64 Albuquerque Area Restaurants to Love This Valentine's Day

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.

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Restaurants:Trombino's Bistro Italiano, El Pinto, Dinner for Two
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian, Mexican / Southwestern, Steak
Neighborhoods:Albuquerque, Santa Fe
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Trombino's Bistro Italiano

$$$$·Italian·
Albuquerque
1,423 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
Trombino’s was very good but I don’t think they were prepared for a rush so the service was slow but the food was very good.
23 people mentioned the Calamari
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El Pinto

$$$$·Mexican / Southwestern·
Albuquerque
4,876 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
We went for a birthday dinner and asked for outside seating. We had a 6:30 reservation and arrived at 6:28. We were seated immediately although close to a very large party of 20 Read more
Great for Brunch in New Mexico
65 people mentioned the Sopapilla

Dinner for Two

$$$$·Steak·
Santa Fe
2,658 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
Jason was our waiter. We sat in the bar area. Great drinks and fun atmosphere! Caesar salad was fun to watch as it’s prepared tableside but didn’t taste that special. All other fooRead more
Steak in New Mexico
52 people mentioned the Banana Foster

La Boca

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Santa Fe
3,619 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Tapas
Consistently good. It's difficult not to try everything
Hot Spot in New Mexico
204 people mentioned the Paella

Bravo Italian Kitchen - Albuquerque - Uptown

$$$$·Italian·
Albuquerque
634 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Business Meals
  • Casual
Good food and excellent attention to detail by the waitress and staff! Enjoyable for sure.
Good for Groups in New Mexico
4 people mentioned the Eggplant Parmesan

M'tucci's Italian - Albuquerque

$$$$·Italian·
Albuquerque
829 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Only one glitch. Late in the am I tried to add 2 to our reservation in the notes section but didn’t get a response. A bit after 2 pm I called, said we had a reservation (which theRead more
Best Value in New Mexico
8 people mentioned the Calamari

Black Angus Steakhouse - Albuquerque

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Albuquerque
1,060 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Quiet Conversation
Overall a very pleasant experience. It would have been nicer had we been seated further from other patrons. A bit more spread out since the restaurant is large enough for the # oRead more
Steakhouse in New Mexico
47 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Restaurant Martin

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Santa Fe
3,199 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Interesting, delicious food. Beautiful atmosphere, nice service, and easy to park. Enjoyable!
Outdoor Dining in New Mexico
31 people mentioned the Pea Soup

The Compound Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Santa Fe
3,517 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
Always great!!
Great for Lunch in New Mexico
40 people mentioned the Chicken Schnitzel

Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Albuquerque
999 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
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
22 people mentioned the Egg Roll
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M'tucci's Moderno Italian - Rio Rancho

$$$$·Italian·
Albuquerque
493 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Neighborhood Gem
The ambiance is casual and the food is great. Customer service very attentive.
Good for Groups in New Mexico
3 people mentioned the Calamari
Table for 2 today

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!
17 people mentioned the Paella
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Coyote Cafe

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Santa Fe
4,480 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
Coyote Cafe is running at full speed and at a very high level // We arrived early and our table was ready // Manager (Cisco) is very connected to the whole room and makes sure he sRead more
Best Overall in New Mexico
120 people mentioned the Elk Tenderloin
Table for 2 today
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Albuquerque

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Albuquerque
1,088 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
We sat at the bar last night. We went for the fixed menu. Everything was excellent. I would recommend the fixed menu. Good selection. Better value than al’carte. Filet was perfectRead more
Best Food in New Mexico
7 people mentioned the Chilean Sea Bass

Blades' Bistro

$$$$·International·
Placitas
1,345 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
Great food, good variety. Staff friendly and attentive,will be back!!
Best Food in New Mexico
23 people mentioned the Paella

Bouche Bistro (Santa Fe)

$$$$·French·
Santa Fe
1,401 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
As always, Thomas and his staff provided us a great experience. Absolutely our restaurant of choice for our special occasions!
19 people mentioned the Frog Legs
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High Noon

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Albuquerque
599 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Cozy
  • Neighborhood Gem
You cannot ever go wrong with High Noon! The staff are always friendly and accommodating, and the food is the very best New Mexico has to offer! This is our go-to place when we wRead more
Best Value in New Mexico
11 people mentioned the Green Chile

Prairie Star Restaurant & Winebar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Santa Ana Pueblo
1,684 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
The service was wonderful! Zachary our waiter was attentive, professional and personable, we were fortunate to have him as our waiter.
Best Ambiance in New Mexico
16 people mentioned the Calamari
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Midtown Bistro

$$$$·American·
Santa Fe
1,009 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
Food and service was great. I sat on the patio and the noise level was much lower than inside.
Fit for Foodies in New Mexico
13 people mentioned the Calamari

Joseph's Culinary Pub

$$$$·Continental·
Santa Fe
1,296 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
We ate outside under a heat lamp and had a WONDERFUL time!
Best Overall in New Mexico
15 people mentioned the Butterscotch Pudding

TerraCotta Wine Bistro

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Santa Fe
1,759 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
Great restaurant- excellent food, service, ambience and reasonably priced wine as well!
Neighborhood Gem in New Mexico
23 people mentioned the Fried Chicken
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Vintage 423

$$$$·American·
Albuquerque
689 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
We celebrated our anniversary! We had a wonderful meal, an attentive server, and a celebratory cheesecake.
Good for Groups in New Mexico
8 people mentioned the Calamari

Pars Cuisine

$$$$·Persian·
Albuquerque
261 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
Despite a shortage of servers, the owner made it all work for everyone who had reservations including a large birthday party. Food was great. We had the lamb shank and moussaka, plRead more
Healthy in New Mexico
9 people mentioned the Gyro

Rancher's Club of New Mexico

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Albuquerque
1,503 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Notable Wine List
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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315 Restaurant & Wine Bar

$$$$·French·
Santa Fe
1,530 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
Corner table with friends. Wine and multiple appetizers was just what we all needed. Great food and great service.
Notable Wine List in New Mexico
39 people mentioned the Squash Blossom

Crown Room

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Albuquerque
202 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
We had fabulous service snd the food was delicious! I love the flambé dessert!
Best Overall in New Mexico
8 people mentioned the Bananas Foster

La Casa Sena

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Santa Fe
2,502 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
Our favorite outdoor dining experience in Santa Fe
Best Ambiance 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
1,101 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Good food, good atmophere but the most impressive thing was the service - Even though the waiter had a number of tables to take care of, from the moment we sat down and he quickly Read more
Hot Spot in New Mexico
23 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Campo at Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm

$$$$·American·
Albuquerque
1,290 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
We had a lovely dinner. I had the halibut which was perfectly cooked and arranged beautifully on the plate with grilled asparagus. We had yummy honey cake for dessert. I the restauRead more
20 people mentioned the Blue Corn
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El Nido

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Santa Fe
1,394 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Whether it's a four-course dinner with drinks and wine, or just drinks and a single course, this place shines. It's both a neighborhood gem and a destination restaurant.
Neighborhood Gem in New Mexico
6 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Elephant Bar Restaurant - Albuquerque

$$$$·Global, International·
Albuquerque
153 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Great food and service!
3 people mentioned the Orange Chicken
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Osteria D' Assisi

$$$$·Italian·
Santa Fe
2,033 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
David was our server and he was excellent . Food was excellent and perfectly cooked. Gnocchi with prawns and a very fresh tomato sauce with lots of flavor was unique.
Italian in New Mexico
19 people mentioned the Calamari

Piatanzi

$$$$·Italian·
Albuquerque
393 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
We have never had a bad experience at this restaurant. The server’s are kind, and the bar attendance is knowledgeable.
11 people mentioned the Calamari
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Seasons Rotisserie & Grill

$$$$·American·
Albuquerque
1,209 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Notable Wine List
Excellent. Our "go to" place, best in this part of town. Took friends for her birthday and were not disappointed. Food and service both excellent.
Notable Wine List in New Mexico
26 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Chez Mamou

$$$$·French·
Santa Fe
1,030 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Excellent service and food. The restaurant is small so each table gets lots of attention. Easy to park in front of the restaurant in the evenings. Conveniently located near the PlaRead more
Great for Brunch in New Mexico
20 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

Sazon

$$$$·Latin American·
Santa Fe
2,877 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
We were very pleasantly surprised by our Sazon experience even though we'd heard great things about it. How many Santa Fe restaurants offer octopus? Not many and it's one of our faRead more
Best Overall in New Mexico
54 people mentioned the Mole Sauce
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Vernon's Speakeasy

$$$$·Steak·
Los Ranchos
4,104 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Very good. We will return
Best Overall in New Mexico
102 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Santa Ana Cafe

$$$$·Southwest·
Santa Ana Pueblo
191 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
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
1,744 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
Indigo Crow is such a romantic and classy restaurant tucked into the heart of Corrales. Our server was on point with her timing and quiet attention. The pear/walnut salad was the bRead more
Neighborhood Gem in New Mexico
20 people mentioned the Grilled Romaine Salad

Savoy Bar and Grill Albuquerque

$$$$·Californian·
Albuquerque
946 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Love Savoy! Their onion strings bring me back all the time. Wish I could order a bowlful of the strings! Yummy!
Romantic in New Mexico
47 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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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.
1 people mentioned the Black Bean Hummus
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La Plazuela at La Fonda on the Plaza

$$$$·Southwest·
Santa Fe
2,318 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
Dinner in a very attractive enclosed central courtyard. The Chile rellenos were not only huge, they were possibly the best I’ve ever had.
Healthy in New Mexico
59 people mentioned the Fajita
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The Bull Ring

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Santa Fe
1,055 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Great restaurant! We had the opportunity to meet and chat with the owner who is quite the character and makes the restaurant!!!
Special Occasion in New Mexico
26 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Estevan

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Santa Fe
692 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Birthday dinner was good. Kinda expensive but overall good dinner.
Healthy in New Mexico
11 people mentioned the Flan
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