Top Choice Modern American in Albuquerque

Slate Street Cafe & Wine Loft

Popular downtown rendezvous, off 6th St NW, just north of Lomas Blvd. The cafe downstairs is usually packed with people enjoying imaginative Southwestern/American comfort food, from peanut butter and jelly sandwiche…
Top Choice Bakery in Albuquerque

Golden Crown Panaderia

Who doesn’t love a friendly neighborhood cafe/bakery? Especially one in a cozy old adobe, with gracious staff, oven-fresh bread and pizza, fruity empanadas, smooth espresso coffees and free cookies all round? Call a…
Modern American in Albuquerque

Artichoke Cafe

Elegant and unpretentious, this popular bistro prepares creative gourmet cuisine with panache and is always high on foodies’ lists of Albuquerque’s best. It’s on the eastern edge of downtown, between the bus station…
Top Choice New Mexican in Albuquerque


Get in line for enormous cinnamon rolls (made with something approaching a stick of butter each) and some of the best huevos rancheros in town. The food, people-watching and Western art are all outstanding.
American in Albuquerque

Flying Star Cafe

For visitors, the Nob Hill location of this deservedly popular local chain is the most convenient of outlets throughout Albuquerque and beyond. Locals flock here from early morning onwards, to enjoy an extensive bre…
Native American in Albuquerque

Pueblo Harvest Cafe

A rare chance to sample the real local cuisine, with dishes like blue corn porridge for breakfast, Tewa tacos for lunch – the Pueblo take on Indian fry bread – and rack of lamb crusted with sunflower seeds for dinne…
Modern American in Albuquerque

Seasons Rotisserie & Grill

With bright-yellow walls, high ceilings, fresh flowers and a creative menu, this contemporary restaurant provides welcome relief from the usual Old Town atmosphere, and its rooftop terrace is a gem. Try the house-ma…
Indian in Albuquerque

Annapurna's World Vegetarian Cafe

This awesome vegetarian and vegan cafe, one block south of Route 66 and part of a small local chain, serves fresh, tasty Indian specialties, including delicately spiced Ayurvedic delights that even carnivores love. …
Latin American in Albuquerque

La Fonda del Bosque

The bright, friendly dining room at the National Hispanic Cultural Center is a perfect lunch option; its three-course, $15 prix-fixe deal is a real bargain, or you can simply order mains such as avocado crab quesadi…
New Mexican in Albuquerque

Garcia's Kitchen

Part of a small local chain, this Route 66–style diner just east of Old Town serves some of the best New Mexican food in Albuquerque, making it a great spot for breakfast. The red vinyl booths and eclectic crowd giv…