Restaurants in Albuquerque
New Mexican cuisine is based on key native ingredients like corn, beans, squash and chillis, which means dining out in traditional restaurants in Albuquerque can be quite a spicy affair. Its cuisine incorporates Mexican, Native American and Spanish flavours - but chilli is always the most important part. Beyond this, the city offers a diverse culinary scene.
The restaurants below have been grouped in three different pricing categories:
Expensive (over US$40)
Moderate (US$26 to US$40)
Cheap (under US$25)
These prices are for a three-course meal for one, with half a bottle of house wine or equivalent. Tax and tip are included.
Located downtown on historic Route 66, the Artichoke Café has a cosy, modern décor with rotating art exhibits and a creative Mediterranean and American cuisine. Its fine-dining menu focuses on New American cuisine, using fresh, seasonal ingredients and classic French cooking techniques. Choices range from crab cakes or fried artichokes for starters to lamb rack, duck breast or scallops for mains.Address: , , ,
Telephone: +1 505 243 0200
High Noon Restaurant & SaloonCuisine:
This Old Town restaurant has a colourful history. Built as a private hacienda in the 18th century, it later became a gambling parlour and, so they say, a brothel. Modern-day diners are urged to find their inner cowboy by tucking into great steaks and wild game. The signature High Noon steak is a brown, sugar-coriander cured tenderloin, served atop wild mushroom enchiladas, while spicier alternatives include crab relleno and green chilli stew.Address: , , ,
Telephone: +1 505 765 1455
Zinc Wine Bar and BistroCuisine:
A handsome, romantic, yet reasonably priced restaurant in hip Nob Hill, Zinc serves an exemplary French bistro menu, complemented by a wide selection of wines by the glass or bottle. Expect warm colours, stained glass, and freshly cut flowers in the dining room, a zinc-top bar serving up cocktail, plus a bar offering views of the open kitchen. Come to savour steak frites, French onion soup, smoked trout on potato pancakes, or sea bass served over a chilled noodle salad.Address: , , ,
Telephone: +1 505 254 9462