Albuquerque is a fairly small city, but it’s got plenty of excellent dining options within the city limits. Read on for a roundup of the top spots to satisfy your hunger in this Southwestern gem.
The Last Call
As the name implies, this hip counter-serve joint is popular with the late-night crowd and doles out Mexican street food until 2:30 am on Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, it’s still open until midnight for those insatiable taco cravings.
Little Red Hamburger Hut
Sometimes, there’s an itch that only a juicy burger can scratch. The Little Red Burger Hut takes the tried-and-true patty and kicks it up a notch with the taco burger, which gives you the best of both worlds. If you like it hot, you can also order red or green chiles on just about anything.
Forget about Cup-O-Noodles … this isn’t your roommate’s ramen! A go-to among the students of the nearby University of New Mexico, O Ramen has a hip atmosphere and drool-worthy noodle dishes. Try the chicken gyoza, deluxe (with pork), or spicy miso varieties. Many of the dishes at O Ramen incorporate Japanese curry, which kicks things up a notch (or three).
Banh Mi Coda
Banh Mi Coda specializes in authentic Vietnamese food and is a local lunch favorite. Along with the classic banh mi sandwich, this small shop serves up spring rolls, pastries, smoothies, and Vietnamese coffees.
You can never have too many tacos, and this Albuquerque hole-in-the-wall offers so much more. Open from 7 am to 7 pm every day except Sunday, you’ll find breakfast options like pork chops and eggs, and of course, burritos.
Rise and shine with this breakfast standby that’s known for its egg platters, huevos rancheros, and breakfast burritos. They also have a full menu of regional fares, like green chile stew, tostadas, and enchiladas.
Kitchen Se7ven is the new kid on the block, opening just a few months ago with a menu of quick but delicious and gourmet staples: burgers, pizza, and sandwiches. Not only do they have great grub, but they also have views, too: if it’s a nice night, you can enjoy your meal on the restaurant’s rooftop!