Local Restaurants

Can’t decide which Albuquerque restaurant to visit first? Believe us, we understand! One of the wonderful things about Albuquerque is the variety of dining experiences available. Here is a list of favorites to help entice you.

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Within Walking Distance:

  • Holy Cow – Gourmet burgers and fresh salads
    505-242-2991
    700 Central SE – Downtown
  • Whole Hog Cafe – BBQ
    505-247-0189
    725 Central Ave., NE
  • Farina Pizzeria & Wine Bar – Pasta and brick-oven pizza with unique, fresh toppings 505-243-0130
    510 Central Ave SE – Downtown
  • Artichoke Cafe – Great French/American fine dining with a fresh, organic menu
    505-243-0200
    424 Central Ave SE – Downtown
  • Standard Diner – Home-cooked meals with a gourmet twist
    505-243-1440
    320 Central Ave SE – Downtown
  • The Grove – Fresh organic brunch/lunch menu
    505-248-9800
    600 Central Ave SE – Downtown
  • Route 66 Diner – Fun atmosphere with great food: burgers, shakes, and other favorites
    505-247-1421
    1405 Central Ave SE – Downtown
  • Tucanos Brazilian Grill – A variety of meats brought fresh to you, and a large salad bar with many great choices
    505-246-9900
    110 Central Ave SW – Downtown
  • Sushi King – Fresh sushi and sushi rolls
    505-842-5099
    118 Central Ave SW – Downtown
  • NYPD Pizza – Pizza and calzones; will also do delivery
    505-766-6973
    215 Central Ave NW – Downtown

Just a Short Drive Away:

  • Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro – French-inspired bistro
    505-254-9462
    3009 Central Ave NE – Nob Hill District
  • Scalos Northern Italian Grill – Upscale Italian cuisine
    505-255-8781
    3500 Central Ave SE – Nob Hill District
  • Flying Star Cafe – Organic upscale café with comfort food and great desserts
    505-255-6633
    3416 Central Ave SE – Nob Hill District
  • Yannis Mediterranean Grill and Opa Bar – Great Greek and Mediterranean cuisine in a fine dining atmosphere
    505-268-9250
    3109 Central Ave NE – Nob Hill District
  • Antiquity – Fresh seafood, charcoal-grilled steaks, fowl and lamb, served in a unique vintage atmosphere
    505-247-3545
    112 Romero NW – Old Town
  • Seasons Rotisserie & Grill – American-style cuisine made with fresh organic ingredients; offers a nice variety of wines to pair with your meal
    505-766-5100
    2031 Mountain Road NW – Old Town
  • Church Street Cafe – New Mexico Mexican food served in an old 1700’s casita
    505-247-8522
    2111 Church St. NW – Old Town
  • Los Cuates Mexican Food – Local favorite serving Mexican food
    505-255-5079
    4901 Lomas Blvd. NE
  • Ranchers Club – Upscale steakhouse. Food served over a fire grill in an elegant atmosphere
    505-889-8071
    1901 University Blvd. NE – Hilton Hotel

Microbreweries:

  • Marble Brewery – Local brewery that offers a very wide variety of beers from honey wheat to an awesome IPA
    505-243-2739
    111 Marble Ave. NW – Downtown
  • Nexus – Serves 8 different micro-brews made on-site, as well as an amazing Cajun menu
    505-242-4100
    4730 Pan American Fwy east – right off I-25
  • Tractor Brewing Company – Local brewery with wide variety of beers
    505-243-6752
    1800 4th St NW
  • Kellys Brew Pub – Traditional sports bar serving burgers, green chili, and more with patio seating
    505-262-2739
    3222 Central Ave. SE – Nob Hill District
  • Chama River Brewing Co. – A brewery with upscale fare such as truffle fries & green chili fondue
    505-342-1800
    4939 Pan American Freeway

A Longer Drive (But worth it):

  • Marcello’s Chophouse – Upscale steaks/seafood with a great wine selection to pair with your meal
    505-837-2467
    2201 Q. St. NE, Suite 9B – ABQ Uptown
  • El Pinto – Local favorite where you can enjoy Mexican food and the atmosphere of the beautiful cottonwoods in the Rio Grande Valley
    505-898-1771
    10500 4th St. NW – North Valley
  • Sadies – Locally founded restaurant specializing in Mexican food with a favorite hot salsa
    505-345-5339
    6230 4th St. NW – North Valley
  • High Finance – Enjoy a ride up the tram and then look out over all of Albuquerque as you enjoy a meal of steak and seafood
    505-243-9742
    Sandia Peak Mountain