Quality Inn & Suites
6100 West Iliff Rd
Albuquerque, NM 87121
Phone: (505) 836-8600
Fax: (505) 836-2097
The beauty of the Orient is displayed in this out-of-the-way little restaurant in both the works of art and the fabulous food. The New China's all-you-can-eat lunch buffet offers a tempting sampling of some of the best entrees. This is a great way to keep from having to choose just one of the meals from the menu. Only the freshest ingredients are used, and each meal on the menu is cooked to order.
This restaurant features a great all-you-can-eat Italian Buffet. Order Sicilian-style pizza with your choice of toppings. Pasta entrees like Manicotti and Ziti Al Forno taste homemade. The antipasti and includes items such as Calamari Fritti and Affettati Misti. The restaurant is friendly, small and clean, with a Cappuccino bar. Beer and wine is sold here.
The excess and simplicity of mid-20th century America is reflected in this diner. The food is predominantly American with some Greek thrown in. The biscuits and gravy come one, two or three to a plate with slices of spicy sausage. The 1/3-pound burgers are huge with oozing garnishes and surrounded by long thick French fries. For dinner, massive, tender 16-ounce T-bone steaks are served with choice of baked potato or fries, salad and vegetable of the day. Beer and wine is available.
Located just West of the Rio Grande on famous Route 66, this popular steak house and liquor store has been serving up favorites since 1970. The salads are simple and served with soda crackers and big, puffy, Texas Toast. The grilled New York Strip is served with all the fixings on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Shrimp and Salmon is offered as well as an outstanding, juicy, Green-chili burger. A complete bar with a big TV screen for sports viewing is available.
If it's not too odd to you to have fish staring at you while you eat, then you should enjoy the Shark Reef Café. The café/diner at the Albuquerque Aquarium and Botanical Gardens, one wall consists of the glass side of the aquarium's largest tank, meaning that sharks, turtles, sting rays, giant tuna and more will swim past you as you eat your lunch. It is not necessary to actually be a paying visitor to the biopark in order to eat at the Shark Reef, as there is an entrance in a non-ticketed area. - Pip Lustgarten
After a fun filled day of shopping and sightseeing, sit back and relax at Zia Lounge. It is located inside Rio Grande Inn and is a cool place to taste homemade margaritas and other amazing cocktails. Enjoy traditional music and the best in authentic Mexican cuisine. Zia is also a local favorite and is well known for polite service. Local artist David Schuman has made this place a visual treat. So come with a bunch of your friends and shoot the breeze!
Albuquerque Grill located inside Rio Grande Inn, is the place to sample the best in Mexican cuisine. The décor and music are reminiscent of Mexico, and Chef Mitchell tingles your taste buds with the delectable fare. Step in early morning and enjoy a king-sized breakfast with sirloin burgers and omelets. Drop by for dinner and try the most popular pan-seared trout, grilled salmon or fettuccine pasta that won't burn a hole in your wallet.
St. Clair Winery and Bistro offers a variety of experiences to choose from: an affordable lunch or dinner, a beautiful outdoor patio packed with flowering plants and an indoor bar area for drinks, a special events room, and a tasting room. Whichever the occasion, you will be served St. Clair's wines from their own New Mexico vineyard, which is located in the Mimbres Valley in the southwestern corner of the state and has been run by the same family for six generations. St. Clair also offers a novel gift idea: buy a bottle of wine and they will hand paint a design onto it appropriate to the occasion.
If you are in the Old Town area and you are looking for authentic New Mexican cuisine, stop in this brand new, cheerfully decorated restaurant. Owner Ben Michael Barraras, offers his guests mouthwatering New Mexican favorites such as burritos with delicious red or green chilley. The tacos, tostadas and enchiladas are always tasty and satisfying and lunch is prepared in a hurry without compromising quality. A nice selection of beer is available and a cozy yet spacious patio allows visitors a view of the action on Rio Grande Boulevard.
Stop in this lively, new cantina located in a quaint shopping plaza near historic Old Town. Many locals meet here for happy hour featuring a great selection of Mexican and other imported beers plus tasty margaritas. You will not be sorry if you order the Beef Fajitas. The menu offers mouthwatering items such as Butterfly Shrimp. Roving Mariachis serenade guests inside and out on the patio during Friday night happy hour. The kitchen closes for the day at 9p.
Church Street Cafe was built in 1706, making it the oldest house in Albuquerque and one of the oldest in the country. The parlors and bedrooms that sheltered the Ruiz family for nearly three centuries are now dining rooms where modern-day guests enjoy the finest in New Mexican cuisine. There is something here to please everyone, from red and green chilly to hamburgers, breakfast standards and hearty sandwiches.
Housed in a landmark (c.1750) adobe structure at the northern gateway to Old Town, this restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and offers elegant continental dining in a centuries-old setting. Menu offerings include succulent wild game, Angus beefsteaks, fresh seafood, pasta and traditional Southwestern fare. Choose from an extensive list of wines and beers.