Mexican Food Made New
New Mexico, and Albuquerque, is close enough to Mexico to be heavily influenced by the culture – particularly in food!
El Modelo began out of the owners’ home in 1929 and has since expanded into an Albuquerque landmark. Try their tamale plate, with three tamales topped with red chile, or their bean and chorizo stuffed sopapilla. The recipes are all traditional family recipes that have been perfected over the years, and the food is amazingly delicious.
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Papa Felipe’s focuses on fresh ingredients and bright flavors, and their menu is designed to showcase that. You’ll enjoy a bowl of the posole stew, with pork and onions simmered in a spiced broth, or the camarones Victor, seafood-stuffed shrimp served with chili and queso over rice. If the whole family is out to eat, try the Plato Grande, which features a variety of dishes to try and is designed to serve four people.
Cocina Azul offers dishes that are a fusion between traditional Mexican recipes and the Native American-inspired cuisine signature to New Mexico. Try the brisket burrito with tender meat and green chile sauce, or the fried fish tacos with the restaurant’s signature white sauce.
Every item on the menu is made fresh at La Salita, and the ingredients locally sourced from family-owned businesses. You can build your own plate, choosing three items, which allows you to sample a variety of their offerings, from burritos, enchiladas, tamales, and chile rellenos. Save room for dessert – the cheesecake chimichanga is mouthwateringly good!