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Diners' Choice: Kid-friendly restaurants in New Mexico

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are kid friendly in New Mexico? 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 M'tucci's Moderno Italian - Rio Rancho restaurant
4.7
4.7 (946)
$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
MathewA
Dined 4 days ago
We had the fish special and it was fantastic! Our waiter was Anthony. He is the best waiter I’ve experienced in a long time. He was attentive, accommodating and very friendly. I highly recommend M’tucci’s and Anthony.
A photo of The Melting Pot - Albuquerque restaurant
4.5
4.5 (2325)
$31 to $50
Fondue
Albuquerque
About the restaurant
Enjoy 4 courses of fondue either as a 4-course meal or a la carte. Menu offerings include cheese fondue, dinner salad, entree and chocolate fondue for dessert. Also featured is a full-bar.

There are prix-fixe menus with credit card guarantees for 2/11 thru 2/15/22 for Valentines Week. Please visit our website events page for detials and to reserve.

You can also get your Cheese and Chocolate Fix with our To-Go Program offered Thursdays thru Sundays, View menu and place order at meltingpot.com/albuquerque. Curbside Pick-Up or Take-Out: Thursday thru Sunday. Not available 2/12 thru 2/15/22.

View menus and how to reserve on our webpage at: https://www.meltingpot.com/albuquerque-nm/

Seating
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 4:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m
Saturday and Sunday: 2:00 p.m. thru 8:30 pm.

Top review
ChristineG
Dined on Jun 26, 2024
It was great! My husband has a difficult time with loud places and he thought this environment was great.
A photo of Trombino's Bistro Italiano restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1344)
$31 to $50
Italian
Academy West
About the restaurant
SERVING "MANGIA" & "ABBONDANZA" FOR OVER 34 YEARS! Welcome to Trombino's Bistro Italiano, since 1979 a long standing favorite among Albuquerqueans, business travelers and tourists alike. Our restaurant is an ideal location for your lunch, dinner, or important client meetings. A comfortable Trattoria that has that inviting feeling of an old Italian neighborhood! More than just a place to eat, but rather, a gathering place where you, your friends, family and business associates can slow down, enjoy a great meal and reconnect. Trombino's serves signature dishes of authentic Italian-American cuisine. Our menu is large and varied, offering a great selection of homemade pastas, signature salads, prime steaks, fresh fish and memorable desserts, including these delectable choices... Gorgonzola Crusted New York Strip Steak, Veal Piccata, Veal Marsala, Chicken Caprini, Shrimp fra Diavolo, Fruitti di Mare & House-made Tiramisu Cake. The bar offers a first class wine list, and Decadent Martinis.
Top review
RhondaS
Dined 2 days ago
A wonderful restaurant! Nice ambiance, good food, attentive staff. Perfect for couples or groups
A photo of Gabriel's - Santa Fe restaurant
4.4
4.4 (2264)
$30 and under
Mexican / Southwestern
Santa Fe
About the restaurant
Five minutes north of the Opera on Hwy 285, savor the cuisine of the Southwest and Old Mexico at the eatery Zagat labels "one of America's top restaurants, a true Mexican classic, rated excellent in all categories." Enjoy the spacious outdoor patio with a spectacular mountain view. Inside, the thick adobe walls and kiva fireplaces create a cozy, romantic atmosphere. Featuring guacamole made fresh at your table, renowned margaritas, authentic Mexican cuisine and handmade corn tortillas. Lunch and dinner served daily.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 4, 2024
We had a wonderful dining experience. Our go to are the Arizona Chimichangas and Seafood Fajitas. The service was fantastic and of course the homemade chips and salsa are superb. You will love this place.
A photo of El Pinto restaurant
4.4
4.4 (7076)
$30 and under
Mexican / Southwestern
Albuquerque
About the restaurant
El Pinto is open for outdoor covered patio dining and indoor seating.

Open daily. Monday through Thursday from 11am-9pm. Friday & Saturday 11am-10pm. Sunday 10:30am-9pm.

Nestled in the cottonwoods, El Pinto was founded with 10 tables in 1962. Twin brothers John and Jim Thomas, carry on the family tradition and have expanded El Pinto into the quintessential "Spot" for healthy and fresh New Mexican cuisine. Experience an authentic Taste of New Mexico.

The Salsa Twins are pairing tradition with innovative healthy nutrition at El Pinto. El Pinto established the first and only Animal Welfare Approved laying hen program on property. 250 hens lay pasture raised eggs for daily use. An onsite green house produces over 5,000 lbs of organically grown greens.

Freshness is throughout El Pinto. El Pinto uses chile from Hatch, NM, pasture raised pork from Kyzer Farms, and local grass fed beef.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
El Pinto never disappoints! The ambiance, decor, and patio area are always warm and friendly. The service and food are consistently excellent.
A photo of M'tuccis Bar Roma restaurant
4.4
4.4 (787)
$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
JessicaC
Dined 3 days ago
Another great meal and cocktails at M'Tucci's Bar Roma. Especially loved that Happy Hour on the Patio and at the Bar is all night on Tuesdays! Our family members are huge fans of the M'Tucci's brand and have dined multiple times at all of the locations. Our two favorites are Bar Roma and the Original Italian Kitchen. I love the differences in the menu choices at both locations!
A photo of Doc Martin's restaurant
4.2
4.2 (514)
$30 and under
Southwest
Taos
About the restaurant
A truly Southwestern restaurant in the heart of Taos, Doc Martin's celebrates all that is New Mexico. Authentic dishes are handcrafted using local ingredients and served alongside an award-winning wine list.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 28, 2024
The wait staff was very attentive and gave great recommendations. All of the food was very good. The cocktails were deliciouss too.
A photo of Bravo Italian Kitchen - Albuquerque - Uptown restaurant
3.4
3.4 (856)
$30 and under
Italian
Albuquerque
About the restaurant
Bravo Uptown is an upscale-casual Italian restaurant right in Albuquerque serving authentic pasta dishes, signature entrées, piping hot pizza, and delicious wine & cocktails amid Roman-ruin décor. Our family-friendly atmosphere is as inviting as our welcoming staff and we look forward to your visit at Bravo Uptown located in Albuquerque, NM - make your reservation or place an online order today!
Top review
mcbride740
Dined on Jun 15, 2024
Good food and drinks! Service a bit slow but getting used to that at restaurants. We shared 3 appetizers and enjoyed them all.
A photo of Mimi's Cafe - Albuquerque restaurant
3.4
3.4 (23)
$30 and under
American
Academy West
About the restaurant
Make any mealtime an event to savor. From sweet and savory breakfast dishes to mouthwatering entrées, crowd-pleasing to tempting desserts, every dish is made with care, just for you and your guests. Find exactly what you’re craving at Mimi’s.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 15, 2024
Although OpenTable offered outdoor seating this restaurant does not have outdoor seating.
A photo of Garduño's- Hotel Albuquerque restaurant
3.3
3.3 (138)
$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
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 11, 2024
Nice location and service. I enjoyed the ambiance. Food was good.
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