El Pinto– Delicious New Mexican food.
Frontier– From burritos, to cinnamon rolls, to green chile hamburgers, to stews, to tortillas. You cannot go wrong. Frontier is an Albuquerque landmark. It is the city rolled up into one restaurant.
Flying Star– It devotes itself to local ingredients and has killer french toast
Mary and Tito’s– Order the sopapillas. You won’t regret it.
Artichoke Cafe– Romantic, delicious and vegan friendly!
The Range Cafe– Best huevos rancheros in the world. In case you were wondering, these are what their huevos rancheros look like:
Yanni’s– The best place for Greek food in Albuquerque. My only gripe? No haloumi.
Il Vicino– Great Italian without any fuss.
66 Diner– My favorite thing? Massive milkshakes.
Zinc Wine Bar and Bistro– Since it’s a wine bar it makes sense that their wine list is amazing. It’s also probably one of the best upscale “date night” restaurants in Albuquerque.
Dion’s– Some of the best pizza and salad in Albuquerque at ridiculously affordable prices. Dion’s Turkey Salad is my favorite salad of all times. There is no comparison.
Sadie’s of New Mexico– Potent margaritas and some of the best chips and salsa in the state. Perhaps the spiciest as well?
Flamez– Monstrously good gourmet burgers! I also really, really recommend the sweet potato fries.
Cafe Istanbul– Oooh, is their hummus good. And it’s always wise to order an extra side of baklava for the road.
Scalo Northern Italian Grill– I dream about their decadent gnocchi sometimes
Orchid Thai Cuisine– It looks really sketchy, but its a haven of deliciousness on the inside.
Taj Mahal– You can order curry about 100 different ways. Also it has a great lunchtime buffet.