Actually, this post should be titled: if you travel only for food, these are the places to hit up in Albuquerque! Because if I had 48 hours in any city, I’d hit up all the great spots to grab a bite – forget the museums and let’s eat some local foods!
48 [foodie] hours in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Good morning! Start with breakfast at Los Poblanos Inn and the rest of the trip will have you thinking back on this amazing breakfast. Most all the ingredients are locally sourced by the award-winning chef and his team and there are two breakfast options daily. Along with an incredible variety of teas (try their very own blueberry lavender tea blend) as well as local coffee, organic creams and milks, and freshly squeezed juices, your day will start off with a smile here. Each breakfast starts with a slice of their freshly baked pastry, along with a small bowl of fresh fruit. The perfect start to the day. [pictured below: ebelskivers served over an apple and currant compote, with bacon]
What’s For Lunch? Stop into Farm & Table and enjoy their seasonally inspired cuisine, with New Mexican culture and flavors infused into every dish, like in this Carne Adovada served with warm tortilla, pinto beans, red chile potatoes, and farm eggs!
In between bites… take an hour or two to discover the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. The gateway to the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico, this Cultural Center will open your eyes to a history some want to forget. It’s an incredible experience and you can dine in their restaurant – might just be lucky enough to have some freshly made fry bread with honey and powdered sugar.
Dinner at… one of the best restaurants we tried in ABQ, MAS at the Hotel Andaluz, solely because of how creative the chef was! We had some incredible dishes, but the most delicious bite was definitely what you see below. Dates wrapped in bacon – they sound so simple but there was like sweet savory glaze that made these so addictive! The perfect spot for late night drinks and nosh.
Another morning, another loaf of bread… A must spot on your second morning in Albuquerque is the Golden Brown Panaderia, a father and son business that is community driven and makes some of the best green chile bread you’ll ever taste!
Lunch at … El Pinto Restaurant for some world famous ribs! Baby back ribs are grilled, then marinated overnight in El Pinto’s exclusive red chile, and baked until tender. They are fall of the bone tender and are worth the trip itself.
End the night at… the Corn Maiden at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort. The name comes from the deity symbol of suspense, survival, life and that’s what their restaurant is like. A strong regional influence paired with global flavors – it’s just the spot for ending a foodie inspired trip! Make sure to have some of their house churned ice cream, the honey one is outstanding!
Thanks to Visit ABQ for sponsoring this incredible foodie trip to discover a new to me city! Read