Alibi V.20 No.40 • Oct 6-12, 2011 

Best of Burque Restaurants 2011


The filling foods hall of fame

Best Comfort Food

Frontier / Golden Pride BBQ, Chicken & Ribs

Best Comfort Food: Frontier
Best Comfort Food: Frontier
See A.M.: Best Breakfast Burrito for contact information.
You know why they call it comfort food? Because it makes you feel good in your soul. We think it’s probably the green chile, but it could also be the tortillas, the sugar-drenched cinnamon buns or the fresh-squeezed orange juice, which somehow manages to always be the sweetest in the city.
2) Tie: The Cube, The Range Café
3) Tie: Flying Star Café, Slate Street Café

Best Buffet

Taj Mahal

See Around the World: Best Indian for contact information.
It’s like getting designer food at outlet prices. Taj Mahal’s lunch buffet never skimps on quality—serving you the same saag paneer and tandoori chicken you’ve come to depend on at dinnertime.
2) Rasoi: An Indian Kitchen
3) Tucanos

Best Greasy Spoon


See A.M.: Best Breakfast Burrito for contact information.
Fast-moving lines, quick service and great food are the hallmarks of this Albuquerque joint. Drown your burrito or burger in the always-available green chile sauce—just a tad over medium hot.
2) Mannie’s Family Restaurant
3) Grandma’s K & I Diner

Largest Portions


See A.M.: Best Pancakes for contact information.
Holy mother of calories! If you tallied up all the portions of food Weck’s heaps up in one day, we’re pretty sure it could sustain a third-world village through the drought season. It’s a medical fact: If you don’t get full here, you’re hiding an extra stomach somewhere.
2) Sadie's
3) Murphy’s Mule Barn
Results reported by Sam Adams, Jessica Cassyle Carr, Christie Chisholm, Marisa Demarco, Ari LeVaux, Laura Marrich, Devin O’Leary and Mina Yamashita