Bernalillo - Bernalillo
Ruby's TortilleriaIt’s in the heart of New Mexico but completely south of the border in spirit. If the phone cards, paletas and corrido CDs don't give it away, the green tomatillo salsa should. On weekends Ruby's turns the dining service up a notch, serving tamales and menudo. Though spiced simply, the barbacoa is rich, soft and full of complexity. For 10 bucks you get a pound of meat plus an assortment of salsas, chopped onions and cilantro, grated cabbage and lime wedges. Pints of red and tomatillo green are sold in tied-off baggies for $1.25 each. The order comes with a stack of fresh corn tortillas, but consider buying a kilo more for $2.25. With the proper reinforcements, that pound of meat will multiply into a lot of juicy tacos. (Alibi Staff, June 21, 2012)
Lupe’s AntojitosLupe’s Antojitos is the Bernalillo cousin of Lupe's Antojitos Y Comida Mexicana in southeast Albuquerque. This one is installed in the corner of a gas station convenience store on Camino del Pueblo: You walk through the convenience store to get to the restaurant. Once inside, the Central Mexican menu includes three types of molcajetes, a specialty of Mexico City that presents an entire meal served in a stone mortar. Lamb barbacoa is cooked for hours until it barely clings to the bone, its drippings cooked into a brothy consommé. There are several caldos that could bring the dead back to life, including a chicken soup rivaling mom’s. And for you marineros, there’s even excellent ceviche and fried, whole tilapia. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)
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