Whether a long-time local with a Southwestern palate or a tourist passing through the Duke City, Albuquerque will start your day off right with a variety of breakfast joints, large or small, hip or family style, with traditional or New Mexican style flavors.
The majority of Albuquerque residents, whether native or transplants, will most likely be looking for southwestern fare when they dine out for breakfast. And transplanted New Mexicans usually adapt pretty quickly to New Mexican cuisine, ordering the breakfast burrito and loving it.
The winner of most loved breakfasts has to be the granddaddy of them all, the famous Hueveos Rancheros, literally meaning "ranch eggs." It is the centuries old fusion of cuisines of the Spanish conquistadores and the Native Americans. Made with homemade flour tortillas, refried beans, red or green chile, eggs and shredded cheese, most restaurants offering breakfast in Albuquerque will definitely have this on their menu.
Long time residents will have their favorite spots from years ago, still in existence today, such as El Modelo, the Frontier or Mannies. Newer residents might select the family style goodness of Weck's or El Bruno's, whose second location newly opened in Albuquerque after enjoying many years of success in Cuba, NM.
The younger or hip urban crowd might lean towards Slate Street Cafe or Gold Street Caffe, both downtown, while the Baby Boomers or health conscious you'll find at Flying Star or The Grove Cafe and Market.
Go ahead, start your day the New Mexico way!