Restaurant


V.27 No.40 | 10/4/2018
Elote
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Tacos and Ice Cream In One Place?!

El Cotorro combines concept and craftsmanship

When it comes to crowd-pleasing ideas to build a restaurant around, the concept of El Cotorro is hard to beat. "Craft tacos and craft ice cream" is a simple enough idea, while still one that can easily go wrong if you don't deliver on either front. But with a bustling Nob Hill location, ever-changing (but always tasty) specials and an outdoor patio that seats about 15, El Cotorro delivers.
V.27 No.39 | 9/27/2018
Fish fillet choo chee
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Sweet Talk

Fighting the urges at Thai Spice

Under the influence of Candida, Josh Lee visits Thai Spice and orders everything that has sweetness.
V.27 No.38 | 9/20/2018
The Kathy Burger
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

A Visit to the Valley

Kathy’s Carry Out on Isleta reps Burque

En Burque, it’s always time for Kathy’s Carry Out!
V.27 No.37 | 9/13/2018
Peruvian corn in crema sauce
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

When Fusion Cuisine Grows Up

Poki Poblano Fusion serves original, tasty dishes in classy atmosphere

Poki Poblano has hit a lovely balance in this new restaurant: It not only has great food, but it also happens to be a very cool place to hang out.
V.27 No.36 | 9/6/2018
Key lime pie from Los Ranchos Bakery
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

A Taste of Home, Wherever You’re From

Los Ranchos Bakery has big city vibe with neighborhood charm

So often forgotten in the world of breakfast pastries, the scone is the effortless liaison between sweet and savory, and can work perfectly with eggs, or as a stand-in for a doughnut. The underlying base of Los Ranchos Bakery's scones is truly what carries the day—be they savory or sweet.
V.27 No.35 | 8/30/2018
The classic Laguna burger
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Worth the Wait

New Laguna Burger location proves as tasty as ever

With their first in-town location opening last December, Laguna Burger has taken the I-40 road trip reluctance and instantly replaced it with nearby convenience—not to mention quality casual dining at prices that'll have mall chain franchises gulping and tugging at their collar.
V.27 No.34 | 8/23/2018
pistachio cake
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Like Running Into An Old Friend

Le Quiche Parisienne’s new digs

What was the best kept secret in Downtown has become the best kept dining secret in the Northeast Heights.
V.27 No.32 | 8/9/2018
The heirloom tomato, beet and burrata salad
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Veggies Are the Stars

Modern, simple fare at Rosemary

Rosemary's menu contains huge dinner salads filled with lots of produce, plenty of veggie-centric dishes and big portions.
V.27 No.31 | 8/2/2018
The kitchen sink burger at Bosque Burgers
Eric Williams Photography

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On the Road Again

El Vado offers a wide variety of eats and drinks

Plucked from the bulldozer's path and renovated to a high shine, the El Vado is a proud piece of once-crumbling Route-66-era Americana, with many casual dining options.
V.27 No.29 | 7/19/2018
platillo feliz
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Satisfying Salvadoran Food

El Papaturro makes mouthwatering Central American fare

Robin Babb visits El Papaturro and gets the best possible drunk food (pupusa) rounded out with refried beans, fried plantain and fried eggs. Naptime soon followed.
V.27 No.27 | 7/5/2018

Restaurant Review

The Taste of Redemption

Ichiban has leveled up their sushi game

Ichiban is back on the upswing. If you're new to sushi, a regular or ready to gamble on some flavors, this is a great spot to do it.
V.27 No.25 | 6/21/2018
The sublime steak frites with bone marrow butter
Eric Williams Photography

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Live Flame and a Long Name

Devon’s Pop Smoke is a great night out

If you’re after a relaxed dinner out with a pleasant atmosphere and wood smoke as primary seasoning, Devon’s has got your number.
V.27 No.24 | 6/14/2018

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Seafood, but Not Evil

SlapFish makes quality seafood from sustainable sources

Hundreds of miles from the sea, SlapFish has sustainably sourced (and tasty) fish, reasonable prices and a staff that seems to like the place.
V.27 No.22 | 5/31/2018
Duck a l’Orange
Eric Williams Photography

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Live a Little … or a Whole Lot

Le Troquet serves French fare and fine wine

As a special occasion, Le Troquet delivers, though at a cost. However, value-hounds can sniff out a first-rate meal that doesn't break the bank both at lunch or for a light supper.
V.27 No.20 | 5/17/2018
Combination beef soup
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Friendly Staff, Friendlier Prices

Viet’s Pho serves hospitality and huge portions

At Viet's Pho, Vietnamese restaurant veterans show immense care and hospitality.