This list of recommended restaurants is based on my wife’s and my personnel taste. I’m not going to bad mouth eateries. If we don’t like them we won’t list them.


ABQ Brew Pub for a really good green chile cheeseburger. All the ingredients in this burger is top quality. Cost was 12 dollars and was worth it. Location: 6601 Uptown Blvd. Dress is casual.

Havana Restaurant This is the place for Cuban food. I go there for lunch and get the house sandwich every time. Location 5331 Menaul Blvd, Albuquerque

Mimi’s Cafe is a chain restaurant the serves good food. Located at 4316 The 25 Way NE (next to I-25 north of Jefferson). The turkey is great if that’s what your looking for. Chicken pot pies are also a treat.

Monte Carlo Steakhouse for reasonable Prime Rib, Pork shish kabob, and New York Steaks. Location: 3916 Central Ave. SW (just west of the Rio Grande River). A liquor store is in the front with the restaurant in the back. The entrance is on the side. You get a salad and a choice of starch. This restaurant made a national TV show and the place is packed now. Dress is casual.
O’Niell’s is a great place for comfort food. The O’niell’s burger is good and the patty melt is great my wife tells me. Dress is casual. Location: 4310 Central SE, west of San Mateo on the south side of the street.
Rancher’s Club in the Hilton Hotel is great for “fine dining”. Dress is better than casual. Location: 1901 University Blvd NE next to I-40 close to I-25 on the north side of I-40 and east of I-25.

The Whole Hog Café for BBQ. The ribs are great and the brisket very good and tender. This restaurant is based in Arkansas. Whole Hog is also in Santa Fe. Dress is casual. Location: 9880 Montgomery NE, east of Eubank.


East Ocean for Hong Kong style Chinese food. Good tasting authentic Chinese food. The Duck was great. Location: 3601 Carlisle Blvd NE, south of Comanche on the west side of the street.


El Patron has great new mexican food. Try the green chile chicken enchilada casserole with serrano cream sauce. They are located on Montgomery east of Eubank.