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Dinner in Old Town section of Albuquerque?

smartpalate77 Dec 27, 2009 05:35 PM

My boyfriend and his mom will be staying overnight in the Old Town district of Albuquerque later this week and are looking for a good restaurant to have dinner. Any recommendations for a great place in Old Town (not Albuquerque in general) would be appreciated. Thanks!

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  1. DebitNM RE: smartpalate77 Dec 29, 2009 10:30 AM

    What type of food?

    There are several restaurants in/around Old Town. Many are typical tourist places with only so so food.

    Seasons and La Crepe Michel are very good for food and nice atmosphere. St Clair gets favorable reviews, I haven't eaten there.

    Here are others:

    http://www.albuquerqueoldtown.com/Mer... then look for restaurants.

    Little Anita's isn't the best, but has decent NM food.


    1. Erich RE: smartpalate77 Dec 29, 2009 03:46 PM

      If you are looking for the sort of "new American grill" food that's the hallmark of the last fifteen years in this country, go for Seasons. If you are looking for Julia-Child-esque food, go for Antiquity.

      Both are in the phonebook and online; both are quite nice. I ate at both on Christmas Eve! :-)

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        LJRabq1 RE: smartpalate77 Dec 30, 2009 01:14 PM

        There are several tasty choices in the Old Town area, one in particular that ISN'T Mexican/ New Mexican is La Crepe Michel, right on the edge of Old Town behind the Art Museum. It has light, lacy crepes with yummy fillings (savoury and sweet), good sandwiches and REALLY good desserts. http://www.lacrepemichel.com/

        Check out Gil's Thrillin Web Site @ http://nmgastronome.com/blog/ for other local restaurants both in and near Old Town. Bon Apetite!

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          neala RE: smartpalate77 Dec 30, 2009 03:25 PM

          They're all nice but my favorite is Church Street Cafe - New Mexican/Mexican in a warm adobe atmosphere

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