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

Artichoke Cafe

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Albuquerque
1,733 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
1,467 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
The food was better than ever! Perfectly cooked, flavorful, and big portions.
92% recommended
Good for Groups in New Mexico
23 people mentioned the Calamari
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El Pinto

$$$$·Mexican / Southwestern·
Albuquerque
3,588 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
The food was excellent and not an overwhelming quantity....their pinto beans are the best anywhere. As are their margaritas. All Covid precautions were taken well and we ate outsidRead more
90% recommended
Great for Brunch in New Mexico
65 people mentioned the Sopapilla

Dinner for Two

$$$$·Steak·
Santa Fe
2,220 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
We are visiting Santafe for the first time and Dinner for two was great special dinner We love steak, live music and wine Thanks for the excellent service
90% recommended
Hot Spot in New Mexico
52 people mentioned the Banana Foster
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Farm & Table

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Albuquerque
3,525 reviews
  • Local Ingredients
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
One of the best meals I've had anywhere - bar none. I can whole-heartedly recommend Farm & Table. From the outstanding service and cozy, unique atmosphere to each of the well-curatRead more
92% recommended
29 people mentioned the Green Chile
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La Boca

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Santa Fe
3,171 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed your restaurant! Everything we ordered was outstanding. Unique in every way.
92% recommended
Fit for Foodies in New Mexico
204 people mentioned the Paella
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Bravo Italian Kitchen - Albuquerque - Uptown

$$$$·Italian·
Albuquerque
543 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Quiet Conversation
I've been to Bravo several times since the shutdown and this was the best service and meal yet. Ashley was an outstanding server, very attentive, explained the specials and checkedRead more
89% recommended
Great for Brunch in New Mexico
4 people mentioned the Eggplant Parmesan

M'tucci's Italian - Albuquerque

$$$$·Italian·
Albuquerque
778 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Delicious polenta!! Huge steak! Great for 4 people! Fabulous bottle of wine!
100% recommended
8 people mentioned the Calamari
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Black Angus Steakhouse - Albuquerque

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Albuquerque
814 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
It was the best Filet I have ever had. All the employees were friendly and helpful. James Kaylee Raheem and Charles rock. Thank you yhe family enjoyed that great meal.
84% recommended
Great for Lunch in Albuquerque
47 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Restaurant Martin

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Santa Fe
2,913 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Fun dinner. Family dinner including our 4 yr old granddaughter with the thought it could be the last decent weather day for outdoor dining. That was the “special occasion”. GrandRead more
94% recommended
Best Food in New Mexico
31 people mentioned the Pea Soup
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Andiamo! A Neighborhood Trattoria

$$$$·Italian·
Santa Fe
2,548 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Everything was wonderful
95% recommended
Best Overall in New Mexico
43 people mentioned the Calamari

The Compound Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Santa Fe
3,061 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
Always one of my favorite places. Returning next week
92% recommended
Great for Lunch in New Mexico
40 people mentioned the Chicken Schnitzel

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
1,009 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
It was restaurant week with specials on the menu. Zinc did not disappoint! Great food, great service, and neat place. We enjoyed ourselves and would go back for another bottle of wRead more
95% recommended
22 people mentioned the Egg Roll
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M'tucci's Moderno Italian - Rio Rancho

$$$$·Italian·
Albuquerque
336 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Food was fantastic. The cocktail shrubs are amazing!
95% recommended
3 people mentioned the Calamari

The Cellar: Tapas, Beer, Wine

$$$$·Spanish·
Albuquerque
349 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
It was wonderful although we were early so by the time we left it was getting noisy. Otherwise, everything was awesome!
91% recommended
17 people mentioned the Paella
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Coyote Cafe

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Santa Fe
3,670 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Best meal we’ve had anywhere in a long time! Loved everything about our dining experience & our waitress (female 😘) was on top!
96% recommended
Best Overall in New Mexico
120 people mentioned the Elk Tenderloin

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Albuquerque

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Albuquerque
885 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
We celebrated an anniversary. It was a great experience. The food and service were amazing!
98% recommended
Good for Groups in New Mexico
7 people mentioned the Chilean Sea Bass

Blades' Bistro

$$$$·International·
Placitas
1,226 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Worth the Drive
  • Special Occasion
We'll be back....loved it. Only two small things for the Bistro to consider: Did not give steak knives with steak, or serving spoon with mussels. Had to wait to find waiter. FisRead more
96% recommended
23 people mentioned the Paella

Bouche Bistro (Santa Fe)

$$$$·French·
Santa Fe
1,406 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
As always, Thomas and his staff provided us a great experience. Absolutely our restaurant of choice for our special occasions!
86% recommended
19 people mentioned the Frog Legs
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Red Sage Restaurant

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Santa Fe
439 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Waitress was very attentive and pleasant. Valentine Day special was very good, if somewhat pricey.
7 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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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
535 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
This was our last dinner out before COVID-19 restrictions. Of all the restaurants in Albuquerque, we miss High Noon the most. We started with Brie Empanadas. They are a very nicRead more
89% recommended
11 people mentioned the Green Chile

Prairie Star Restaurant & Winebar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Santa Ana Pueblo
1,649 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Food was phenomenal. We had the Wednesday chefs menu which, twice now, has not disappointed at all. Can’t wait to go back.
89% recommended
Best Value in New Mexico
16 people mentioned the Calamari
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Midtown Bistro

$$$$·American·
Santa Fe
815 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
The service was excellent. We sat out on the patio under a huge umbrella next to a water fountain that sounded like a babbling brook. There were three of us. I ordered the pastaRead more
98% recommended
Great for Brunch in New Mexico
13 people mentioned the Calamari
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Joseph's Culinary Pub

$$$$·Continental·
Santa Fe
1,005 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Lovely cozy dinner, it is our second time and this round we stayed with a more Southwestern cuisine. Loved it.
94% recommended
Fit for Foodies in New Mexico
15 people mentioned the Butterscotch Pudding
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TerraCotta Wine Bistro

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Santa Fe
1,471 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Cozy
  • Fit for Foodies
Sea bass was very good and enjoyed excellent service
93% recommended
Best Value in New Mexico
23 people mentioned the Fried Chicken

Vintage 423

$$$$·American·
Albuquerque
571 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Best steaks we have had in a long time.
8 people mentioned the Calamari
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Pars Cuisine

$$$$·Persian·
Albuquerque
235 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Authentic
  • Good for Birthdays
Excellent food and service. An enjoyable lunch with attentive service.
100% recommended
9 people mentioned the Gyro

Rancher's Club of New Mexico

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Albuquerque
1,577 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Quiet Conversation
Had a wonderful dinner in celebration of my daughters birthday. Joshua was wonderful. He was patient and answer all of our questions. The food was delicious especially the new sweeRead more
65 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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St. Clair Winery & Bistro

$$$$·American·
Albuquerque
1,058 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Good food, good service. Friendly waitstaff. Good value
91% recommended
27 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Il Piatto

$$$$·Italian·
Santa Fe
1,994 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Excellent food and ambience was wonderful, service by John Paul was outstanding, 5 stars
86% recommended
65 people mentioned the Pumpkin Ravioli
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315 Restaurant & Wine Bar

$$$$·French·
Santa Fe
1,301 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
this is truly my favorite restaurant in santa fe. the food is absolutely delicious!!!!
88% recommended
Notable Wine List in New Mexico
39 people mentioned the Squash Blossom

Crown Room

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Albuquerque
184 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
  • Disabled Access
Food was awesome. Been there twice since it’s been open. Triple flambé! Pricey but the experience was worth it. Bring a group.
8 people mentioned the Bananas Foster
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Slate Street Cafe

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Albuquerque
202 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
My burger was delicious. We also enjoyed the $5 glass of happy hour wine.
88% recommended
7 people mentioned the Cupcakes
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La Casa Sena

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Santa Fe
2,142 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
This was our best meal of 2020! Wish the chef was in our hometown! Super friendly staff.
91% recommended
Great for Brunch in New Mexico
22 people mentioned the Green Chile
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Wendell's - Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Mescalero
678 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
It is not possible to criticize this restaurant.. they do everything right... table with view of the lake, great service, best food around and great guitarist. We will return againRead more
84% recommended
Hot Spot in New Mexico
23 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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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
1,092 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Worth the Drive
  • Special Occasion
The chef at El Nido gets more creative every time we visit! The sea bass and fired chicken are unbelievable, and now he’s taken something as simple as a farmers market salad to thRead more
96% recommended
Healthy in New Mexico
6 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Elephant Bar Restaurant - Albuquerque

$$$$·Global, International·
Albuquerque
153 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
We had a delightful evening at the Elephant Bar. We had an early reservation (5:30) and almost had the place to ourselves. Once we navigated the online menu, the order was taken anRead more
3 people mentioned the Orange Chicken
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Osteria D' Assisi

$$$$·Italian·
Santa Fe
1,668 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Always a must when in Santa Fe! Amazing place!
90% recommended
Outdoor Dining 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
396 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Business Meals
  • Great for Lunch
We have never had a bad experience at this restaurant. The server’s are kind, and the bar attendance is knowledgeable.
90% recommended
11 people mentioned the Calamari
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Seasons Rotisserie & Grill

$$$$·American·
Albuquerque
1,039 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
This place is amazing. We sat on the patio upstairs. My partner had the prime rib sandwich and it was the most divine sandwich I have ever tasted. Also, the green chile mashed potaRead more
92% recommended
Notable Wine List in New Mexico
26 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Chez Mamou

$$$$·French·
Santa Fe
680 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
  • Great for Lunch
Incredible place for any meal, the croque monsieur is to die for, the ambience, food, and service is just lovely :)
85% recommended
Great for Brunch in New Mexico
20 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

Gardunos of Mexico Cocina & Cantina- Winrock Mall

$$$$·Mexican·
Albuquerque
41 reviews
  • People Watching
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Authentic
My wife and I really enjoyed the meal, the service was very good and the food didn’t disappoint either.
100% recommended
1 people mentioned the Carne Adovada
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Sazon

$$$$·Latin American·
Santa Fe
2,373 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
Probably the best meal any of us ever had! The attention to detail was incredible. Simply delicious.
92% recommended
Best Overall in New Mexico
54 people mentioned the Mole Sauce
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Vernon's Speakeasy

$$$$·Steak·
Los Ranchos
3,808 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
We come to Vernon’s every year for our Anniversary and you never disappoint. The service was outstanding. We’re so happy that you are open again and we are looking forward to seeinRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in New Mexico
102 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Santa Ana Cafe

$$$$·Southwest·
Santa Ana Pueblo
186 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Worth the Drive
  • Great for Brunch
The Fall Wine Dinner was great. I love these events.
2 people mentioned the Breakfast Buffet
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Indigo Crow

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Albuquerque
1,588 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Granted, Indigo Crow is a special dining destination for us. This is, by far, the best dining experience in this price range. The food has been consistently fabulous. The service iRead more
83% recommended
20 people mentioned the Grilled Romaine Salad
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Savoy Bar and Grill Albuquerque

$$$$·Californian·
Albuquerque
829 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Food & service excellent. Also they are doing a great job regarding COVID 19 recommendations for restaurants.
93% recommended
Best Overall in New Mexico
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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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
2,037 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
During the pandemic, reserved for my 30th birthday with my boyfriend and it was magical. Sat on the terrace with a rainstorm on the horizon, celebrating with our masks on and enjoyRead more
91% recommended
Best Ambiance in New Mexico
59 people mentioned the Fajita
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The Bull Ring

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Santa Fe
903 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Juan, our server was excellent! He provided a wonderful evening and compliments to the Chef as well. Our friends who live here that moved from Colorado were very impressed and Read more
95% recommended
Special Occasion in New Mexico
26 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Estevan

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Santa Fe
514 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Cozy
On the pricey side, but the food was excellent & the service outstanding.
90% recommended
Outdoor Dining in New Mexico
11 people mentioned the Flan

Eloisa

$$$$·Southwest·
Santa Fe
1,140 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
The new menu has New Mexican dishes and mixture of pleasing American favorites. The Kolbe burger and green Chile soup are delicious.
87% recommended
35 people mentioned the Pastrami
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The Corn Maiden

$$$$·Southwest·
Santa Ana Pueblo
337 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
We enjoyed the braised short rib & the prawns & shrimp entrees. One thing I miss from years of celebrating special occasions at The Corn Maiden are the delicious homemade blue cornRead more
7 people mentioned the Green Chile
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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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Sandiago's Grill At The Tram - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Albuquerque
422 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
On vacation, we wanted to sit on the patio and watch the sunset. There wasn’t room on the patio which was disappointing, but overall good experience.
85% recommended
6 people mentioned the Green Chili
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