Lunch in Albuquerque is Anything but Average

Jennifer Boren

By , Local Expert, Albuquerque
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The Albuquerque food landscape is as varied as its mixed heritage.  The traditional New Mexican food is always popular and can be found in a variety of spots around town.  Locals have their favorites, some being so nondescript on the outside, you would never know it to be such a popular place.  Of course there are the many newer chains, but if you want some interesting ambience or surprising yumminess, peruse the following list for some new possibilities for your noon hour.

Find the tucked-away La Crepe Michel in Old Town for delicious crepes or salads.   On Central Ave. (Route 66), stop in the Standard Diner and closer to...  Read more »

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    Savoy Bar and Grill Albuquerque

    Local Expert Tip: "There are so many yummy gourmet delights at the posh Savoy Bar and Grill, but all very reasonable. Try the Ahi Tuna salad or the roasted sweet corn chowder...it's all good at this elegant establishment in the Heights."

     
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    Relish

    • Cuisine: American
    • Average Main Course Price: $9.50
    • Neighborhood: Uptown

    Local Expert Tip: "The muffaleta sandwich is quite good and often sells out at lunch time if you don't beat the rush!"

     
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    Standard Diner

    Local Expert Tip: "The green chile macaroni and cheese is quite tasty and quite generous in portion - you'll need a to go box, especially if you've added smoked salmon or bacon to it!"

     
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    Savory Fare Bakery

    • Cuisine: American
    • Average Main Course Price: $8.99
    • Neighborhood: Heights

    Local Expert Tip: "Savory Fare has a wide variety of take home soups, entrees and wonderful pastries to make dinner or entertaining easier."

     
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    La Crepe Michel

    Local Expert Tip: "The salmon appetizer (Rillette de Saumon) is definitely a yummy choice, as is the onion soup (Soup a l'Oignon) and creme brulee for dessert."

     
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    Sophia's Place

    Local Expert Tip: "This small unassuming cafe in the north valley was featured on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives with Guy Fieri!"

     
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    Il Vicino

    Local Expert Tip: "The salads are huge and actually quite attractive (the Il Vicino salad, in particular). The #7 Rustica is my favorite pizza!"

     
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    Cheese and Coffee

    Local Expert Tip: "The owners make you feel right at home in this neat little cafe tucked in this small strip mall in the Albuquerque Uptown area."

     
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    Brasserie La Provence

    • Cuisine: French
    • Average Main Course Price: $30
    • Neighborhood: Albuquerque

    Local Expert Tip: "This is an excellent gem located just next to the UNM campus and Nob Hill, a great place to grab a bite while shopping or visiting campus."

     
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    Two Fools Tavern

    Local Expert Tip: "The popular Fish 'N Chips is what Two Fools Tavern is used to their clientele ordering. What else would you have at an Irish bar?"

     

 

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