Quality Inn & Suites
7620 Pan American Fwy., N.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone: (505) 823-1300
Fax: (505) 823-2896
For food with flair try this little oasis. Since 1979 the owner/chef has specialized in favorite dishes of America, France, Greece, Italy and Spain. Meals are prepared with beef, chicken lamb and pork. Colorful and beautifully prepared vegetarian dishes are also offered. The atmosphere is quiet and casual with a full service bar available. Daily and monthly specials like Greek style lamb and green beans and Cartoccio, which is a combination, Italian seafood platter or Spanish paella and Greek roasted leg of lamb are delicious.
Located inside Nativo Lodge, Spirit Winds Café is the place to go when you want to sample the best in Mexican cuisine. Drop in early morning and enjoy a kingsize breakfast. The ambiance and décor give Spirit Winds Café a very homely feel. Enjoy some of the local favourites and seasonal delights. For the taste of true Mexico with a southwestern twist, try the steak tampico, chile rellenos or Cowboy ribeye steak.
Olive Garden serves up authentic Italian cuisine. Their signature Breadsticks and one-of-a-kind menu make them an American icon. Standard Italian options like Bruchetta, Calamari, Ravioli and Eggplant Parmigiana line their lengthy menu. More exotic items like Salmon, chicken dishes and innovative pizzas are also available. For the calorie-counter, Olive Garden has a range of low fat and low carbohydrate options. Their bottomless salads ensure a well-balanced feast. Enjoy your meal with a bottle from their extensive wine list or one of their tropical island drinks. Finally, top it all off with a little something from their dessert menu—their cakes, custards and ice creams are sure to win you over. Lunch and take out menus are available.
Recognized as one the best Italian restaurants in the city, this upscale restaurant Trombino's Bistro Italiano offers a huge selection of dishes for a wide range of prices. The menu offers traditional Italian meals including seafood specialties and variety of delicious pasta dishes. At the upper end of the scale is the veal parmigiana for about USD14. Lobster and other seafood is also on the menu at the current market price. The bar is stocked with just about every domestic and imported beer you can name.
This little out-of-the-way cafe is one of the most popular places to eat in town. The building is light and airy with a friendly atmosphere. You do not have to bring a lot of money, but do bring a big appetite. Breakfast consists of coffee shop food like eggs, pancakes and bacon, but if you want something a little more special, try the pecan French toast. The lunch menu includes everything from New Mexican food, sandwiches and burgers to diner style meatloaf with mushroom gravy.
One of the most popular chain of diners in the US, P.F Chang's China Bistro is known to serve authentic Chinese cuisine. Be it pork, chicken or seafood this place marvels in culinary skills. Those who are on a vegetarian diet need not be disappointed for there's a special menu for you. Order yourself a glass of wine and enjoy a delectable meal. Appease those sweet cravings by ordering a delicious treat from the dessert menu. A must visit for its friendly staff and needless to say, fantastic food !
I Love Sushi has made a name for itself with the Midtown crowd, and is usually pretty busy during lunch and dinner. Located in the Fiesta Del Norte Center, the easy access and quick service only adds to its popularity. The food is flavorful and fresh with servings large enough to fill you up. Try the egg rolls that are overflowing with just the right combination of ingredients. A nice selection of vegetarian dishes, plus teriyaki and sashimi, round out the menu.
Saigon Restaurant is a favorite among the locals. Start off with one of the appetizers, such as the spring rolls which are large and savory. Main entrees include choices like Steamed Vermicelli with Water Prawns or Sautéed Chicken with lemon grass. If you have a hard time deciding what to order, combination plates are also offered. It is the perfect place for a business lunch, or romantic dinner.
Monroe's is where native New Mexicans go to get their chile fix. The restaurant serves authentic New Mexican cuisine, which is a very particular style of food that draws from Mexican and Pueblo Indian culinary traditions. Almost everything on the menu, from enchiladas to chile rellenos (green chiles stuffed with cheese or meat and deep fried), comes with your choice of red or green chile, both made from the same plant. If you're feeling adventurous and want to sample both, ask for "Christmas". For those who can't take the heat of spicy chile, Monroe's also has a "gringo" menu that includes hamburgers, sandwiches, and fried chicken. Save room for dessert, as the restaurant serves green chile apple pie and chipotle cherry pie, as well as traditional Mexican flan. - Lydia Schrandt
Pars Cuisine has remained a neighborhood fixture for Persian & Mediterranean food since 1984. Not only does it specialize in tantalizing Persian cuisine but also doubles up as a happening venue in town with belly dancing, hookah bar and a samovar bar (Middle-Eastern tearoom). Traditional specialties line up the extensive menu with favorites like Hummus & Falafel, Dolmas, Mousaka, Gyros and Chelo Kabab Koobideh. Vegetarians won't be disappointed either; and desserts are also a Middle-Eastern affair with delights like Baklava, Faloodeh and Zulbia. Private dining is also available, as are take-out and delivery.
Choose from over 100 authentic Thai dishes 30 of which are vegetarian. The meals cooked with curry are a must for people who appreciate its flavor. The stir fry, soups, and salads are popular items offered from the complete menu found here. Steak and seafood is cooked to your liking and you probably will not have much room left for the tasty pudding, but the sweets are delicious and light. Fountain drinks, coffee and fresh brewed hot and ice cold tea are offered in addition to beer and wine.
A huge dance floor, about 5,500 square feet is tempting enough to pull crowds to dance to the groovy tunes. The DJ plays really good music that's foot-tapping and energetic, inspiring the crowd to take to the floor. Food and drinks to keep up your energy levels are available. Free dance lessons are offered on Thursdays and Sundays. Within the venue there's Gotham, the dance bar with rock music.