I've been in Albuquerque since I was a little kid and this is still one of my favorite places. In general the NM food honestly isn't the absolute best you can find in town, but it's such a nice experience overall that I still highly recommend it -- the NM ambiance can't be beat! The patio is gorgeous. The bar is (in my experience) far and away the prettiest in town. But DON'T go during dinner-time rush hours and expect anything other than an extra-long wait to be seated followed by extra-long wait to be served! Instead: go on off-days, and/or during off-hours, so you won't be disappointed. Try one of their excellent margaritas and order the chile con queso, guacamole, and/or some of the deep-fried chile strips, yum yum yum yum yum! Also the chile rellenos are pretty good and so are the chicken enchiladas. Plus you've gotta love their sopapillas - slather them with honey, it's a classic NM treat not to be missed!
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