The Best Mexican Cuisine is in Albuquerque

There’s one thing you should expect to find in a Southwest city like Albuquerque – amazing Mexican cuisine. Not only will you find some of the best Mexican dishes anywhere, but the best flavors the Southwest has to offer as well.  The epicenter of the explosion of flavors in Albuquerque’s restaurant scene is definitely the many great Mexican restaurants to be found here – over 200 of them to be discovered. 

To get you started on your journey through Mexico’s finest flavors, here’s the top 4 places to enjoy Mexican and Southwest cuisine in Albuquerque.

Padilla's Mexican Kitchen

A staple for Mexican cuisine lovers in Albuquerque for decades, Padilla’s authentic Mexican dishes are certain to please any pallet.  It may always be busy, but the service is fast and friendly.  All dishes are home made, including their mouth watering tacos, enchiladas, tamales, and fresh made Sopailla’s.

The Range Cafe

If not everyone in your party is in the mood for Mexican food, then The Range Café is the perfect solution.  Their motto is “ordinary food done extraordinarily well,” and that motto has been demonstrated since 1992 with an outstanding menu selection from both sides of the border.

Monroe's Restaurant

Another great restaurant in Albuquerque for those who like both Mexican and American dishes, Monroe’s even offers dishes for those watching their carbs and gluten intake.  They also offer a great selection of beverages including the unique agave wine margarita. Also make sure to try their famous chile.

Cocina Azul

Family owned since 2009, Cocina Azul has become of the best new Mexican restaurants and catering businesses in Albuquerque. Created from scratch, their recipes have been handed down through the generations.  Owner Frank Barela, Sr. has recreated all of the dishes he learned to cook as a child in his family kitchen.  You also delight in their award winning chile made only from green chile grown in Hatch, New Mexico.

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