Like its famed enchiladas drowned in blankets of red and green chile sauce, Albuquerque is swimming in traditional New Mexican restaurants. While the city has a strong culinary identity rooted in classic Southwestern flavors, its food scene is truly as diverse as its people. The restaurants that define it include low-key staples as well as buzzy trendsetters, all of which make Albuquerque one of the best places to eat in the region. These are the essential eats of ABQ.
January 2021 Update:
Public health orders in New Mexico have changed multiple times since the beginning of the pandemic, forcing Albuquerque