Albuquerque lunchtime— help needed 🌶️🌶️
beefchips last edited by
Can’t remember who lives in ABQ but I’m passing through in a few hours. What’s a good lunch spot? I want to eat something you can’t get anywhere else…. Or maybe you can get it but you’d never order it anywhere else. Something with chiles!
If you want to meet up dm me your # and I’ll text, should be around 2pm.
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My “RV” for this trip:
Urambo Tauro last edited by
@beefchips Do you like doughnuts?
flatisflat last edited by
@beefchips As far as I know, Frontier Restaurant near UNM is quite the staple. Another place I like there is El Patio De Albuquerque which is just down the street from Frontier; it's small though and there might be a wait for a weekend lunch.
ClassicDatsunDebate last edited by
Los Pollos Hermanos ?
ItalianJobR53 last edited by
@beefchips i have to find the spot I went to on my roadtrip, gimme a couple of minutes
MUSASHI66 last edited by
Get the Carne Adovada meat in your choice of a vessel.
ITA97 last edited by ITA97
@beefchips Any of the Garcia's Kitchen locations will do you right for a quicker lunch. Sadie's is also a top choice. El Pinto is top choice if you're looking for a longer lunch. If you are looking for New Mexican food, the dish you should benchmark by is enchiladas, and they should always be stacked and with egg(s) on top.
I'm waving in your general direction from 3 hours down the road in Las Cruces.
DipodomysDeserti last edited by
@beefchips I hit up a little mom and pop Mexican joint in ABQ last time I was there. It was in the university district, but I forget the name. Fantastic adovada.
ike808 last edited by
@beefchips Dion's also a classic, green chili on pizza count? Frontier always good. Sadies can't be beat if you like it on the hotter side. Also many green ️ cheeseburger places.
Ad absurdum per aspera last edited by
Casual sit-down dining abounds, as do one-off to local-chain Mexican places. Choices would depend on how heavily you want to eat before presumed further driving and how far you want to go off the freeway.
Frontier is a sui-generis just-off-campus hangout. There is a bit of off-street parking. They definitely have chile. Service is not quite fast food but moves right along. Not convenient to the Interstate.
Most or all of their menu is available at local drive-through chain Golden Pride, which also has chicken, hence the name If you are passing through east-west on I-40, take the Eubank Avenue exit, go south on Eubank a few blocks, turn right on Central (just before you get to what looks like "the only Costco with its own ICBM," courtesy of the National Museum of Nuclear Science and Hiistory, kitty-corner across the street) and make another right off Central pretty soon (immediately past Autozone). They have breakfast burritos and carne adovada burritos (a simple wonderful thing basically consisting of pork slow-cooked in red chile, wrapped in a tortilla).
The Range Cafe has unfortunately closed its close-to-the-freeway location, but is very good at their mash-up of diner, foodie, and traditional Mexican influences.
For fancier sit-down dining, possibly followed by lay-down spending-the-night (their portions are generous and their tequila bar is considerable) El Pinto is hard to beat. Not convenient to the freeway. Nice Santa Fe-ish ambience in restaurant and area. Off-street parking abounds.
10R last edited by
@beefchips I'd recommend The Sawmill Market https://www.sawmillmarket.com/ . They have lots of food options all in one place.
beefchips last edited by
Thanks all! I got a spot picked out:) I’m coming back thru in a week so will be eating a lot more