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Critic Reviewed Albuquerque Restaurants

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Albuquerque

Bien Shur

30 Rainbow Rd NE
Albuquerque NM
(505) 796-7500
Tues-Sat: 5-10pm Closed Sunday & Monday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: Dinner
Nearby Theater: Century Rio (See Film Times)

3.67 rating (18 votes)
The nickel slots are bright, noisy: Bien Shur is subdued, quiet, tasteful. The dining room is classy and beautiful but still comfortable, leaving diners to contemplate the wonderful contemporary cuisine, signature cocktails and stunning views of the city and Sandia mountains. After your meal, you can head back downstairs into the casino scuffle for some live jazz in the Tlur Pa Lounge and a hand of video poker. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - Downtown

AmerAsia & Sumo Sushi

800 Third Street NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 246-1615
www.amerasia-sumosushi.com
Dim Sum Mon-Sat 11am-2pm Dim Sum Fri 5:30-8:30pm Sushi Mon-Fri 11am-2pm, Sat 12-2pm Sushi Mon-Sat 5:00-9:30pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner

4.35 rating (14 votes)
Dim sum and sushi under the same roof? It's like a dream come true. The beautiful interior of the antique filling station just east of the federal courthouse is a marked change from the cozy home interior of where AmerAsia used to reside near the University. Hyangami Yi's food is just as good as ever. Expect her familiar dim sum plates and buns, and feel free to order sushi like you've never had in this town from her brother Woo Youn. He's got all the usual sashimi and nigiri in his adjoining restaurant, but it's the original, creative rolls that really set Sumo apart—that, and the adorable little train that ferries your pickled ginger around the sushi bar. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Cecilia’s Café

230 Sixth Street SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 243-7070
Mon -Fri am-2 pm Sat-Sun 7 am-3 pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastLunch

2.58 rating (27 votes)
This little restaurant clings close to the heart of Downtown on Sixth Street and Silver, and the food is actually made by Cecilia herself in the kitchen. The tacos, burritos and enchiladas are traditional, tasty and pretty friggin’ cheap, too. The red chile packs a wallop, and Cecilia’s is even open on Sundays. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Farina Pizzeria & Wine Bar

510 Central Ave SE (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 243-0130
www.farinapizzeria.com
Mon: 11am-9pm Tues-Fri: 11am-10pm Sat: 5-10pm Sun: 5-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Cuisine: Pizza, Fine Dining

4.26 rating (35 votes)
Across Edith from the Artichoke Café, Farina’s proximity to some of the most established fine dining in Albuquerque isn't an accident. Farina is the punked-up younger sibling of jazzy Artichoke Café, and it brings a tantalizingly direct message to the neighborhood: pizza, beer and wine, and all of it damn good. Sharp, concise and to the point, with 20 superb choices offered by the glass or bottle. Farina’s wine list is straightforward and focused. The bar is comfortable and every wine is perfectly matched to the kitchen’s chic pizzeria offerings. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

The Grove Café & Market

600 Central Ave SE (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 248-9800
www.thegrovecafemarket.com
Tues-Sat: 7am-4pm Sun: 8am-3pm Closed Monday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastBrunchLunch

3.86 rating (42 votes)
This ray of sunshine in Huning Highland serves gourmet breakfast and lunch, sells house-made English muffins, and has a mini-shop filled with goodies like honey, jams, mustards and vinegars, not to mention non-edibles like cook books, serving vessels and cards. A tiny wine list is just as chic—five reds and five whites are marked on a chalkboard, and all are constantly changing. This list is extremely well thought-out and offers a sampling of some of the most esoteric varietals and brands available in Albuquerque. There’s also a large, shaded patio, incredible house-made cupcakes and too-cute French macarons.

(Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Hartford Square

300 Broadway Blvd NE (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
505-265-4933
www.hartfordsq.com
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

5 rating (1 vote)
Their 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)

Ibiza at Hotel Andaluz

125 2nd St NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
505-242-9090
www.hotelandaluz.com/eat-dr...
Sun-Thu 4pm-10pm Fri-Sat 4pm-1am (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: DinnerOpen Late

2.8 rating (5 votes)
This rooftop bar, the flirty sister of the fancier (and pricier) Lucia, offers a breezy patio, a menu of small plates and specialty cocktails for the Los Angeles-inclined Downtown crowd. The food is hit or miss, but the house-created cocktails—like the spicy-yet-refreshing cucumber-jalapeño margarita—make it well worth a visit. (Alibi Staff, October 10, 2012)

Slate Street Café

515 Slate NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 243-2210
www.slatestreetcafe.com
Mon-Fri 7:30am-10pm Sat-Sun 9am-10pm Closed Sunday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastBrunchLunchDinner

3.83 rating (33 votes)
Modeled after a New York loft, Slate Street’s wine bar has an ultra-hip, modern, minimalist feel. This wine list is rhythmic, flowing and poetic, and it’s the most pleasurable to read and easiest to comprehend in Albuquerque. The wines are 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. The listings are simple, but not simplistic. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

The Standard Diner

320 Central Ave SE (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 243-1440
standarddiner.com
Mon-Thu 11am-9pm Fri 11am-9:30pm Sat-Sun 10am-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastBrunchLunchDinner

3.23 rating (44 votes)
Forget everything you know about typical diners. Add class, upscale furnishings and a larger price tag, and then you’ll have the Standard Diner. They have oysters, fine wines and homemade desserts, and some interesting twists on ordinary fare like meatloaf and mac and cheese. The service is doting, the view of our beloved Huning Highland is representative and if you need a restaurant to take your boss to, try kissing his rings while downing a nice glass of Port. It might make it a little easier. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Sushi Hana

521 Central Ave NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(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 (11 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)

Zohra

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

4.61 rating (18 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

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

3.06 rating (66 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)

Chopstix

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

1.94 rating (29 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)

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

2.79 rating (40 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)

Albuquerque - Far Northeast Heights

China Luck

7900 San Pedro Dr NE Ste A1 (Far Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM
(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)

Jinja Bar & Bistro

8900 Holly NE (Far Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 856-1413
jinjabistro.com
Mon-Fri: 11am-10pm Sat-Sun: 11:30am-10pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Cuisine: Asian

3.38 rating (5 votes)
This Asian-American eatery has a reputation for retro Pacific Rim decor and the clink of drinks with little umbrellas in them. If you're in the mood for East-meets-West fare like lettuce wraps, quaking beef or Tokyo crispy tofu, then load up the Prius and take a drive down Paseo del Norte. You’ll also find a large selection of fine loose teas and more liquor than you can shake a limbo stick at. Have a yen for wine? Here it comes in white, red and plum. (Alibi Staff, October 10, 2012)

May Hong

9800 Montgomery NE (Far Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 291-8958
Mon-Thu 10am-9pm Fri-Sat 10am-10pm Closed Sunday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Cuisine: Vietnamese, Asian

3.48 rating (44 votes)
Every time we go to May Hong we kick ourselves for not going there more often. This place is great! The papery skins of the Vietnamese egg rolls are always perfectly golden, and the cinnamony pork perfectly tender. The menu here is expansive, but you can hardly go wrong. Just close your eyes and drop your finger anywhere— bun bo hue (spicy beef soup), ginger mussels and goi chai (Vietnamese salad) are particularly good. Wash it all down with a jasmine limeade or jackfruit julius. Just don’t go on Sunday—it’s closed. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Mr. Tokyo Japanese Restaurant

11200 Montgomery NE (Far Northeast Heights)
Suite 44
Albuquerque NM
(505) 292-4728
Lunch: Mon-Sat: 11:30am-2:30pm Dinner: Mon-Sat: 5-9pm Closed Sunday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian

4.25 rating (12 votes)
Since we’re long past the point when sushi was considered too exotic for New Mexico, it’s time to start paying attention to other fine Japanese favorites like tempura, hibachi-grilled meats and seafood, teriyaki without the La Choy, and the beauty of udon noodles. Mr. Tokyo is modestly sized, moderately priced, and an excellent place for a quick, relaxing lunch or a quiet dinner with friends and family. They have mostly repeat customers because they’re just so darn good, and the owner’s pint-sized daughter, Shyana, will even wipe off half your table for you (give her a break, she’s still a shortie). (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Papa Nachos

7648 Louisiana NE (Far Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 821-4900
www.papanachosfood.com
Tue-Sat: 11am-8pm Closed Sunday & Monday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Cuisine: New Mexican

3.39 rating (20 votes)
We're pretty sure if you take any food and stuff it with cheese, dip it in batter and deep-fry the sucker until it's crunchy and golden-brown, it's going to be good. But try the relleno at Papa Nachos—you’ll taste art. While you’re at it, try the unique green chile sauce (which happens to be excellent on turkey) or any of the burritos wrapped in fresh, tender tortillas. Closed Sunday and Monday. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Pelican’s Restaurant

9800 Montgomery Blvd NE (Far Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 298-7678
www.pelicansabq.com
Mon-Thurs: 4pm-10pm Fri-Sat: 4pm-11pm Sun: 11am-10pm *Bar opens at 4pm every day (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: Dinner

3.82 rating (21 votes)
Rough-hewn wood planks lead you into this nautically themed steak and seafood restaurant, which doesn’t start seating for dinner until 5pm. Luckily, happy hour begins at 4pm. Have a “Lady Godiva” hot cocktail and a baker's dozen of “topless” oysters in the bar while you wait. Then dive into creamy clam chowder, 10-ounce, butter-sweet Australian lobster tail and Ranchero center-cut top sirloin. There's plenty of key lime pie in the icebox and Phil Collins on the speakers.

(Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

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