Restaurants in Albuquerque, NM

Route 66 did not bypass cities. It ran straight through their hearts. Such is the case in Albuquerque, where the old Mother Road is known as Central Avenue. A cruise along it puts you smack in front of several favorite Roadfood eateries and just a few blocks away from others. Town pharmacies nearby have lunch counters where tortillas are made fresh and classic New Mexico dishes include blue-corn enchiladas, chilies rellenos, and carne adovada. Restaurants on and off Central Avenue around the University of New Mexico offer late-night and early morning meals, foremost among these eateries being the cavernous, multi-room Frontier, where sweet rolls are famously huge and the menu includes chile dishes as well as championship burgers. Heading west, a short detour leads to Albuquerque’s Old Town and a tucked-away bakery called Golden Crown Panaderia. This dazzling enterprise makes chile-infused pizza crust and green chile bread, empanadas, sweet flautas, and lovely biscochitos — New Mexico’s official state cookie.

Albuquerque’s Most Famous Dishes

Cross section of a buned rare burger topped with chopped green chilies and cheese

Green Chile Cheeseburger

Burger on a tender bun with lettuce, tomato, onion, and mayo ... car hop service

Grilled Hamburger

Strawberry shake in a tall soda fountain glass is accompanied by a silver beaker of extra milk shake for refills

Milkshakes

Breakfast burrito is supercharged with dark, unsweet chocolate mole

Breakfast Burrito

Albuquerque’s Best Restaurants

Lindy’s Diner - Eggs Mexicana
Lindy’s Diner

ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Mr. Powdrell’s Barbeque - Portrait
Mr. Powdrell’s Barbeque

ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Casa de Benavidez

ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Sadie’s of New Mexico

LOS RANCHOS DE ALBUQUERQUE, NM

La Michoacana De Paquime

ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Frontier

ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Model Pharmacy

ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Cecilia’s Cafe

ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Garcia’s Kitchen

ALBUQUERQUE, NM

66 Diner - Teeny Weeny Sundae
66 Diner

ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Pepperoni pizza with green chile crust ... Albuquerque's best bakery
Golden Crown Bakery

ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Fish and Chips at The Standard Diner
The Range Cafe

ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Blue corn enchilada, Christmas style -- with both red and green chile
Duran Central Pharmacy

ALBUQUERQUE, NM

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