New Mexican cuisine so often focuses on one question: red or green? It all boils down to your chile preference. Or, if you can’t decide between the two colors of peppers, there’s always the option to combine both and go the “Christmas” route with your order.
That’s just as true in Albuquerque as it is across the rest of the state. But the city has so much more to offer on the food front, too. Albuquerque’s food scene is largely influenced by Indigenous and Spanish cultures. But you can find just about anything you’d like at the cities restaurants and bars, from innovative fusion dishes to cocktails at a convenience store speakeasy.
These are the most exciting restaurants and bars in Albuquerque to eat and drink at right now.