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Critic Reviewed Albuquerque Restaurants

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Pho Linh Vietnamese Grill

9100 Central Ave SE
Albuquerque
Albuquerque NM 87123
(505) 266-3368
www.pholinhabq.com
10am-9pm Tuesday-Sunday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BrunchLunchDinnerOpen Late
One of the few places in this city where you can get seven kinds of beef in one sitting. Or if you aren’t in a beefy mooood, try another authentic Vietnamese dish from the huge menu, like fresh spring rolls, wonton egg noodle soup or cashew tofu. Pair it up with a fresh coconut milk shake and you’ve got yourself a meal. This is a great hidden jewel of a date spot, so show your man or woman that you’ve got class—and lemongrass (try some wrapped around the beef ball appetizer).

2.68 rating (53 votes)

Albuquerque - Corrales

Thai Kitchen

10707 Corrales Rd NW (Corrales)
Albuquerque NM 87114
505-890-0059
Mon-Fri 11am-3pm, 4:30-ppm; Sat noon-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Cuisine: Thai
At the crossroads of the far North Valley and the Westside sits Thai Kitchen. From the outside looking in, hanging out at the end of an average-looking strip mall, it’s an easy place to overlook. That would be a mistake. The egg rolls are top-notch, and the spicy Jungle noodles with beef are out of this world! We highly recommend that you go and thai something new at this warm little joint.

4.5 rating (2 votes)

Albuquerque - Downtown

AmerAsia & Sumo Sushi

800 Third Street NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(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 Closed Sun (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late
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.

4.28 rating (19 votes)

Asian Noodle Bar

318 Central Ave SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 224-9119
www.asiannoodlebar.com
Mon-Thurs: 11am-9:30pm Fri: 11am-11pm Sat: noon- 11pm Closed Sun (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late
This is the spot for satisfying pre- or post-movie cravings with a menu that stretches across the Asian continent. Think pho and pad Thai with a side of Japanese cold sesame noodles. The warming Thai soup is restorative on chilly days. Inside, it’s clean, classy, calm and open until 11pm on the weekends.

2.88 rating (46 votes)

Baca Boys Cafe

102 Fourth Street NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 200-0065
Cuisine: New Mexican
Baca Boys Café happened to appear practically out of nowhere. That’s when the ZS & T’s Diner, near San Mateo and Menaul, pulled up stakes and headed for a more promising parcel in the middle of all that action happening Downtown. The lunch offerings, including enchiladas with steak and calabacitas, are awesome and the bright, family-style vibe adds to the join’s Nuevo Mexicano authenticity. The dessert is tremendous, a perfect summation of an overwhelmingly positive gastronomic adventure.

5 rating (1 vote)

Barelas Coffee House

1502 Fourth Street SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 843-7577
Mon-Fri 7:30am-3pm Sat 7:30am-2:30pm Closed Sun (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastLunch
Cuisine: New Mexican
This homey New Mexican joint is popular, and though it’s much bigger inside than you can tell from the street, regulars pack the place tighter than a tamal. Barelas is known for huevos rancheros, and they are tasty here, slathered in particularly good red chile and served with a fresh flour tortilla.

4.57 rating (47 votes)

Cecilia’s Café

230 Sixth Street SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 243-7070
Mon-Fri: 7am-2pm Sat-Sun: 7am-3pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastLunch
Cecilia is the matriarch of one of Albuquerque’s best breakfast burritos and red chile. Clinging close to the heart of Downtown on Sixth Street and Silver, Cecilia makes the food herself in the kitchen. The red chile is no joke and the prices are pretty friggin’ cheap, too.

2.58 rating (33 votes)

The Cellar

1025 Lomas Blvd NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
242-3117
thecellartapas.com
11am to 9:30pm, Tuesday through Saturday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Cuisine: Spanish
Rich colors and rustic materials create a quaint industrial atmosphere (much like the Castilian casas of yore). The Cellar offers lunch or dinner, but dinner offers a fuller menu. Dinner features tapas—hot or cold—entrées, soups, salads and sandwiches. The standouts belong to the tapas menu, and with many to choose from, it might be wise to craft a meal just using the small plates. The espárragos (asparagus) are plump and green, roasted and spiced with a deft hand. The accompanying goat cheese and roasted red pepper add welcome richness.

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Cheese & Coffee Café Downtown

119 San Pasquale Ave SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87104
505 242-0326
Mon-Fri: 10am-3pm Sat: 10:30am-2:30pm Sun: Closed (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BrunchLunchOpen Late
This spot has some 20 sandwich choices including a fruit and cheese, a gyro and a French dip awaiting the hungry diner. The Sicilian sandwich, a pepperoni, capicolla and mozzarella concoction on French bread, is excellent. Try a slice of house-baked lemon cake, moist and springy, with just enough lemon to offset the rich cream cheese frosting.


4 rating (2 votes)

Farina Pizzeria

510 Central Ave SE (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
243-0130
www.farinapizzeria.com
Mon: 11am-9pm Tues-Fri: 11am-10pm Sat: Noon-10pm Sun: 5-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Cuisine: Pizza, Fine Dining
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.

4.08 rating (118 votes)

The Farmacy

724 Mountain Rd NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 227-0330
https://www.facebook.com/fa…
Mon Closed Tues-Fri 7:30am-2pm Sat-Sun 8am-3pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastBrunchLunchOpen Late
In this cozy cafe, a small crew serves top-notch, freshly made and locally sourced foods to Albuquerque's hungry brunch crowd. It may seem like there’s a delay on tour order—but believe us—it’s worth wating for.

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Firenze Pizzeria

900 Park Ave SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
242-2939
www.firenzepizzeria.com
Mon-Sat: 11am-8pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Cuisine: Pizza, Italian
This hidden Downtown gem serves up simple, delicious pizza. Additionally, they have a few salads and desserts avaliable for consumption. They cater and are able to drag around a wood burning stove with them wherever they go so you never have to worry about lost quality if you see them around town. They also offer delivery for those who are within a 1.5 mile radius of their location! The Salisiccia pizza is insanely savory.

4.9 rating (6 votes)

The Grove Café & Market

600 Central Ave SE (Downtown)
Ste A
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 248-9800
www.thegrovecafemarket.com
Sun: 8am-3pm Mon: Closed Tues-Sat: 7am-3pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastBrunchLunch
This ray of sunshine in EDo 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 cookbooks, 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.


3.85 rating (47 votes)

Hartford Square

300 Broadway Blvd NE (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
505-265-4933
www.hartfordsq.com
Mon -Fri: 6:30am-6:30pm Sat: 8am-3pm Sun: 9am-2pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastBrunchLunchDinner
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. The tea selection here is simply divine. Try the Sandia spice tea, a steaming cup of the herbal blood orange tea or go big with a vanilla tea latte. If you’re early enough, you’ll get first crack at the crossword in the house copy of the New York Times.

2.85 rating (60 votes)

Ibiza at Hotel Andaluz

125 Second Street NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
923-9080
www.hotelandaluz.com/eat-dr…
Mon-Thurs: 4pm-10pm Fri-Sat: 4pm-12am (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: DinnerOpen Late
This rooftop bar offers a breezy patio, a menu of small plates and specialty cocktails for those looking to relax after a long day at work (the kind where you wear suits!). 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.

3.29 rating (17 votes)

La Familiar Restaurant

1611 Fourth Street NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 242-9661
Cuisine: New Mexican
In the before time, La Familiar was a big deal. Situated on Fourth Street between the new freeway and Downtown was a comfortable, home-like environment that beckoned with authentic New Mexican charm ... The beans were still awesome, cheesy and soft; the nutty, tomato-laced rice added a dry and peppery flair to the meal. Of course, the sopaipillas made the amelioration complete.

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MÁS - Tapas y Vino

125 Second Street NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
923-9080
www.hotelandaluz.com/eat-dr…
Mon-Sat: 7am-10pm Sun: 7am-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BrunchLunchDinnerOpen Late
Cuisine: Spanish
As the name reveals, the focus of the restaurant is on tapas—dainty plates of beautifully presented and succulent morsels. And, as you may have guessed, there’s vino aplenty. Best of all is the location inside the historic and beautifully renovated Hotel Andaluz. We suggest a glass of sherry with a plate of assorted Spanish cheeses.

2.92 rating (37 votes)

Pop Fizz

1701 Fourth Street SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87105
508-1082
www.pop-fizz.net
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.

4.33 rating (9 votes)

Sister

407 Central Ave NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
505-242-4900
sisterthebar.com
Sun-Sat 11am-2pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BrunchLunchDinnerOpen Late
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.

3.7 rating (37 votes)

Slate Street Café

515 Slate Ave NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 243-2210
www.slatestreetcafe.com
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)
Meals Served: BreakfastBrunchLunchDinner
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.

3.76 rating (106 votes)