Richard Mexican Restaurant American Square Richard's Mexican Restaurant

Richard's Mexican Restaurant

American Square
3301 Menaul Blvd. NE (Carlisle Blvd. NE)
Albuquerque, NM 87107
New Mexican food that's downright good for you.
Openings: Breakfast & Lunch Mon.-Sat.


Richard's Mexican Restaurant Restaurant Review:

In 1989, before anyone in this neck of the desert had even heard of black beans, brown rice or whole-wheat tortillas, Richard's was serving them in an effort to put a lighter spin on classic New Mexican cuisine. That effort was not only successful but happily continues today; best bets include a mean vegetarian posole (whole hominy simmered with dried red chilies) and two traditional dishes you don’t see much north of the border: calabacitas---a stew of green and yellow squash, roasted green chile and corn---and fideos, thin vermicelli noodles cooked quickly in tomato sauce. Rest assured that carnivores have plenty of options too, healthy or otherwise---including eggs with picadillo (a spiced ground-beef mixture) and grilled rather than deep-fried chiles rellenos; for dessert, there’s always chocolate cake, though we prefer the occasional special like lemon meringue pie. You don’t have to be a teetotaler to enjoy your meal either; beer and wine are both available.

Chef Gabriel Kreuther

Congratulations to chef Gabriel Kreuther! He just earned GAYOT's highest rating. Read GAYOT's article.