Albuquerque Restaurant Index

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African (2): | Safari Grill | Talking Drums

American (42): 2G’s Bistro | 66 Diner | Brixens | Cafe Bleu | Cafe 6855 | Cafe Laurel | Cafe Lush | Central Grill & Coffee House | Christy Mae’s Restaurant | Cinnamon Sugar & Spice Cafe | Copper Canyon Cafe | The Daily Grind | Dave’s Valley Grill | Duke City Kitchen |  The Farmacy | The Feel Good | The Flying Star | Fork & Fig | The Frontier Restaurant  | The Grove Cafe & Market | Hannah & Nate’s | Hartford Square | The High Point Grill | Ironwood Kitchen | Jimmy’s Cafe | K&I DinerThe Kosmos | Lindy’s | Mac’s Steak in the Rough |Marigold Cafe | Millie’s Restaurant Modern General  | The Shop Breakfast And Lunch | Sixty Six Acres | Slate Street Cafe | Southwest Savories | Standard DinerStripes Biscuit Co. | Two Cranes Bistro & Brew | Vic’s Daily Cafe | Vick’s Vittles Country Kitchen  | Western View Diner & Steakhouse |

Announcements (13): Break the Chain | New Mexico Magazine Presents the Land of Enchantment’s Best Eats for 2010 | New Mexico Magazine Presents the Land of Enchantment’s Best Eats for 2011 | Cecilia’s Cafe Featured on Travel Channel’s Chow Down Countdown | Gil’s Thrilling (And Filling) Blog: 5000 Comments and Counting | Gil’s Thrilling Blog Marks One Year Anniversary| Introducing the New Mexico Culinary Treasures Trail | Introducing the New Mexico Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail for 2009 | Introducing the New Mexico Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail for 2011 | Mary & Tito’s Recognized As An American Classic | Let Us Eat Soup | Welcome to Gil’s Thrilling (And Filling) Blog | Meet Andrea Feucht: Author of The Food Lovers’ Guide |

Asian (8):  | Asian Grill | Asian Noodle Bar | Boba Tea Company | Fareast Fuzion | Fun Noodle Bar  | Pacific Paradise Tropical Grill & Sushi Bar |Sakura Sushi | Umami Moto |

Bakery (5):Golden Crown Panaderia | Great Harvest Bread Company | | Panaderia El Dorado | Saratori’s Di Tully | Swiss Alps Bakery & Cafe |

Barbecue (9): Abq Grill ‘n ‘ Que | The County Line | Mr. Powdrell’s Barbecue House  | Mighty Mike’s Meats | Nexus Blue Smokehouse | Quarters | Rev’s BBQ | Rudy’s Country Store & Barbecue |Steam Q |

Brazilian (1): Tucanos Brazilian Grill |

Brewery-Pub & Grill (20): 300 Club Bar & Grill | Alien Brew Pub | B2B Tap Room | Boxing Bear Brewing Company Desert Valley Brewing Co. | D. H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro | Effingbar & Grill | Gecko’s Bar & Tapas | Kelly’s Brew Pub | La Reforma Brewery | Lava Rock Brewing Company | Marble Brewery | Nexus Brewery | Nob Hill Bar & Grill | Starr Brothers BrewingSteel Bender Brewyard | Stone Face Tavern | Toltec Brewing Co | Two Cranes Bistro & Brew

Burgers (24): B2B Bistronomy | Blake’s Lotaburger | Bob’s Burgers | Bosque Burger | Burger 21 | The Burger StandCaveMan Burgers | Five Star Burgers |Flamez Burgers & More | Fuddrucker’s | Grassburger | The Grill | Griff’s | Holy Cow | Laguna Burger (66 Pit Stop) | Kathy’s| Little Red Hamburger Hut | Lucky Boy | The Owl Cafe | Papaburgers | Rex’s Hamburgers | Rustic on the Green | Santa Fe Bite – ABQ | Spinn’s Burger & Beer |

Caribbean (1): A Taste of the Caribbean |

Chicken (7): | Chile Chicken Nashville Hot Chicken | Frank’s Famous Chicken & Waffles | Golden Pride Chicken | Happy Chickenzz | Popeye’s Chicken & Bisquits | Rincon Del Pollo | Wing Stop |

Chinese (18): ABC Chinese Restaurant | Amerasia & Sumo Sushi | Best Lee’s Gourmet Asian Food | The Birds Paradise Hot Pot | BUDAI GOURMET CHINESE | China City | China Luck | Chin Shan Chinese Restaurant | Chopstix | The Dragon House | Great Fortune Chinese Restaurant | It Dim Sum | Ming Dynasty | Noodle Works | P.F. Chang’s China Bistro | Pop-Up Dumpling House | Rising Star Eatery | Yummi House |

Chocolate (4): Chocolate Cartel| ChocoGlitz & Cream | Cocoa Flora | Theobroma Chocolatier |

Coffee (1): Java Joe’s |

Colombian (1): Ajiaco Colombian Bistro  

Cookies (1): Rude Boy Cookies

Cupcakes (1): Cake Fetish

Donuts (2): Bristol Doughnut Co. |Rebel Donut

Filipino (1):  Bubblicitea Cafe

Fine Dining (9): The Artichoke Cafe| Campo at Los Poblanos | Farm & Table | Nick & Jimmy’s | Savoy Bar & Grill | Seared | Seasons Rotisserie & Grill | Vintage 423 | Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro |

Food Trucks (Mobile Food Kitchens) (15): Abq Grill ‘n ‘ Que | Cheesy Street | Dudley’s Barbecue |Gourmet Doner Kebab | Mighty Mike’s MeatsPunchy’s Wood Fired Pizza | Rev’s BBQ | Rollin’ On In | Soo Bak Foods | Steam Q | Street Food Institute | The Supper Truck | Tikka Spice Food Truck | Umami Moto |

French (6): | Chez Axel | La Crêpe Michel | La Quiche Parisienne Bistro | Le Troquet Bistro | P’Tit Louis Bistro | Salt and Board

Fusion (1): URBAN COCINA

Gelato (1): Frost Gelato Shoppe

Greek (5): Gyros Mediterranean | Mykonos Cafe & Taverna | Olympia Cafe | Yanni’s Mediterranean | Zorba’s Fine Greek Cuisine |

Hawaiian (1): Kimo’s Hawaiian BBQ | Ohana Hut |

Ice Cream (1): Pop Fizz

Indian (6): | Curry Leaf | Saffron Tiger Express | Taj Mahal Cuisine of India | Taj Palace | Taste Of India | Tikka Spice Food Truck |

Irish (2): O’Niell’s Irish Pub | Two Fools Tavern |

Italian (11): | Bravo! Cucina Italiana | Caruso’s Italian Restaurant | Gigi Italian Bistro  | Lava Rock Brewing Company | Limonata Trattoria | Mario’s Pizza & Ristorante | Mimmo’s Ristorante & Pizzeria | M’Tucci’s Kitchina | Paisano’s | Piatanzi Trombino’s Bistro Italiano

Japanese (17): Azuma Sushi & Teppan | Gen Kai Japanese Restaurant | Ichiban | Japanese Kitchen Sushi Bar | Kawaii Cafe | Magokoro Japanese Restaurant | Mr. Tokyo | Nagomi Japanese Restaurant | Naruto | O Ramen | Oni Noodles | Sakura Sushi & Grill | Shogun Japanese Restaurant | Sushi & Sake | Sushi Gen |Sushi King | Sushi Xuan | Sushiya Asian Fusion Cuisine |

Korean (5): Arirang Oriental Market | Asian Pear | Bonchon | Fu Yuang | Soo Bak Seoul Bowl

Latin-Southwestern-Fusion (5): Backstreet Grill | Canvas Artistry | Casa Taco | Guava Tree Cafe | La Fonda Del Bosque |

Lao (1): Pho Lao |

Mexican (36) Acapulco Tacos & Burritos |Bandido Hideout | Barbacoa El Primo | Birrieria Y Tacos Alex Jalisco Style | Changos | Delicias Cafe | Duke City Taco | Don Choche Tacos Y Cerveza | El Cotorro | El Taco Tote |El Modelo | El Rey Del Pollo | El Sabor De Juarez | El Sarape | El Zarandeado | Garduno’s of Mexico | Guaca Guaca Tacos & Beer | La Guelaguetza | La Reforma Brewery | The Last Call | Lindo Mexico |Los Compadres Restaurant | Los Primos Mexican Grill | Mariscos Alatamar | Mariscos La Playa | Papa Nacho’s | Ruben’s Grill | Rusty Taco |  | Sharky’s Fish & Shrimp | Taco Cabana | Tacos Mex Y Mariscos | Taqueria El Paisa | Taqueria Mexico | Urban Taqueria | Viva Mexico |

Middle Eastern (07)Alqud’s Mediterranean Grill & GroceryCafe Istanbul | Chello Grill | Middle Eastern Food & Kabobs | Need-A-Pita | Sahara Middle Eastern Eatery  | Yasmine’s Cafe |

Native American (1): The Pueblo Harvest Cafe

New Mexican (49)😐 Albuquerque City Limits | Ana’s Kitchen | Barelas Coffee House | Ben Michael’s Restaurant | Burritos Alinstante | The Burrito Lady | Casa De Benavidez | Cecilia’s Cafe | Cervantes Restaurant & Lounge |  Cocina Azul | Duran’s Central Pharmacy | Duran’s Station | El Bruno’s Restaurante Y Cantina | El Camino Dining Room | El Charritos | El Patio | El Patron | El Pinto | The Original Garcia’s | Hurricane’s Cafe | The Jealous Fork | La Placita Dining Rooms | La Salita | Leroy’s New Mexican Restaurant |Lollie’s New Mexican Food | Little Anita’s New Mexican Food | Los Cuates | Loyola’s Family Restaurant | Mac’s La Sierra Coffee Shop | MARY & TITO’S CAFE | Matanza Beer Kitchen | Mick’s Chile Fix | Monica’s El Portal | Monroe’s | New Mexico Beef Jerky Company | Ortega’s New Mexican Restaurant | Padilla’s Mexican Kitchen | Papa Felipe’s New Mexican Restaurant | Perea’s New Mexican Restaurant | Red Ball Cafe | Richard’s Mexican Food | Rutilio’s New Mexican Foods | Sadie’s Dining Room | Santiago’s New Mexican Grill | Stufy’s Restaurant | Taco Sal | Taco Shel | Tia Betty Blue’s | Tomasita’s | Twisters Burgers & Burritos |

Persian (1): Pars Cuisine

Peruvian (3): | Pollito Con Papas |

Pizza (29): AK Pizza | Amadeo’s Pizza & Subs | Amore Neapolitan Pizzeria | Brickyard Pizza | California Pizza Kitchen | Dion’s Pizza | Farina Alto Pizzeria & Wine Bar | Farina Pizzeria | Fox’s Pizza Den | Giovanni’s Pizza & Subs | Il Vicino | JC’s New York Pizza Department | Old Town Pizza Parlor | Pizza 9 | Pizza Castle | Pizzeria Luca | PK’s Restaurant & Bar | Punchy’s Wood Fired Pizza | Restoration Pizza | Richie B’s | Saggio’s | Sauce Pizza & Wine | Scarpas Brick Oven Pizza | Slice Parlor | Slice & Dice |Straight Up Pizza | Tomato Cafe | Urban 360 Pizza, Grill and Tap House | Wise Pies Pizza |

Popcorn (2): The Cornivore Popcorn Company | Walker’s Popcorn Company

Salad (1): | Vinaigrette

Salvadoran (3): El Papaturro | Gobble This | Pupuseria Y Restaurante Salvadoreno

Sandwich (17): AK Deli | Al’s Big Dipper | Bocadillos Slow Roasted: A Sandwich Shop | California Pastrami & More | Cheesy StreetDG’s Deli | The Dog House Drive In | Filling Philly’s | Oak Tree Cafe | Philly Steaks | Quizno’s | Relish | Roma Bakery & Deli | Tuerta: A Sandwich Shop | Tully’s Italian Deli & Meats | Urban Hotdog Company | The Yeller Sub |

Seafood (7): Crackin’ Crab Seafood Boil | Down N Dirty Seafood Boil | Hello Poke | Pelican’s Restaurant |  |Poki Poki Cevicheria | Slapfish | Storming Crab |

Southern-Soul (2): Cracker Barrel | The Supper Truck

Spanish-Tapas (2): | Mas Tapas Y Vino | Vara Winery & Distillery |

Steak (5): |High Noon Restaurant & Saloon | Monte Carlo Steakhouse | Rancher’s Club of New Mexico | Ruth’s Chris Steak House  | Vernon’s Hidden Valley Steakhouse |

Thai (13): Bangkok Bite | Hot Pink Thai Cuisine | Krung Thai | Orchid Thai Cuisine | Pad Thai Cafe | Siam Cafe | Thai Boran | Thai Cuisine | Thai House | Thai Heritage & Vegan | Thai Kitchen | Thai Spice | Thai Tip |

Vegan-Vegetarian (4): The Acre | An Hy Quan | Annapurna Ayuredic Cuisine | Thai Vegan |

Vietnamese (22): 2000 Vietnam Restaurant | Coda Bakery | Basil Leaf | CAFE DALAT |Huong Thao | iKrave Cafe | Le Bistro Bakery & Vietnamese Cuisine | Leona Banh Mi | Lime Vietnamese Restaurant | May Cafe | Pho #1 | Pho Kobe | Pho Kup | Pho Linh | Pho 79 |Saigon Far East | SaiGon Restaurant | Sai Gon Sandwich | Spring Rollin’ | T&T Gas N Mart | Viet Noodle | Viet Taste | Viet’s Pho |

Waffles (1): Tia B’s La Waffleria

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112 Comments on “Albuquerque Restaurant Index”

  1. What Abq. restaurants, with good food, decorate for Halloween or Christmas ? I know of Cervantes, 5801 Gibson SE, both holidays. Christmas- La Casa de Benavidez, 8032 4th NW, Church St. Cafe, 2111 Church St. NE. ( Due to Covid 19 I’d verify by calling the restaurant before going this year.)

  2. I’m looking for an Abq. Restaurant that serves “S. Indian” Curd Rice. This favorite food is cooked rice in yogurt with savory spices. 2+ years ago, Curd Rice was regularly on the lunch buffet at the Denver area Masalaa. And I ordered it from the menu at Mysore Woodlands, Chicago, last Aug . I’d be ok with getting Curd Rice at Deli.

  3. Anyone need some Mexican Candy in these tough times of Covid?
    Speaking of Covid, might ya know of or just want to say Thank You to some local HealthCare workers who are sick & tired of dealing with it and want to bash it to Hades? How about dropping off a Covid Pinata (see pic: at your neighborhood hospital/urgent care center? Need a little diversion for your upcoming Roasted Green Chile Peeling Party?
    Alas, rumor has it this guy’s local business is hurting:  2219 Lead Ave SE, 268-6625

  4. Man…nor Woman…does not live by bread alone…so they say.
    As such, here is a visual Yum Yum I just found serendipitously on the internet…hope it gets transposed to Y’all as a moment of tranquility and awe (i.e. compared to the other Gar Barge going on) or, for some, a vision of evolutionary creationism! Indeed, it might serve as a pictogram for “Enchantment”!
    BTW, lest yaz forgot, besides being National Be SomeOne Day, it is also National Junk Food Day!!
    PS: Lest anyone not know, “Virga” is rain that evaporates* before it hits the ground, i.e. those ‘wisps’ as seen in the pic.
    *(In keeping with Gil’s lead, I was going to say “sublimes”, but thought already talking about “virga” was bad enough! Say, anyone notice how every other word several weeks ago was “mitigate”? Why/how did it, itself, become mitigated?)

      1. Whoa! Thanks Sarita…a very interesting reference. Alas, I downloaded some of his landscapes and found they do not enlarge as readily in an email. When I found the pic, I could not see an ownership and now can’t find the website! LOL
        Elsewise, an interesting fellow Tondreau, especially given his association with Eames Furniture. An early lust of mine was for the Classic Eames Lounge Chair e.g. If one watches Frasier, it can be seen… forlornly(?)…by the patio’s glass door, up and away from the general seating area. Alas, one time I had an op to sit in one, I found it did not handle my gangling body structure in a way I envisioned…i.e. I didn’t bother getting one.
        BTW, some really great artists on that site!
        Chow On!

  5. ¡Hola!

    First, an overdue thanks for providing a much needed restaurant resource for me for three years now.

    Second, I am more than excited that dine in is starting to be available again. I fear our take out experiences, even surprisigly from some of our favorite places, were less than stellar. Cold food, leaky containers, etc.

    So do you know a good way to keep track of who is opening their doors and what the rules are? Data on the web is inconsistent and sometimes just wrong. If you want to devote some space to that here, I’ll kick it off! Copper Canyon cafe is now seating at 50% capacity, 7 days a week, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pete and his excellent staff are running the show still and our lunch today was excelente. My lips are still burning from the fresh green chiles.

    The internet was correctly updated for Copper and that’s how I found out about it. Then again, I was checking regularly because I’ve been craving their biscuits and gravy. Next week, hopefully.

    Well less talking, more eating!

    Muchas gracias una vez más, Gil, your Kim and FOG

    1. Thank you, Lynn. I appreciate the kind words very much.

      There are more than 1,200 restaurants in the Duke City alone so keeping track of which restaurants are open, what their operating hours are and what their accommodations (patio, dine-in) and capacity are is a herculean task. A number of resources exist (such as Yelp) who try valiantly to keep New Mexicans apprised of restaurant activities, but invariably these resources rely on information from restaurants and their patrons.

      It’s always good advice to pick up the phone and confirm the business is open during hours posted on Facebook. Restaurateurs frequently put in 12-15 hour days and may either forget or are too tired to update changes to operating hours.

      As for Copper Canyon, I’ve got to get back there soon. They do know their way around chile.

  6. Now. Let’s talk snacks. Let me introduce you to a popcorn place called The Cornivore. Their popcorn is made without the artificial junk you find in a lot of other brands. Since they’re a New Mexican company, green chile plays a prominent role in their flavors. Green Chile Butter, anyone? Their Chicago variety is known as the “Chicano” mix. See what they did there? It’s made even better by adding green chile. As it’s been said many times in this blog, green chile improves everything it touches!

    They operate out of a tiny-blink-and-you’ll-miss-it space on Girard. So, you can’t observe social-distancing there, but you *can* order online or by calling them. They deliver locally, or they’ll drop it in the mail. Their website is Their Facebook page can be found at They update it regularly too! Don’t despair if there’s a flavor you’re hankering to try and they’re sold out. Just check back again in the next day or two.

  7. Has anyone been to this place yet?

    Not impugning anyone’s common sense etc., ‘but’ here’s what might be a handy restaurants guide of current “accessibility”

        1. Yes, to both topics we discussed on that comment stream:

          (1) Who created and is sustaining the guide to restaurants offering curbside/take-out meals? The guide BOTVOLR provided was created and maintained by Visit Albuquerque. The airtable grid view they used was a quick and easy way to track restaurants offering take-out or delivery during the lockdown.

          (2) Has anyone been to this place yet? I have yet to visit. Perhaps BOTVOLR has?

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