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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.
Top Choice Museum in Albuquerque

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Collectively run by New Mexico's 19 Pueblos, this cultural center makes an essential stop-off during even the shortest Albuquerque visit. The museum downstairs holds fascinating displays on the Pueblos’ collective h…
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…
Top Choice Museum in Albuquerque

American International Rattlesnake Museum

Anyone charmed by snakes and all things slithery will find this museum fascinating; for ophidiaphobes, it’s a complete nightmare, filled with the world’s largest collection of different rattlesnake species. You’ll a…
Top Choice Museum in Albuquerque

New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

Dinosaur-mad kids are certain to love this huge modern museum, on the northeastern fringes of Old Town. From the T Rex in the main atrium onwards, it’s crammed with ferocious ancient beasts. The emphasis throughout …
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…
New Mexican in Albuquerque

Church St Cafe

This 18th-century adobe complex makes the nicest setting for a meal near the Plaza, and it has a well-shaded patio. Besides New Mexican favorites like the hot chile dip and veggie burritos, the menu includes salads …
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

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…