Albuquerque Dining

The city of Albuquerque has more than 1.700 restaurants for all tastes. Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Cajun, French, and Italian restaurants can all be found, along with establishments serving regional New Mexican cuisine based on the native ingredients - chile, beans, and corn - that have sustained people in this land for centuries. Some of the most delightful places to dine include:

Casa de Benavidez
8032 4th St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
If you are visiting Albuquerque and wish to experience New Mexican food, and in the same time enjoy some degree of Southwestern ambiance, Casa de Benavidez is one of the city's top spots. The charming restaurant occupies a late-19th-century Territorial-style house. The fajitas at this local are among the best in town, and the chile is faultless; the burger wrapped inside a sopaipilla is another specialty.

66 Dinner
1405 Central Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM
66 Diner is an American restaurant, with Route 66 atmosphere, an upbeat decor and friendly service. The specialties here include: chicken-fried steak, burgers, malted milk shakes, enchiladas. Plenty of breakfast treats are also available.

Frontier Restaurant
2400 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-3507
The atmosphere here is western and simple, with booths and tables. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served anytime. New Mexican dishes, sandwiches, soups, stew and salads, chicken, ribs, fresh squeezed juice, sodas, tea and cappuccino are also offered.

Sadie's Cocinita
6230 4TH St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107-5703
Sadie's Cocinita is another great place to dine. It you are looking to soak up a little local flavor, you must have a meal at Sadie's. They serve authentic New Mexican cuisine and if you love hot chili's, you've picked the right place. Sadie's is a very popular place, and the wait for a table can be a little long sometimes, but it is worth it in the end.

Coaches Sports Grill
1414 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-4802
This popular, neighborhood bar and grill is well known for good cheer, good libations and good food. People from nearby UNM, hospitals and doctors offices frequent this place to watch Monday Night Football, the playoffs, or weekend afternoons of car racing, golf tournaments and tennis matches. The menu offers everything from grilled cheese sandwiches to 12 ounces of crab legs. The 10-oz. prime rib is nothing short of fabulous and burgers, salads and various snacks are alsoexcellent choices. Happy hour from 4:30p-7p features complimentary salsa and chips, as well as enchiladas.

Conrad's Downtown
125 2nd St Northwest, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3304
Conrad's Downtown is located in the historic La Posada de Albuquerque in Albuquerque. This restaurant continues to carry on the Hilton tradition of excellence. It is famous for its award-winning cuisine on the dinner menu, recommended specialties including the Sugar-Cured Beef Tenderloin, Rib-eye Steak and Valencia Paella. You can enjoy all this while listening to the piano music drifting in from the lobby lounge. A traditional breakfast menu boasts choices such as eggs, omelets, fresh fruits and pastries. Steak, lamb, veal, and seafood are also on the menu.