Lucia at Andaluz Hotel
An Excellent ExperienceThe food was so good. I had the steak. It was beautifully rare, the sauteed asparagras was wonderful, but the sweet potato fries were the best I have ever had. Loved the place and would go there again.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGood service, good food,but...We dine at Lucia often. Food is always prepared wonderfully. Service is hit or miss at times. On this occasion our fa,ily of six was celebrating our son's 17th birthday. First they attempted to seat us facing the food prep area. This after requesting a seat by the window for this special night. We informed our server it was our sons birthday. He stated that they would bring him a dessert item. When we received our bill (which was well over$200). We were charged $8.00 for the slice of cake they brought him, which we did not order. Very disappointing.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOutside bar seating with urbanOutside bar seating with urban feel--hard to find in ABQ.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner and romanceVery good food....loved the risotto and the vegetable ravioli. Some very good wines by the glass. Server was personable and very good...knew the foods, preparations, and provided smooth service. Lovely decor and lighting.
The host filled us in on the history of the hotel. A peek at the tucked away booth where Mr.Hilton propsed to ZsaZsa Gabor added a bit of history and romance. Free valet parking was a plua.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOur experience at Lucia wasOur experience at Lucia was excellent, great service, great food, great atmosphere. We shared a mezze plate which was too big for the two of us, but tasty and a relaxing way to begin the meal. I had the sea bass which was cooked perfectly, cripsy tasty on the outside and creamy smooth delicious inside ... didn' t really need any of the sauce or adornment when the fish is that good!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicioso!We enjoyed the scallops and the sea bass. Both were expertly prepared, as if this were a specialty seafood restaurant. We were bragging about our meal to others later in the evening, because every bite was so tasty. I'm going to try to recreate the green chile-apricot chutney that came with the sea bass since that was a great and unique flavor pairing.
I do wish that there were a few more vegetarian options on the main dinner menu. I think there were two entrees on the menu, plus the vegetarian special which is a nod to the environmental goals of Hotel Andaluz. If there were another vegan option, there are a few more people I could invite to join me at Lucia.
I would not have any hesitation to return.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMBest restaurant in AlbuquerqueWe were traveling in New Mexico. This was one of the best restaurants that we tried, and by far the best in Albuquerque. I had Scallops for my entree. I think Scallops are a good indicator of a restaurants quality as they are so frequently overcooked. These were browned on the outside, and delicate and lucious on the inside - not the least bit rubbery. The wine list was good and reasonably priced.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFine dining in the heart of ABQThe only issue that kept this experience from the "outstanding" category was the time it took to receive our entrees. However, given the large parties ahead of us, it was understandable. Overall, the experience was great! We ordered the NM Filet and the NY Strip Steak, and both were prepared exactly to our preference. Lucia utilizes local ingredients, making the food extremely fresh in both appearance and taste. Our waiter was attentive and friendly, and we will definitely return for dinner again.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe sea bass was perhaps theThe sea bass was perhaps the best I have ever had. The waiter was friendly and attentive. Everything about my experience was fabulous!!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMLucia is my new favorite placeLucia is my new favorite place in Albuquerque. The dining room is great, but the casbah option is unique and really nice for a group.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this restaurant - weLove this restaurant - we went for a special occasion and the food, service, attention to detail and lovely setting made our occasion truly special. Great job Lucia!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Easter BrunchWe had out-of-town guests and dined there on Easter Sunday. The food was fantastic. The service was outstanding and the setting for our table was private and perfect for our party. We will go back and highly recommend it to anyone.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good experience... foodVery good experience... food was outstanding. I would recommend Lucia for seafood or a very romantic dinner.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMA great find.The filet was excellent. The service was excellent as well.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThis will be truly excellentThis will be truly excellent experience! There was not one mistake. This place will become a definite stop on monthly basis, at least.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the scene. Great forLoved the scene. Great for date night. If you're a college student save a little extra. Totally worth it.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was delicious, serviceFood was delicious, service was prompt, we felt we mattered to the restaurant!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWhile we went early with aWhile we went early with a 5:30 P.M. reservation during Albuquerque's Restaurant Week, we found the atmosphere to be prestine and enjoyable. The wait staff, Elizabeth, was hospitable and professional. The 4 course meal was exceptional and both the salmon and flat iron steak were cooked to perfection. We would both recommend this restaurant and we will be returning soon as it was excellence personified.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM