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$ Albuquerque Restaurants

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Albuquerque - Downtown

Hartford Square

300 Broadway Blvd NE (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
Mon -Fri: 6:30 am- 5 pm Take out until 6:30 pm Sat: 7:30 am- 3pm Take out until 4 pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastBrunchLunchDinner

2.88 rating (59 votes)
The menu changes weekly, but Hartford Square always features high quality, locally sourced food with both eat-in and take-out options. Salads are well stocked with fresh, seasonal ingredients, and there are always a few hot options like Canadian salmon or ratatouille pot pie. If you’re early enough, you’ll get first crack at the crossword in the house copy of the New York Times. (Alibi Staff, September 12, 2013)

Java Joe’s

906 Park Ave SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 765-1514
Mon-Sun: 6:30am-3:30pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastLunch

3.22 rating (58 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)
suite B
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 766-6973
Sun-Thu: 11am-midnight Fri-Sat: 11am-2:30am (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late
Cuisine: Pizza

4.67 rating (97 votes)
Get your late-night pizza fix and a pint on Downtown’s favorite patio. It makes a perfect vantage point for people-watching on the weekends. The back room is stocked with vintage ’80s tabletop arcade games, several beers on tap, flat-screen TVs and a discreet outdoor patio. Just wander back through the parking lot to the north of the existing NYPD, or spread out in the expanded front room. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

The Library Bar and Grill

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

3.05 rating (40 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

500 Central Ave 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

2.74 rating (27 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)

Mak's QuickFire Kitchen

411 Central Ave NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
Cuisine: Chinese

5 rating (7 votes)
This is Chinese fast food through and through, with styrofoam plates and plastic forks, but don’t let that keep you away. The food here is actually very good, with traditional American-Chinese favorites like sweet and sour or General Tso’s chicken ready and waiting on the steam table from 11am to 1pm, or cooked fresh afterwards. There are even a few New Mexican twists like green chile egg rolls. Oh, and the hot mustard is pretty much nuclear. You’ve been warned. (Alibi Staff, February 7, 2014)

New Mexico Beef Jerky Company

1527 Fourth St NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
Mon-Fri 7am-5pm, Sat 8am-5pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastLunchDinner
Cuisine: New Mexican

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Fantastic take on New Mexican cuisine featuring flaming hot, savory chile, melt-in-your-mouth chicharrones and a sleeper hit huevos rancheros that is actually one of the best in the city. The burritos and platters are hefty and will fuel a working man all day long. As the name of the place indicates, this family-operated restaurant got its start producing excellent carne seca (and still does) but has branched out into an efficiently-run New Mexican kitchen. Dishes are served on paper and styrofoam, but the service is polite and attentive, and the quality of the food is always perfecto. The most unusual ingredient in burrito or sandwich form here is the “old fashioned” fried bologna, which is far more delicious than you probably think and served, like everything else, with lots of chile. Give it a try! (Alibi Staff, September 30, 2015)

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

3.14 rating (14 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 87102
(505) 843-9418
Mon-Fri: 7am-3pm Closed Saturday & Sunday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastLunch

3.07 rating (42 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)

Taquería Mexico

415 Lomas NE (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 242-3445
Mon-Sat: 7am-7pm Closed Sunday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastLunchDinner

4.89 rating (33 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)


415 Silver Ave SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 842-8455
Mon-Fri: 7am-2pm Closed Weekends (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastLunch

2.79 rating (39 votes)
This bright and colorful café caters primarily to Downtown office workers (Weekdays—get it?). We like that it has substantial salads and New Mexican fare to choose from that hit the spot. The selection of housemade baked goods is huge and very tempting. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Zendo ArtEspresso

413 2nd St SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 926-1636
Mon-Fri 7am-3 pm Sat-Sun 8am-3 pm (hours can change without notice)

5 rating (1 vote)
The decor here is minimalist-to-non-existant, but Zendo’s makes up for the barebones aesthetic by serving an array of near-perfect espresso drinks and by committing to support local arts and music events. Speciality beverages include a Mexican latte—white chocolate and cinammon— and, of course, the Heisenberg—made with six shots of espresso and dusted with sky blue sugar crystals. At least, we hope that’s sugar. (Alibi Staff, October 9, 2013)


20 First Plaza NW (Downtown)
Suite 246
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 247-2323
Mon-Fri: 7:30am-5:30pm Sat: 8am-3pm Sunday: Please call for hours (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastLunchOpen Late

4.63 rating (19 votes)
Open only for breakfast and lunch, Zohra's caters to the 9-to-5 crowd with a little bit of everything a Downtown diner could possibly want: Afghani foods, American standbys, even Indian tacos. But stick with the Middle Eastern stuff, including a number of vegetarian choices that come à la carte or as a meal. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - Fairgrounds

Baggin’s Gourmet Sandwiches

5900 Lomas NE (Fairgrounds)
Albuquerque NM 87110
(505) 262-1451
Mon-Sat 11am-2pm Closed Sunday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: Lunch

3.69 rating (76 votes)
Baggin’s prepares satisfying hot and cold hoagies at a decent price, with a chocolate chip cookie thrown in at no extra charge. 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
(505) 265-3030
Mon-Sun: 7am-10pm (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? They’re easy to spot from afar—just keep an eye out for the giant Asian Uncle Sam sign. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Buffett’s Candies

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

3.43 rating (43 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 are piñons in it, you can be sure they came from New Mexico. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)


6001-L Lomas NE (Fairgrounds)
Albuquerque NM 87110
(505) 268-8777
Tue-Thu, & Saturday 11am-8pm Fri-Sat: 11am-9pm closed Monday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Cuisine: Chinese

1.91 rating (32 votes)
Chopstix is a real culinary adventure with authentic Beijing-style cuisine. You'll find dishes like sweet red bean-stuffed steamed buns, dan dan noodles, mustard and dried bean curd, and stewed chicken feet. Amuse your server to no end by ordering the salted 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)

Frank’s Famous Chicken and Waffles

513 San Mateo Blvd NE (Fairgrounds)
Albuquerque NM 87108
11am to 10pm Monday-Thursday 11am to 11pm Friday-Sunday (hours can change without notice)
Cuisine: American

4.67 rating (3 votes)
You know what’s good here? The chicken. Also, the waffles. Ex-Lobo basketball player Frank Willis’s food may not be as famous as the hopeful restaurant’s name states, but that’s only because he’s just getting started. 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)

Helen’s Bakery

1014 San Pedro NE (Fairgrounds)
Albuquerque NM
phone number unavailable
7am-7:30pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastLunch

3.18 rating (89 votes)
You can’t miss the pink, green and purple neon cross that adorns Helen’s Bakery, just north of Lomas. 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 chicharrones by the pound.

(Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Kaps Coffee Shop

5801 Central Ave NE (Fairgrounds)
Albuquerque NM 87123
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. It’s most recent landing spot is in the former home of Perea’s near San Mateo, and it might just be the best yet. 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 pancakes and huevos rancheros, and so do the prices. (Alibi Staff, February 6, 2015)

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