Best Albuquerque, NM Restaurants

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    10. High Noon Restaurant and Saloon

    Housed in a 250 old adobe on the north side of Old Town Albuquerque, the High Noon restaurant has been serving great food for 38 years. Upon entering this special place dating back to 1785, you'll find a cozy bar...

    Photo courtesy of HIgh Noon Restaurant
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    9. La Crepe Michel

    Bring your french accent and your appetite to this cozy hidden spot located back in one of the cute alley ways on the east side of the historic Old Town Plaza. Unlike its New Mexican food counterparts, you will be...

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    8. Bien Shur

    Dine in Southwestern elegance on the 9th floor of the Sandia Resort and Casino at the Bien Shur Restaurant, with incredible views of the Sandia Mountains. Bien Shur offers a beautiful dining room and top notch...

    Photo courtesy of Libby McMillan
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    7. Indigo Crow

    Indigo Crow is the epitome of "Corrales cool." Rustic, charming and Southwestern relaxed can describe this restaurant in an old adobe, serving scrumptious contemporary American cuisine with a taste of the Southwest...

    Photo courtesy of Gurudarshan Khalsa
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    5. Seasons Rotisserie & Grill

    Seasons Rotisserie and Grill, situated just north of Old Town Albuquerque, is an elegant restaurant, but with contemporary casual flair. Its open kitchen serves as the backdrop for white tablecloth dining, with...

    Photo courtesy of Seasons Rotisserie & Grill
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    3. Artichoke Café

    When entering the Artichoke Cafe, your first reaction might be, "I'm not in Albquerque anymore," as the vibe here feels like a swanky little New York restaurant, with its elegant decor and artwork. The energy is...

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    2. Antiquity

    The Antiquity Restaurant in Old Town, is this tucked away gem that locals in the know rave about. This almost hidden treasure is worth finding, as customers rave about leaving this restaurant with a very happy...

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    1. Farm and Table

    Cherie Montoya Austin, who grew up in the North Valley of Albuquerque, the greenest and most fertile part of the city, started Farm and Table restaurant, an obvious culmination and continuation of her values and...

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About Albuquerque, NM Restaurants

Adventurous dining is a big part of the New Mexico experience, but don’t let tales of head-exploding chile scare you from trying local dishes. True, our official state vegetable (actually, it’s a fruit) can pack a capsicum punch, but a good New Mexico dish uses chile to enhance flavor, not to send you rushing to down the nearest pitcher of margaritas. Traditional New Mexico fare, not to be confused with Mexican, can be found from food trucks to four-star establishments. Many family restaurants serving traditional, chile-based plates are listed in this section, but make sure and explore the many other types of cuisine that are putting Albuquerque on the culinary map. Chefs from around the world have relocated to Albuquerque, and are creating exciting fusion plates based on old favorites using new ingredients. Steaks are top notch in this cowboy country, but seafood flown in fresh from the gulf coast daily is also a pleasant surprise.


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