Eat Around The World In Albuquerque – North America
Albuquerque may be known for its Hispanic influences, but it actually has a solid food scene!
You can find nearly every type of cuisine in Albuquerque, but to make it simple, we put together a list for you to eat your way though, international style. We’ll release one continent a month (otherwise you won’t be able to swallow that much food!) and you can enjoy broadening your culinary tastes!
Let’s start simple with some familiar foods from North America!
United States: 66 Diner
1405 Central Ave, NE, Albuquerque, NM
What American doesn’t love diner food? Enjoy some chicken fried steak or meatloaf with gravy, just like Mom used to make. Finish off with a chocolate shake with peanut butter and banana – it’s delicious!
Native American: Pueblo Harvest Cafe
2401 12th St NW, Albuquerque, NM
Pueblo Harvest focuses on honoring Native American cuisine and respecting the influences other cultures have had on its development. Enjoy dishes such as the Tewa Taco, served on frybread, or try a variety with the Pueblo Feast which includes two stews, enchiladas, frybread, and Pueblo Pie.
Cuban: Havana Restaurant
5331 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM
This is a great lunch spot, so pull up a chair and dig into their Cuban sandwich, with ham and swiss cheese, or get the ropa vieja, a beef dish in a lightly spiced tomato sauce. Pair with rice and beans, and some plaintain chips, and you have a meal that will make you want to salsa.
9800 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM
First off, get a margarita. Their Melon Margarita is stunning and delicious – especially if you request a white tequila. Food-wise, go for the entree platter so you can try as much food as possible. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu, so just enjoy everything. If you’re there with friends, splurge on the Plato Grande – it’s the same variety concept of the entree platter but more. Their chalupa verde is included in the Plato Grande, and that alone will make the dish worth it!