6 of the most crave-worthy downtown Albuquerque restaurants

Albuquerque, NM is known for many things, but its vibrant dining scene has been recognized as one of the best in the nation! From authentic Southwest cuisine to international dishes, you’ll be sure to find a tasty meal to satisfy all of your cravings. After a full day of adventures in the Duke City, here are some of the best Downtown Albuquerque restaurants that are ideal for a romantic meal or fun outing with your friends!

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6 of the best downtown Albuquerque restaurants

1. Monroe’s Restaurant

If you’re on a quest to find one of the finest Albuquerque Mexican restaurants, Monroe’s Restaurant is what you’ve been searching for. Here, you’ll the find authentic New Mexican cuisine that is guaranteed to delight your taste buds with dishes like sopapillas, enchiladas, tamales, chile rellenos and Indian tacos. This spot is a must during your trip to Albuquerque!

2. Slate Street Cafe

Slate Street Cafe is one of the best Downtown Albuquerque restaurants and bars, and for good reason! Their specialty is “contemporary comfort foods.” Some of the delicious meals you can enjoy here include chicken fried steak, grilled ahi tuna, or a green chile chicken stew. You can also relax in their Wine loft, a luxurious lounge area that provides the perfect setting for sipping a glass of wine with friends.  

3. Le Troquet

At Le Troquet, you’ll find all the French classic dishes in a lovely setting on a corner in downtown Albuquerque. Indulge in a delicious lunch, dinner or weekend brunch, and try a selection from their extensive wine list to accompany your meal. 

4. Holy Cow Burgers

At Holy Cow Burgers, you’ll find all natural grass-fed beef sourced from New Mexico, fresh fries, salads, and an old drive-in burger building that has been renovated and gone upscale. Be sure to try the Holy Cow Burger, which includes savory pecan wood smoked bacon, American cheese, and Thousand Island dressing!

5. Tucanos Brazilian Grill

As one of the best restaurants in Albuquerque, Tucanos Brazilian Grill is bound to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters! Their specialty skewers combined with delectable appetizers and beverages will delight your taste buds and send them on a culinary journey that you won’t soon forget.

6. Antiquity Restaurant

If you’re looking for fancy restaurants in Albuquerque, search no further than Antiquity Restaurant! This romantic steakhouse features fresh seafood, charcoal-grilled steaks, fowl, lamb, veal, and nightly specials that are sure to delight.

There are many more ways to satisfy your appetite in Albuquerque, NM. Check out our listings for Albuquerque restaurants in Old Town and Nob Hill!

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Living Room at Bottger Mansion
living room at the Bottger Mansion

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