Albuquerque Sunday Night?
We'll be ending our Southwest road trip on a Sunday night in Albuquerque. Many of my area New Mexican or Mexican faves will be closed. Any suggestions for a good "last meal" before heading back to chile-less Boston? Anything with some good regional food on the menu would be appreciated. We'll be staying near the airport, but will have a car.
From a former Bostonian to a current one, good for you on getting one last chile fix; we used to bring an extra suitcase and load it up with 40 lbs of frozen Hatch on our way home. A few Sunday ideas for you:
Garcia's - reliably very good low-frills NM food, added bonus of breakfast all day (the wife and I are suckers for huevos rancheros at dinner).
Frontier - just fast food and no alcohol, but inexpensive and tasty, with lots of local color. Great homemade flour tortillas for the burritos, also a fine place for a basic green chile cheeseburger, and great fries.
I think Sadie's is open too, although I think the only truly excellent thing on the menu is their green- or red-chile cheeseburger. Chips and salsa are always great (and very spicy!) as well.
When you get back to Boston, you should know that Wild Willy's in Watertown does a very respectable green chile cheeseburger with real Hatch green chile.
2400 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
Garcia's Kitchen-the Original
3601 Juan Tabo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
Sadie's Dining Room
6230 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107