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Mar 24, 2007 09:04 PM

Albuquerque/Santa Fe Need Help

I am in the ABQ/Santa Fe area for four days and have to take customers to business lunches/dinners. I need help for nice, local, regional kind of places conducive to business conversation.

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  1. Santa Fe is a damn weird place but there are some definite winners. Try Gabriel's just north of town on 285 for excellent guacamole and fajitas. Maria's on Cordova for truly great enchiladas, tamales and the best margaritas in the known universe. The best green chile in town, hands down, is served at a diner-style kind of place on the south end of Cerillos called Horseman's Haven. This place also has the best prices of any restaurant in town, by far. The best red chile, however, is found downtown in a place called The Shed. A little more upscale, but still worth what they're charging for the food. There is a superb Indian restaurant downtown as well called The India Palace. They have a daily buffet and serve dinner nightly. Both are excellent examples of well prepared, filling North Indian cuisine. Good Luck!

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    1. re: IHateKiddo

      Thanks for the recommendations. I will try to use them and report back.

    2. IN ABQ -- These are all places that I have eaten at on a pretty regular basis. All will be good food and should work for conversation as well.

      Artichoke Cafe $$- eclectic, contemporary American
      (505) 243-0200
      424 Central Ave SE

      Graze $$ contemporary [Nob Hill]
      3128 Central Ave. SE

      La Crepe Michelle - french, in Old Town
      (505) 242-1251
      400 San Felipe St Nw

      Ranchers Club $$$
      ABQ Hilton
      1901 University Blvd. NE

      Scalo - northern Italian $$ [Nob Hill]
      3500 Central Ave. SE

      Seasons Rotisserie & Grill $$ [Old Town]
      2031 Mountain Rd. NW,

      Yanni's - mediterranean/greek [Nob Hill/Univ area]
      (505) 268-9250
      3109 Central Ave Ne

      Zinc Wine Bar $$ contemporary [Nob Hill]
      3009 Central Ave. NE