Restaurant suggestions btwn ABQ & SF

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Jul 2nd, 2008, 07:10 AM
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Restaurant suggestions btwn ABQ & SF

We'll be arriving at the ABQ airport around dinnertime on a Friday in Sept. We are planning to pick up the rental car and drive to Santa Fe. We'd like to stop somewhere along the drive to SF for a good New Mex style meal..preferable closer to ABQ than SF. While we don't want to drive into ABQ, we don't mind going a bit off the direct route if it will lead to a great meal. Any suggestions would be welcome. Thanks
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Jul 2nd, 2008, 09:25 AM
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In a heartbeat I'd go to The Range Cafe. It's in Bernalillo about 30 minutes north of Albuquerque right off of I25. Incredibly good food. Get a side of the green and the red chile. It's on the main street in Bernalillo (camino del pueblo?).

Only downside is there might be a wait for a table on Friday night. But it's worth the wait!
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Jul 2nd, 2008, 09:57 AM
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I second the Range Cafe--here's the website http://www.rangecafe.com/
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Jul 2nd, 2008, 11:35 AM
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You can't avoid driving into Albuquerque, since I-25 goes right through the center.

The Range Cafe in Bernalillo would be a great choice. Exit I-25 at the second exit, turn left, go to Camino del Pueblo, turn left again, and it's a mile or so down on your right.

There is a Range Cafe at University and Menaul in Albuquerque as well. You might not have as much of a wait, but I think the ambience at the Bernalillo location is probably better.

If you want the Albuquerque one, you'll have to get on the I-25 frontage road and take it to Menaul.

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Jul 2nd, 2008, 12:11 PM
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Great info -- bookmarking.
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Jul 2nd, 2008, 01:08 PM
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Thanks all-Range Cafe looks like a good possiblity! Didn't reallize that we will drive thru Albuq to get on our way to SF. Given that, are there other suggestions for dinner?
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Jul 6th, 2008, 04:49 PM
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Range Cafe is very good. For great authentic New Mexican food, try Abuelita's {"Grandmothers"} New Mexican Kitchen in Bernalillo at 621 S. Camino del Pueblo.

Take I 25 north from airport. Take exit 240 and make a right onto S. Camino del Pueblo. {You can also take exit 242, make a left off exit ramp onto SR 550 and then another left onto S. Camino del Pueblo.

It's about 18 miles from airport and then you can simply get back on I 25 north and head to Santa Fe.

For a more interesting ride and a perhaps a more interesting atmosphere - try going to Santa Fe via the Turquoise Trail and having dinner at the Mine Shaft Tavern in Madrid [pronounced Mad -rid; an old mining town turned hippie turned ??]. Then continue on to Santa Fe.

Take I25 north and then onto I 40 east and exit 175 [NM 14]. Go north on 14 [aka Turquoise Trail] 2846 State Highway 14

The interstate on Fridays at rush hour/dinner time can be bad.

For other ideas in ABQ:

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...1&tid=34921091

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Jul 7th, 2008, 10:01 AM
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Thanks -- looks like we've got a few to choose from. Guess it will depend upon how hungry we are by the time we get the rental car.
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