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Albuquerque - Corrales

Ichiban Japanese Restaurant

10701 Corrales Rd Suite 18 (Corrales)
Albuquerque NM 87114
505-899-0095
www.ichibanabq.com
Lunch: Mon-Sat 11am-3pm, Dinner: Sun 4:30pm-9pm, Mon-Thurs 5pm-9pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-10 pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
$$Wine
Whether you’re a certified sushi lover or have never tried the stuff before, Ichiban can make you a roll you’ll love. Heck, they even make vegetarian rolls that aren’t half bad. Their lunch specials are a reasonably-priced way to try several different things on the menu at once. Ask the server to recommend some sake and make sure you try the yellowtail roll.

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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.

4.67 rating (3 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 this vintage filling station just East of the federal courthouse is a marked change from the cozy home interior near the university where AmerAsia used to reside. Hyangami Yi's food is just as good as ever. Expect her familiar dim sum plates and buns, and feel free to order sushi 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 his original, creative rolls that really set Sumo apart—that, and the adorable little train that ferries your pickled ginger around the sushi bar.

4.34 rating (23 votes)

Artichoke Café

424 Central Ave. SE (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 243-0200
www.artichokecafe.com
Lunch: Mon-Fri: 11am-2:30pm Dinner: Sun-Thu: 5pm-9pm Fri-Sat: 5pm-10pm Happy Hour: Mon-Fri: 3pm-6pm Closed Sunday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late
It just makes sense to order the steamed artichoke at the Artichoke Café. Slathered in lemon-caper oil and a raspberry vinaigrette, it makes a great starter before trying a heftier order of grilled curried chicken or sliced steak. Once your upscale lunch or dinner has concluded, adjourn to the sexy wine bar next door. The wine list is actually a bound leather tome featuring a massive assortment of wines. Prices start at a decent $28 or $30 a bottle and zoom into the upper stratospheres of frivolity. You can also order select vintages by the half-bottle or glass. You'll love the front-facing windows, curvy wooden bar and comfy seating.
Alibi recommends: Any of their signature drinks will pair wonderfully with the menu. The raviolis are especially wonderful.
Vibe: High-end dining in a clean, classy locale

3.5 rating (92 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 traverses the Asian continent. Think pho and pad Thai with a side of Japanese cold sesame noodles. The warming Thai soup is especially restorative. Inside, it’s clean, classy and calm and open until 11pm on weekends.

2.9 rating (49 votes)

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 their huevos rancheros, and they are tasty here, slathered in a particularly good red chile and served with a fresh flour tortilla.

4.57 rating (47 votes)

Brixens

400 Central Ave SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 242-2400
www.brixens.com
Sun-Thu 11am-midnight Fri-Sat 11am-1am (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BrunchLunchDinnerOpen Late
With everything all shiny and new, you may feel overwhelmed on entry but allow the friendly staff guide you to your table and own little slice of heaven. While the menu is on the concise side, all the dishes here are executed to perfection. While you wait, watch the game or play a game—a board game, that is! With all the hubbub happening at night Downtown, this is a perfectly chill place to escape for a drink or two.

4 rating (5 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 who dreamed up of one of Albuquerque’s best breakfast burritos and red chile. Setting close to the heart of Downtown on Sixth Street and Silver, Cecilia makes the food herself. The red chile here is no joke and the prices are a pretty great value, too.

2.58 rating (33 votes)

The Cellar

1025 Lomas Blvd NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 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 textures create a quaint industrial atmosphere, much like 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. Discover standouts on the tapas menu. With a variety to choose from, it’s wise to craft a meal with these small plates. The espárragos (asparagus) are plump and green, deftly roasted and spiced; 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
Cheese & Coffee 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, capicola and mozzarella concoction on French bread—is most excellent. Try a slice of the moist and springy house-baked lemon cake with just enough tartness to complement the rich cream cheese frosting.


4 rating (2 votes)

Farina Pizzeria

510 Central Ave SE (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 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 Albuquerque’s most established fine dining isn't an accident. Farina is the punked-out younger sibling of the jazzy Artichoke and brings tantalizing options to the neighborhood: pizza, beer and wine, all of it damn good. Sharp and concise, with 20 superb choices offered by the glass or the bottle, Farina’s wine list is focused and straightforward. The bar is comfortable and every wine can be perfectly matched with the kitchen’s chic offerings.

4.09 rating (122 votes)

The Grove Café & Market

600 Central Ave SE Ste A (Downtown)
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 even has a mini-shop filled with goodies like honey, jams, mustards and vinegars, not to mention cookbooks, serving vessels and greeting cards. The tiny wine list is just as chic—five reds and five whites marked on a chalkboard and constantly changing. This list is well thought-out and offers some of the most esoteric varietals and brands available in town. There’s also a large, shady patio, incredible house-made cupcakes and adorable macarons.


3.85 rating (47 votes)

Hartford Square

218 Gold Ave SW (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
Hartford Square’s menu changes weekly but always features quality, locally sourced ingredients in dine-in and take-out options. The salads are stocked with fresh, seasonal ingredients, and there are always a few hot options such as the Canadian salmon or ratatouille pot pie. The tea selection is simply divine. Try the Sandia spice tea over ice, a steaming cup of an herbal-blood orange blend or go for broke with a vanilla tea latte. Get here early enough, and 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
(505) 242-9090
www.hotelandaluz.com/eat-dr…
Mon-Thurs: 4pm-10pm Fri-Sat: 4pm-midnight (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: DinnerOpen Late
This rooftop bar offers a menu of small plates and specialty cocktails to relax with after a long day at work. The food here is fine, but the house-created cocktails—such as the the spicy and refreshing cucumber-jalapeño margarita—make a visit to Ibiza well worth the trip.

3.48 rating (21 votes)

The Kosmos Restaurant

1715 Fifth Street NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 369-1772
www.factoryon5.com
Tues-Sat 11:30am-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Located in the Factory on 5th art space, this tour de force of creative art and food tickles palates with farm-fresh Kosmic Burgers, fish and chips, house-made veggie burgers, mac and cheese, ribeye steak or pork tenderloin and a nice selection of local craft beers served from a steampunk tap system. There are no TVs here, but there’s always plenty to look at.

5 rating (1 vote)

La Familiar Restaurant

1611 Fourth Street NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 242-9661
Cuisine: New Mexican
La Familiar was a big deal in the before time. Situated on Fourth Street between Downtown and the new freeway, the comfortable, homey environment here still draws us in with its authentic New Mexican charm. The beans are cheesy and soft. Nutty, tomato-infused rice adds peppery flair, and you simply must try the sopaipillas.

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Le Troquet

228 Gold Ave SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 508-1166
Mon-Sat: 11am-2pm and 5pm-9pm Sun: Closed (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BrunchLunchDinnerOpen Late
Cuisine: French
This petite Downtown restaurant serves tres magnifique French cuisine. Le Troquet has a cozy atmosphere and sumptuous dishes so pull up a chair. Open for lunch and dinner, Le Troquet offers vegetarian dishes, seafood and even dessert. Don’t leave without a fresh-baked baguette.

3.5 rating (2 votes)

MÁS Tapas y Vino

125 Second Street NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 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 its name reveals, the focus of this restaurant is tapas—dainty plates of beautifully presented succulent morsels. And, as you may have guessed, there’s vino aplenty. Best of all, though, is the space, inside historic, renovated Hotel Andaluz. We recommend trying a glass of sherry with a plate of assorted Spanish cheeses.

2.92 rating (38 votes)

Park Avenue Pizzeria

900 Park Ave SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 242-2939
www.firenzepizzeria.com
Mon-Sat: 11am-8pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Cuisine: Pizza, Italian
This hidden Downtown gem (formerly known as Firenze) serves simple, delicious pizza. Additionally, they have salads and desserts available. They also cater, dragging their wood-burning stove wherever they go. They even deliver to those within a 1.5 mile radius of their location. The Salsiccia pizza is insanely savory.

4.9 rating (6 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)
Pop Fizz’ Mexican-style paletas are made with real fruit and organic cane sugar for a frozen treat experience you can’t 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)