With a long and diverse cultural history, Albuquerque, New Mexico‘s largest city, sits in the scorching desert. It is brimming with historic buildings, welcoming locals and charming, Native American traditions. Founded in 1706, Albuquerque boasts an old town with stunning Spanish architecture and majestic monuments as well as some of the best Mexican food in the area. Here’s our guide to the best restaurants in Old Town, Albuquerque.
Backstreet Grill is a Baja California style grill with a reputation for quality food and top-notch customer service. It serves local produce and wines and offers an appetizing menu featuring dishes such as the Backstreet burrito, baja shrimp burrito and beefy taco salad. Visitors can enjoy a sunny Old Town outing, sultry afternoon or spectacular Albuquerque sunset on the spacious and airy outdoor patio here.
Address & telephone number: 1919 Old Town Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM, USA, +1 505 842 5434
For a fresh taste of New Mexico accompanied by some of the best and most refreshing margaritas in the city, head to Hacienda del Rio on San Felipe Street in the Old Town. This venue offers Happy Hour specials on their highly-regarded cocktails, and boasts a wide selection of tasty food to match. Enjoy a stuffed sopapilla or blue corn enchilada, followed by a unique and creamy dessert of fried ice cream. They also bottle their own special brand of salsa, an all-natural and organic blend which is incredibly moreish. If you’re lucky, you may catch a live band performance in the evening.
Address & telephone number: 302 San Felipe St NW, Albuquerque, NM, USA, +1 505 243 3131