Where to Eat in Albuquerque, NM

Looking for where to eat in Albuquerque, NM? Look no further. Here are places to eat in Albuquerque that I have tried and tasted. When friends ask where to go eat in Albuquerque, this is the insider scoop that I give them. Now you have the exclusive story, too!

As is true in this era of COVID-19, check with the restaurant for opening times and dine-in availabilities.

El Pinto Restaurant and Cantina

El Pinto Restaurant and Cantina is a New Mexico experience that lets you rub elbows with locals in an enchanting hacienda setting. Grandma’s recipes deliver authentic tastes of New Mexico: green and red chile sauces, salsas and more. Of all the places to eat in Albuquerque, don’t miss El Pinto, maker of  lauded salsas distributed across the nation. TRAVEL NOTICE: Takeout $-$$

Campo at Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm

Campo at Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm is like walking into a New Mexican home-style magazine. The rustic farm venue compliments food crafted from seasonal ingredients, harvested onsite plus provisions sourced from local farmers. Food & Wine magazine recommends where to eat in Albuquerque NM by naming Campo best breakfast in the state.  Takeout V, GR $

Pueblo Harvest

Pueblo Harvest at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is where to go eat in Albuquerque when you want to get true tastes of local Native culture. Chefs use regional ingredients that date to pre-contact times when foraged foods were essential sources of nutrition. Pueblo inspired game dishes. Go for amaranth and corn fritters served with fermented black beans. COVID-19 CLOSURE

D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro

D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro in Old Town Albuquerque presents quality American food in a fun, wine tasting room atmosphere. After 6 generations in the winery business, this family knows how to make you feel at home by dishing up epicurean-style food and pouring noble New Mexican wines. This is where to eat in Albuquerque for families and couples. Takeout V-GF $-$$ 

Tablao Flamenco Albuquerque

Flameco dancer on stage silhouetted by two people at table with wine glasses. Where to Eat in Albuquerque, NM? This is a must

Tablao Flamenco Albuquerque – When looking for where to eat in Albuquerque NM, you might overlook Tablao Flamenco, but rest assured that you can make a meal out of their authentic Seville-style tapas, Marcona almonds or fine imported charcuterie. My Camino friends will love  Tortilla Española. I’ll try the Sherry Fig Sangria once they reopen after COVID-19 closures. GF $$$

LVL|5 Restaurant & Lounge

Level 5 Restaurant & Lounge at Hotel Chaco. Award-winning French chef builds his menu around core of native New Mexican and Latin American ingredients and spins them with his own international flair.  Recommended: Miso Steamed Chilean Sea Bass and rooftop lounge as an outstanding place to eat in Albuquerque. TRAVEL ALERT: In-room dining available. V, G-F $$$$

MÁS Tapas y Vino

Rustic wooden table

MÁS Tapas y Vino at the Hotel Andaluz is where to eat in Albuquerque if you are looking for authentic Spanish tapas and a hip wine bar. Gambas con chorizo and Iberian Black Pig Secreto brought back the tastes of Spain for me. Our server was el mejor. Open for carryout orders and room service at this time. V-GF $$

The Grove Café & Market

The Grove Café & Market Ask any hipster local where to go eat in Albuquerque, and they’ll mention The Grove in “EDO,” east downtown. They line up for breakfast and lunch, and you will too once you try the deliciousness found there. Unfortunately, you’ll have to wait until after their COVID-19 CLOSURE. V, GF $$-$$$

More places to eat in Albuquerque

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Check out Along Comes Mary’s Gluten-free Guide to Albuquerque

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With so many incredible restaurant experiences in Albuquerque, please don’t tell me you stopped at CHILI’s on the way through town. That’s sacrilege!

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