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64 Albuquerque Area Restaurants to Love This Valentine's Day

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Whether your idea of a good time is a fancy, festive dinner out or cold sesame noodles and binge-watching on the couch, we're here to help you find it—since the greatest love of all is the love of food. Dig in.

Restaurants:Artichoke Cafe, Trombino's Bistro Italiano, El Pinto
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, Italian, Mexican / Southwestern
Neighborhoods:Albuquerque
For 2 people today
Party Size
For 2
Date
Today
Time
7:00 PM

Artichoke Cafe

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Albuquerque
1,732 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
I HIGHLY recommend the Artichoke Cafe! Five stars. Food is delicious, with excellent presentation. The service was exemplary. Denise was our waitress and she went above and beyondRead more
93% recommended
32 people mentioned the Beef Tenderloin
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Trombino's Bistro Italiano

$$$$·Italian·
Albuquerque
1,338 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Authentic
Awesome service and food. Best Italian restaurant I have been to outside of Europe.
97% recommended
Italian in New Mexico
23 people mentioned the Calamari

El Pinto

$$$$·Mexican / Southwestern·
Albuquerque
2,642 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Authentic
  • Special Occasion
El Pinto has been our "Go To Spot" for many years when out of town visitors want to sample authentic Southwestern Cuisine. Our Family Members have been frequenting the RestaurantRead more
86% recommended
Kid Friendly in New Mexico
65 people mentioned the Sopapilla

Dinner for Two

$$$$·Steak·
Santa Fe
1,934 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
I have celiac, they were very accommodating with my issues and I was able to have a wonderful meal. I will be back.
85% recommended
Romantic in New Mexico
52 people mentioned the Banana Foster

Farm & Table

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Albuquerque
3,445 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Local Ingredients
  • Good for a Date
Great dining experience with delicious wine& food!
93% recommended
Best Overall in New Mexico
29 people mentioned the Green Chile

La Boca

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Santa Fe
2,922 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Absolutely fabulous: food, service, ambience! Perfect!!!
92% recommended
Hot Spot in New Mexico
204 people mentioned the Paella

BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Albuquerque - Uptown

$$$$·Italian·
Albuquerque
473 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Quiet Conversation
Service was very good. The food was good but not outstanding. The quality of the food at Trombinos is more to my taste
96% recommended
Best Value in New Mexico
4 people mentioned the Eggplant Parmesan

M'tucci's Italian - Albuquerque

$$$$·Italian·
Albuquerque
725 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Neighborhood Gem
The tortellini was just ok tonight. The chicken sausage was tasteless. Disappointed. Usually good, maybe an off night.
93% recommended
Best Overall in New Mexico
8 people mentioned the Calamari

Black Angus Steakhouse - Albuquerque

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Albuquerque
700 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
This was our first time eating at Black Angus in a long time. It was a great meal and our server was outstanding. Will go back again.
Kid Friendly in New Mexico
47 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Restaurant Martin

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Santa Fe
2,659 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
Great creative southwestern cuisine. We liked it so much we bought the chef’s cook book. Highly recommended!
94% recommended
Contemporary American in New Mexico
31 people mentioned the Pea Soup

Andiamo! A Neighborhood Trattoria

$$$$·Italian·
Santa Fe
2,316 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
Beautiful décor, semi-open kitchen and wonderful bar make this restaurant very inviting. The service was spot-on, and the food was excellent - very fresh ingredients, well preparedRead more
93% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in New Mexico
43 people mentioned the Calamari

The Compound Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Santa Fe
2,632 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for Anniversaries
Absolutely fabulous dinner!!
92% recommended
Best Ambiance in New Mexico
40 people mentioned the Chicken Schnitzel
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Santacafe - Santa Fe

$$$$·American·
Santa Fe
1,217 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Anniversaries
food and service was good and ambiance was very Santa Fe!!
89% recommended
52 people mentioned the Calamari
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Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Albuquerque
936 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
Worth the trip; excellent food, great service, a bit too noisy though. They do a “Wine Flight” and if the wines happen to pair well with your food selection, it’s a nice treat. ORead more
95% recommended
Best Service in New Mexico
22 people mentioned the Egg Roll
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M'tucci's Moderno Italian - Rio Rancho

$$$$·Italian·
Albuquerque
261 reviews
  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
One if our favorite restaurants in the city! The food & service are top notch and 5 star!
94% recommended
Good for Groups in New Mexico
3 people mentioned the Calamari

The Cellar: Tapas, Beer, Wine

$$$$·Spanish·
Albuquerque
348 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
It was wonderful although we were early so by the time we left it was getting noisy. Otherwise, everything was awesome!
83% recommended
Best Food in New Mexico
17 people mentioned the Paella

Coyote Cafe

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Santa Fe
3,338 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Food and atmosphere were great. Very attractive restaurant.
92% recommended
Best Overall in New Mexico
120 people mentioned the Elk Tenderloin
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Albuquerque

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Albuquerque
729 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Ruth's Chris is always great, Just wish we had one in OKC!!
95% recommended
Best Food in New Mexico
7 people mentioned the Chilean Sea Bass

Eloisa

$$$$·Southwest·
Santa Fe
1,046 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
We went for our 25th anniversary. The food was excellent, the service was outstanding and the deserts are awesome. Everything is plated very nicely. Have to say the desert plates wRead more
86% recommended
Fit for Foodies in New Mexico
35 people mentioned the Pastrami

Blades' Bistro

$$$$·International·
Placitas
1,164 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
Always a treat. We love having Blades in our town.
97% recommended
Best Overall in New Mexico
23 people mentioned the Paella

Bouche Bistro (Santa Fe)

$$$$·French·
Santa Fe
1,338 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Great restaurant. A hidden jewel in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I would say the food and the service is very good. Bouche Bistro is one of the best French restaurant in Santa Fe. I Read more
88% recommended
Fit for Foodies in New Mexico
19 people mentioned the Frog Legs

Red Sage Restaurant

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Santa Fe
421 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Great ambiance and food, not too expensive. Fine wine selection. Fish or meat, can't go wrong!
90% recommended
Romantic in Santa Fe / Mountains
7 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Yanni's & Lemoni Lounge

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Albuquerque
92 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
The service was great, with minimal wait. The food was exceptional with excellent presentation.
85% recommended
3 people mentioned the Baklava
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High Noon

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Albuquerque
495 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great meal, celebrating 2 birthdays! Great service, great food great time
92% recommended
Steakhouse in New Mexico
11 people mentioned the Green Chile

Prairie Star Restaurant & Winebar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Santa Ana Pueblo
1,511 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Quiet Conversation
We took our dear friends to enjoy a great meal!
81% recommended
Scenic View in New Mexico
16 people mentioned the Calamari

Midtown Bistro

$$$$·American·
Santa Fe
635 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
Always wonderful
94% recommended
Great for Lunch in New Mexico
13 people mentioned the Calamari

Joseph's Culinary Pub

$$$$·Continental·
Santa Fe
824 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
Wonderful! The food and ambiance was great! We had a wonderful family dinner celebrating two birthdays.
95% recommended
Best Service in New Mexico
15 people mentioned the Butterscotch Pudding

TerraCotta Wine Bistro

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Santa Fe
1,321 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Birthday visit. My wife had shrimp cocktail and French onion soup and I had a chicken liver mousse and French onion soup. We topped it off by sharing A wonderful keylime pie. We Read more
95% recommended
Best Value in New Mexico
23 people mentioned the Fried Chicken

Vintage 423

$$$$·American·
Albuquerque
537 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
We were seated immediately upon arrival. Very chic and modern restaurant with a nice romantic atmosphere that my date really enjoyed and she loved the food. It was a great first Read more
100% recommended
Notable Wine List in New Mexico
8 people mentioned the Calamari

Pars Cuisine

$$$$·Persian·
Albuquerque
225 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
The Greek salad was excellent as was the moussaka. Pars never disappoints. Also, try the house made Persian ice cream. It’s terrific.
83% recommended
Great for Lunch in New Mexico
9 people mentioned the Gyro

Rancher's Club of New Mexico

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Albuquerque
1,506 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
We used one of the side rooms so that we could have a deep discussion. It was just right.
Steakhouse in New Mexico
65 people mentioned the Prime Rib

St. Clair Winery & Bistro

$$$$·American·
Albuquerque
1,053 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Great place for a quick lunch or an evening out, love the outdoor dining!
91% recommended
27 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Il Piatto

$$$$·Italian·
Santa Fe
1,880 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Fabulous place and Andre our server was wonderful
83% recommended
Italian in New Mexico
65 people mentioned the Pumpkin Ravioli

315 Restaurant & Wine Bar

$$$$·French·
Santa Fe
1,147 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
The Beef bourguinon was delicious.
95% recommended
Fit for Foodies in New Mexico
39 people mentioned the Squash Blossom

Crown Room

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Albuquerque
168 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
Service and food were outstanding, monte and Carl took good care of us
82% recommended
8 people mentioned the Bananas Foster

Slate Street Cafe

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Albuquerque
180 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Brunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
Brunch was delicious!! Service was super friendly!
89% recommended
Great for Brunch in New Mexico
7 people mentioned the Cupcakes

La Casa Sena

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Santa Fe
1,944 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Quickly becoming a staple for me in Santa Fe. I started with a gaspacho which was wonderful. That setup the ponlano soup nicely. Their duck was moist and flavorful. Well Done!
89% recommended
Best Ambiance in New Mexico
22 people mentioned the Green Chile

Wendell's - Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Mescalero
613 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Wendell's was the only redeeming part of our stay at Inn of the mountain Gods. The food is amazing and the service is impeccable. We ordered the rack of lamb. It was very tender Read more
100% recommended
Best Overall in New Mexico
23 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Campo at Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm

$$$$·American·
Albuquerque
1,295 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
Outstanding dining and craft cocktails at a unique location surrounded by a lavender farm. Hostess, bartenders , wait staff were all fantastic. Every bite of food is perfection Read more
94% recommended
20 people mentioned the Blue Corn
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El Nido

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Santa Fe
909 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
El Nido is by far our favorite restaurant in Santa Fe. We come back every single time! The waiters are amazing and so knowledgeable! Always take their recommendation!
89% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in New Mexico
6 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Elephant Bar Restaurant - Albuquerque

$$$$·Global, International·
Albuquerque
134 reviews
  • Casual
  • Kid-friendly
  • Fun
Appetizer was slow to come out & manager came over to apologize & when it arrived after my entrée, she took it off the bill. It was excellent customer service & the food was great Read more
86% recommended
Kid Friendly in New Mexico
3 people mentioned the Orange Chicken

Osteria D' Assisi

$$$$·Italian·
Santa Fe
1,503 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
We have dined there many times, one of our favorites, but food and service seem to be best when Pietro, the owner, is there. We generally choose from the pastas and salads, and apRead more
Italian in New Mexico
19 people mentioned the Calamari

El Meson

$$$$·Spanish·
Santa Fe
595 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Tapas
We chose to sit in dining room without the band so we could talk.
93% recommended
94 people mentioned the Paella
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Piatanzi

$$$$·Italian·
Albuquerque
365 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries
It's a great restaurant! If you are in Albuquerque, you should go!
92% recommended
Healthy in New Mexico
11 people mentioned the Calamari

The Corn Maiden

$$$$·Southwest·
Santa Ana Pueblo
296 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Worth the Drive
Service was excellent, very attentive. Food was perfectly prepared, presentation was good. Great special occasion dinner! Have already recommended to friends.
81% recommended
Scenic View in New Mexico
7 people mentioned the Green Chile

Seasons Rotisserie & Grill

$$$$·American·
Albuquerque
926 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Seasons was so good we ate there two nites in a row love the Parmesan chicken n ravioli
94% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Albuquerque
26 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Chez Mamou

$$$$·French·
Santa Fe
495 reviews
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
Food was fantastic, fresh, authentic. Very friendly service. Diverse menu and not overwhelming. Incredible wine selection. WE absolutely loved it for breakfast and then dinner Read more
92% recommended
Great for Brunch in New Mexico
20 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

Gardunos of Mexico Cocina & Cantina- Winrock Mall

$$$$·Mexican·
Albuquerque
35 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
Great food great service
1 people mentioned the Carne Adovada

Sazon

$$$$·Latin American·
Santa Fe
1,987 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Interesting menu with delicious mole. Knowledgeable, attentive staff and the chef makes frequent rounds. The artwork is stunning.
94% recommended
54 people mentioned the Mole Sauce
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Vernon's Speakeasy

$$$$·Steak·
Los Ranchos
3,391 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Brought my mom in from out of town for a cool experience
96% recommended
Best Overall in New Mexico
102 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Santa Ana Cafe

$$$$·Southwest·
Santa Ana Pueblo
150 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Worth the Drive
We had a wonderful going away lunch for a friend. The food was delicious, our waiter friendly and attentive and the room was beautiful. We would certainly come again. We also enRead more
83% recommended
Great for Brunch in New Mexico
2 people mentioned the Breakfast Buffet

Indigo Crow

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Albuquerque
1,509 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Service and food were excellent. Chef accommodated food allergies by preparing exactly as requested and it was soooo good! Thanks! We requested outdoor seating. Didn't realize theRead more
91% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in New Mexico
20 people mentioned the Grilled Romaine Salad

Savoy Bar and Grill Albuquerque

$$$$·Californian·
Albuquerque
719 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Excellent celebratory dinner
100% recommended
Best Service in Albuquerque
47 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Torinos' @ Home

$$$$·Italian·
Albuquerque
183 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Server was terrific, food was excellent. Need we say more.
85% recommended
4 people mentioned the Manicotti
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Elaine's

$$$$·American·
Albuquerque
585 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
Friendly service - wait staff and chef had a fine sense of humor. Great value for a meal of this quality.
93% recommended
19 people mentioned the Sopapilla
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Sandiago's Grill At The Tram

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Albuquerque
387 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
Super busy because of Balloon Fiesta. Ended up sitting at the bar which was fine. Enjoyed our beverages (my blood orange margarita was spot on). We shared the blue corn chicken encRead more
Scenic View in New Mexico
6 people mentioned the Green Chili

B-Zen Cafe

$$$$·Organic·
Santa Fe
3 reviews
  • Organic
  • Special Occasion
  • Vegan
We went here for our Valentine's date and we LOVED it! the Service was incredible. The atmosphere was really pleasant and the food was the best. We were greeted by the chef/owner BRead more
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192 at The Blake

$$$$·Global, International·
Taos
21 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
  • Cozy
The experience was nice. The menu had something for all of us. However there was no kids menu for our young son.
86% recommended
1 people mentioned the Black Bean Hummus
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Forghedaboudit Pizza

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Deming
46 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
Amazing Italian food with a Southwestern flare! I grew up in St. Louis, which is well known for its fantastic Italian neighborhoods and their restaurants. This is authentic ItaliRead more
92% recommended
1 people mentioned the Alfredo Sauce
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La Plazuela at La Fonda on the Plaza

$$$$·Southwest·
Santa Fe
1,897 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
Consistent in quality and presentation...and a lovely venue. A great in-town choice
88% recommended
Most Booked in New Mexico
59 people mentioned the Fajita

The Bull Ring

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Santa Fe
776 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
The food was great as always. However, the service could have been much better.
91% recommended
Steakhouse in New Mexico
26 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Estevan

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Santa Fe
450 reviews
  • Local Ingredients
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
absolutely the best food in santa fe bar none and the chef is a fantastic cook -
88% recommended
Fit for Foodies in New Mexico
11 people mentioned the Flan

Maize - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Mexican / Southwestern·
Santa Fe
336 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Very creative receipes. At this level though, I believe that the tacos deserve home made fresh tortillas.
93% recommended
21 people mentioned the Tamales
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Pentola - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Italian·
Albuquerque
181 reviews
  • Happy Hour
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
Everything was great. Definitely a level above typical Albuquerque dining
9 people mentioned the Calamari
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