Quality Inn University
2015 Menaul Blvd. N.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: (505) 881-3210
Fax: (505) 888-1196
The Range is a local favorite, offering an extensive menu of American fare such as pancakes and chicken fried steak, with some New Mexican-style dishes thrown in. Portions are enormous, and desserts are delicious. There are two additional locations: one in the Northeast Heights, located at 4401 Wyoming Northeast, and the original and best location out in Bernalillo, at 925 Camino del Pueblo. The Bernalillo restaurant is enormous, has beautiful windows and décor, features live bands and a gift shop, and makes for a fun Sunday brunch trip on the Railrunner train.
If you are looking for just the right place to impress the boss or your associates, you might find this spot located in the Hilton of Albuquerque perfect for the occasion. Guests can dine in an elegant, formal dining room that is dimly-lit, cozy and contemporary. The menu encompasses everything from succulent steaks, fresh salads, and beautifully prepared and presented seafood. Try the Dry-Aged Ribeye, Filet Mignon or Alaskan Wild Salmon.
This locally popular restaurant has been in operation since 1974. The dining room is clean and comfortable, but the main dish here is the food, not the atmosphere. The owner, Mary Padilla, and her family members who work for her will greet you warmly, making you feel welcome. The food here is outstanding. True New Mexican dishes come to your table steaming, and leave you feeling full and happy. The chips and salsa are free with every meal, and the chips are made fresh every morning. The house favorites are Carne Adovada, Carnitas and Blue Corn Enchiladas.
Since 1989, this restaurant has been serving breakfast and lunch prepared with only the freshest ingredients, low sodium and no cholesterol oils. A clean, modern facility featuring Mexican art throughout the restaurant makes for comfortable dining. The service is fast and friendly. In addition to salads, burgers and sandwiches, there are also vegetarian dishes including tamales, posole, and enchiladas. Beer, wine, non-alcoholic beer and a variety of juices are also available.
You will not have any trouble finding Brio Grille located in the heart of Albuquerque. As visitors to the Radisson Conference Center and Hotel are immediately treated to luxurious and cushy surroundings. Decorated in a distinctively southwest theme, this dining room is cheery and contemporary. Enjoy a margarita while you decide what to order. The menu features, fancy New Mexican fare in addition to steak, seafood, soup, salads and hearty sandwiches. Enjoy lavish breakfast and lunch buffets that include dozens of meats and side dishes along with fresh fruit, pies and cakes.
This is bare-bones Texas barbecue, complete with picnic tables and plastic checkered red and white table cloths. Fresh bread is baked daily along with dishes like green chili stew, and Rudy's signature creamed corn. Your barbecue entrees come served on white butcher paper and range from the Barbecue Beef Sandwich, to the Combination Platter of sausage, chicken and beef ribs. The country store offers goodies like ice cream, candy and sodas.
Altitude is a more upscale option to have a greal meal, grab a brew and catch the game. With large televisions on almost every wall, you won't miss a moment of the action. Besides tables, customers can dine in private booths and comfy couches.
This small cafe has been a fixture in the midtown neighborhood for three decades. This is due to consistently good food, low prices and a vast menu. The aromas of Chinese cuisine mixed with the smell of grilled burgers tease your taste buds and leave you with a difficult choice. But if you cannot decide, try the Egg Fu Young Burger with a sirloin patty, egg noodles and Chinese vegetables. The burgers are available with all the trimmings, including fresh green chili. The Chinese meals are very reasonably priced with the most expensive item on the menu being the eight-piece fried shrimp.
Taqueria Mexico is a true hole-in-the-wall joint, with seven tables of four and a tiny lunch counter crammed next to an open kitchen. The place gets invariably packed, especially at lunch time. The food is cheap and delicious having a meat and seafood heavy menu which includes breakfast fare, tacos, burritos and soups. Try the excellent Caldo de Res for a low price, you will receive a tasty stew jam-packed with chunky beef and vegetables and accompanied with Spanish rice, onion, cilantro, lime and salsa fresca served in side bowls, plus your choice of flour or corn tortillas, wrapped in aluminum foil to keep them hot.
The 66 Diner has established itself as a favorite among the locals as well as out of town visitors. Bring your appetite for great home cooking, blue-plate specials and the best milkshakes in town. The diner is located just west of the University of New Mexico on Historic Route 66. This diner is fun and fresh, lively and nostalgic. The decor is friendly and upbeat, definitely maintaining a retro-1950s and 1960s spirit. The jukebox is stocked with music from that era, and takes you down memory lane.
This restaurant, which is located at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, serves food which is unique to New Mexico. For a cultural dining adventure, this is the place to go. A full menu allows you to choose a meal, like steak and enchiladas that would satisfy even the hungriest of appetites. If you are not quite that hungry, try a Pueblo Sandwich or a plate of Pueblo Poppers. Whatever you choose, do not forget the dessert menu with Pumpkin Pinon Bread, sweet Fry Bread and Indian Pie.
This family owned and operated Greek Cafe has a refreshingly throwback look to it, harkening back to Route 66's glory days when Albuquerque was one of the main stops. Located across from the University of New Mexico, it enjoys great local popularity, making long lunch lines the norm rather than the exception. Its gyros enjoy star-of-the-menu status, partly due to the homemade pita bread. The tiropitas and the spanakopita also come highly rated.