The most noticeable characteristic of Albuquerque's dining scene – one that somehow spans all cuisines – is an obsession with local green and red chiles. It's not an unreasonable infatuation, as the fiery peppers enliven everything from burgers to pizzas as well as the full canon of New Mexican cuisine. Yet the complexity of the city's culinary landscape goes far beyond a single iconic ingredient. The best restaurants in Albuquerque draw upon the rich indigenous, Mexican and Spanish influences of the local cuisine to create their own unique and contemporary menus. So where do the most seasoned, savviest diners eat out in ABQ? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. We compiled data covering thousands of restaurants to determine the top spots among OpenTable's smartest, most expert diners. From Old Town to downtown and beyond, many of these top tastemakers in the city boast glorious Sandia Mountain views, historic adobe venues, and striking outdoor dining spaces. Book a table at one of these amazing restaurants and get ready for an unforgettable sensory experience.
|Restaurants:||Indigo Crow, Seasons Rotisserie & Grill, Blades' Bistro…|
|Price Range:||$$ - $$|
|Cuisines:||Contemporary American, American, International…|