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From the city’s famed green chili cheeseburgers to authentic Mexican bakeries and true Southwestern cuisine, we feature great local things to try and where to try them in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The Frontier Restaurant in Albuquerque is located near the University of New Mexico and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Its walls are decked out with a collection of Western artworks by local and national artists, and include a large number of John Wayne prints.
Address: 2400 Central SE, Albuquerque, NM 81706.
The Golden Crown Panaderia is an authentic Mexican bakery located an old adobe in the heart of the Albuquerque old town. This delightful old-fashioned bakery serves delicious baked goods with Mexican and Spanish roots.
Championing farm-to-table dining, Los Poblanos offers seasonal fare that comes with fresh ingredients from their own farm as well as from local farmers. Los Poblanos prepares food with flavor profiles which are indigenous to and inspired by the richness of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Valley.
4803 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM 87107.
Farm and Table serves seasonally inspired cuisine in the North Valley. The menu at Farm and Table changes with the seasons as the team source fresh produce, dairy and meats from the local area.
8917 4th St NW Albuquerque, NM 87114.
JJ101, as the restaurant is known, takes its name from chef/owner Jennifer James, one of Albuquerque’s best and most exciting chefs. Fresh, seasonal and local, Jennifer James 101 is part of a growing movement in Albuquerque that is moving towards a focus on simple flavor combinations that let the quality ingredients speak for themselves.
Sophia’s Place is one of the most hyped and talked about places in Albuquerque and the restaurant lives up to the buzz. This unassuming restaurant serves authentic New Mexico food including arguably the best breakfast burritos in Albuquerque as well as an excellent green chili cheeseburger.
Although El Pinto may be a tad touristy, its lovely outdoor patios and laid-back atmosphere justify its popularity with visitors and locals alike. One of the great summer pastimes is to sip a margarita on one of its five outdoor patios while overlooking the lush New Mexico landscape.
In a town dominated by southwest flavors that are inspired by New Mexico’s Spanish and Mexican heritage, The Supper Truck bucks the trend by serving down-home Southern fare. The Supper Truck’s classic Southern comfort food is hearty and delicious, and uses locally sourced ingredients and fresh produce.
119 Gold Ave, SW Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102.
Marble Brewery makes it its mission to provide bold, hand-crafted ales and lagers to New Mexico. The brewery serves locally brewed craft beers accompanied by live music; a much-appreciated added plus is that visitors can often also find some of Albuquerque’s best food trucks parked just outside on the Marble Brewery patio.
Pop Fizz is the perfect solution to New Mexico’s scorching hot summers, serving a huge variety of Mexican paletas, or fresh fruit ice pops. In addition, Pop Fizz also serves unusual ice cream flavors such as avocado. All of its products are made with pure cane sugar rather than high fructose corn syrup, giving their flavors a healthy but delicious twist.