Mexican cuisine has had a prominent role in shaping the culinary habits of the town of Rio Rancho, New Mexico. The northern suburb of Albuquerque displays a varied selection of restaurants, from authentic Italians and Vietnamese bars to the classic Mexican tavern. There’s also the option of trying out Indian and Nepalese cuisine, or living it up while tasting delicious Irish-influenced food at a typical Irish pub. As for Mexican treats, there’s no shortage of restaurants from upscale to take-away to suit any budget.
Located in the center of Rio Rancho, close to the town’s golf club, Joe’s Pasta House serves authentic Italian food mixed with American flavors. The menu draws from traditional Italian ingredients and flavors, and offers appetizers like mozzarella, ravioli and antipasti, and main dishes from pasta to gnocchi and manicotti. They also offer other American-Italian specialties like steaks and chops, seafood and salads. For lunch they serve a buffet if you’re in the mood for sampling a bunch of Italian flavors at once. Don’t miss their Italian-imported wines to pair with your meal.
Joe’s Pasta House, 3201 Southern Blvd SE, Rio Rancho, NM, USA. +1 505 892 3333
An Indian and Nepalese specialty spot in Rio Rancho, Namaste offers all the traditional dishes of Indian cuisine in a cozy place with a casual atmosphere. Whether it’s for the all-you-can-eat lunch or the dinner à la carte, here you’ll find tasty food. Expect to find dishes like biryanis, a traditional rice dish in all combinations from vegetarian to lamb, fish tandoori or chicken curry, and even combination platters to taste more dishes at once. The ‘Nepali corner’ on their menu features dumplings in a variety of flavors and stir fried dishes.
Namaste, 1520 Deborah Rd SE, Rio Rancho, NM, USA. +1 505 896 3126