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ABC Cake Shop

1830 San Pedro NE (Fairgrounds)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 255-5080
www.abccakeshopnm.com
Mon-Sat: 7am-6pm Sun: 9am-3pm (hours can change without notice)

3.59 rating (71 votes)
A whole room at this shop is dedicated to displaying wedding cakes, its forté. Kids' cakes can be adorned with anything from Shrek to Kermit the Frog. Basic sheet cakes can be ordered to serve anywhere from 15 to 96 guests. Choose from cakes like marble, German chocolate or carrot; fillings like Bavarian cream, blueberry or chocolate fudge; and icings including butter cream, chocolate chipped cream and cream cheese. Cakes aside, a wide selection of Danishes, like strawberry cheese, praline and apricot, are also very tempting. The cookie selection is worth testing, especially Chinese almond and lemon coconut. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Baggin’s Gourmet Sandwiches

5900 Lomas Blvd NE (Fairgrounds)
Albuquerque NM 87110
(505) 262-1451
bagginsabq.com
Mon-Fri 10-5:30pm Sat: 10:30-4pm Sun: Closed (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: Lunch

3.7 rating (77 votes)
Baggin’s prepares satisfying hot and cold hoagies at a decent price. The Sundown is a staple for chronic dine-’n’-drivers: basically a turkey dinner in sandwich form, complete with stuffing and cranberry sauce. Try it on toasted whole wheat or sourdough instead of the standard roll. This old-school sandwich emporium has been at the top of our BoBR categories for Best Sandwich and Best Soup many times over the years. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Blake’s Lotaburger

7520 Lomas NE (Fairgrounds)
Albuquerque NM 87110
(505) 265-3030
www.lotaburger.com
Mon-Thurs: 6am-9pm Fri-Sat:6am-10pm Sun: 7am-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastLunchDinner
Cuisine: American

2.63 rating (8 votes)
A New Mexico tradition since 1952! For an award-winning (for both Best Burger and Best French Fries), quick burger or chili dog, fresh fries and fountain favorites that hit the spot for just a pocketful of change, it’s got to be Blake’s. Countless counters are scattered throughout the city, and each one is a model of efficiency and cleanliness. Why look any further? (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Bombay Spice

6514 Central Ave SE (Fairgrounds)
Albuquerque NM 87108
232-6661
bombayspiceabq.com
10am-8pm 7 days a week (hours can change without notice)

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Family-owned grocery with a mission “to get top class, quality ingredients from our motherland India” including spices, dals (various types of lentils, peas and beans), frozen food and snacks. (Alibi Staff, May 18, 2016)

Buffett’s Candies

7001 Lomas NE (Fairgrounds)
Albuquerque NM 87110
(505) 265-7731
www.buffettscandies.com
Mon-Sat: 9am-6pm Sun: 12:30-5pm (hours can change without notice)

3.43 rating (45 votes)
As you’re already well aware, Buffett's Candies is home to the largest candy cane this side of the Mississippi. (Admit it, you’ve always wanted to pop in and see if it’s got melon-sized bonbons to boot.) All the candies are made fresh, with real butter, cream and sugar, and if there is piñon in it, you can be sure they came from New Mexico. And what tastes more like love than chocolate and piñon? (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Café Da Lat

5615 Central Ave NE (Fairgrounds)
Albuquerque NM 87108
(505) 266-5559
Mon-Sat: 10:30am-9pm Sun: Closed (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. 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)

Cesar's Mexican & Greek

5300 Lomas NE (Fairgrounds)
Albuquerque NM 87110
(505) 256-8017
www.cesarsmexicanandgreek.com
Open 24/7 (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastLunchDinnerOpen Late
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)

4.25 rating (8 votes)
While the food is hit or miss here, you can always count on some space for quiet contemplation whether you’re inside or at the drive-thru at 3pm or 3am. The Mexican food is slightly more consistent but the Gyros Plate is always good. (Alibi Staff, October 10, 2012)

Chopstix

6001-L Lomas NE (Fairgrounds)
Albuquerque NM 87110
(505) 268-8777
www.chopstixabq.com
Tue-Thu: 11am-8pm Fri-Sat: 11am-9pm Sun: 11am-8pm Mon: Closed (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Cuisine: Chinese

1.94 rating (34 votes)
noodles, mustard green and dried bean curd, and cashew chicken. Amuse your server to no end by ordering the pickled green and pork noodles, a traditional dish that "only Chinese people like!" A few bucks gets you a huge bowl filled with a rich, porky broth, rice noodles, bok choy, tripe and irregular chunks of pork belly, striated with fat and muscle—not for the meek of pork, to be sure.

(Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Christy Mae's

1400 San Pedro NE (Fairgrounds)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 255-4740
www.christymaes.com
Mon-Sat: 11am- 8pm (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. 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. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Cielito Lindo

416 San Pedro Dr (Fairgrounds)
Albuquerque NM 87108
(505) 266 1800
www.cielitolindoabq.com
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; while it may not be completely authentic Mexican seafood, it is terribly wonderful and a popular hidden gem with in-the know locals. We recommend the medium oysters, they’re delectable. (Alibi Staff, April 10, 2013)

The Cooperage

7220 Lomas NE (Fairgrounds)
Albuquerque NM 87110
(505) 255-1657
www.cooperageabq.com
Mon-Fri: 11am-2:30pm, 5pm-10pm Sat: noon-2:30pm, 5pm-10pm Sun: noon-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late

3.3 rating (92 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 a big dance floor that’s always packed on the weekends. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

The Crown Room

145 Louisiana Blvd NE (Fairgrounds)
Albuquerque NM 87108
767-7180
abqdowns.com/the-crown-room
Thurs-Sat: 5pm-10pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: Dinner

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Located at the end of a long corridor in the Downs Casino, the Crown Room’s very existence is something of a surprise. Even more surprising is just how elegant the cozy dining room is. The chaos of the casino outside the door quickly fades away as you dive into cuts of steak that rival the finest in town. Sure, it’ll set you back a few bucks, but the experience is not to be missed. (Alibi Staff, July 22, 2015)

Fareast Fuzion

5901 Central Ave NE (Fairgrounds)
Albuquerque NM 87108
(505) 255-2910
Mon-Thurs: 11am-9pm Fri: 11am-10pm Sat: noon-10pm Sun: noon-8pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner

4.07 rating (15 votes)
You may remember Bangkok Asian Fusion, which used to occupy this place. Now there’s a grand, shiny sushi bar, with a huge fish tank behind it that lays out generous portions of great sushi. A plate of sashimi, densely and artfully arranged, turns the table into a school of piranhas. Each variety of fish is carefully garnished with complementary flavors, with the squid tossed in wasabi tobiko being particularly memorable. The seafood salad has so many chunks of raw fish among the greens that you can’t stick your chopsticks in without getting any. (Alibi Staff, September 1, 2011)

Frank’s Famous Chicken and Waffles

513 San Mateo Blvd NE (Fairgrounds)
Albuquerque NM 87108
712-5109
https://www.facebook.com/Fr…
Tue-Sat: 11am-8pm Sun: noon-5pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Cuisine: American

4.67 rating (3 votes)
You know what’s good here? The chicken. Also, the waffles. Ex-Lobo basketball player Frank Willis’ food has proven to be a staple in the Burque foodie scene. Willis and family know their way around a kitchen and serve up some great soul food, from the titular combo platter to cheese grits and beef hotlinks. (Alibi Staff, December 26, 2013)

Gen Kai

110 B Louisiana Blvd NE (Fairgrounds)
Albuquerque NM 87108
505-255-0112
Mon: 11am-7:30pm Tue: Closed Wed-Sat: 11am-7:30pm Sun: noon-6:30pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BrunchLunchDinner

4.5 rating (2 votes)
Rising up from the asphalt sea of the Talin Market parking lot, Gen Kai is a Japanese restaurant that offers an oasis from the heat and chaos of the International District. Sushi is on hand, naturally, and salt-brothed ramen, but the real star here are the donburi bowls. Our favorite is the oyako don , in which dashi-soaked rice is topped with a fried combination of chicken and egg, with two forms of onion: bulb and green. (Alibi Staff, May 21, 2014)

You could miss the decayed pink, green and purple cross that adorns Helen’s Bakery just north of Lomas in the blink of an eye but there you’ll find rows of Mexican pastries, cookies and rolls tucked away inside glass cases or cooling on a big metal rack up front. If you don’t speak Spanish, here’s how it all works: Walk up to the register, grab a pair of tongs and a cafeteria tray and load up on sweet treats. A little café serves savory Mexican snacks like tacos and (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Kaps Coffee Shop and Diner

5801 Central Ave NE (Fairgrounds)
Albuquerque NM 87123
232-9658
www.kapscoffeeshopanddiner.com
Mon-Sun: 7am-3pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastLunch
Cuisine: Diner, New Mexican

5 rating (1 vote)
This venerable Route 66 diner has been kicking around various locations on Central for about 40 years now. True, after an extensive remodel, the interior isn’t quite period accurate for the Mother Road’s golden age, but the decor straddles the line between kitschy and classy quite nicely. The menu remains decidedly old school, with the requisite hot cakes and huevos rancheros, and so do the prices. (Alibi Staff, February 6, 2015)

La Michoacana de Paquime

6501 Central Ave NW (Fairgrounds)
Albuquerque NM 87105
(505) 831-0652
Mon-Sun: 11am-9:30pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner

4.15 rating (13 votes)
sells all kinds of freshly made cold treats like mango and hot-cold-sweet-salty-sour chile paletas (popsicles), strawberries with cream and nonalcoholic piña coladas. Of course, you can still satisfy your sweet tooth at the original La Michoancana, which is just south of Isleta and Rio Bravo. Either way, it’s worth the drive.

(Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

The Original Town House Dining Room

9018 Central Ave SE (Fairgrounds)
Albuquerque NM 87123
255-0057
thenewtownhouse.comcastbiz.net
Monday-Thursday: 1am - 9pm Friday and Saturday: 11am -9pm Closed on Sundays (hours can change without notice)

3.22 rating (23 votes)

Pepper’s Ole Fashion BBQ

301 San Pedro NE (Fairgrounds)
Albuquerque NM 87108
(505) 967-6427
peppersolefashionbbqandsoul…
Tue- Sat: 11am-7pm (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. On the side, good luck choosing between collard greens with smoked turkey, garlicky mac ’n’ cheese, molten-hot fried okra and sweet potato corn bread. Closed Sunday. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

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