Albuquerque Restaurants which have Alibi Bucks
Albuquerque - Downtown
Mon-Fri 7am-2:30pm Sat 8am-1pm Closed Sun (hours can change without notice)
Café Lush is like a daydream of the way things might be in some future hybrid of Europe and Albuquerque. It’s an urban café on a quiet street corner with a small menu of simple, yet well-crafted dishes and a pledge to use local, seasonal and organic ingredients whenever possible. But unlike in Europe, the red and green chile won’t disappoint.
Mon-Thurs: 8am-4pm Fri-Sat: 8am-7pm Sun: 9am-4pm (hours can change without notice)
$ • Vegetarian Available • Gluten-free available • Take Out / To-Go • Outdoor Patio • Wireless Internet
This third wave café is focused on quality and experience. These caffeine astronauts serve specialty coffee enthusiasts and strive to deliver perfection. Chocolate, baked goods and other decadent delights pair perfectly with the java in your cup. While you’re waiting try to find a repeated symbol on the eastern wall.
Mon-Thu 11am - 10pm Fri-Sat 11am-11PM Sun:11am-9pm (hours can change without notice)
$$ • Vegetarian Available • Gluten-free available • Booze Served • Wine Bar • Craft Beer • Take Out / To-Go • Outdoor Patio
The New Mexico grass-fed Holy Cow burger comes on a brioche bun, while an ahi tuna sandwich, veggie club and dinner salads offer some more choices for bovine-averse diners. Beer and wine, plus shakes, malts and floats are available to complete the sacrament.
Mon-Sat: 11am-2am Sun: noon-midnight (hours can change without notice)Happy Hour!: every Friday 3:00:00 pm - 8:00:00 pm
Happy Hour!: 4:00:00 pm - 7:00:00 pm
A good spot downtown to get some tasty, greasy bar food. Get some wings and a beer while you watch the game, or go for one of their 1/2 pound burgers if you’re feeling a little more famished. Come by on a late night for jello shots and dancing, if that’s your bag.
Cuisine: Latin American
This jovial atmosphere full of color preps the mind for some fiery and fresh foods. The duck cubano is tasty and filling with zesty pickled onions, hefty pieces of bacon and a creamy tomatillo salsa served on the side and the duck enchiladas are notably unique for their rich duck meat, chopped green chile and remarkably sweet red chile. Be sure to grab some short rib tacos, as are another fan favorite.
Albuquerque - Nob Hill
Sun-Mon: 11am-9pm Tues: 11am-9:30pm Wed-Thurs: 11am-10pm Fri-Sat: 11am-2am (hours can change without notice)
$$$ • Vegetarian Available • Booze Served • Full Bar • Craft Beer • Wine • Catering • Take Out / To-Go • DJ • Dancing • Outdoor Patio
If you like your comfort food with a gourmet twist, it’s here. Nob Hill Bar & Grill boasts meatloaf (crowned with smoked bacon) and burgers (American kobe). The appetizers and classic cocktails alone are worth the visit. Cheese sticks encrusted in nuts and miso-seared ahi tuna on wontons go down swimmingly (Did we mention the saltwater aquarium?) with a signature cocktail or an organic ale. A few vegetarian entrées, decent hours, a full bar, and a comfy but chic atmosphere make Nob Hill Bar & Grill a mainstay in the neighborhood.
Albuquerque - North Valley
Not just coffee—no, that would be boring. Moka Joe’s specializes in coffee drinks infused with CBD hemp oil, something they call “coffee without the crash.” You can also order any kind of coffee candy your heart desires, from pumpkin spice lattes to butter coffee. The addition of pastries, breakfast burritos and donuts make this a solid place to stop by for your morning fix.
Albuquerque - Northeast Heights
Mon-Sun: 11am-9pm (hours can change without notice)
These out-of-towners from Durango are dedicated to using locally sourced beef and ingredients. They offer everything from vegan black bean burgers to bacon chedda’ burgers to tacos and salads. The friendly, knowledgeable staff helps with the difficult (and wide array of) choices one has to make entering the space: Do you want a shake or float? We choose shake, but that’s just us.
Albuquerque - Southeast
Mon-Fri 7am-2pm Sat-Sun 8am-2pm (hours can change without notice)
$ • Vegetarian Available • Gluten-free available • Catering • Take Out / To-Go • Outdoor Patio • Wireless Internet
Tía B’s baked, canoe-shaped waffles are made with organic New Mexico blue corn and come two ways: sweet (fruit-filled and topped with a choice of flavored whipped creams, including lavender) or savory (stuffed with eggs, chile and cheese). The posole is thick with hefty pork chunks and shards of red chile pods, and the Chimayó red sauce is hot enough to humiliate out-of-towners. The many sandwich options—including a New Mexico po’boy (carne adovada, pickled jalapeños and Fritos) and a vegan sammy (homemade hummus and fantastic grilled asparagus)—can be served as salads instead. There’s also a serious collection of root beers and out-there soda flavors like black pepper and PB&J.
Albuquerque - University
3710 Campus Blvd NE (University)
Albuquerque NM 87106
Albuquerque NM 87106
The outdoor seating at Tia B’s is green and cool and feels more like Austin than Albuquerque. The menu at the Wafflería is obviously entirely waffle-centric, with a build-your-own concept that allows diners to choose batter options (including gluten-free rice, buckwheat and blue corn flour varieties), fruit or syrup toppings, bacon or sausage to bake inside and whipped cream if one so desires. There are also several varieties of savory waffles, including the majestic smoked salmon plate.
Albuquerque - Westside
This new restaurant in the historic National Hispanic Cultural Center was opened by Chef Stefani Mangrum in 2017, and their food affirms her 40 years of culinary experience. The setting is romantic Spanish inn, the service is fantasic and the specials are always delicious. Try the beer-battered wild mushroom chile relleno to remember why you love chiles rellenos, and don’t skip out on dessert.