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Jul 10, 2008 12:11 PM


any price range or cuisine under consideration. fancy or not so or not at all

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  1. Here are a few places for good New Mexican food, inexpensive and not fancy.

    Mary & Tito's(2711 4th Street NW)
    Padilla's(1510 Giraud Blvd NE)
    Perea's Tijuana Bar & Restaurant(4590 Corrales Rd in Corrales)
    Perea's(9901 Central NE)

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    1. Wow - that leaves room for lots of suggestions.

      Mad Max has great BBQ and NM [on SR 528 near Intel, in Rio Rancho].
      Ranchers Club in ABQ Hilton - great food
      In Nob Hill [near UNM] - Scalo's; Il Vicino; Kelly's; O'Neills, Flying Star
      On Westside - Whisque Mesquite Grill on Montano and Coors
      Range Cafe on Wyoming.
      Here is a link with lots of ideas:

      Albuquerque is a big, spread out city. Where are you going to be? Can you narrow this down a little??


      1. I really like the Frontier, right across from UNM. It resembles a giant cafeteria in some ways, but I love the huevos rancheros with green chile, and I hear the carne adovada is tasty too. Good tortillas, too. It's cheap and non-fancy, catering to college students.

        I also had a good lunch at the Chama River Brewing Company off the I-25 last time I was in town. The building looks discouragingly corporate, but the sandwiches and beer were good, as was the service.

        Frontier Restaurant
        2400 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

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        1. re: bortukan

          Link to Chama...

          Chama River Brewing Co
          4931 Pan American West Fwy NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

        2. We have always liked the NM food at the LaFonda Buffet in the Hispanic Cultural Center. You don't need to pay to get into the museum to enter LaFonda. This is a branch of the famous hotel in SantaFe. Incidentally, the museum is gorgeous and worth seeing.

          1. This post is a month later than your original one. Excuse me for mentioning a CHAIN, but we live in Durango, Colorado and look forward to driving to the airport in Albuquerque for a chance to eat at PAPPADEAUX seafood kitchen, the best chain in America, in our opinion.