Food and Drink

We’ve partnered with An Underground Guide to Alburquerque to make sure you miss nothing here you want to. Below is a list of restaurants, either walkable or a short drive. Click on the name to read a full review at the Underground Guide:


  • Barelas Coffee House
    A fine New Mexican breakfast nook. Always packed, always worth it.
  • Duran’s Central Pharmacy
    Walk through the pharmacy for some of the best red chile & New Mexican favorites in the city.
  • Garcia’s Kitchen
    An Albuquerque staple for nearly 40 years. Two restaurants are nearby: 1113 4th St. NE and 1736 Central SW.
  • La Familiar
    Homemade New Mexican. We’ve never left hungry.
  • Marble Brewery
    One of the finer local brews going. A large, rustic taproom with huge dog & musician-friendly patio, and good bar food.
  • Zohra
    Tiny Mediterranean, Afghan, New Mexican, American cafeteria-style hole-in-the-wall.


  • Blackbird Buvette
    Local bar. Great salads, burgers, unique quesadillas, and local brews.
  • Café Azul
    Find New Mexican fare alongside American favorites.
  • Gold St. Caffé
    Great soups, sandwiches, salads. Sidewalk dining, if you want it, or a sophisticated indoor seat.
  • Golden Crown Panadería
    Neighborhood bakery, pizza-house, coffee bar. Grow their own organic produce. Serving locally-distributed teas.
  • Java Joe’s
    Neighborhood coffee shop with 20 coffee blends and 30 loose leaf teas. Serve breakfast and lunch. Live music and local art.
  • Kelly’s Brew Pub
    Over 20 brews with lots of appetizers. Serve lunch and dinner. Hamburgers, soups, sandwiches. Small dinner menu.
  • Monroe’s
    New Mexican. Locals love it.
  • NYPD (New York Pizza Dept.)
    Generous thin-crust slices.
  • Slate St. Café
    Higher-end takes on salads, burgers, fries, bruschetta, mac & cheese.


  • Artichoke Café
    New York-style gourmet.
  • Melting Pot
    Fondu restaurant. High-end.
  • Seasons
    Gourmet American-style cooking with open kitchen. Rooftop cantina with live music some Friday and Saturday nights.