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Albuquerque Eats

As part of my countdown to going back to England I thought I’d blog about another aspect of New Mexico that I will dearly miss. You just can’t get Hatch green chile in England. I don’t think I have any followers from the Land of Enchantment, but in case I do, or in case you find yourself in Albuquerque in the near future there are some places that you need to try.
Albuquerque Eats:

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.

*Image from Trip Advisor

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:

*Image from Trip Advisor

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?

These guys do not mess around.

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.

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  • Maggie

    Yummm! This all sounds amazing, not I want to go visit you in New Mexico… But I can’t! Because you are going back to england!!! Yayyyy!!

  • That food looks amazing! I have not eaten much of this type of food, but after seeing this I think I will! Yum!

    Good luck with the preparations for returning to England!

    Molly @ The Move to America

    • I know I am biased…but it’s the best! xx

  • Chelsee W

    Looks great! If I am ever in that part of the world..I will have to check it out! Good luck with the move back:)

  • I’ve never heard of huevos rancheros before, but my gosh, they look delicious!

  • Rachel

    Yum. Now I know what I want for dinner this weekend! When are you headed back to England?

  • Elizabeth Mayberry

    my coworker is from that area and LOVE that place! she talks about it all the time and if any of us have plans to drive through new mexico, she makes us go!!

  • Deidre

    I miss Mexican food soooo much. Not surprisingly, Australia doesn’t do Mexican food well (read at all…I’ve had tomato sauce from a jar coating a plate of nachos).

  • Yum! My brother lives in Albuquerque and I need to plan a trip to visit him one of these days… I’m thinking about taking a trip there next summer, so I’ll have to remember this post and make sure I visit one of these spots! 🙂

    • Albuquerque truly has some delicious food. Make sure you eat sopapillas while you’re there!