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Best Albuquerque Cheap Eats


As the world economy slows down, we may want to tighten our belts, but we still need to fill our stomachs. Splurging at top-rated restaurants is fun for special events, but where can you go for a good quality meal that won't break the bank? Gather the change out of your piggy bank and sofa cushions and take it to one of our selections for the best cheap eats in Albuquerque.

Barelas Coffee House New Mexican
Quick Bite
1502 Fourth St. SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
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If you like to do as the locals do, Barelas is the place. More...

Cecilia's Cafe New Mexican
14/20
Dining Room at Cecilia 230 6th St. SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
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This relative upstart doles out classic New Mexican grub with all the heart and soul of Albuquerque’s best-loved old-timers. More...

Duran Central Pharmacy Mexican
Quick Bite
1815 Central NW
Albuquerque, NM 87106
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A historic Route 66 drugstore soda fountain with good red chile and buttered tortillas. More...

Frontier Restaurant Diner
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Frontier Restaurant, Albuquerque, NM 2400 Central Ave. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
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A green chile-spattered, sweet roll-slinging, yellow-roofed local legend steps from UNM. More...

The Grove Cafe & Market American
Quick Bite
600 Central Ave. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
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This sunny, urbane café and market is ushering Albuquerque into the locavorian twenty-first century. More...

Guava Tree Cafe Latin American
Quick Bite
216 Yale Blvd. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
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A charming slice of the tropical life. More...

Mary & Tito's Cafe New Mexican
14/20
Dining Room at Mary & Tito 2711 4th St. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
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In a town swimming with red chile, this is still the premier watering hole. More...

Padilla's Mexican Kitchen Mexican
Quick Bite
1510 Girard Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
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Honest, family-style New Mexican cooking. More...

Saigon Restaurant Vietnamese
12/20
Fiesta del Norte
6001 San Mateo Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
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Pho, bun and nuoc cham in the land of beans, corn and salsa. More...


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