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Nothing evokes the mystery of Mexican cuisine more than mole, a sauce of complex flavors that usually includes toasted and ground spices, seeds, nuts, chocolate and chile. Many mole recipes contain more than thirty ingredients and some recipes have five varieties of chile alone. Chef Olea is delighted to share his moles that include his "New Mexican Mole" that he created to commemorate Santa Fe’s 400 year anniversary in 2009. The large mural in the main dining room, was painted and presented to Chef Olea by Federico Leon De La Vega, a well- known artist from Mexico City.
Our culinary team masterfully creates stunning Contemporary New American cuisine with global influences and Executive Chef Myles Lucero changes our menu seasonally to reflect the time and freshest ingredients at hand. Each dish is carefully crafted from the finest ingredients, locally sourced when possible, and organic, sustainable and fair trade items preferred.
Prairie Star serves prix fixe menus on major holidays, and you can find details at prairiestarrestaurant.com. We are closed Christmas Day and New Years Day.
Zinc is a lively three level bistro in Historic Nob Hill. Featuring an open, urban ambiance, Zinc offers casual fine dining on the main level and the loft mezzanine. For those looking for an exciting show, the exhibition bar offers seats right along the open kitchen. The menu focuses on high quality - yet affordable - American bistro fare and utilizes seasonal ingredients, many of which are sourced from local farmers. The Cellar Bar offers the same extensive wine list and premium cocktails as the upstairs, but in a more intimate lounge atmosphere with a lighter menu. Visit www.zincabq.com for menus, pictures, and upcoming events!
- JGJulieGNew Mexico •5 reviews5.0Dined 4 days agoWe prefer to eat earlier. We always try to and prefer to make reservations. The restaurant can get a bit loud during happy hour but we were in the restaurant area. Our food was excellent. Our server Ellen was also excellent even though she was also waiting a large table. We enjoy the wine flights. We also enjoy the different food choices the change with seasonal produce. As we were leaving around 5:30 it was getting busier.More infoSeasons 52 - AlbuquerquePrice: Expensive• American• Albuquerque•4.8
- OTNew Mexico •4 reviews5.0Dined 5 days agoFantastic food, great atmosphere, and fantastic service. Will absolutely eat here again. Probably one of the better places in ABQ.More infoM'tuccis Bar RomaPrice: Moderate• Italian• University of New Mexico South•4.5
- YYummynuke96vipNew Mexico •41 reviews5.0Dined 6 days agoDefinitely will return for the delicious lunch special!!More infoM'tucci's Twenty-fivePrice: Moderate• Italian• Albuquerque•4.5
- MMalcolmNew Mexico •4 reviews5.0Dined on Jan 2, 2023The food was great, however, I didn't care for the crowded parking. The problem with mall parking is that there are now far too many other restaurants and shops that have been constructed on former empty parking spots to "revitalize" the deteriorating malls. So, what you have today is hard to find parking spots near the mall.More infoFogo de Chão - AlbuquerquePrice: Moderate• Brazilian• Albuquerque•4.1
- OTOpenTable DinerNew Mexico •2 reviews5.0Dined on Jan 2, 2023Wonderful good, service and management made our Anniversary very special!More infoRuth's Chris Steak House - AlbuquerquePrice: Expensive• Steakhouse• Albuquerque•4.6
Discover New Mexico
If Mexican-style cuisines were rated on a scale from Tex-Mex to truly authentic, New Mexican cooking would fall somewhere in the middle of that continuum. A style all its own, it relies heavily on two things: cheese and chiles. In this state, chiles and the sauces made from them come in both red and green varieties. While red chiles have a bit of a kick, be forewarned that green ones are hot, hot, hot! A beloved dish is the green chile cheeseburger, which brings the heat to an American classic. Cheese and chiles aren't just for dinner; in the morning, locals enjoy these favorite ingredients in hearty breakfast burritos.
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