Local Restaurants in Albuquerque, NM

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Once you’ve arrived in Albuquerque and settled into your hotel suite, you’ll probably be hungry and looking for a place to grab a bite. Luckily, Albuquerque has hundreds of restaurants with all different types of cuisine, from American to traditional New Mexican to Mediterranean. To make your meal selection a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of the top restaurants in the city, sorted by cuisine style. See which one can satisfy your craving!

American

The Grill on Menaul

Address: 4615 Menaul Blvd. NE; Albuquerque, NM 87110
Price range: $

If you’re looking get a full stomach without emptying your wallet, The Grill on Menaul could be a great stop. Choose from any of the restaurant’s notorious burgers, including the green chili cheeseburger and papa burger, and you’ll leave full and satisfied.

 

Flying Star Cafe

Address: 3416 Central Ave. SE; Albuquerque, NM 87106
Price range: $$

For vegetarians, finding a restaurant with at least one meal option can be tough. At Flying Star Cafe, the meat-free meal possibilities are endless. This restaurant caters to both meat-lovers and vegetarians alike. Try the sandwiches—like the Californian or the Rancher’s Melt—or take advantage of the all-day breakfast selections, like the Spanish frittata. You may be struggling after eating such a filling meal, but don’t forget to leave room for dessert—Flying Star was voted the Best of the City winner for desserts.

 

Nob Hill Bar & Grill

Address: 3128 Central Ave. SE; Albuquerque, NM 87106
Price range: $$

Looking for an upscale restaurant that’s still laid-back? Try Nob Hill Bar & Grill. This eatery offers unusual delectables, including the Jicama Duck Tacos, the Organic Quinoa Salad and the Signature 1001 Burger (made with an all-natural New Mexico steak patty). Nob Hill Bar & Grill also offers some feel-good favorites, too, like its This Ain’t Yo Mama’s Meatloaf and Mac Mac and Cheese.

 

Owl Cafe

Address: 800 Eubank Blvd. NE; Albuquerque, NM 87123
Price range: $

The Owl Cafe’s name may imply a quaint coffee shop, but this restaurant is a classic American diner offering numerous burger (like the Ranch or Sweet Red Chili), hot dog (like the Hawaiian or the Chimichilli) and sandwich (like the Southwest Philly or the Taos Turkery) options. Don’t forget to finish your meal down with one of the Owl Cafe’s famous milkshakes (voted best shakes in Albuquerque!). Go for a classic (vanilla, chocolate or strawberry) or exotic (Chunky Monkey, Cookie Monster or Elvis) flavors.

 

Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro

Address: 3009 Central Ave. NE; Albuquerque, NM 87106
Price range: $$$

If you’re looking for quality fresh meats, vegetables and more, stop at Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro. The restaurant prides itself on its local and regional food creations for everything from appetizers—like the French rabbit rillette or crispy duck confit egg rolls–to entrees, like truffle chicken paillard florentine or the house-made braised beef ravioli bourguignon. Love dessert? Try any of Zinc’s delectable sweets, like the blueberry almond streusel, chocolate cloud cake, or red chile flan—or test out all three!

 

Bistronomy B2B

Address: 3118 Central Ave. SE; Albuquerque, NM 87106
Price range: $$

Sometimes you just need to sit down with a thick, juicy burger and a frosty glass of beer. Bistronomy B2B is that place. Try the Texan (topped with sharp cheddar cheese, black bean stout chili and coleslaw) or the Sunrise (topped with pepper jack cheese, New Mexico pecan wood-smoked bacon and fried egg)—or build your own burger.  Dining with a vegetarian (or are one yourself)? Don’t worry—this Albuquerque restaurant offers five meat-free burger options, including the Middle Eastern Chickpea and the New Mexico Pecan Lentil.

 

Barbeque

Rudy’s

Address: 2321 Carlisle NE; Albuquerque, NM 87110
Price range: $$

When you’re searching for barbequed meat while you’re visiting Albuquerque, look no further than Rudy’s. This eatery has everything you need—brisket, prime rib, pork spare ribs, pulled pork, baby back ribs and sausages—to satisfy your carnivorous cravings. Of course, Rudy’s offers a variety of sides to pair with your delicious meal of meats. Choose from classics like potato salad, cole slaw, corn on the cob and, of course, Rudy’s signature beans. If you magically have room for dessert after this filling meal, make sure to grab an order of Rudy’s cobbler of the day. You can even take a serving back to enjoy in your Albuquerque hotel suite for the night!

Golden Pride BBQ, Chicken & Ribs

Address: 10101 Central NE; Albuquerque, NM 87123
Price range: $

Looking for a little more than just barbeque? Golden Pride BBQ, Chicken & Ribs has you covered. This eatery offers finger-lickin’ rib plates (or by the pound!), as well as other filling meals, like fried or barbequed chicken, fish sandwiches, and New Mexican-style food. Want a patron favorite? Try the breakfast burritos!

Breakfast / Brunch

Le Peep

Address: 2125 Louisiana Blvd NE, Ste 100; Albuquerque, NM 87110
Price range: $$

Looking for a good way to start your day after you leave your Albuquerque hotel room? You can’t miss Le Peep! This restaurant has everything you need for good fuel—crispy fried steak, freshly baked biscuits, deluxe omelettes, fresh scrambles, delicious crepes and more! Have a vegetarian in your group? Be sure he or she tries the Harvest Benedict. This tasty meat-free dish features an English muffin with sautéed spinach, cream cheese and veggies, as well as poached eggs, hollandaise and green onions.

The Egg & I

Address: 6909 Menaul Blvd NE; Albuquerque, NM 87110
Price range: $$

With the word “egg” in the name of this restaurant, you know it has to be a sure bet for breakfast! Here, you’ll have almost endless options for creating a perfect egg dish. Try anything from the Parisian Benedict (a croissant with shaved ham, poached eggs, portabella mushrooms, Swiss cheese and hollandaise sauce) to the Texas Skillet (two eggs, steak strips, roasted peppers, onions and mushrooms over ranch potatoes). Want something sweet? Try the Patriot Waffle, which has fresh blueberries and raspberries with powdered sugar.

Weck’s

Address: 3913 Louisiana Blvd. NE; Albuquerque, NM 87110
Price range: $

Breakfast, lunch and, of course, brunch crowds love Weck’s. And, really, what’s not to love about this restaurant? With such endless menu options, like the “Full Belly” omelettes, French toast, “Belly Bustin’” Burgers, carne adovada burritos and more, guests have a large selection of filing foods from which they can choose. Most dishes from Weck’s have a Nex Mexican flair to them, making this a common eatery for locals and visitors at Albuquerque hotels alike.

 

Brewery / Bar

II Vicino Canteen

Address: 2381 Aztec Road; Albuquerque, NM 87107
Price range: $$

After taking a tour around Il Vicino Canteen’s brewery and sampling one of its many beers, like the 28M or Pigtail Pilsner, stop by the restaurant area to enjoy some grub. Try the “beer sponge” (a hot salted pretzel with the dipping sauce of your choice) or a Frito pie (black bean chili mixed with corn chips, cheese and onions) for appetizers, and then move on to one of the many sandwiches, like a beef and bleu wrap (roast beef, cheddar cheese, grilled mushrooms and onions on a spinach tortilla with a bleu cheese vinaigrette on the side) or the “knuckle sandwich” (Italian prosciutto, mozzarella, salami, arugula and roasted red pepper).

 

Chama River Brewing Co.

Address: 4939 Pan American W Fwy; Albuquerque, NM 87109
Price range: $$

Chama River Brewing Co. is known for its drinks, like the Rio Chama Amber Ale and Sleeping Dog Stout, but its food is equally as popular! Going for lunch? Order the cornmeal crusted calamari, fish tacos or blackened prime rib sandwich. For dinner entrees, you can choose from the grilled American Kobe meatloaf, green chile fra diavolo pasta, pinon crusted tilapia, oven fried chicken and more!

 

Nexus Brewery

Address: 4730 Pan American E Fwy NE; Albuquerque, NM 87109
Price range: $$
Southern Fried Chicken & Waffles from Nexus Brewery

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Hungry? If you choose Nexus Brewery, you’ve come to the right place. Here, you’ll have many options to satisfy your craving, including starters—like New Mexican red or green chile nachos and jumbo wings—signature dishes—like Southern fried chicken and waffles or home style open-face enchiladas—and downhome sandwiches—like the New Mexican soul burger (which is infused with bacon in its patty!) or the chopped pork sandwich. Top the meal off with one of Nexus Brewery’s craft beers and something sweet, like the Nexus biscuit bread pudding or a cherry-peach cobbler.

 

Two Fools Tavern

Address: 3211 Central Ave. NE; Albuquerque, NM 87106
Price range: $$

Want some Irish charm right here in New Mexico? Two Fools Tavern has you covered! This pub has tasty brews, as well as a laundry list of bar foods, all with an Irish twist! Try the Two Fools Irish nachos, scotch eggs, baker’s dozen wings (coated in Guinness BBQ sauce!), Paddy O’Malley melt, Blarney & Blue burger and, of course, corned beef and cabbage. For the full Irish experience, end your meal with bread pudding (made with Bailey’s and served with a Jameson whiskey sauce) or the scotch ice cream (vanilla ice cream topped with wood scotch and coffee liqueur)! Don’t forget to try something from Two Fools’ draft selection, like the Hazed and Infused or the Two Fools Pale Ale!

 

Cafe / Bakery / Coffee

Tia Betty Blue’s

Address: 1248 San Mateo SE; Albuquerque, NM 87108
Price range: $

Looking for some truly authentic New Mexican food, no matter what time of the day? Tia Betty Blue is your place. This diner-style restaurant offers delectable breakfast options, like blue corn waffle boats, as well as frito pies and tamale plates. Want to plan for the next day’s meal? Order some of Tia Betty Blue’s food to go, and store it in your hotel suite’s kitchen!

Duke City Donuts

Address: 3005 Eubank NE; Albuquerque, NM 87111
Price range: $

Duke City Donuts combines classic donut options, like chocolate sprinkle with more adventurous, like Butterfinger, red chili bacon, or peanut butter and jelly-filled. Still have a sweet tooth craving? Try any of the bakery’s chocolates, fudges or brittles!

Chocolate Dude Coffee & Candy

Address: 3339 Central Ave. NE; Albuquerque, NM 87106
Price range: $

Sometimes you just need something sugary to hold you over. When your sweet tooth starts calling, Chocolate Dude Coffee & Candy is there to answer. This Albuquerque candy shop offers white, milk and dark chocolate-covered strawberries, candy apples covered in gooey caramel and various toppings (rainbow sprinkles, Oreos and nuts), chocolate peanut clusters, and the fan-favorite, chocolate fudge.

Rebel Donut

Address: 2435 Wyoming Blvd. NE; Albuquerque, NM 87112
Price range: $

“Fancy” donuts are more popular than ever, and Albuquerque’ s Rebel Donut has perfected the perfect the fun flavors. Try the pancakes ‘n’ bacon, the “Blue Sky” (inspired by Breaking Bad), key lime pie, s’more and others. Rebel Donut doesn’t forget about the classics, though. They offer some tried-and-true standbys, including glazed, chocolate dipped, vanilla cake, chocolate peanut butter and more. Can’t decide which one to choose? Just get a dozen! All of these make for a great breakfast in your hotel suite.

 

Chinese

Chopstix

Address: 6001 Lomas Blvd NE; Albuquerque, NM 87110
Price range: $$

This restaurant is a hidden gem in Albuquerque. It’s at a small restaurant in a strip mall, but some locals say it’s the best Chinese food in the town! Chopstix offers classics like homemade dumplings, lo mien, dan dan noodle, Szechuan style chicken, Mongolian beef and more. Have a vegetarian in your party? Don’t worry! They’ll have plenty of options to choose from, too. They’ll love the crispy tofu, eggplant with garlic sauce or the moo shi tofu with homemade pancakes. This place serves big portions, too, so you’ll be able to take leftovers back to your hotel suite.

Mandarin

Address: 4013 Carlisle Blvd NE; Albuquerque, NM 87107
Price range: $$

Mandarin was voted the best Chinese food in the city, so you know you’ll be in for some good eats when you visit this Albuquerque restaurant. Try their chicken entrees (like the orange peel or cashew nut), their beef entrees (like the pepper steak or kung pao) or their tofu and vegetable (like the salt and pepper tofu or the Chinese eggplant in garlic sauce). Want to take your food to go? No problem! After all, there’s nothing quite like kicking back in your hotel room, enjoying some Chinese take-out!

 

Frozen Yogurt

Olo Yogurt Studio

Address: 3339 Central Ave. NE; Albuquerque, NM 87106
Price range: $

Want a variety of frozen yogurt flavors? Olo Yogurt Studio has plenty from which you can choose. While the flavors are always rotating, there’s always a sweet flavor to satisfy your cravings. With options like GrahamCracker, Acai Berry, Blood Orange, Cinnamon Honeybun, Citrus Tart, Cookie Monster, Lady in Red Velvet, Mucho Mango, White Chocolate Dream, you’ll find something to love.

Fusion Restaurant

Elephant Bar

Address: 2240 Louisiana Blvd. NE 5A; Albuquerque, NM 87110
Price range: $$

The Elephant Bar is the perfect Albuquerque restaurant to go to when you and your family can’t decide on where to go for dinner! This fusion restaurant combines classic American dishes, such as build-your-own burgers, Philly cheese steak and wood-fired New York strip steak, with Asian fare, including Mongolian beef, Thai BBQ soba noodles with vegetables, and Chinese five-spice shrimp and chicken. The Elephant Bar also offers global specialties, including New Zealand braised lamb shanks, sautéed chicken marsala, and shrimp and chicken jambalaya.

Once you’ve selected your main dishes, don’t forget to add in some scrumptious sides, like creamy macaroni and cheese, Thai chili edamame and Bourbon Street-style rice with andouille sausage, or even appetizers, like quick-fried soy-ginger calamari, chicken pot stickers and sweet potato fries. Of course, you’ll have to have some of their dessert, too! The mini indulgence sample platter has everything your sweet tooth could want, including a wonton sundae with chocolate and caramel fudge, a mini crème brûlée, and a walnut fudge brownie with vanilla ice cream. If you’re like many people, you’ll probably want to get leftovers to take back to your hotel room for the night!

 

Italian

Giovanni’s Pizza & Subs

Address: 921 San Pedro Drive SE; Albuquerque, NM 87108
Price range: $

Giovanni’s is one of Albuquerque’s most well regarded pizza places, mainly for the wide selection they offer. You can choose from traditional cheese or supreme pizzas, or you can venture out from the classics with the napoli, New Mexican, white, pummarola and pesto pizzas. In the mood for calzones? Giovanni’s has those, too, in cheese, spinach, sausage, meatball, eggplant and chicken styles.

Pizza Castle

Address: 1309 Eubank Blvd NE; Albuquerque, NM 87112
Price range: $$

Hunger won’t be an option after you eat here. Try Pizza Castle’s savory pizza toppings, like pepperoni, meatball, ham, chicken, sliced tomato, bell pepper and more for a satisfying meal. You can also order one of Pizza Castle’s many sandwiches, like ham, bologna or chicken and bell onions for a change of pace.

Farina

Address: 510 Central Ave. SE; Albuquerque NM 87102
Price range: $$

Farina is your best bet when you’re searching for an authentic Italian meal in Albuquerque. Start out with the restaurant’s antipasto platter, which is complete with roasted artichoke hearts and red peppers, cured meats, imported cheeses, tomatoes, olives, and fresh mozzarella. As for your main course—pizza—you’ll be able to choose from nine specialty pizzas, like the Bianca (fresh mozzarella, ricotta, parmigiano, truffle oil, artichoke hearts and sage) or the Carni Curate (cured pepperoni, prosciutto, salami, mozzarella and tomato sauce. Add a glass of Farina’s delectable wines, like the Spumante, Bianco, Birra alla spina, Rosso or Birra, and a dessert, like the coffee granite with vanilla bean cream or butterscotch budino, to round out your meal.

Mimmo’s

Address: 3301 Coors Blvd., NW # D; Albuquerque, NM 87120
Price range: $$

When you want a variety of Italian fare for dinner, head to Mimmo’s. Here, you can choose from any of the pizza toppings, like bacon, cheese, chicken, sausage, meatballs, peperoni and spinach. You can also try one of the many types of pasta, hot subs, calzones, salads, seafood entrees and more. Once you leave Mimmo’s, you may be so full that you’ll have to take leftovers back to your Albuquerque hotel suite!

Mexican

Cervantes

Address: 5801 Gibson Blvd SE; Albuquerque, NM 87108
Price range: $$

Cervantes has everything you need for a delicious, authentic New Mexican meal. Choose from their enchiladas, chili rellenos, tacos, huevos rancheros with carne adovada, stuffed sopaipillas and more. Cervantes also has a take-out menu so you can bring your food back to your hotel suite for a comfortable night in.

La Salita Restaurant

Address: 1217 Eubank Blvd NE; Albuquerque, NM 87112
Price range: $$

When you come to La Salita, you better have an appetite! This traditional New Mexican restaurant has everything you need for a filling meal. Try their taco salad, enchiladas, stuffed sopaipillas, green chile pork burrito, tamales and other favorites. La Salita also offers gluten free and vegan options.

 

Padilla’s Mexican Kitchen

Address: 1510 Girard Blvd NE; Albuquerque, NM 87106
Price range: $

People who go to Padilla’s Mexican Kitchen in Albuquerque love it. Some patrons have even called their delectables the best New Mexican food in the state. The restaurant offers delicious fare, including carne adovada, enchiladas, sopaipillas, tamales and more. If you eat here, you may be so full and satisfied that you’ll have to take leftovers back to your hotel room!

Taqueria Mexico

Address: 415 Lomas Blvd NE; Albuquerque, NM 87102
Price range: $

Whatever time of day your craving for Mexican food hits, Taqueria Mexico is ready. For the breakfast hours, you can choose from any of their breakfast burritos (like shredded beef, adovada, bacon, ham, chorizo, sausage, steak or chicharrón) or breakfast plates (including huevos rancheros, huevos a la Mexicana, ham and eggs or carne adovada). During the lunch or dinner hours, choose from any of their burritos, tortas, tacos, sandwiches, soups, enchiladas or combination plates.

El Patio De Albuquerque

Address: 142 Harvard Drive SE: Albuquerque, NM 87106
Price range: $$

When you come to El Patio De Albuquerque, you won’t feel limited by the menu—your meal options are almost endless here!  This New Mexican restaurant has everything you could want: blue corn enchiladas, fish tacos, chile rellenos, fajitas and much more. To end your meal with a touch of sweetness, try their sopapillas.

 

El Paisa

Address: 820 Bridge SW; Albuquerque, NM 87105
Price range: $

If you’ve got a big appetite when you’re visiting Albuquerque, El Paisa is the place to be. Here, you’ll get everything you need to leave satisfied—and enough to take back leftovers to your hotel room. Try anything from the menu, including their delectable tacos (people love their ascada, buche and pastor) or burritos. Make sure you go to an ATM before heading to El Paisa, though—they only accept cash!

 

Mediterranean

Pars Cuisine

Address: 4320 The 25 Way NE; Albuquerque, NM 87109
Price range: $$

When you’re in Albuquerque and craving Mediterranean food, you’re in luck! Pars Cuisine has scrumptious menu items, like hummus, spanakopita, falafel, mast o khiyar, Greek salad, gyros, shish kabobs, ghimesh and much more. End the meal on a sweet note with some traditional Persian ice cream or sohan asali.

 

San Pedro Mart

Address: 4001 San Pedro NE; Albuquerque, NM 87110
Price range: $

San Pedro Mart is Mediterranean food on a budget! Pick any of their menu items, including kibbeh, dolmas, hummus, baba ghanouj, chicken or beef shawarma, gyros and shish kabob sandwiches, and you can have an affordable meal. Because San Pedro Mart is both a restaurant and grocery store, you can pick up some delicious food to prepare meals back at your hotel suite!

Cafe Istanbul

Address: 1415 Wyoming Blvd NE; Albuquerque, NM 87112
Price range: $

Cafe Istanbul is also an Albuquerque grocery store offering delightful eats. Pick up some of your favorite ingredients, and enjoy their Greek salad, dolmades, falafel, hummus and more. If you’re a coffee lover, be sure to grab a mug of Cafe Istanbul’s savory Turkish coffee! It’s so strong that it may keep you up at night in your hotel room, but the taste will be worth it!

 

Steakhouse

The Cooperage Restaurant

Address: 7220 Lomas Blvd NE; Albuquerque, NM 87110
Price range: $$

When you want a variety of delectable steak options in Albuquerque, The Cooperage Restaurant is exactly what you need. This steakhouse offers prime rib, sirloin, steak ranchero, New York strip, teriyaki sirloin, filet mignon and more. Of course, you could try many of their chicken dishes as well, like the grilled Hawaiian chicken or the chicken con queso, as well as their seafood selection. Add in any of their sides, like the loaded baked potato, french fries or salad, and you’ll have a phenomenal meal!

Texas Land & Cattle Steakhouse

Address: 4949 Pan American Frwy NE; Albuquerque, NM 87109
Price range: $$

This restaurant may be a Texas original, but it has become just as popular here in Albuquerque. Here, you can choose your cut of meat (rib eye, pork chop, strip steak, boneless rib eye, filet mignon, porterhouse or sirloin) and then indicate what spices (cracked salt and pepper, Texas BBQ, Cajun creole, Southwest adobo, or white truffle salt), sauces (red wine demi, Texas chimichurri, peppercorn, ranchero or béarnaise) and toppings (sautéed mushrooms and onions, roasted garlic, or bleu cheese crumbles) you’d like to add. Don’t forget to wash down the meal with one of Texas Land & Cattle Steakhouse’s many wines or beers.

Marcello’s Chophouse

Address: 2201 Q St. NE; Albuquerque, NM 87110
Price range: $$$

Searching for an elegant eatery in Albuquerque? Marcello’s Chophouse will work perfectly for you. After eating their luxurious food options, including pan-seared Hudson Valley foie gras, ancho crusted buffalo tenderloin, 1.5-inch porterhouse, veal chops and more, you’ll feel beyond satisfied as you head back to your hotel suite.

 

Thai

Fareast Fuzion

Address: 5901 Central Ave. SE; Albuquerque, NM 87123
Price range: $$

Albuquerque is known for its traditional New Mexican fare, but you can still find plenty of other delicious cuisines! Case in point? Fareast Fuzion. This Thai restaurant is a favorite of both locals and out-of-towners—and for good reason. The menu has plenty of options from which you could choose. Start your meal off with appetizers like egg rolls, chicken wings, coconut shrimp and more. For your main course, try any of the noodle, curry or rice dishes. Even if you’re full after eating all these tasty choices, you’ll want to make room for Fareast Fuzion’s mochi ice cream. Whether you choose green tea, red bean, mango or chocolate, you’re sure to be satisfied!

Thai Cuisine II

Address: 4201 Central Ave. NE; Albuquerque, NM 87108
Price range: $

For tasty Thai food in Albuquerque, head over to Thai Cuisine II. This restaurant offers all your favorites, including spring rolls, satay chicken, thom yum, pad thai, pad kee mow, pineapple fried rice, teriyaki chicken bowls, curries and more. Thai Cuisine II even has vegan and vegetarian options for non-meat eaters.

 

Vietnamese

Banh Mi Coda

Address: 230-C Louisiana Blvd SE; Albuquerque, NM 87108
Price range: $

For a delicious Vietnamese sandwich in Albuquerque, try Banh Mi Coda. This budget-friendly restaurant offers delectable sandwiches with Vietnamese lemongrass meatloaf, tofu and more. Patrons love the bahn mi with roast pork and the spring rolls. Want to a relaxing night while you’re here? Get your sandwiches and sides to go and dig in in the comfort of your hotel room!

Saigon Far East

Address: 901 San Pedro Drive SE; Albuquerque, NM 87108
Price range: $

Saigon Far East’s menu is almost never ending. Choose from soups like hu tieu bo vien, hu tieu tieu chau, pho chin and pho bo vien and scrumptious appetizers, like the pan fried dumplings and spring rolls for a quality Vietnamese meal right here in Albuquerque.

Pho #1

Address: 414 San Pedro Drive SE; Albuquerque, NM 87198
Price range: $

With everything from pho to bah canh and com dishes, you’ll find something to love at Pho #1. Try one of their many pho styles—well-done flank, rare steak, tripe, brisket, tendon and more—along with a rice dish, like com ca ri ga (curry chicken served with steamed rice), com suon ram (fried pork ribs) or com suon xao chua ngot (sweet and sour pork ribs). Add a sinh to mang cau (apple shake) or sinh to thom (pineapple shake) for a completely appetizing meal.
 
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Local Restaurants in Albuquerque, NM

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Once you’ve arrived in Albuquerque and settled into your hotel suite, you’ll probably be hungry and looking for a place to grab a bite. Luckily, Albuquerque has hundreds of restaurants with all different types of cuisine, from American to traditional New Mexican to Mediterranean. To make your meal selection a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of the top restaurants in the city, sorted by cuisine style. See which one can satisfy your craving!

American

The Grill on Menaul

Address: 4615 Menaul Blvd. NE; Albuquerque, NM 87110
Price range: $

If you’re looking get a full stomach without emptying your wallet, The Grill on Menaul could be a great stop. Choose from any of the restaurant’s notorious burgers, including the green chili cheeseburger and papa burger, and you’ll leave full and satisfied.

 

Flying Star Cafe

Address: 3416 Central Ave. SE; Albuquerque, NM 87106
Price range: $$

For vegetarians, finding a restaurant with at least one meal option can be tough. At Flying Star Cafe, the meat-free meal possibilities are endless. This restaurant caters to both meat-lovers and vegetarians alike. Try the sandwiches—like the Californian or the Rancher’s Melt—or take advantage of the all-day breakfast selections, like the Spanish frittata. You may be struggling after eating such a filling meal, but don’t forget to leave room for dessert—Flying Star was voted the Best of the City winner for desserts.

 

Nob Hill Bar & Grill

Address: 3128 Central Ave. SE; Albuquerque, NM 87106
Price range: $$

Looking for an upscale restaurant that’s still laid-back? Try Nob Hill Bar & Grill. This eatery offers unusual delectables, including the Jicama Duck Tacos, the Organic Quinoa Salad and the Signature 1001 Burger (made with an all-natural New Mexico steak patty). Nob Hill Bar & Grill also offers some feel-good favorites, too, like its This Ain’t Yo Mama’s Meatloaf and Mac Mac and Cheese.

 

Owl Cafe

Address: 800 Eubank Blvd. NE; Albuquerque, NM 87123
Price range: $

The Owl Cafe’s name may imply a quaint coffee shop, but this restaurant is a classic American diner offering numerous burger (like the Ranch or Sweet Red Chili), hot dog (like the Hawaiian or the Chimichilli) and sandwich (like the Southwest Philly or the Taos Turkery) options. Don’t forget to finish your meal down with one of the Owl Cafe’s famous milkshakes (voted best shakes in Albuquerque!). Go for a classic (vanilla, chocolate or strawberry) or exotic (Chunky Monkey, Cookie Monster or Elvis) flavors.

 

Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro

Address: 3009 Central Ave. NE; Albuquerque, NM 87106
Price range: $$$

If you’re looking for quality fresh meats, vegetables and more, stop at Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro. The restaurant prides itself on its local and regional food creations for everything from appetizers—like the French rabbit rillette or crispy duck confit egg rolls–to entrees, like truffle chicken paillard florentine or the house-made braised beef ravioli bourguignon. Love dessert? Try any of Zinc’s delectable sweets, like the blueberry almond streusel, chocolate cloud cake, or red chile flan—or test out all three!

 

Bistronomy B2B

Address: 3118 Central Ave. SE; Albuquerque, NM 87106
Price range: $$

Sometimes you just need to sit down with a thick, juicy burger and a frosty glass of beer. Bistronomy B2B is that place. Try the Texan (topped with sharp cheddar cheese, black bean stout chili and coleslaw) or the Sunrise (topped with pepper jack cheese, New Mexico pecan wood-smoked bacon and fried egg)—or build your own burger.  Dining with a vegetarian (or are one yourself)? Don’t worry—this Albuquerque restaurant offers five meat-free burger options, including the Middle Eastern Chickpea and the New Mexico Pecan Lentil.

 

Barbeque

Rudy’s

Address: 2321 Carlisle NE; Albuquerque, NM 87110
Price range: $$

When you’re searching for barbequed meat while you’re visiting Albuquerque, look no further than Rudy’s. This eatery has everything you need—brisket, prime rib, pork spare ribs, pulled pork, baby back ribs and sausages—to satisfy your carnivorous cravings. Of course, Rudy’s offers a variety of sides to pair with your delicious meal of meats. Choose from classics like potato salad, cole slaw, corn on the cob and, of course, Rudy’s signature beans. If you magically have room for dessert after this filling meal, make sure to grab an order of Rudy’s cobbler of the day. You can even take a serving back to enjoy in your Albuquerque hotel suite for the night!

Golden Pride BBQ, Chicken & Ribs

Address: 10101 Central NE; Albuquerque, NM 87123
Price range: $

Looking for a little more than just barbeque? Golden Pride BBQ, Chicken & Ribs has you covered. This eatery offers finger-lickin’ rib plates (or by the pound!), as well as other filling meals, like fried or barbequed chicken, fish sandwiches, and New Mexican-style food. Want a patron favorite? Try the breakfast burritos!

Breakfast / Brunch

Le Peep

Address: 2125 Louisiana Blvd NE, Ste 100; Albuquerque, NM 87110
Price range: $$

Looking for a good way to start your day after you leave your Albuquerque hotel room? You can’t miss Le Peep! This restaurant has everything you need for good fuel—crispy fried steak, freshly baked biscuits, deluxe omelettes, fresh scrambles, delicious crepes and more! Have a vegetarian in your group? Be sure he or she tries the Harvest Benedict. This tasty meat-free dish features an English muffin with sautéed spinach, cream cheese and veggies, as well as poached eggs, hollandaise and green onions.

The Egg & I

Address: 6909 Menaul Blvd NE; Albuquerque, NM 87110
Price range: $$

With the word “egg” in the name of this restaurant, you know it has to be a sure bet for breakfast! Here, you’ll have almost endless options for creating a perfect egg dish. Try anything from the Parisian Benedict (a croissant with shaved ham, poached eggs, portabella mushrooms, Swiss cheese and hollandaise sauce) to the Texas Skillet (two eggs, steak strips, roasted peppers, onions and mushrooms over ranch potatoes). Want something sweet? Try the Patriot Waffle, which has fresh blueberries and raspberries with powdered sugar.

Weck’s

Address: 3913 Louisiana Blvd. NE; Albuquerque, NM 87110
Price range: $

Breakfast, lunch and, of course, brunch crowds love Weck’s. And, really, what’s not to love about this restaurant? With such endless menu options, like the “Full Belly” omelettes, French toast, “Belly Bustin’” Burgers, carne adovada burritos and more, guests have a large selection of filing foods from which they can choose. Most dishes from Weck’s have a Nex Mexican flair to them, making this a common eatery for locals and visitors at Albuquerque hotels alike.

 

Brewery / Bar

II Vicino Canteen

Address: 2381 Aztec Road; Albuquerque, NM 87107
Price range: $$

After taking a tour around Il Vicino Canteen’s brewery and sampling one of its many beers, like the 28M or Pigtail Pilsner, stop by the restaurant area to enjoy some grub. Try the “beer sponge” (a hot salted pretzel with the dipping sauce of your choice) or a Frito pie (black bean chili mixed with corn chips, cheese and onions) for appetizers, and then move on to one of the many sandwiches, like a beef and bleu wrap (roast beef, cheddar cheese, grilled mushrooms and onions on a spinach tortilla with a bleu cheese vinaigrette on the side) or the “knuckle sandwich” (Italian prosciutto, mozzarella, salami, arugula and roasted red pepper).

 

Chama River Brewing Co.

Address: 4939 Pan American W Fwy; Albuquerque, NM 87109
Price range: $$

Chama River Brewing Co. is known for its drinks, like the Rio Chama Amber Ale and Sleeping Dog Stout, but its food is equally as popular! Going for lunch? Order the cornmeal crusted calamari, fish tacos or blackened prime rib sandwich. For dinner entrees, you can choose from the grilled American Kobe meatloaf, green chile fra diavolo pasta, pinon crusted tilapia, oven fried chicken and more!

 

Nexus Brewery

Address: 4730 Pan American E Fwy NE; Albuquerque, NM 87109
Price range: $$
Southern Fried Chicken & Waffles from Nexus Brewery

source: www.nexusbrewery.com

Hungry? If you choose Nexus Brewery, you’ve come to the right place. Here, you’ll have many options to satisfy your craving, including starters—like New Mexican red or green chile nachos and jumbo wings—signature dishes—like Southern fried chicken and waffles or home style open-face enchiladas—and downhome sandwiches—like the New Mexican soul burger (which is infused with bacon in its patty!) or the chopped pork sandwich. Top the meal off with one of Nexus Brewery’s craft beers and something sweet, like the Nexus biscuit bread pudding or a cherry-peach cobbler.

 

Two Fools Tavern

Address: 3211 Central Ave. NE; Albuquerque, NM 87106
Price range: $$

Want some Irish charm right here in New Mexico? Two Fools Tavern has you covered! This pub has tasty brews, as well as a laundry list of bar foods, all with an Irish twist! Try the Two Fools Irish nachos, scotch eggs, baker’s dozen wings (coated in Guinness BBQ sauce!), Paddy O’Malley melt, Blarney & Blue burger and, of course, corned beef and cabbage. For the full Irish experience, end your meal with bread pudding (made with Bailey’s and served with a Jameson whiskey sauce) or the scotch ice cream (vanilla ice cream topped with wood scotch and coffee liqueur)! Don’t forget to try something from Two Fools’ draft selection, like the Hazed and Infused or the Two Fools Pale Ale!

 

Cafe / Bakery / Coffee

Tia Betty Blue’s

Address: 1248 San Mateo SE; Albuquerque, NM 87108
Price range: $

Looking for some truly authentic New Mexican food, no matter what time of the day? Tia Betty Blue is your place. This diner-style restaurant offers delectable breakfast options, like blue corn waffle boats, as well as frito pies and tamale plates. Want to plan for the next day’s meal? Order some of Tia Betty Blue’s food to go, and store it in your hotel suite’s kitchen!

Duke City Donuts

Address: 3005 Eubank NE; Albuquerque, NM 87111
Price range: $

Duke City Donuts combines classic donut options, like chocolate sprinkle with more adventurous, like Butterfinger, red chili bacon, or peanut butter and jelly-filled. Still have a sweet tooth craving? Try any of the bakery’s chocolates, fudges or brittles!

Chocolate Dude Coffee & Candy

Address: 3339 Central Ave. NE; Albuquerque, NM 87106
Price range: $

Sometimes you just need something sugary to hold you over. When your sweet tooth starts calling, Chocolate Dude Coffee & Candy is there to answer. This Albuquerque candy shop offers white, milk and dark chocolate-covered strawberries, candy apples covered in gooey caramel and various toppings (rainbow sprinkles, Oreos and nuts), chocolate peanut clusters, and the fan-favorite, chocolate fudge.

Rebel Donut

Address: 2435 Wyoming Blvd. NE; Albuquerque, NM 87112
Price range: $

“Fancy” donuts are more popular than ever, and Albuquerque’ s Rebel Donut has perfected the perfect the fun flavors. Try the pancakes ‘n’ bacon, the “Blue Sky” (inspired by Breaking Bad), key lime pie, s’more and others. Rebel Donut doesn’t forget about the classics, though. They offer some tried-and-true standbys, including glazed, chocolate dipped, vanilla cake, chocolate peanut butter and more. Can’t decide which one to choose? Just get a dozen! All of these make for a great breakfast in your hotel suite.

 

Chinese

Chopstix

Address: 6001 Lomas Blvd NE; Albuquerque, NM 87110
Price range: $$

This restaurant is a hidden gem in Albuquerque. It’s at a small restaurant in a strip mall, but some locals say it’s the best Chinese food in the town! Chopstix offers classics like homemade dumplings, lo mien, dan dan noodle, Szechuan style chicken, Mongolian beef and more. Have a vegetarian in your party? Don’t worry! They’ll have plenty of options to choose from, too. They’ll love the crispy tofu, eggplant with garlic sauce or the moo shi tofu with homemade pancakes. This place serves big portions, too, so you’ll be able to take leftovers back to your hotel suite.

Mandarin

Address: 4013 Carlisle Blvd NE; Albuquerque, NM 87107
Price range: $$

Mandarin was voted the best Chinese food in the city, so you know you’ll be in for some good eats when you visit this Albuquerque restaurant. Try their chicken entrees (like the orange peel or cashew nut), their beef entrees (like the pepper steak or kung pao) or their tofu and vegetable (like the salt and pepper tofu or the Chinese eggplant in garlic sauce). Want to take your food to go? No problem! After all, there’s nothing quite like kicking back in your hotel room, enjoying some Chinese take-out!

 

Frozen Yogurt

Olo Yogurt Studio

Address: 3339 Central Ave. NE; Albuquerque, NM 87106
Price range: $

Want a variety of frozen yogurt flavors? Olo Yogurt Studio has plenty from which you can choose. While the flavors are always rotating, there’s always a sweet flavor to satisfy your cravings. With options like GrahamCracker, Acai Berry, Blood Orange, Cinnamon Honeybun, Citrus Tart, Cookie Monster, Lady in Red Velvet, Mucho Mango, White Chocolate Dream, you’ll find something to love.

Fusion Restaurant

Elephant Bar

Address: 2240 Louisiana Blvd. NE 5A; Albuquerque, NM 87110
Price range: $$

The Elephant Bar is the perfect Albuquerque restaurant to go to when you and your family can’t decide on where to go for dinner! This fusion restaurant combines classic American dishes, such as build-your-own burgers, Philly cheese steak and wood-fired New York strip steak, with Asian fare, including Mongolian beef, Thai BBQ soba noodles with vegetables, and Chinese five-spice shrimp and chicken. The Elephant Bar also offers global specialties, including New Zealand braised lamb shanks, sautéed chicken marsala, and shrimp and chicken jambalaya.

Once you’ve selected your main dishes, don’t forget to add in some scrumptious sides, like creamy macaroni and cheese, Thai chili edamame and Bourbon Street-style rice with andouille sausage, or even appetizers, like quick-fried soy-ginger calamari, chicken pot stickers and sweet potato fries. Of course, you’ll have to have some of their dessert, too! The mini indulgence sample platter has everything your sweet tooth could want, including a wonton sundae with chocolate and caramel fudge, a mini crème brûlée, and a walnut fudge brownie with vanilla ice cream. If you’re like many people, you’ll probably want to get leftovers to take back to your hotel room for the night!

 

Italian

Giovanni’s Pizza & Subs

Address: 921 San Pedro Drive SE; Albuquerque, NM 87108
Price range: $

Giovanni’s is one of Albuquerque’s most well regarded pizza places, mainly for the wide selection they offer. You can choose from traditional cheese or supreme pizzas, or you can venture out from the classics with the napoli, New Mexican, white, pummarola and pesto pizzas. In the mood for calzones? Giovanni’s has those, too, in cheese, spinach, sausage, meatball, eggplant and chicken styles.

Pizza Castle

Address: 1309 Eubank Blvd NE; Albuquerque, NM 87112
Price range: $$

Hunger won’t be an option after you eat here. Try Pizza Castle’s savory pizza toppings, like pepperoni, meatball, ham, chicken, sliced tomato, bell pepper and more for a satisfying meal. You can also order one of Pizza Castle’s many sandwiches, like ham, bologna or chicken and bell onions for a change of pace.

Farina

Address: 510 Central Ave. SE; Albuquerque NM 87102
Price range: $$

Farina is your best bet when you’re searching for an authentic Italian meal in Albuquerque. Start out with the restaurant’s antipasto platter, which is complete with roasted artichoke hearts and red peppers, cured meats, imported cheeses, tomatoes, olives, and fresh mozzarella. As for your main course—pizza—you’ll be able to choose from nine specialty pizzas, like the Bianca (fresh mozzarella, ricotta, parmigiano, truffle oil, artichoke hearts and sage) or the Carni Curate (cured pepperoni, prosciutto, salami, mozzarella and tomato sauce. Add a glass of Farina’s delectable wines, like the Spumante, Bianco, Birra alla spina, Rosso or Birra, and a dessert, like the coffee granite with vanilla bean cream or butterscotch budino, to round out your meal.

Mimmo’s

Address: 3301 Coors Blvd., NW # D; Albuquerque, NM 87120
Price range: $$

When you want a variety of Italian fare for dinner, head to Mimmo’s. Here, you can choose from any of the pizza toppings, like bacon, cheese, chicken, sausage, meatballs, peperoni and spinach. You can also try one of the many types of pasta, hot subs, calzones, salads, seafood entrees and more. Once you leave Mimmo’s, you may be so full that you’ll have to take leftovers back to your Albuquerque hotel suite!

Mexican

Cervantes

Address: 5801 Gibson Blvd SE; Albuquerque, NM 87108
Price range: $$

Cervantes has everything you need for a delicious, authentic New Mexican meal. Choose from their enchiladas, chili rellenos, tacos, huevos rancheros with carne adovada, stuffed sopaipillas and more. Cervantes also has a take-out menu so you can bring your food back to your hotel suite for a comfortable night in.

La Salita Restaurant

Address: 1217 Eubank Blvd NE; Albuquerque, NM 87112
Price range: $$

When you come to La Salita, you better have an appetite! This traditional New Mexican restaurant has everything you need for a filling meal. Try their taco salad, enchiladas, stuffed sopaipillas, green chile pork burrito, tamales and other favorites. La Salita also offers gluten free and vegan options.

 

Padilla’s Mexican Kitchen

Address: 1510 Girard Blvd NE; Albuquerque, NM 87106
Price range: $

People who go to Padilla’s Mexican Kitchen in Albuquerque love it. Some patrons have even called their delectables the best New Mexican food in the state. The restaurant offers delicious fare, including carne adovada, enchiladas, sopaipillas, tamales and more. If you eat here, you may be so full and satisfied that you’ll have to take leftovers back to your hotel room!

Taqueria Mexico

Address: 415 Lomas Blvd NE; Albuquerque, NM 87102
Price range: $

Whatever time of day your craving for Mexican food hits, Taqueria Mexico is ready. For the breakfast hours, you can choose from any of their breakfast burritos (like shredded beef, adovada, bacon, ham, chorizo, sausage, steak or chicharrón) or breakfast plates (including huevos rancheros, huevos a la Mexicana, ham and eggs or carne adovada). During the lunch or dinner hours, choose from any of their burritos, tortas, tacos, sandwiches, soups, enchiladas or combination plates.

El Patio De Albuquerque

Address: 142 Harvard Drive SE: Albuquerque, NM 87106
Price range: $$

When you come to El Patio De Albuquerque, you won’t feel limited by the menu—your meal options are almost endless here!  This New Mexican restaurant has everything you could want: blue corn enchiladas, fish tacos, chile rellenos, fajitas and much more. To end your meal with a touch of sweetness, try their sopapillas.

 

El Paisa

Address: 820 Bridge SW; Albuquerque, NM 87105
Price range: $

If you’ve got a big appetite when you’re visiting Albuquerque, El Paisa is the place to be. Here, you’ll get everything you need to leave satisfied—and enough to take back leftovers to your hotel room. Try anything from the menu, including their delectable tacos (people love their ascada, buche and pastor) or burritos. Make sure you go to an ATM before heading to El Paisa, though—they only accept cash!

 

Mediterranean

Pars Cuisine

Address: 4320 The 25 Way NE; Albuquerque, NM 87109
Price range: $$

When you’re in Albuquerque and craving Mediterranean food, you’re in luck! Pars Cuisine has scrumptious menu items, like hummus, spanakopita, falafel, mast o khiyar, Greek salad, gyros, shish kabobs, ghimesh and much more. End the meal on a sweet note with some traditional Persian ice cream or sohan asali.

 

San Pedro Mart

Address: 4001 San Pedro NE; Albuquerque, NM 87110
Price range: $

San Pedro Mart is Mediterranean food on a budget! Pick any of their menu items, including kibbeh, dolmas, hummus, baba ghanouj, chicken or beef shawarma, gyros and shish kabob sandwiches, and you can have an affordable meal. Because San Pedro Mart is both a restaurant and grocery store, you can pick up some delicious food to prepare meals back at your hotel suite!

Cafe Istanbul

Address: 1415 Wyoming Blvd NE; Albuquerque, NM 87112
Price range: $

Cafe Istanbul is also an Albuquerque grocery store offering delightful eats. Pick up some of your favorite ingredients, and enjoy their Greek salad, dolmades, falafel, hummus and more. If you’re a coffee lover, be sure to grab a mug of Cafe Istanbul’s savory Turkish coffee! It’s so strong that it may keep you up at night in your hotel room, but the taste will be worth it!

 

Steakhouse

The Cooperage Restaurant

Address: 7220 Lomas Blvd NE; Albuquerque, NM 87110
Price range: $$

When you want a variety of delectable steak options in Albuquerque, The Cooperage Restaurant is exactly what you need. This steakhouse offers prime rib, sirloin, steak ranchero, New York strip, teriyaki sirloin, filet mignon and more. Of course, you could try many of their chicken dishes as well, like the grilled Hawaiian chicken or the chicken con queso, as well as their seafood selection. Add in any of their sides, like the loaded baked potato, french fries or salad, and you’ll have a phenomenal meal!

Texas Land & Cattle Steakhouse

Address: 4949 Pan American Frwy NE; Albuquerque, NM 87109
Price range: $$

This restaurant may be a Texas original, but it has become just as popular here in Albuquerque. Here, you can choose your cut of meat (rib eye, pork chop, strip steak, boneless rib eye, filet mignon, porterhouse or sirloin) and then indicate what spices (cracked salt and pepper, Texas BBQ, Cajun creole, Southwest adobo, or white truffle salt), sauces (red wine demi, Texas chimichurri, peppercorn, ranchero or béarnaise) and toppings (sautéed mushrooms and onions, roasted garlic, or bleu cheese crumbles) you’d like to add. Don’t forget to wash down the meal with one of Texas Land & Cattle Steakhouse’s many wines or beers.

Marcello’s Chophouse

Address: 2201 Q St. NE; Albuquerque, NM 87110
Price range: $$$

Searching for an elegant eatery in Albuquerque? Marcello’s Chophouse will work perfectly for you. After eating their luxurious food options, including pan-seared Hudson Valley foie gras, ancho crusted buffalo tenderloin, 1.5-inch porterhouse, veal chops and more, you’ll feel beyond satisfied as you head back to your hotel suite.

 

Thai

Fareast Fuzion

Address: 5901 Central Ave. SE; Albuquerque, NM 87123
Price range: $$

Albuquerque is known for its traditional New Mexican fare, but you can still find plenty of other delicious cuisines! Case in point? Fareast Fuzion. This Thai restaurant is a favorite of both locals and out-of-towners—and for good reason. The menu has plenty of options from which you could choose. Start your meal off with appetizers like egg rolls, chicken wings, coconut shrimp and more. For your main course, try any of the noodle, curry or rice dishes. Even if you’re full after eating all these tasty choices, you’ll want to make room for Fareast Fuzion’s mochi ice cream. Whether you choose green tea, red bean, mango or chocolate, you’re sure to be satisfied!

Thai Cuisine II

Address: 4201 Central Ave. NE; Albuquerque, NM 87108
Price range: $

For tasty Thai food in Albuquerque, head over to Thai Cuisine II. This restaurant offers all your favorites, including spring rolls, satay chicken, thom yum, pad thai, pad kee mow, pineapple fried rice, teriyaki chicken bowls, curries and more. Thai Cuisine II even has vegan and vegetarian options for non-meat eaters.

 

Vietnamese

Banh Mi Coda

Address: 230-C Louisiana Blvd SE; Albuquerque, NM 87108
Price range: $

For a delicious Vietnamese sandwich in Albuquerque, try Banh Mi Coda. This budget-friendly restaurant offers delectable sandwiches with Vietnamese lemongrass meatloaf, tofu and more. Patrons love the bahn mi with roast pork and the spring rolls. Want to a relaxing night while you’re here? Get your sandwiches and sides to go and dig in in the comfort of your hotel room!

Saigon Far East

Address: 901 San Pedro Drive SE; Albuquerque, NM 87108
Price range: $

Saigon Far East’s menu is almost never ending. Choose from soups like hu tieu bo vien, hu tieu tieu chau, pho chin and pho bo vien and scrumptious appetizers, like the pan fried dumplings and spring rolls for a quality Vietnamese meal right here in Albuquerque.

Pho #1

Address: 414 San Pedro Drive SE; Albuquerque, NM 87198
Price range: $

With everything from pho to bah canh and com dishes, you’ll find something to love at Pho #1. Try one of their many pho styles—well-done flank, rare steak, tripe, brisket, tendon and more—along with a rice dish, like com ca ri ga (curry chicken served with steamed rice), com suon ram (fried pork ribs) or com suon xao chua ngot (sweet and sour pork ribs). Add a sinh to mang cau (apple shake) or sinh to thom (pineapple shake) for a completely appetizing meal.
 
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