Albuquerque Restaurants near Century 14 Downtown
Albuquerque - Downtown
Mon-Fri 7am-5pm Sat 8am-5pm Sun: Closed (hours can change without notice)
Cuisine: New Mexican
A fantastic take on New Mexican cuisine featuring flaming hot, savory chile, melt-in-your-mouth chicharrones and sleeper hit huevos rancheros that are 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.
A tiny house on the northern cusp of Downtown is home to this New Mexican eatery. Papa Frank’s specializes in authentic food for the to-go crowd, so expect styrofoam and plasticware beneath your enchiladas. The red chile is made fresh daily and packs a flavorful punch.
Sun-Thurs: 9am-11pm Fri: 9am-1midnight Sat: 10am-midnight Sun: 10am-11pm (hours can change without notice)
Pizza 9, from the former owner of Chicago Beef, slings dough at multiple locations across town. It’s not deep-dish, but the puffed up, buttery crust will warm Midwestern hearts, as will the Fire Eater pie—a monument to capsaicin, it scathes taste buds with pepperoni, jalapeños, green chile and hot giardiniera relish. With gluten-free crust options, it’s a perfect spot for groups with opposing dietary needs, and with several locations, you can have it all delivered right to your front door!
Mon: 11am-6pm Tue-Sun: 11am-8pm (hours can change without notice)
Frozen Mexican-style paletas made with real fruit and organic cane sugar create an experience unlike the frozen treats you find in a box at the store. You won’t find high fructose corn syrup here, but you will discover Grandma Alvarez’ horchata and limeade recipes, as well as exotic paleta creations like guanabana, mimosa and, our favorite, avocado.
400 Gold St SW Ste 101 (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
Albuquerque NM 87102
Monday- Thursday 9:45am- 5:45pm Friday 9:45am- 1:45pm Saturday 9:45 am- 1pm Closed Sunday (hours can change without notice)
This bright, fresh restaurant truly serves organic food. They use real, whole foods like grass-fed dairy, cage-free eggs, grass-fed beef, organic chicken and organic produce. The meals are fast, convenient and delicious and are all naturally gluten-free. Now that’s rad.
Mon-Thur 3-11pm, Fri 3pm-midnight, Sat noon-midnight, Sun noon-10pm (hours can change without notice)
If you’re in need of a good conversation and a personalized sampling flight, Sidetrack is the best brewery to go to. The servers are personable and chatty, but if you’re feeling introspective or want a private conversation, take your drink and meal (the food is provided by local restaurants that they have on rotation) and head out to the gorgeous patio. The beer selection is always changing, so there’s always something new to try at this modern taproom.
$ • Vegetarian Available • Booze Served • Full Bar • Craft Beer • Wine • Cider • Bar snacks • Take Out / To-Go • Live Music • DJ • Dancing • Outdoor Patio • Wireless Internet
The cavernous, ground-floor counterpart to Anodyne, Sister is a space tailor-made for happenings. This is a perfect spot for enjoying a quiet dip into the vast draft beer selection with your comrades after work or boogying to the multitude of live bands that occupy its stage nearly every night. Foodies must try the kimchi fries and the divine brisket tacos.
Mon: 7:30am-3pm Tue-Thurs: 7:30am-3pm, 5-9pm Fri: 7:30am-3pm, 5-10pm Sat: 9am-2pm, 5-10pm Sun: 9am-2pm (hours can change without notice)
$$$ • Vegetarian Available • Gluten-free available • Booze Served • Wine Bar • Craft Beer • Wine • Catering • Take Out / To-Go • Outdoor Patio • Wireless Internet • Lounge
Slate is on a quiet, blink-and-you-miss-it avenue between Fifth and Sixth Street, nestled right in the heart of the legal district. Like the space itself, the menu is polished and unintimidating. Don’t miss the ahi tuna sandwich (with gluten-free bread available!). It's all very affordable for its level of quality. There’s also a fabulous wine loft with the wines listed by style—“just a little sweet,” “ABC: Anything But Chardonnay” or “sexy, elegant, austere”—not varietal or region. Demystifying the label like this makes it easy for patrons to pair wine and food.
Sun-Thurs: 8am-9pm Fri-Sat: 8am-10pm (hours can change without notice)
$$$ • Vegetarian Available • Booze Served • Full Bar • Wine Bar • Craft Beer • Take Out / To-Go • Outdoor Patio
Matt DiGregory, owner of Range Café, updated this 1938 Texaco Station to include a modern kitchen, large, sleek, jazz-inspired dining areas and a small front patio. Think San Francisco meets downtown Albuquerque. The menu is composed of upscale comfort food, much of it using local ingredients, and it’s priced accordingly (without being too inhibitive). Don’t forget your rock-candy stick to stir your coffee (or just eat off the stick like you did when The Beach was still around).
Mon-Thurs: 11am-9:30pm Fri: 11am-11pm Sat: noon-11pm Sun: noon-9:30pm (hours can change without notice)
Sushi King is a small, hip, but 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. They’ve also got excellent sake, so be sure to split a bottle with your sushi chef.
Mon-Sat: 7am-7pm Closed Sunday (hours can change without notice)
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 shredded beef), lettuce, jack cheese, 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).
Mon-Thu: 11am-10pm Fri-Sat: 11am-11pm Sun: 11am-9pm (hours can change without notice)
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.
Mon-Sun: 7am-6pm (hours can change without notice)
$ • Vegetarian Available • Gluten-free available • Take Out / To-Go • Outdoor Patio • Wireless Internet
The decor here is minimalist-to-nonexistant, but Zendo makes up for the bare-bones aesthetic by serving an array of near-perfect espresso drinks and by committing to support local art 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. And don’t forget to order a chai tea latte for the road.
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: Afghan foods, American standbys, even Indian tacos. But stick with the Middle Eastern stuff. Chicken kabobs are moist and unbelievably tender, served with peas on fluffy rice. There’s also chicken salan (stewed in a rich, warm gravy heavy with cardamom and mint, among other aromatic spices), gyros and a number of vegetarian choices that come à la carte or as a meal.
Tues 430PM-9PM, Wed-Thurs 11AM-130AM, Fri-Sat 11AM-130AM, Sun 430PM-1130PM (hours can change without notice)
$$$ • Vegetarian Available • Gluten-free available • Booze Served • Full Bar • Craft Beer • Wine • Catering • Take Out / To-Go • Live Music • DJ • Karaoke • Dancing • Outdoor Patio • Smoking Permitted • Wireless Internet • Dog-Friendly
For your consideration: Zullo’s Bistro. Pop over to sip a glass of pinot noir and munch on a insalata caprese in their spacious back patio, complete with twinkle lights and overhead shades.
Albuquerque - Food Truck
$ • Vegetarian Available • Gluten-free available • Catering • Take Out / To-Go • Outdoor Patio • Wireless Internet
The mobile version of Conchita’s Cafe offers catering for up to 800 people.
Mon-Wed Closed Thu-Sat 3pm-10pm Sun 12pm-6pm (hours can change without notice)
The creations of the resident food truck of Dialogue Brewing aren’t just tasty, they’re beautiful. Though the tacos are relatively small, we highly recommend the karaage tacos—the kitsune slaw is life itself. (The size of the portions don’t matter as long as you add a side of Thai fries.)
Albuquerque - Midtown
Mon-Fri 9am-5:30 Sat 9am-5pm Sun Closed (hours can change without notice)
Combining his daughters’ names—Sara and Tori—Tully’s owner Johnny Camuglia came up with Saratori’s, then put to use a wealth of family Italian baking recipes. Limone farfalla (crumbly lemon bows), buccellati biscotto (rolled cookies filled with figs), buttery, shell-shaped sfogliatelle with hundreds of flaky ripples and an orange rind-and-ricotta cheese center, and albicocca biscotti (apricot-stuffed biscuits) are just some of the goodies to be found in Camuglia's cases. All are delicious. Closed Sundays.
Albuquerque - North Valley
3723 4th St NW (North Valley)
Albuquerque NM 87107
Albuquerque NM 87107
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