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Recommendations for a later dinner in ABQ?

JB222 Oct 8, 2008 09:31 AM

Hi Everyone,

I am flying into Albuquerque this evening and will probably try to get out for dinner around 8-8:30ish. It seems like a lot of restaurants in ABQ (especially New Mexican restaurants) close before this time. Can anyone recommend a good non-chain restaurant where I can get a meal at this time? Would prefer local cuisine/something unique to the area. Thanks!!

  1. DebitNM Oct 8, 2008 03:16 PM

    Frontier will work for you. It is on Central, just across from the University. Coming from the airport, take Yale north and then make a right on Central. Frontier is on the corner of Cornell and Central. It is open until the wee hours and is a tradition for students and community alike. Deb

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    1. re: DebitNM
      onatrip Oct 8, 2008 04:20 PM

      Hi DebitNM :) (Mhag from you know where!)

      I just thought I'd give a thumbs up for Frontier. DebitNM has sent me there for a meal and it was certainly enjoyed.

      I wanted to also include two new to me restaurants that I just tried this past weekend. Il Vicino is open till 10pm on weeknights and serves EXCELLENT European style pizza from a wood burning oven.

      The Range is open till 9, so you might be able to make it there. They have a mix of New Mexican and American food. I really enjoyed the Range Quesadillas.

      1. re: onatrip
        DebitNM Oct 9, 2008 09:23 PM

        Hey onatrip!

        Those are also both great places to eat. There are 2 Il Vicino locations [ one on Central in Nob hill and the other on Juan Tabo and Montgomerey]. Range Cafe also has multiple locations [on Wyoming; also in Bernalillo which is north of ABQ on I 25].

        Hope you had a good time ballooning!

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      JB222 Oct 12, 2008 03:56 PM

      Thanks for your help! We wound up at Frontier, which worked just fine for us and we even took home some extra tortillas and sweet rolls for pre-balloon breakfast. Too bad we got skunked by the weather on Sat/Sun. Oh well-- next year!

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      1. re: JB222
        DebitNM Oct 13, 2008 05:29 PM

        The weather was very uncooperative this year. Unfortunately, the weather that makes ballooning excellent in Oct can also make it a no go - too much wind.

        Glad you like Frontier; they have the best tortillas! I love watching them being made on the little rotating machine. So light and puffy.


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