Dining in Albuquerque

Midtown Albuquerque hosts a wide variety of dining options, many of which are located within walking distance from the campus of University of New Mexico. Central Avenue South East (known as the Nob Hill area) houses a multitude of restaurants where you can find almost any fare. There are also food trucks located at Civic Plaza or Talin Market for a quick bite, though these are . This list was compiled to help you find a restaurant you will love and is in your budget. It is categorized and ordered by distance from the Student Union at the University of New Mexico. Pricing is indicated as well.

$ - under $10

$$ - $11 - $30

$$$ - above $30

Food Trucks:

Tasty Tuesdays: Tasty Tuesdays event at Hyder Park (located about 1.5 miles southeast of UNM (a 30 minute walk), this event has food trucks and live music. It's a fun family event in a nice location.

Food Truck Event: Truckin' Tuesdays at Civic Plaza Truckin' Wednesdays at Talin Market. (These are not within walking distance)

Click here for a compilation of food trucks in Albuquerque.

Click here for a Yelp list and review of food trucks close to UNM.

Breakfast options:

$ Frontier Restaurant - Yelp Review (.3 mile; 6-minute walk)

Serving great breakfasts, burritos, burgers, tortillas, and the famous Frontier Sweet Roll, seven days a week. Famous for any Tony Hillerman fans! An Albuquerque classic, and the art work is amazing.
2400 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

$ Subway - Yelp Review (.4 mile; 8-minute walk)

Counter-service chain offering a variety of sandwiches (also available in the Student Union Building)
2120 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

$ Satellite Coffee (.3 miles; 7 minute walk)

Breakfast burritos, pastries, sandwiches, and good coffee and tea. A local chain with a store located in the Student Union, too. 2300 Central SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

$ Winning Coffee Company (0.3 miles; 7 minute walk)

Breakfast burritos, pastries, and coffee and tea. A funky and fun coffeehouse with excellent food. 111 Harvard Avenue SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

$$ Annapurna's World Vegetarian Cafe - Yelp Review (.5 mile; 10-minute walk)

Homestyle organic Vegan-Vegetarian food with every plate combing six tastes. Excellent food and Chai!
2201 Silver St SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

$$ El Patio de Albuquerque - Yelp Review (.5 mile; 10-minute walk)

The finest traditional northern New Mexican food since 1977.
142 Havard Dr, Albuquerque SE, NM 87106

$ Mannie's Family Restaurant - Yelp Review (.6 mile; 13-minute walk)

All-day breakfast with freshly-baked muffins and cinnamon rolls.
2900 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

$$ Kellys Brew Pub - Yelp Review (.9 mile; 18-minute walk)

Sports-bar theme with nice outdoor seating where one can take in the view of Nob Hill. This is one of the few outdoor seating restaurants in Nob Hill. Decent beer, too.
3222 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM, 87106

$$ Starbucks - Yelp Review (1.0 mile; 20-minute walk)

Seattle-based coffeehouse chain known for its signature roasts, light bites and WiFi availability.
3400 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

$$ Tia B's La Waffleria - Yelp Review (1.1 mile; 20-minute walk)

Come and enjoy high-quality breakfast with gluten-free, kid-friendly, vegan and savory choices.
3710 Campus Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

$ Tia Betty Blue's - Yelp Review (3.3 miles, 11-12 minute drive)

Homestyle Mexican breakfast and lunches; super-friendly staff
1248 San Mateo SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108

Lunch and Dinner Options:

Fast:

Several options are available in the Student Union Food Court (1st floor), including Satellite Coffee, Chik-fil-a, Sonic, Subway, and Mandalay Express. Located in the lower level is Outtakes, a small food store.

$ Frontier Restaurant - Yelp Review (.3 mile; 6-minute walk)

Serving great breakfasts, burritos, burgers, tortillas, and the famous Frontier Sweet Roll, seven days a week. Famous for any Tony Hillerman fans! An Albuquerque classic, and the art work is amazing.
2400 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

$ Saggios - Yelp Review (.3 mile; 6-minute walk)

Heavenly pizzas and Italian food with nice music and a cozy ambience. Check out the cool mural on the north wall!!
107 Cornell Dr SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

$ Satellite Coffee (.3 miles; 7 minute walk)

Breakfast burritos, pastries, sandwiches, and good coffee and tea. A local chain with a store located in the Student Union, too. 2300 Central SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

$ Winning Coffee Company (0.3 miles; 7 minute walk)

Breakfast burritos, pastries, and coffee and tea. A funky and fun coffeehouse with excellent food. 111 Harvard Avenue SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106 $ Subway - Yelp Review (.4 mile; 8-minute walk)

Counter-service chain offering a variety of sandwiches
2120 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

$ Panda Express - Yelp Review (.6 mile; 12-minute walk)

Chinese food chain with fast counter service
2820 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

$ Pete's Frites - Yelp Review (1.0 mile; 20-minute walk)

Newly opened shop with a focus on hand-cut fries and natural burgers
3407 Central NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

$$ Starbucks - Yelp Review (1.0 mile; 20-minute walk)

Seattle-based coffeehouse chain known for its signature roasts, light bites and WiFi availability.
3400 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

Asian:

$ Naruto - Yelp Review (.5 mile; 5-minute walk)

Japanese Cuisine - Ramen, Izakaya, Domburi and Gyoza among other things
2110 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

$$ Poki Poki Cevicheria - Yelp Review (.3 mile; 7-minute walk)

Asian-Latino restaurant specializing in Hawaiian Poke Bowls.
2300 Central Ave SE, Ste B, Albuquerque, NM 87106

***$$ Namaste - Yelp Review (.5 mile; 9-minute walk)

Indian, Himalayan/ Nepalese cuisine. Delicious food, warm atmosphere, and attentive service. Top 5 Best of the City in 2014.
110 Yale Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM, 87106

$ Noodle King - Yelp Review (1.8 miles; 10-minute drive)

Outstanding collection of noodle dishes from various countries like Japan, Thailand and Vietnam
109 Gold Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

*** $ Asian Pear - Yelp Review (2.0 miles; 10-minute drive)
No.1 Restaurant in New Mexico according to Yelp

Amicable owner, authentic Japanese and Korean cuisine, and delicious spicy soup await
508 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87106

$ Saigon Far East - Yelp Review (3.4 miles; 13-minute drive)

Offering extraordinary Pho, palatable broken rice and other awe-inspiring Vietnamese dishes
901 San Pedro Dr SE, Ste D, Albuquerque, NM 87108

Mediterranean/ Middle Eastern:

$ Gyros Mediterranean - Yelp Review (.3 mile; 6-minute walk)

Modern Middles Eastern counter-serve dishing up shawarma and falafel on pitas, rice or salads
106 Cornell Dr SE, Ste A, Albuquerque, NM 87106

$$ Olympia Cafe (0.4 mile, 7-minute walk)

A taste of traditional Greek cuisine. 2210 Central Avenue SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

$ Sahara Middle Eastern Eatery - Yelp Review (.5 mile; 9-minute walk)

The very best in Mediterranean Specialties, from Magloobeh to award-winning falafel.
2622 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

$ Yasmine's Cafe - Yelp Review (.7 mile; 13-minute walk)

A taste of Greek and Mediterranean cuisine with excellent Shawarma plate, gyros and hummus
1600 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM, 87106

$$ Kabab House - Yelp Review (0.5 mile; 11-minute walk)

Mouth-watering Persian and Iranian meals with superb customer service
301 Cornell Dr SE, Albuquerque, NM, 87106

Mexican/ Latin American:

$$ Poki Poki Cevicheria - Yelp Review (.3 mile; 7-minute walk)

Asian-Latino eatery with a specialty in Hawaiian PokeBowls
2300 Central Ave SE, Ste B, Albuquerque, NM 87106

$$ El Patio de Albuquerque - Yelp Review (.5 mile; 9-minute walk)

The finest traditional northern New Mexican food since 1977
142 Havard Dr, Albuquerque SE, NM 87106

$ The Last Call -Yelp Review (.8 mile; 15-minute walk)

A la carte restaurant specializing in Mexican cuisine. There is no seating here, but the food is supposed to be excellent!
102 Richmond Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87106

$$ Guava Tree Cafe - Yelp Review (.8 mile; 16-minute walk)

A Latin American/ Costa Rica restaurant with friendly atmosphere for family meals and get-together with friends.
118 Richmond Dr, NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87106

$$ Ajiaco Colombian Bistro - Yelp Review (.9 mile; 18-minute walk)

Authentic Colombian dishes, influenced by a diverse flora and fauna in Columbia
3126 Silver Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM, 87106

$$ Padilla's Mexican Kitchen - Yelp Review (1.6 miles; 31-minute walk)

An excellent New Mexican treat that only locals really know about. They don't take credit cards, however, so bring cash!
1510 Girard Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

$$ Tucanos Brazillian Grill - Yelp Review (1.8 miles; 8-10 minute drive)

Longtime eatery offering Brazilian BBQ and nice ambience for a cocktail party. This is not within walking distance.
110 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Brew Pubs:

$ The Grain Station - Yelp Review (.5 mile; 9-minute walk)

An adventure into German cuisine - Schwenbraten sandwiches, currywurst, hefeweizen, German beer and welcoming hosts.
2004 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

$ Bosque Brewing Company Public House (0.5 mile, 9-minute walk)

Excellent and interesting beer with lighter fare foods. 106 Girard Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

$$ Bistronomy B2B - Yelp Review (.8 mile; 16-minute walk)

Enjoy a variety of burgers, salad, fries and beverages in a cozy atmosphere
3118 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM, 87106

$$ Kellys Brew Pub - Yelp Review (.9 mile; 18-minute walk)

Sports-bar theme with nice outdoor seating where one can take in the view of Nob Hill
3222 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM, 87106

$$ Two Fools Tavern - Yelp Review (.9 mile; 18-minute walk)

Irish pub with the European warmth, charm and essence as well as the largest whiskey selection in the Southwest
3211 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

$ Tractor Brewing Company - (1 mile; 21-minute walk)

A fun micro-brewery with some outside seating.
118 Tulane SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

Fancy:

$$$ Zinc Wine Bar and Bistro - Yelp Review (.9 mile; 18-minute walk)

French inspired bistro classics that meet American style cooking

3009 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

$$$ Elaine's - Yelp Review (1.1 miles; 20-minute walk or 8-minute drive)

Innovative cooking techniques to create new and exciting combinations, inspired by local cuisines
3503 Central Ave, Albuquerque, NM 87106

$$$ The Artichoke Cafe - Yelp Review (1.7 miles; 9-minute drive)

The best in the city with modern take on classic dishes
424 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102

$$$ Ranchers Club of New Mexico - Yelp Review (2.5 miles; 11-minute drive)

The only authentic grill - preparing food on a Gridiron over a variety of aromatic wood embers
1901 University Blvd. N.E, Crowne Plaza, Albuquerque, NM 87102

$$$$ The Crown Room - Yelp Review (3.3 miles; 13-minute drive)

A Premier dining experience with amazing collection of wines and cocktails
The New Downs, 145 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108

$$$ The Antiquity Restaurant - Yelp Review (3.5 miles; 15-minute drive)

Serving palatable and fresh seafood, charcoal-grilled steaks, fowl, lamb, veal and nightly specials
112 Romero St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104

$$$ St. James Tearoom - Yelp Review (7.4 miles; 17-minute drive)

Delicious food paired with the right tea and monthly change of menu
320 Osuna NE, Ste D, Albuquerque, NM 87107

Dessert Options:

$ Olo Frozen Yogurt: (0.9 miles - 19 min walk)

Excellent local frozen yogurt restaurant with great selection of toppings. A treat for all ages!
3339 Central Avenue NE. Suite C

$ Chocolate Dude (0.9 miles – 19 min walk).

Great chocolate and fudge in a fun setting. Bring a box home to the family!
3339 Central Avenue NE Suite E

$ Frost Gelato Nob Hill (1.0 mile - 21 min walk).

Great selection of flavors. This is a new local gelato shop.
3417 Central Avenue NE.

$$ Flying Star Cafe: (1.0 mile – 21 min walk).

Good food ordered at the counter. Excellent pies and cakes.
3416 Central Avenue SE.

$ Cold Stone Creamery (0.9 mile – 19 min walk).

Yummy ice cream from a national chain.
3222 Central Avenue SE.