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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in Albuquerque

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots in Albuquerque? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Vernon's Speakeasy restaurant
4.8
4.8 (5087)
$50 and over
Steak
Albuquerque
About the restaurant
Vernon's Speakeasy is the only speakeasy restaurant in New Mexico! We feature exquisite steaks and seafood and American cuisine in a superb dining atmosphere. The culmination of live music, great food and top notch service, as well as the need for "the Password", create an atmosphere and dining experience that surely proves to be one of a kind.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 6 days ago
Rather enjoyed it. The food was very good. There were Specials and an unpublished dessert menu. Vernon's truly lived up to their reputation.
A photo of Seasons 52 - Albuquerque restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2164)
$31 to $50
American
Albuquerque
About the restaurant
Seasons 52 is a Fresh Grill and Wine Bar offering a seasonal menu that is naturally lighter and always flavorful. Our seasonal menus feature ingredients at their peak of freshness, oak-fire grilled or brick oven roasted (without a fryer in sight) to be naturally lighter and more flavorful. We also offer an extensive list of wines by the glass and bottle. Here, you'll always feel free to enjoy every bite, every sip, every moment. Lunch and dinner daily with happy hour Monday-Thursday from 3-6PM.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
Favorite place to eat in Albuquerque. Live in Ruidoso and always choose to eat at Seasons 52 when in Albuquerque. Love the Lobster Bisque, shrimp flatbread and the sea bass is so delicious.
A photo of M'tucci's Moderno Italian - Rio Rancho restaurant
4.7
4.7 (939)
$30 and under
Italian
Albuquerque
About the restaurant
Our mission is to open a few restaurants that take care of our guests in every way-treating them like guests in our home, making sure that they feel embraced by the joy with which we extend our hospitality, and making sure that they become entranced by our restaurant. We understand the value of 'regulars' returning weekly and in many cases more frequently. We hope that all of our guests will feel that they belong to a private club, to which we welcome them again and again. M'tucci's Moderno located in Rio Rancho is a sister of our first restaurant, M'tucci's Italian, which is located at Coors and Montano on Albuquerque's West Side. At Moderno, we continue to offer a moderately priced, Italian menu built on a foundation of both traditional and contemporary recipes. The menu, together with the bar (full liquor license) menu, is offered in a contemporary building with black steel elements, high ceilings, and a big garage door that opens to the Sandia Mountains. Inside the steel, we have inserted a more traditional looking wood clad restaurant featuring traditional lighting and Edison bulbs, as well as other playful elements. Our congenial bar and mezzanine offer alternative spaces within which to enjoy M'tucci's food and beverage. Moderno's bar program features our unique shrubs as well as a new collection of original cocktails to complement our food and wine. Our mezzanine can also be reserved for private groups. M'tucci's Moderno is located just west of Presbyterian's Rust Medical Center. At the end of 2016, Jeff Spiegel, Katie Gardner, and John Haas, founders of M'tucci's Restaurants, welcomed five new partners to their ownership team: Austin Leard, Sherri Rivenburgh, Cory Gray, Shawn Cronin and Chris O'Sickey. This ensures that M'tucci's Restaurants are here for the long haul.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Server is very polite, reservation process went smooth even when we went there 30 mins early we still got a table.
A photo of Restaurant Forty Nine Forty restaurant
4.6
4.6 (210)
$50 and over
American
Los Ranchos
About the restaurant
Restaurant Forty Nine Forty is our new upscale restaurant in Corrales, New Mexico that delights our guests with elevated American cuisine. Head Chef Javier Montano has curated delicious, unique dishes that reflect his extensive training and professional techniques.

The option of cozy indoor seating or fresh outdoor seating makes Restaurant Forty Nine Forty the perfect destination for any occasion.
Top review
SharonG
Dined 4 days ago
We had a spectacular Father's Day Brunch. Outstanding service, food and atmosphere. This was our first time here and look forward to coming back soon for dinner.
A photo of Fogo de Chão - Albuquerque restaurant
4.4
4.4 (788)
$30 and under
Brazilian
Albuquerque
About the restaurant
Fogo de Chão is an internationally-renowned steakhouse from Brazil that allows guests to discover what's next at every turn. Founded in Southern Brazil in 1979, Fogo elevates the centuries-old culinary art of churrasco - roasting high-quality cuts of meat over an open flame - into a cultural dining experience of discovery. Please join us in our dining room, in our more casual Bar Fogo, or bring the Fogo Experience to you with Fogo To-Go or Catering. Visit our website to make a reservation or place an order.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
Wonderful food, drinks, and atmosphere and staff. This restaurant is always top notch in every way. Will be back very soon!
A photo of M'tuccis Bar Roma restaurant
4.4
4.4 (774)
$30 and under
Italian
University of New Mexico South
About the restaurant
Welcome to M'tucci's! A locally owned business that loves making dishes from scratch using high quality products. We make our own sourdough bread, pasta, mozzarella cheese and more! Located in Historic Nob Hill, we have an incredible view of route 66 and a beautiful patio. We also work hard to have an amazing beverage program including hand crafted cocktails, 14 beers on draft and a large wine selection. We tend to go on a wait during high traffic hours so reservations are highly recommended. If you have any seating preferences please note them in your reservation as we have a beautiful bar along with two dining areas and a chefs bar for seating.

Parties over eight are subject to a 20% gratuity. Outside desserts are allowed, but we have a $15 outside dessert fee. We do have one complimentary dessert from our menu for celebrations!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
The food was amazing! I would have paid double for it.
A photo of Vintage 423 restaurant
4.3
4.3 (1125)
$31 to $50
American
Albuquerque
About the restaurant
Vintage 423 take pride in sourcing the highest quality ingredients available and use simple, pure, local and regional flavors on our made from scratch menu. Our steaks include USDA Prime and Choice cut meats. We imagined a place where our guests are greeted by name and partner with us in adventures of great food, wine and libations.

We sourced the finest and the freshest ingredients to elevate every plate that leaves our kitchen. We curated a Wine Spectator-honored wine list for perfect pairings. And we poured energy with a fresh twist into the creation of our signature cocktails, expertly prepared by our well-trained mixologists.

When you enter Vintage 423, our staff have an hour or two to take you somewhere wonderful and transform your day with their genuine hospitality. Our passion is to deliver an extraordinary experience to each and every guest. Every great restaurant aspires to be memorable and different.
Top review
cdoh
Dined 4 days ago
Fantastic night at Vintage! Our server (Anastasia), was great and was there whenever we needed her, without hovering. The food was incredible! I had the sea bass and my wife had shrimp scampi. Both were excellent. We will be back!
A photo of Buca di Beppo - Albuquerque restaurant
3.9
3.9 (565)
$30 and under
Italian
Albuquerque
About the restaurant
If you are looking for an Italian Restaurant in Albuquerque, NM then come to Buca. Our Italian Restaurant serves Authentic Family Style Italian Food. The best Italian restaurant in Albuquerque, NM is conveniently located just south of Coronado Center on America's Parkway.
Top review
Duckie
Dined on Jun 9, 2024
Family style Italian restaurant. Good for sharing & nice atmosphere for a big party
A photo of Mulas restaurant
3.7
3.7 (34)
$31 to $50
Mexican
Los Ranchos
About the restaurant
A unique Corrales restaurant atmosphere with cuisine steeped in multicultural history of New Mexico. You'll experience traditional Spanish, Mexican, and Native aspects in all our dishes! Great outdoor patio!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Great ambiance and wonderful staff! Food was delicious as well!
A photo of Garduño's- Hotel Albuquerque restaurant
2.9
2.9 (137)
$30 and under
Mexican / Southwestern
Albuquerque
About the restaurant
Experience Albuquerque's finest Garduño's location. Enjoy authentic regional New Mexican and Mexican cuisine at this favorite Old Town Albuquerque restaurant and bar in the inviting hacienda-style interior or the lush outdoor garden patio. Garduño's serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offers an extensive selection of tequila, wine, liqueurs, and world-class margaritas.
Top review
NatashaB
Dined on Apr 6, 2024
Beautiful New Mexican decorated restaurant with enjoyable music and great food! A flight of tequila was fun to try and we really appreciated the many different flavors involved in our chicken & steak fajita meal. Salsa, red & green chili, and pico on the side was really delightful along with tasty rice and beans. Live jazz at qbar lounge in same building just added more delight. Prices were good and pleasing food and music made for a great evening!
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