:30 am-2 pm Dinner: Mon-Thu 5 pm-9 pm Fri-Sat 5 pm-9:30 pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner

3.27 rating (11 votes)
Though the brightly lit, minimalist atmosphere leaves something to be desired, the mouthwatering dishes at Thai House (formerly Thai Ginger—same owners, same cook) have us drooling like Pavlov’s poodle. There’s a lunch buffet, but order off the menu, paying special attention to the noodle dishes (like Drunken Noodles) that are this restaurant’s specialty. Vegetarians will feel at home, too.

(Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - University


4 rating (1 vote)
There’s only one thing that “R” U Cereal specializes in, and I bet you can guess what it is. The $5.99 all-you-can-eat cereal buffet features about 30 varieties of everyone’s favorite quick-and-easy breakfast—from Cocoa Puffs to Special K to Cap’n Crunch. Feel free to mix and match to your heart’s content. Then select a type of milk (skim for the healthy, chocolate for sugar fiends), a topping (strawberries, M&Ms, yogurt and many more) and settle in for a dose of Saturday morning nostalgia. Bring your own footie pajamas for the complete experience. (Alibi Staff, July 18, 2013)

Maurya Cuisine of India

110 Yale SE (University)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 268-5327
rasoiabq.com
Mon-Sun: 11am-2:30pm, Sun-Thu: 5-9pm, Fri-Sat: 5-10pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)

3.27 rating (22 votes)
Maurya’s decor is attention-grabbing—hot-orange walls, billowing curtains, shining silver mirrors, glittering tapestries and a gorgeous, bejeweled orb lamp in the middle of the dining room. And the food is equally resplendent. When vegetarians sleep, they’d do well to dream of sabz-e-bahar’s savory stewed vegetables in a spicy tomato-and-onion sauce, or the thick, creamy chana dal (lentil) soup, fragrant with fresh cilantro and ginger. Chicken makhani translates as “butter chicken,” and it lives up to the comparison. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - Westside

Mimmo’s Ristorante & Pizzeria

3301 Coors Blvd NW (Westside)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 831-4191
Mon-Thurs: 11am-9pm Fri-Sat: 11am-10pm Sun: 11am-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Movies West (See Film Times)

4.41 rating (27 votes)
A New York-Italian setting so authentic, Don Corleone would feel comfortable. Co-owner Sal Cerami has compiled a simple list that’s better than those found at most small Italian restaurants. It won’t win a Wine Spectator Award, but that’s not his goal. Cerami’s love and excitement for wine is contagious as he mills around the tables selling bottles of Chianti. The real treat is having him personally recommend your wine—somehow, Cerami always finds a hidden jewel stashed away, as though he were saving it just for you. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Thai Cuisine I

6200 Coors NW (Westside)
Suite E-3
Albuquerque NM
(505) 890-3406
thaicuisinenm.com/home1.htm
Lunch: Mon-Sat 11 am-3 pm, Dinner: Mon-Sat 5-9 pm Sun 4-8 pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Movies West (See Film Times)

3.5 rating (4 votes)
Thank you, Jeebus, for making the Westside’s only Thai restaurant a great one. The stir-fried wide noodle dishes are a hit, as are many of the salads (try the mango salad, if it’s available, or the lovely seafood salad). All of the rice-accompanied dishes at Thai Cuisine allow you to upgrade from jasmine to a short-grained, flavorful brown. The lunch specials are a steal. (Alibi Staff, November 1, 2010)


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