The Best Cheap Eats in Albuquerque

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Located in the heart of New Mexico, Albuquerque offers countless activities, events, and attractions. Visitors can stroll along Central Avenue, check out the world-famous Route 66, take a hot air balloon ride in the open skies and visit the Sandia Mountains... not to mention fantastic attractions like Petroglyph National Park and the Sandia Peak Tramway. The expansive scenery, abundant open space and constant sunshine every day make it a magical place to visit. Foodies come to Albuquerque from far and wide to try everything from pizza and tacos to fine dining and hearty comfort food. If you’re in the mood for a great meal that won’t break the bank, check out our Tastemaker List of where to find the best cheap eats in Albuquerque. Book a table today!

Restaurants:Brixens, MÁS Tapas y Vino, M'tucci's Moderno Italian - Rio Rancho
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Burgers, Tapas / Small Plates, Italian
Neighborhoods:Albuquerque

Brixens

$$$$·Burgers·
Albuquerque
157 reviews
  • Fun
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for Birthdays
Brixens is the place to go for delicious eats that are easy on your wallet. It’s a locally-owned, family restaurant on Central Ave and is one of the most popular downtown dining spRead more
100% recommended
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MÁS Tapas y Vino

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Albuquerque
812 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Tapas
MAS Tapas y Vino on Second Street, located in the stylish Hotel Andaluz, offers fresh reinventions of traditional Spanish cuisine. Their menu features contemporary American Tapas aRead more
84% recommended

M'tucci's Moderno Italian - Rio Rancho

$$$$·Italian·
Albuquerque
348 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
For a super cheap and tasty pizza in Albuquerque, head to M’tucci’s Moderno restaurant on Wellspring Ave in Rio Rancho. This popular Italian eatery has some of the best cheap eats Read more
100% recommended

M'tucci's Italian - Albuquerque

$$$$·Italian·
Albuquerque
778 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Located on Winter Haven Road, this restaurant is the original M’tucci’s Moderno Italian. They opened a second outpost, but come check out the spot that made them so popular to begiRead more
100% recommended
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Indigo Crow

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Albuquerque
1,592 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch
Indigo Crow is an upscale Contemporary American restaurant. Located in the Village of Corrales, it is a cozy and casual place for friends and family to gather for brunch and enjoy Read more
100% recommended
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Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Albuquerque
1,009 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Neighborhood Gem
Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro is a local favorite in Albuquerque and one of the signature restaurants in town for cheap eats that taste great and are easy on the wallet. The restaurant ofRead more
100% recommended
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Seasons 52 - Albuquerque

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Albuquerque
837 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Anniversaries
Seasons 52 is a trendy grill and wine bar with upscale food at prices that won’t scare you away! Diners can enjoy the seasonally changing menu, featuring fresh ingredients in creatRead more
99% recommended
Good for Groups in New Mexico

Blades' Bistro

$$$$·International·
Placitas
1,250 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Blades’ Bistro, located in the oasis of Placitas, features innovative international cuisine in a casual, country setting. They pride themselves on their laid-back atmosphere with nRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in New Mexico

El Pinto

$$$$·Mexican / Southwestern·
Albuquerque
3,874 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
Founded in 1962, El Pinto began as just a one-room restaurant with only a handful of tables. The eatery now seats over 1,200 guests in five patios, three indoor dining rooms, and aRead more
91% recommended
Good for Groups in New Mexico

Farm & Table

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Albuquerque
3,525 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Farm & Table is a casually elegant Contemporary American restaurant located in Albuquerque’s gorgeous North Valley. The menu focuses on seasonal dishes created from scratch with inRead more
92% recommended
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Trombino's Bistro Italiano

$$$$·Italian·
Albuquerque
1,472 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
For delicious cheap Italian eats in Albuquerque, make sure to check out Trombino’s Bistro Italiano! It’s a longstanding favorite among locals and visitors alike and has a great cenRead more
92% recommended
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Albuquerque

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Albuquerque
908 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Ruth’s Chris Steak House, conveniently located just north of I-40 on Louisiana Blvd, is a national steakhouse chain. Guests come here for a consistently amazing dining experience eRead more
96% recommended
Good for Groups in New Mexico

Vernon's Speakeasy

$$$$·Steak·
Los Ranchos
3,927 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Vernon’s Speakeasy hides behind a secret door in Los Ranchos Liquors and is one of the most secluded and secretive spots in town! It is the epitome of what a speakeasy strives to bRead more
93% recommended
Hot Spot in New Mexico
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Bravo Italian Kitchen - Albuquerque - Uptown

$$$$·Italian·
Albuquerque
565 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
For great cheap eats in Albuquerque and a cozy restaurant setting, head to Bravo Cucina Italiana. This Italian restaurant is in the Uptown Center off Indian School and Lousiana RoaRead more
94% recommended

Savoy Bar and Grill Albuquerque

$$$$·Californian·
Albuquerque
838 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Savoy Bar and Grill, located in Montgomery Business Park, offers classic and Contemporary American and Californian food in Albuquerque. The location is sun-filled, unpretentious anRead more
99% recommended
Good for Groups in New Mexico
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Bien Shur - Sandia Resort and Casino

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Albuquerque
1,016 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Bien Shur offers one of Albuquerque’s Premier Dining experiences. The setting is casually elegant and features breathtaking mountain views from the top floor of the resort hotel. LRead more
85% recommended
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The Cellar: Tapas, Beer, Wine

$$$$·Spanish·
Albuquerque
349 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
The Cellar, located on Lomas Blvd in the heart of Downtown Albuquerque, is a perfect spot for cheap eats in town. Housed in a 100-year-old renovated building, the interior featuresRead more
91% recommended
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Black Angus Steakhouse - Albuquerque

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Albuquerque
851 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Good for Anniversaries
Black Angus Steakhouse, located on the Southeast corner of Wyoming and Menual, next to Walmart, is a perfect spot for an inexpensive lunch or dinner in Albuquerque. The focus is onRead more
89% recommended
Good for Groups in New Mexico

P.F. Chang's - Albuquerque

$$$$·Asian·
Albuquerque
67 reviews
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Authentic
P.F. Chang’s is a unique restaurant concept that honors the 2,000-year-old Asian tradition of wok cooking. They make food from scratch every day in every one of their nationally-acRead more
100% recommended
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Sandiago's Grill At The Tram - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Albuquerque
422 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Located at the base of the world-famous Sandia Tramway, Sandiago’s is an awesome place to get cheap eats in Albuquerque. Come enjoy the delicious food with an incredible view of thRead more
85% recommended
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