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MarkG 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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    Chimayo Joe Jul 10, 2008 02:35 PM

    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. re: Chimayo Joe
      Billy Bob Jul 12, 2008 01:06 AM

      I second Mary and Titos!

    2. DebitNM Jul 10, 2008 06:10 PM

      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:

      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/513109

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

      Deb

      1. bortukan Jul 11, 2008 10:24 AM

        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.

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        Frontier Restaurant
        2400 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

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        1. re: bortukan
          bortukan Jul 11, 2008 10:31 AM

          Link to Chama...

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

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          HappyStomach Jul 14, 2008 10:00 AM

          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.

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            grantham Aug 12, 2008 11:10 PM

            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.

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