Good road food: Witchita to ALB to PHX?
Hi, we are doing a road trip from the Midwest to Phoenix in March. Looking for local non-chain places to eat at not too far from the interstate. We'll be coming into NM from Wichita and will be going through (and staying a night) in ALB before moving on to Phoenix. Any food types are good, and things more family friendly would be great too! Thanks :)
Mariscos Altimar, 1/2 mile or so on south Coors rd. right off I40 on your right past the Motel 6 (nice place to stay also, the one on the right side of s. Coors rd.) The restaruant is super clean and friendly, mexican seafood and standard fare, carne asada plate is excellent and around $9. One block from the motel.
Hi and welcome!
What's your "flight plan" from Wichita to ABQ? Or more to the point, are you planning on hitting NM (and the domain of the SW CH board) via the 25, the 40, or the 54?
ABQ itself is a tremendously good and cost-effective chow city. There's tons of existing info here already, so a search would be the best thing you could do for your time in town. Quick picks:
Dinner - Giovanni's (green chile pizza), Frontier (local, delicious American and NM-style fast food), Garcia's (reliably tasty New Mexican), Budai (outstanding Chinese/Taiwanese).
Breakfast - the Grove (coast-style cafe), Weck's (local breakfast institution), Frontier (at least as good for breakfast as for dinner), Barela's (terrific New Mexican).
Between ABQ and PHX, search the board for Flagstaff recs, and we really like the Turquoise Room in Winslow.
303 E Second St, Winslow, AZ 86047
6300 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
OK, cool. One place you might check out is the Blake's Lotaburger in Tucumcari. Blake's is a local NM fast food chain. You can do significantly better once you get to ABQ, but it would be a great first opportunity to grab yourself a green chile cheeseburger. Fries ain't half bad either.