Dining Suggestions

Shark Reef

The Shark Reef Cafe at the Albuquerque BioPark

Rudy’s BBQ — 2321 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87110 (505) 884-4000 Texas Style Barbeque and breakfast burritos in a rustic, informal setting. Beer available. Open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Duran’s Station — 4201 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 (505) 830-0007 New Mexican, closes at 8:00 p.m. Inexpensive, good chili. Beer and wine available.

Elephant Bar Restaurant — 2240 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 (505) 884-2355 European, Asian, American Fusion. Full bar. In the ABQ Uptown Shopping Center.

Bravo! – 2220 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 (505)888-1111 Italian. Full bar. In the ABQ Uptown Shopping Center.

Jason’s Deli — 2105 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 (505) 881-6700 Fresh Food, Natural Ingredients.

Church Street Café — 2111 Church Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104 (505) 247-8522 New Mexican In Old Town, on the street behind the church. Moderately priced, beer and wine. Outdoor patio in the back of the restaurant. Definitely worth the drive.

Kokoro — 5614 Menaul Blvd. N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87110 (505)830-2061 Japanese — Gabe’s fave.

Dion’s Pizza — 4717 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 (505)265-6919 Pizza, Salads, Subs — Samantha’s Suggestion!

Padilla’s Mexican Kitchen — 1510 Girard Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87106 (505)262-0115. Cash only, closes at 7:30 p.m. — Bob Kasenchak’s pick!

Sala Thai — 3619 Copper Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 (505)265-9330 (corner of Carlisle & Central) No beer/wine. Fantastic, fresh, and value priced. Open for lunch and dinner. — Another Bob choice.

Il Vicino — 3403 Central N.E., Albuquerque, NM, 87106 (505)-266-7855. Microbrewery and wood fired oven pizza, salads, focaccia sandwiches. — Heather’s go-to.

Cecilia’s Cafe – 230 6th Street SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 (505) 243-7070 – Open for breakfast and lunch. Old-school downtown diner with great chili and breakfast burritos. Slightly unpredictable hours, nominally 7-2. Dirt cheap. Bob Kasenchak scores for finding this treasure!

Loyola’s Cactus Flower Restaurant — 4500 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 (505) 268-6478 diner on Route 66, mostly New Mexican fare. An office favorite for decades!

Route 66 Diner — 1405 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106 (505)247-1421 The real deal for Route 66 aficionados. Blue plate specials, milkshakes, meatloaf sandwiches — the place to get your kicks!

Jennifer James 101 – 4615 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 (505)884-3860 Time to splurge? Inventive, fine cuisine. Intimate space, be sure to call for reservations.

Rancher’s Club – 1901 University Blvd Ne, Albuquerque, NM, 87102 (505) 889-8071. Inside the Crowne Plaza, an Albuquerque institution since 1985. Corn fed dry-aged meats, game and seafood. Call for reservations.

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