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Where Green Goods Eats: Our Favorite Albuquerque Restaurants

It’s a treat to live and work in Albuquerque, one of the most historically significant cities in the American West! Founded over 300 years ago as a Spanish colony, “Burque” has seen countless changes both great and small. But it’s never lost its appeal as a place of wild beauty and deep heritage. And there’s no better way to sample that heritage than by visiting one of the many Albuquerque restaurants.

You’ll find everything from classic Mexican to newfangled grain-based bowls to old-timey New Mexican fare here. The question is: Where to begin? We’ll lend you a helping hand with this list of our favorite Albuquerque restaurants. Bon appetit!

Green Goods’ Dispensary’s Favorite Albuquerque Restaurants

Baca Boys Cafe

102 4th St NW

Albuquerque, NM 87102

(505) 200-0065

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No surprises at this airy and welcoming eatery. Except, of course, how great classics like overstuffed breakfast burritos, chiles relleños, and a classic green chile stew can be. Come lunchtime, you’ll also find a substantial list of sandwiches on offer—the “Aunt Patty Melt” is a standout—as well as hearty salads and soups. The caramel pecan roll is described as “legendary,” but eat one after a full lunch and it may be nap time! Note: As of early 2021, Baca Boys is open for takeout and delivery only.

La Finca Bowls

300 Broadway Blvd NE G

Albuquerque, NM 87102

(505)308-8392

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With a mission to bring healthy, locally sourced and above all flavorful food to Albuquerque, this vegetarian- and vegan-leaning eatery has earned plenty of praise from meat-eaters as well. Frankly, it’s difficult to resist bowls like the namesake “La Finca,” piling herb-roasted chicken on fluffy quinoa, avocado, squash and other goodies. With a seemingly endless list of optional add-ons (fried egg? peppery arugula? not a problem!), you’d be hard-pressed to run out of options here. Note: As of early 2021, La Finca is open for takeout and delivery only.

Frontier Restaurant

2400 Central Ave SE

Albuquerque, NM 87106

(505) 266-0550

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An Albuquerque institution since 1971, the Frontier is dedicated to serving up the classic tastes of Old New Mexico. That means slow-simmered carne adovada on soft tacos, cheese-stuffed enchiladas cloaked in a chile-fired sauce, and the belt-busting Frontier Burrito, stuffed with beef and a fried chile and then topped with green chile sauce for good measure. You’ll find a smattering of classic sandwiches too, and the obligatory (and delicious!) sweet rolls. Note: As of early 2021, Frontier Restaurant is open for takeout and delivery only.

ONI

600 Central Ave SW Ste 100

Albuquerque, NM 87102

(505) 503-6722

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What brings traditional (and not-so-traditional) Japanese-style ramen to the heart of New Mexico? We don’t quite know, but we’re not complaining. With knockout versions of shoyu ramen—made with a rich pork bone broth—and  a shockingly delicious vegetarian version with pecan broth—yes, pecans—your only question should be: When can I get some? P.S. – Come with an appetite; while the ramen is plenty filling, it’d be a shame to miss out on starters like kimchi-brined chicken nuggets and crispy brussels sprouts with roasted garlic. Note: As of early 2021, ONI is open for takeout only.

Hungry? Get takeout from these great spots after visiting our Albuquerque dispensary!