Two Nights in Albuquerque
I have been reading the board and can't seem to find a can't miss restaraunt of the New Mexican or Mexican variety. Some of the suggestions have closed (Sanitary Tortilla Factory), some of the suggestions have mixed reviews (The Frontier), and some are lunch only (El Modelo).
Please be so kind as to give me two or three dinner recommendations for outstanding New Mexican or Mexican food. I am on an expense account with a rental car, so anything goes. Thanks.
Frontier is great. Try the breakfast burrito and smother it with the green chile "stew" they provide. Beware if you're not into spicy foods.
Mary & Tito's is pretty good, but they don't put cheese on their burritos for some reason...
For Mexican try El Norteño on Zuni.
Dinner New Mexican style is harder... I like Los Cuates, but people seem to either love it or hate it. I think the consensus was that if you have a weak stomach stay away from Los Cuates because they absolutely SMOTHER their food in chile sause.
Garcia's has pretty consistant New Mexican style. Cafe type locations, nothing fancy, that turns some people off. I eat there once a week for lunch.
Owl Cafe up on Eubank has surprisingly good New Mexican dishes. Try their pintos with green chile... just like grandma's...
If you're in Old Town try and hit La Hacienda before they change locations...