Restaurants

Top Choice Mexican in Albuquerque

Pop Fizz

These all-natural paletas (popsicles) straight-up rock: cool off with flavors such as cucumber chile lime, mango or pineapple habanero – or perhaps you'd rather splurge on a cinnamon-churro ice-cream taco? Not to be…
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 (with green chile or blue-corn crusts), fruity empanadas, smooth espresso cof…
Top Choice 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…
Mexican in Albuquerque

El Paisa Taqueria

Wedged in among the chicharronerias and tortillerias across the Rio Grande, unassuming El Paisa will require a bit of deciphering if your taqueria vocab is not up to speed. Gorditas (stuffed corn-flour pockets), tor…
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…
New Mexican in Albuquerque

Eli's Place

Eli's Place is a hallowed Albuquerque dive and you shouldn't be surprised – or worried – if you see a tumbleweed blow through the parking lot as you pull in. Located north of town, it's a simple place with pink tabl…
Native American in Albuquerque

Pueblo Harvest Cafe

A rare chance to sample the real local cuisine, with dishes such as blue-corn porridge for breakfast, Tewa tacos for lunch – the Pueblo take on Indian fry bread – and buffalo stew for dinner. On summer weekends it h…
Modern American in Albuquerque

Slate Street Cafe & Wine Loft

A popular downtown rendezvous, the cafe downstairs is usually packed with people enjoying imaginative comfort food, from green chile mac-and-cheese to herb-crusted pork chops, while the upstairs wine loft serves 25 …
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. …
Food Hall in Albuquerque

Green Jeans Farmery

Built from converted shipping containers, this hip community hangout features a number of great casual eateries – chef Marie Yniguez from Bocadillos was on Chopped in 2017 – as well as a distillery and the Albuquerq…