Albuquerque, NM

  (14 restaurants)    
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Bocadillos (CLOSED)
1609 Indian School Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
(505) 910-8905
www.bocadillosnm.com...
  • Biscuits & Gravy
    homemade biscuits w/ pork & green chile-infused gravy
  • Duke City Reuben
    roasted spiced corned beef w/ homemade red sauerkraut, Swiss & homemade Thousand island dressing; looks good
  • T&A Sandwich
    signature sandwich; turkey, avocado, homemade green chile apple chutney & muenster on whole wheat roll; looks good
4.5 out of 5
132 ratings
CLOSED; started in 2009 by selling burritos at the back of her car; serve lunch for three charter schools (lunches for 1000 school kids every day) before opening storefront; small setting of 7 tables; Other Recipes: Sauerkraut
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Golden Crown Panaderia
1103 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 243-2424
goldencrown.biz
  • Turkey Bread
    bread loaves in the size and shape of an oven-roasted turkey w/ wheat bread to simulate the wings & thighs & white bread to simulate the breast
4.5 out of 5
306 ratings
since 1972; father-and-son team running old fashion neighborhood bakery reknown for their turkey bread sculptures (bread loaves in the size and shape of an oven-roasted turkey); written up in many publications including Gourmet, Conde Naste Traveller, Budget Travel, Alibi, USA Western, IQ, Guia Azul & Su Casa; Other Recipes: Fruit Empanadas
3
Cecilia's Cafe
230 6th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 243-7070
www.ceciliascafe.com...
  • Fireman's burrito
    served w/ an apron
  • Carne Adovada
    chunks of tender pork marinated in red chile (Albuqueque-style chili); top seller; looks good
  • Chicharone Burrito
    a top seller; topped w/ red or green chile (Guy had red)
  • Stuffed Sopaipillas
    Machaca (beef) burrito
4.0 out of 5
188 ratings
#45 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); Northern Mexican food
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Frontier Restaurant
2400 Central Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 266-0550
www.frontierrestaurant.co...
  • Duke City Burger
    double-pattied cheddar cheeseburger w/ thousand island, tomato, onion, lettuce, pickle, bacon & double green chile; looks good
  • Bonanza Burger
    double cheese burgers, cheddar cheese, bacon topped w/ a mound of green chili; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1178 ratings
#43 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); across the street from University of New Mexico; go-to place for "green chili-smothered grub"
5
Mary & Tito's Cafe
2711 4th St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 344-6266
  • Carne Adovada Turnover
    slow-roasted pork wrapped in homemade tortilla dough, deep-fried & smothered in spicy red chile sauce
4.0 out of 5
262 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Mexican Food); since 1963; serving authentic New Mexican cuisine
6
Monte Carlo Steak House
3916 Central Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
(505) 836-9886
  • Greek Chicken
    cut chicken, seasoned, oiled, buttered & oven baked; "killer!...oh, that's good!"-Guy Fieri
  • Pork Souvlaki
    thickly sliced tenderloin pork seasoned, marinated for 5-6 days & flame-broiled on skewer; "this is monster flavor...wow!"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Rib Eye
    hand-cut every day; seasoned salted, buttered & flame-broiled
4.0 out of 5
161 ratings
opened in 1980; Greek-with-a-twist restaurant behind a liquor store...you have to go thru the liquor store to get to restaurant; Albuquerque institution
7
Nexus Brewery
4730 Pan American E Fwy NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 242-4100
www.nexusbrewery.com...
  • Southern Fried Chicken
    chicken breasts brined for 24 hrs; double-dredged, double-floured & deep-fried; topped w/ Southern gravy & served w/ mashed potatoes, side collard greens
4.0 out of 5
558 ratings
New Mexican soul food; owner quit banking job to open brewery; named after a "heavenly place" in an episode of Star Trek; Other Recipes: Collard Greens
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Sophia's Place (CLOSED)
6313 4th St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 345-3935
  • Duck Enchiladas
    looks good
  • Pancakes
    topped w/ butter-toasted pine nut-dried cherry-honey mixture
  • Shrimp Tamales
    topped w/ hash chili cream sauce; looks good
4.0 out of 5
244 ratings
CLOSED; eclectic food w/ New Mexican twist; everything is homemade, even make their own butter; no freezer (everything is fresh); Other Recipes: Blue Corn Pancakes
9
Standard Diner
320 Central Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 243-1440
standarddiner.com
  • Meatloaf
    bacon-wrapped
4.0 out of 5
408 ratings
Other Recipes: Country Fried Tuna
10
Torinos' @ Home
7600 Jefferson St
Albuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 797-4491
https://torinosfoods.com
  • Beef Cheek Manicotti
    natural beef cheeks cooked over 5 hours in red wine, combine w/ fresh ricotta & stuffed in manicotti; baked w/ bechamelle, pecorino romano & fontina cheese melted over the top; looks good
  • Squid Ink Black Pasta
    house special; black pasta made daily in-house & served w/ sauteed calamari
4.0 out of 5
214 ratings
opened in 2010; rustic Northern Italian cuisine in trattoria-like setting (less formal than a ristorante); Other Recipes: Butternut Squash Ravioli
11
Cube
1520 Central Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 243-0023
www.thecuberestaurant.com...
  • Guadalajara Dog
    hot dog bacon wrapped, chipotle sauce & pico de gallo; looks good
  • Smoked BBQ Chicken
    marinated in buttermilk mix for at least 4 hrs, seasoned/spice-rubbed & smoked for 3-5 hrs at 225-degrees w/ hickory & cherry wood; cut & charred w/ BBQ sauce on grill; looks good
3.5 out of 5
262 ratings
opened in 2009; specialize in BBQ; 100% from scratch; live entertainment every Friday night; Other Recipes: Mashed Sweet Potatoes
12
El Pinto
10500 4th St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114
(505) 898-1771
www.elpinto.com
  • Red Chile Ribs
    signature pork baby back ribs marinated in red chile & slow baked to fall off the bone; looks good
3.5 out of 5
630 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Ribs); est. 1962; owned & operated by "The Salsa Twins" (yes, they are really twin brothers)
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K & I Diner
2500 Broadway Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 243-1881
  • Travis on a Silver Platter Challenge
    challenge: 6-lb burrito burried w/ 2-lb of fries in 1 hr; at airing, only 2 people have finished; 3 Travis's tried the challenge: Travis Albreski (Univ. of New Mexico senior lost first time), Travis Christy (weatherman), and Travis Briscoe (champion bull rider); All 3 Travis's lost
3.5 out of 5
60 ratings
home of one of the oldest food challenges (started in 1960's when truck driver named Travis said "Give me everything you've got!" He ate it all.)
14
Sadie's Dining Room
6230 4th St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 345-5339
www.sadiesofnewmexico.com...
  • World's Biggest Stuffed Sopapilla
    challenge: eat 1 whole in 1 hr; 1-foot wide, 6.5-lbs mix of chicken, ground beef and Carne adovada (cubed pork marinated in red chili), fried potatoes, beans, red and gren chili (called "Christmas") and cheddar cheese; looks good
  • Stuffed Sopapilla
    signature dish; large fried pastry stuffed w/ meat and cheese; looks good
3.5 out of 5
643 ratings
#30 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1950; traditional home cooking
 Albuquerque, NM  (14 restaurants)