Restaurants in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico with Vegetarian Available
Albuquerque - Downtown
Mon-Fri 8am-2pm (hours can change without notice)
$ • Vegetarian Available • Gluten-free available • Catering • Take Out / To-Go • Outdoor Patio • Wireless Internet
Looking for something light and fresh? Try Conchita’s Cafe where there is a weekly five dollar salad special and a six dollar daily special like the meatball sub. Other dishes include strawberry salad, quinoa wrap and taco plate. Sandwiches are also available.
Mon-Wed 4pm-midnight, Thu-Sun noon-midnight (hours can change without notice)
$$ • Vegetarian Available • Booze Served • Craft Beer • Wine • Cider • Live Music • DJ • Outdoor Patio • Wireless Internet • Dog-Friendly
This indoor-outdoor brewery is as cozy as it is fun. The bartenders are friendly and informative, and you’ll often find the owners working the taps with a smile. The identifying feature of the outdoor patio are metal towers stretching high above the building. Enjoy Asian-fusion food from their resident food truck, Kitsune, or order a pizza from their wood fire pizza oven.
Cozy without feeling crowded and comfortable without all the trappings, Espresso Fino is a gem of a coffee shop tucked into a narrow building Downtown. A single man (but seriously, a really, really nice one) runs the register and espresso machine, working quickly but still managing a perfect pour every time. Order up your espresso and get snug near the small communal library or sit outside and watch the traffic on Gold pass by. Whether you need a quick fix or you have hours to spend, Espresso Fino is the ideal spot for a personalized cup of very fine joe.
Mon: 11am-9pm Tues-Fri: 11am-10pm Sat: Noon-10pm Sun: 5-9pm (hours can change without notice)
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.
Mon-Sat: 7am-3pm Sun: 7am-2pm (hours can change without notice)
Cuisine: New Mexican
If it’s salt-of-the-earth, tried-and-true New Mexican favorites you’re after, hit up a Garcia’s in your area. It has daily specials, breakfast anytime and even a "New Mexico Food" that’ll fill you up without depleting your wallet. The huevos rancheros with green chile will leave you licking the plate and contemplating seconds.
Sun: 8am-3pm Mon: Closed Tues-Sat: 7am-3pm (hours can change without notice)
$$$ • Vegetarian Available • Booze Served • Wine Bar • Craft Beer • Wine • Catering • Outdoor Patio • Wireless Internet • Dog-Friendly
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.
Mon -Fri: 6:30am-6:30pm Sat: 8am-3pm Sun: 9am-2pm (hours can change without notice)
Cuisine: Coffee/Tea/Espresso, Deli/Sandwiches, Dessert, Diner, Organic/Locally Grown, Take Out/To-Go
$ • Vegetarian Available • Gluten-free available • Booze Served • Delivery • Catering • Take Out / To-Go • Outdoor Patio • Wireless Internet • Lounge
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.
Mon-Thu 11am - 10pm Fri-Sat 11am-11PM Sun:11am-9pm (hours can change without notice)
$$ • Vegetarian Available • Gluten-free available • Booze Served • Wine Bar • Craft Beer • Take Out / To-Go • Outdoor Patio
The New Mexico grass-fed Holy Cow burger comes on a brioche bun, while an ahi tuna sandwich, veggie club and dinner salads offer some more choices for bovine-averse diners. Beer and wine, plus shakes, malts and floats are available to complete the sacrament.
You know and love Humble Coffee already. Their Lomas location is a great home for coffee nerds, first dates and laptop nomads alike, and this new Downtown spot provides all that plus a lot more space to boot. Get yourself a breakfast burrito and a single-origin cuppa, then find a spot for yourself on the ziggurat bleachers in the back. (Just go there and you’ll know what we mean.)
$ • Vegetarian Available • Catering • Take Out / To-Go • Live Music • Outdoor Patio • Wireless Internet
There are indeed “few choices left to get that cool Haight-Ashbury ’60s feeling.” Don’t get the wrong idea though, this neighborhood coffee shop isn’t overflowing with hippies. It attracts a diverse crowd of cyclists, artists, musicians, hipsters and grown-ups just looking for a cuppa joe (albeit one with in-house roasted beans). The food is simple and satisfying, from freshly baked scones to waffles, sandwiches and salads. Warning: The scrambled-egg breakfast burrito may cause you to moan out loud. Don’t worry though, the people sitting around you will understand.
Sun-Wed: 11am-10pm Fri-Sat: 11am-1:30am (hours can change without notice)
$$ • Vegetarian Available • Booze Served • Craft Beer • Wine • Delivery • Catering • Take Out / To-Go • Jukebox • Outdoor Patio • Wireless Internet
Get your late-night pizza fix and a pint on Downtown’s favorite patio. It makes a perfect vantage point for people-watching on the weekends. The back room is stocked with vintage ’80s tabletop arcade games, several beers on tap, flat-screen TVs and a discreet outdoor patio. Just wander back through the parking lot to the north of the existing NYPD or spread out in the expanded front room.
$$ • Vegetarian Available • Full Bar • Craft Beer • Wine • Take Out / To-Go • Outdoor Patio • Wireless Internet • Lounge
Located in the Factory on 5th Art Space this tour de force of art meets food will tickle your palate with farm fresh Kosmic Burgers, fish and chips, house made veggie burgers, mac and cheese, ribeye steak, pork tenderloin and a nice selection of local craft beers served from a steampunk tap system. No TVs, but plenty to look at. Out of this world.
228 Gold Ave SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
Albuquerque NM 87102
Mon-Sat: 11am-2pm and 5pm-9pm Sun: Closed (hours can change without notice)
$$$ • Vegetarian Available • Booze Served • Catering • Take Out / To-Go • Outdoor Patio • Wireless Internet
This petite space serves the pinnacle entrées of French cuisine. Nestled in a cozy nook Downtown, Le Troquet has both a fine atmosphere and fine dishes so pull up a chair and enjoy. They’re open for lunch and dinner, offering vegetarian dishes seafood and dessert. Don’t expect to leave without a freshly baked baguette.
500 Central Ave SW (Downtown)
We like Lindy’s for their retro-ish décor, Downtown convenience and $5 pitchers of beer. The food here is pretty typical diner fare with a good amount of New Mexican and Greek specialties thrown into the mix, served in hefty portions.
Mon-Sat: 7am-10pm Sun: 7am-9pm (hours can change without notice)
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.
Mon-Sun - Kitchen 7:30am-3pm, juice/coffee bar 7:30am-5pm (hours can change without notice)
$$ • Vegetarian Available • Gluten-free available • Wine Bar • Craft Beer • Wine • Wireless Internet
This breakfast-all-day joint from Erin Wade, the mastermind behind Vinaigrette, serves up wholesome takes on classic diner food. Think pancakes made with teff flour and full of kale, cabbage and flax seeds, smothered with a spicy-sweet mayo and Japanese okonomi sauce. Or a fried egg sandwich on housemade sourdough bread, spread with housemade yogurt. The drink menu is extensive, and includes coffee and tea drinks, beer and wine, housemade smoothies, juices, health shots and warming elixirs. Just as good as the food is the stylish space, which also features a small shop for books and lifestyle goods that fit the Modern General ethos. A lovely place to spend some time and money.
Alibi recommends: Sunshine bowl, London defogger, sourdough bread
Vibe: Warm and homey, in a kind of minimalist way.
A tiny house on the northern cusp of Downtown is home to this New Mexican eatery. Papa Frank’s specializes in authentic food for the to-go crowd, so expect styrofoam and plasticware beneath your enchiladas. The red chile is made fresh daily and packs a flavorful punch.
This hidden Downtown gem (formerly known as Firenze) serves up simple, delicious pizza. Additionally, they have a few salads and desserts avalaible 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.
Sun-Thurs: 9am-11pm Fri: 9am-1midnight Sat: 10am-midnight Sun: 10am-11pm (hours can change without notice)
Pizza 9, from the former owner of Chicago Beef, slings dough at multiple locations across town. It’s not deep-dish, but the puffed up, buttery crust will warm Midwestern hearts, as will the Fire Eater pie—a monument to capsaicin, it scathes taste buds with pepperoni, jalapeños, green chile and hot giardiniera relish. With gluten-free crust options, it’s a perfect spot for groups with opposing dietary needs, and with several locations, you can have it all delivered right to your front door!
1 Civic Plaza NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
Albuquerque NM 87102
Plaza Eatery, steps away from Civic Plaza, is an ideal location to eat lunch and spot your local elected government officials, whether it be city councilors or the mayor himself. With some of the lowest prices Downtown, a large menu of tasty American, Greek and New Mexican lunch specials and lots of fresh baked goods, Plaza Eatery is one of Downtown’s best-kept secrets. Try a chicken-walnut salad served with a croissant, and get a chocolate-dipped cookie for dessert. Plaza Eatery also offers a sizeable breakfast menu.