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Jul 31, 2006 07:27 PM

Mexican Lunch in NM

I will be driving from Albuquerque to Pagosa Springs and would like to try an authentic restaurant along the way, outside of Albuquerque. (great dives are welcome). We'll be taking the scenic route thru Bernalillo, San Ysidro and La Jara.


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  1. Try being more specific on your Posting heading....Such as "Suggestions for Lunches from Abq to Pagosa Springs"
    I think you will receive more responses.

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    1. re: jeffinabiquiu

      thanks for the suggestion Jeff. new on here.

    2. Hmm. El Bruno's in Cuba, NM recently burned down - it'll be rebuilt, but not for a while.

      If you want to lunch early in your trip, try Abuelita's in Bernalillo. There are any number of good places in ABQ, of course.

      BTW, I assume that you're looking for _New_ Mexican, and not Mexican. (There's a difference.) I don't know of any _Mexican_ places along your route, tho there are many in ABQ.

      1. We drove from Albuquerque to Farmington and back this weekend. Lunch at El Bruno's in Cuba was planned, but as the above post indicates - the restaurant had a serious fire. We chose to eat at Presciliano's, which is on the north end of town - next to the Frontier Motel. I have been eating here (it was called Frontier Restaurant originally) for a good forty years. There have been several names and even more owners over the years.

        I had a mushroom green chile cheeseburger and fries. It was probably as good a meal as could be had in the area - not great food, but certainly very acceptable. My wife had a large salad, which was also quite acceptable.

        1. Just for the record, for anyone reading this thread more recently, El Bruno's has reopened, directly across the street from its old location. And it is fantastically delicious. (Or maybe I was just really craving red chile after being up in Indian/Anglo country around Farmington for too many days.) I had some sort of steak taco, and my mom had a stuffed sopa.

          Anyway, There are only six tables, so it can get packed out. Still definitely worth stopping, though.