If you’re staying in Albuquerque and are looking for a great place to eat, you’re in luck. From local cuisine to traditional American fare, Brazilian to Chinese food, there’s something for everyone in ABQ’s Old Town neighborhood. Let’s not waste any time. Here are some of the top picks in the area.
Church Street Café
First up we have the Church Street Café. Located on—you guessed it—Church Street, this casual Mexican hotspot gets top reviews from the locals. Highlights are the sopapillas, the salsa, and the back patio. Customers say the food at this place tastes so good it’s like it’s homemade.
The Golden Crown Panadería
This bakery scores high marks across the board. If you’re looking for great fresh bread, delicious cookies, and other tasty baked goods, this is the place to be. If you want something a little more filling, check out their sandwiches, pizzas, and smoothies. This spot has been featured on the Food Network’s hit show “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives,” so you know it’s good.
If you’re looking for something a bit more upscale with some charming ambiance, check out this hidden gem. Locals point to it as being a great date spot or anniversary dinner location, and it’s known for its quaint décor but great food and service. It’s noted as a seafood/American restaurant, with standout dishes such as a baked brie appetizer, chateaubriand, and the popular crème brulee or chocolate mousse desserts.
La Crêpe Michel
Fancy a little French? Head to La Crêpe Michel, where you’ll find just that. From savory crêpes to French onion soup, escargot to the famous steak frites, this Albuquerque favorite is know for its rich, indulgent dishes with perfectly-paired wine. If you’ve been looking to try out a new cuisine, this place is a good introduction. Nothing on the menu is too wild—except maybe the snails, if you’re a little squeamish—but it’s sure to all be delicious.
Pasion Latin Fusion
A little bit of everything here at this treasure chest. Here, Spanish, Mexican, Latin American, and Brazilian. Some local fans refer to this place as serving “New Mexican” food, which is to say a little bit of everything with a Latin flair. From tacos to churrasco, carnitas to ceviche, you’ll find something you love here at this full-flavored fiesta.