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Sep 24, 2009 07:11 PM

Any rec's for Albuquerque and Santa Fe New Mexico??

Hope it's ok to ask, but if anyone can suggest restaurants in Albuquerque or Santa Fe, I would appreciate it. Thanks

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    1. There are lots of suggestions on here, here are some of mine and some favorites threads by others:

      As suggested, type in the city names in the search and you will find lots of ideas.

      Happy eating and enjoy our fine state.


      1. If you will be there for a few days try lottaburger, they are all over NM, but only in NM. I think they are the best small chain burger in the US. Get the green chili cheeseburger.

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        1. re: mrbigshotno.1

          Yeah, LotaBurger is great for fast food. Get a cherry will ever drink another shake ever again!
          And definately a green chili cheeseburger...........yummy!

        2. Near Old Town in the Barelas neighborhood of Albuquerque I like Barelas Coffee House for carne adovada and eggs. My dad eats the menudo almost exclusively. If you get up to Corrales (along the river near Rio Rancho) try Perea's, which is housed in an historic adobe building and has been well reviewed for authentic New Mexican cusine such as carne adovada, green chili stew, posole and sopapilla's.

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          1. re: klsalas

            Menudo is not for the faint hearted! Barelas Coffee House is indeed very good and has a very "local" feel to it.

            1. re: klsalas

              When my husband and I were staying in a B&B in Corrales several years ago, we ate twice at the Indigo Crow Cafe and enjoyed both visits. It's somewhat upscale and a little expensive by New Mexico standards but worth a try. Actually, we had planned to go to Pereas for our second meal but in a refreshingly non-commercial spirit the owners had "Gone Fishing." I'm sorry we missed the chance to sample their food but more power to them for choosing to spend a beautiful spring weekend on the river instead of making money.

              1. re: mandycat

                Indigo Crow is our favorite restaurant in the North Valley area of ABQ. It is consistently good and the service is great. Thursday nights they have a $45 wine dinner for two that we enjoy. We love to be surprised by the chef's two impromptu dinner choices.

                We were big fans of the newly-owned Casa Vieja next door to the Crow, but several people we know have had bad experiences there in the last few weeks, so we're laying off and sticking with the Crow.

            2. Make sure to eat at least one meal at Duran's Pharmacy in the Old Town area of Albuquerque. Also, the carne adovada at Sadie's is unbelievably wonderful.

              Sadie's Dining Room
              6230 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107