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2005/07/23 18:23:36 (permalink)

Albuquerque, NM

Help please. Will be spending a few days in Albuquerque, followed by Taos and Santa Fe. I'm somewhat familiar with Taos & Santa Fe but don't know much about Albq. Any suggestions appreciated. Upscale, downscale or whatever. I always enjoy a strong helping of red or green, but one of my husbands is a bit of a cotton-mouth.
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    BT
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    RE: Albuquerque, NM 2005/07/23 18:59:15 (permalink)
    quote:
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    RE: Albuquerque, NM 2005/07/23 19:00:27 (permalink)
    You will have plenty of red and green in SF and Taos. Some ideas re: ABQ include: upscale: Graze - sort of small protions of delicious fresh food to "graze" on and downscale: Frontier, which is across the street from UNM on Central Avenue, open 24/7 written up in Roadfood, kinda all-purpose chile/burger/eggs/etc. but with a nice grungy feel. There's lots more, but save the appetite for up North....
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    RE: Albuquerque, NM 2005/07/23 19:00:29 (permalink)
    "one of my husbands"?

    I stopped at a couple of Roadfood-listed places in ABQ and enjoyed them. The 66 Diner for a green chili cheeseburger and Powdrell's BBQ for some Texas-style stuff.

    On the way to Santa Fe, be sure and go through Embudo and stop at Sugar's for some beef brisket burritos... most excellent.
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    RE: Albuquerque, NM 2005/07/23 23:40:48 (permalink)
    The suggestions sound very tasty. Sorry about the confusion over "one of my husbands". Family humor doesn't translate to well in print.
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    RE: Albuquerque, NM 2005/07/24 14:21:43 (permalink)
    We weren't teasing you, you know. We'd all love to be in on the joke. When you have the time...
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    RE: Albuquerque, NM 2005/07/26 08:44:30 (permalink)
    I fly into Albuquerque often for my job, and I wouldn't consider the trip complete without a stop at The Frontier for a breakfast burrito, a sweet roll and a glass of OJ. http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=305 Just outside of Santa Fe, also not to be missed, is the green chile cheeseburger at the Bobcat Bite. Outstanding! http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=1385 For more great Mexican and New Mexican food, try Sadie's Cocinata in Albuquerque and the Guadalajara Grill in Santa Fe. Also, for more suggestions, go to the following thread: http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4382 Have a great trip and let us know where you ate and how it was!
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    RE: Albuquerque, NM 2005/07/26 10:27:08 (permalink)
    We have a second home in Santa fe and have probably eaten everywhere there(tho I do have to check out Guadalajara Grill). An interesting place is Upper Crust Pizza (yes in Santa Fe). They make a great whole wheat pizza; best kinds are veggie (yes with bits of green chile in it) and "greek" (feta, olives, onions). Upper Crust is near the NM Capitol on Santa Fe trail, on the corner of DeVargas, San Miguel misson church and the "the oldest house in the Unites States"
    Perhaps your husbands will enjoy pizza!

    Other places I enjoy:
    - Bumblebee's: fairly new place, 2 locations, fresh, fresh mexican grill food, chickens and a good taco salad in shells made of hardened melted cheese! Very popular with locals, lo-ish price.
    - Harry's Roadhouse: "The" place for breakfast, just outside of SF but closer in that Bobcat. Esp. Sunday mornings.
    - Anasazi is my favorite. It is an upscale place just off the Plaza in the Anasazi Hotel. Beautiful interior based on (you guess it) Anasazi architecture. Good for breakfast or lunch.
    ( I always go aroung the corner on Palace Avenue to Ross LewAllen Jewelry for beautiful and reasonable rings, earcuffs - they say they invented them! (?) - charms, anklebracelets, and signature bracelets made from silver charms and moutain climbing rope; they even make them as dog collars - etc. made by a father/daughter team who own the place)
    Enjoy!! We are leaving for Santa Fe this Saturday, will be there all of August. PS> Don't forget to check out the Opera - it's outdoors, in the foothills, and quite a show even if you don't like the music!
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    RE: Albuquerque, NM 2005/07/28 07:31:28 (permalink)
    I have only been to Albuquerque a few times, but have found El Pinto to be a nice choice. They serve mexican food. It is on the North side of town, very near one of the casinos.
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    RE: Albuquerque, NM 2005/07/28 10:24:14 (permalink)
    If Rocque's Carnitas stand is still set on a corner of the Plaza in Santa Fe, having one of his sandwiches for lunch is a must. A great, messy soft taco sandwich loaded with flavorful just-off-the-grill beef topped with a wonderfully fresh homemade salsa. What exemplifies Roadfood more than a meal served from an outdoor cart literally "on the road"? By the way, Rocque himself is quite a charming character and if he is not too busy serving customers it is an extra treat to chat with him.
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    RE: Albuquerque, NM 2005/07/28 16:04:15 (permalink)
    We know Roque! My 12 yo daughter used to hang around his cart and he asked her to help him! Besides fajitas, he makes great lemonade and fresh fruit drinks, and he is so handsome, like an old majordomo....I wonder if he is related to the sweet old lady who sells pinon nuts next to his cart....
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    RE: Albuquerque, NM 2005/07/28 16:50:44 (permalink)
    You really should eat at Monroe's in Albuquerque. The original is near Old Town on Lomas, and the second shop is in the Northeast heights. It's New Mexican food (red or green?), plus a great green chile cheeseburger with the option of sweet potato fries. A lunchtime hint: you can get the indian taco (sort of a tostada salad on indian frybread) in a half-size.

    Another local favorite place is Amerasia, a dim sum restaurant near UNM.
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    RE: Albuquerque, NM 2005/07/29 01:03:08 (permalink)
    Thanks again. It all sounds too good. I can hardly wait.
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    RE: Albuquerque, NM 2005/07/29 06:45:32 (permalink)
    I was just in Santa Fe a few weeks ago, saw pinon lady but no one else at the end of the portal. I remember some one with a cart by the Arts museum who sold tamales but we were at the Plaza pretty early in the morning each day. Can't miss breakfast at Tia Sophia! We haven't eaten in ABQ in years, just head to Santa Fe from the airport.
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    RE: Albuquerque, NM 2005/08/01 15:28:51 (permalink)
    I highly recommend a green chili cheeseburger, fries and any flavor shake from Lotaburger. Their burgers are some of the best I've ever had. Multiple locations; see website.
    http://www.lotaburger.com/
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    RE: Albuquerque, NM 2005/08/01 23:49:08 (permalink)
    So glad you saw the Santa Fe pinon lady at the plaza!! Roque has moved his cart to the other end of the plaza; the other carnitas/tamales carts near the museum I think are other people.
    Just went to the Spanish Market this weekend - lots of good NewMex foods - loved the fresh fruit drinks, esp. watermelon juice; Taos Cow Ice Cream (even a Funnel Cake stand????)

    Indian Market is coming up soon: Indian Tacos & Fry Bread...mmmmmmmm
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