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The Best Breakfast Restaurants in Albuquerque

The beautiful New Mexico city of Albuquerque stands out as one of America's fastest-growing cities, boasting a youthful and hip population, gorgeous natural views, and plenty of cultural attractions. The best breakfasts in Albuquerque take advantage of the mix of Southwest and Tex-Mex tastes to create a style all its own. But where are the in-the-know diners in Albuquerque headed out to when looking for an incredible meal to start off the day? Welcome to our Tastemaker List. Here, we've gathered information from the most experienced Albuquerque diners to bring you a list of the best spots for breakfast in Albuquerque. From local joints serving up hearty breakfasts spiced with green chilies to ritzy downtown diners providing creative meals, the best breakfast in Albuquerque has something for everyone. Grab a table in the Land of Enchantment and start your day right!

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8 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:Blades' Bistro, Indigo Crow, M'tucci's Moderno Italian - Rio Rancho
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:International, Contemporary American, Italian
Neighborhoods:Placitas, Albuquerque
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Blades' Bistro

$$$$
International
Placitas
4.7
1562 reviews
The nearby city of Placitas is home to the upscale and welcoming Blades' Bistro, site of some of the best breakfast in Albuquerque. This sleek and engaging restaurant boasts a full menu of brunch favorites to go alongside classic cocktails. Start with the house-special Chef Kevin's Homestead Hash, mixing fresh corned beef hash with seasonings and two eggs. Another highlight is the bistro quiche du jour, a special treat baked in-house with seasonal ingredients. The menu also includes eggs Benedict, crab cake Benedict, and Copenhagen Benedict made with in-house smoked salmon.

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Indigo Crow

$$$$
Contemporary American
Albuquerque
4.6
1998 reviews
Trek to the charming village of Corrales for a friendly brunch at the family-owned Indigo Crow restaurant. This authentic New Mexican spot is an excellent place for al fresco dining on brunch classics. Go for a Southwestern favorite with the Village or Chorizo Burritos or the huevos rancheros with a chipotle tortilla and red or green chiles. Diners can also go for the crab cake benny, with crab cakes, smoked ham, and poached eggs, or the Crow breakfast with eggs, bacon, green chile sausage, and seasoned potatoes. On the sweeter side, the Crow boasts French toast with warm berry compote, cinnamon, and powdered sugar.

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M'tucci's Moderno Italian - Rio Rancho

$$$$
Italian
Albuquerque
4.7
736 reviews
M'tuccis is one of Albuquerque's standout destinations for Italian dishes. The weekend brunch has a creative, fusion flair. It brings together American brunch favorites with Italian flavors and tastes. Try the vine-ripened tomato Benedict with poached eggs and Parmesan spinach. The panettone French toast offers a sweeter option. It features house-preserved fruit, orange and mascarpone cream, and Campari maple syrup. There is even Italian "biscuits and gravy." This dish includes house-made biscuits, fresh sausage gravy, sweet peppers, and crispy red potatoes.

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El Pinto

$$$$
Mexican / Southwestern
Albuquerque
4.3
5914 reviews
El Pinto is a family-owned city favorite that serves some of the best breakfast in Albuquerque. Stop into this restaurant a short walk from the Rio Grande to select from a menu of New Mexcian favorites. They include "The New Mexican Breakfast" with eggs, bacon or green chile sausage, and hatch red or green chile. Other menu favorites are the breakfast bowl, with eggs and guacamole and home-made biscuits and gravy. Diners who enjoy their meals at El Pinto can go home with a special treat. Grab a bottle of one of their many sauces and salsas for an authentic souvenir of the Duke City.

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Vernon's Speakeasy

$$$$
Steak
Albuquerque
4.7
4457 reviews
Vernon's Speakeasy is one of the most interesting dining experiences in Albuquerque. This ultra-cool spot hidden below the Village Shops at Los Ranchos is the perfect spot for a brunch meal before or after a day spent shopping. It's one of the top places in the city for a classic steak meal. Those are now available at their weekend brunch, alongside a menu of more traditional favorites. Try the smothered burrito for a New Mexico taste, with fresh scrambled eggs, pinto beans, papas, and meat in a flour tortilla with red or green chile. Vernon's also boasts Belgian waffles with mixed berry honey compote and whipped cream or pure maple syrup.

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Bravo Italian Kitchen - Albuquerque - Uptown

$$$$
Italian
Albuquerque
4.3
756 reviews
Bravo brings the taste - and feel - of ancient Rome to the heart of New Mexico. The Albuquerque outpost of this national chain offers some of the best breakfast in town and a full menu of Italian classics. The brunch features a wide selection of the traditional brunch favorites with an Italian flair. Try the Sicilian omelette. It features applewood bacon, sweet Italian sausage, tomato compote, caramelized onions, and mozzarella. The stuffed French toast filled with cream cheese and topped with strawberries is another menu highlight.

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Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro

$$$$
Contemporary American
Albuquerque
4.5
978 reviews
Zinc is an upscale hot spot with a superb wine selection and some of the best breakfast in New Mexico. On weekends, the Zinc Wine Bar transforms from a sleek night-out destination to a relaxed place for a hearty brunch with friends. It's the spot to go for a sweet-tooth brunch in Albuquerque. The menu boasts a classic Dutch Baby pancake with mixed-berry compote and powdered sugar. There's also the legendary "railroad French toast" adapted from mid-century dining cars. Diners can also enjoy chicken-fried bison steak and eggs accompanied by black peppercorn country gravy. It's a perfect place to go to experience some classic New Mexican favorites.

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MÁS Tapas y Vino

$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates
Albuquerque
4.5
1198 reviews
The upscale and lush Andaluz hotel is the site of MAS Tapas y Vino, one of the top restaurants in Albuquerque. Along with its exceptional lunches and dinners, MAS is also the spot to go for some of the best breakfast in Albuquerque. The menu at MAS consists of classic breakfast favorites with a Southwestern flair. Try the New Mexico breakfast bowl, with eggs, platas bravas, bacon or sausage, cheddar-jack cheese, and red or green chile. There's also a local breakfast sandwich with Tillamook sharp cheddar cheese, bacon, and platas bravas on either house-made focaccia or a bagel. For a healthy option, try the MAS smoothie or quinoa oatmeal.

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