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What restaurants in Albuquerque are truly good and not just good for Albuquerque?

I got the Groupon before 6 AM today.

I have now been to Desert Fish three times, and it just keeps getting better. It is #9 on my Top Ten List, and I gave it my Best Newcomer of 2010 award.

You can read my latest blog review of DF at http://www.abqtopten.com/blog/2011/08...

Sep 27, 2011
larrymcg in Southwest

What restaurants in Albuquerque are truly good and not just good for Albuquerque?

For what it's worth, here (in no particular order) is my Hall of Fame. Pick for yourself those that are "Good for Anywhere:"

1. Best Green Chile Cheeseburger -- Sparky's (in Hatch) ♥
2. Best Stuffed Sopaipillas (Carne Adovada) -- Mary and Tito's; Infinitesimally close runner-up -- Rancho de Chimayó Restauranté
3. Best Red Chile -- Mary and Tito's
4. Best New Mexico Meal Ever (tie) -- BellaLuca (Truth or Consequences)
and Lucia (Albuquerque)
5. Best Thai -- Siam Cafe
6. Best REAL Mexican -- El Norteño and Los Equipales [tie]
7. Best Indian -- Namaste
8. Best Bread Pudding -- Barry's Oasis and Lambert's (Taos) [Tie]
9. Best Coffee Shop -- Oasis Coffee & Tea (Corrales)
10. Best New Mexican Restaurant -- Mary and Tito's
11. Best Pizza -- Nicky V's Neighborhood Pizzeria
12. Best Chinese -- Budai ♥
13. Best Corrales Restaurant -- The Indigo Crow
14. Best Seafood Restaurant -- Desert Fish
15. Best Cubano -- The Guava Tree
16. Best Pasta Dish Ever -- Orvietto at Nicky V's Neighborhood Pizzeria ♥
17. Best Middle Eastern Restaurant -- San Pedro Middle East Restaurant

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Indigo Crow Cafe
4515 Corrales Road, Corrales, NM 87048

Los Equipales
4500 Silver Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108

Barry's Oasis Restaurant
4451 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

Budai
6300 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

Nicky V's Neighborhood Pizzeria
9780 Coors Blvd., Suite A, Albuquerque, NM 87114

Apr 28, 2011
larrymcg in Southwest

What restaurants in Albuquerque are truly good and not just good for Albuquerque?

For Vietnamese, I consider Kim Long on and Pho #1, both on San Pedro, to be the tops.

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Pho #1
414 San Pedro Dr SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108

Apr 28, 2011
larrymcg in Southwest

Polish food/grocery in ABQ

Alas, there is little Polish in ABQ

You can get excellent Kielbasa and double polish sausages, as well as about 30 other varieties, at Joe S. Sausage on Rio Grande at Griegos in North Valley. Lovingly handmade stuff.

Look for his place on Urbanspoon/Albuquerque.

Sep 09, 2010
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