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-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.
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 fantastic, and the specials are always delicious. Try the beer-battered wild mushroom chile relleno to remember why you love chile rellenos, and don’t skip out on dessert.