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Looking for Good Food between ABQ and Cuba

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driving from ABQ airport to Cuba, NM and looking for good spot to stop for lunch, any reccomendations appreciated.

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  1. El Bruno's in Cuba has a really good green chili cheeseburger and a lot of other New Mexican choices.

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    1. re: dpbabq

      El Bruno's is overpri8ced and underwhelming. Do you want any particular kind of food? How far off of I 25 are you willing to go? Quick meal, or willing to spend a little time? Price range? Lots of choices, give me a bit more info.

      1. re: DebitNM

        ideally not far off the highway. We land at ABQ at noon tomorrow and will be driving up to Cuba for a wedding. We don't have a lot of time and will be traveling with an infant so something between airport and Cuba. I know this is a lot to ask for but this will be the only time to eat out the entire weekend so I would like to get some delicious authentic cuisine. I know green chile burgers are popular but I was hoping for some food a little more authentic or historical or whatever you want to call it. People keep referring us to Frontier.
        Thanks so much for your time!!!!

        1. re: DebitNM

          With all due respect, my experience there has been otherwise.

      2. It's a long deserted stretch from Bernallilo to Cuba. Bernallilo is a few miles north of Albuquerque and will be the place you leave I-25 to head to Cuba. In Bernallilo, I would recommend The Range Cafe as a fun lunch stop with a diverse menu including some good New Mexican choices.

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        Range Cafe
        925 S Camino Del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM 87004

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        1. re: rpl

          Ditto: Long GORGEOUS deserted stretch from Brenalillo to Cuba. The Range is your best bet. Abuelitas also in Bernalillo , might work. (caveat: I have not been to Abuelitas in years).

        2. My experiences at El Bruno's in Cuba have all been excellent. Today I had stuffed sopaipillas with chicken and green chile. I left only the parsley on my plate. On Friday I had a Navajo taco and it was also excellent. Having a warm sopaipilla and honey is the best way I know to finish a meal.

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          El Bruno's Cantina Y Restaurante
          6453 Highway 550 Main St, Cuba, NM 87013