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Backstreet Grill

1919 Old Town Rd NW, Suite 6, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1369
+1 505-842-5434
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“duck tacos” (60 reviews)
“street tacos” (63 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Cafe, Grill, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1919 Old Town Rd NW, Suite 6, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1369
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was a disappointment. Way overpriced, slow service and food was mediocre. I hate to write reviews like this but I feel it is necessary because of the ridiculous prices for just a lunch.

Thank DianeK1177
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here several times for lunch when visiting Albuquerque & Old Town; the street tacos are my go-to which are made with fresh ingredients and taste wonderful. I get one chicken, one beef, and one pork.

Thank Doug T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had two dinners here whilst staying at the nearby BW Rio Grande. Duck tacos were excellent and the beef tacos also very good. Nice range of Mexican street food and local craft beer. Good size portions so you don’t necessarily need a starter but we...More

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a reservation for Friday evening. Upon arrival, after a long wait for the hostess, we were informed that notwithstanding a confirmed reservation, that due to a shift change, they did not have a table for us. Thus, we were afforded an opportunity to...More

Thank Robert J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has great food, with excellent flavors. Located just off the Historical Old Town plaza in Albuquerque. Ask for a patio seat if you can, only the view could be better as you are looking on the car park but the good food and...More

Thank Joris L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch before visiting the Da Vinci Exhibit at the Natural History Museum. We ended up just having a glass of wine and an appetizer each. The entrées were a little large and we weren't going to be able to take leftovers. My...More

Thank Loren H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone was very nice and friendly. Guacamole made at the table was excellent. Tacos were very good though I would have preferred a side of a vegetable as opposed to the fries or rice we were offered. However, the service was really slow even though...More

Thank JerseyJodi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food, the beer, the staff all make this a perfect place for lunch or dinner. We went 2x on our most recent visit. Travis was cool waiter and the food was delicious!

Thank Jenifer J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our 2nd outing here on our American Route 66 road trip, fantastic place, staff (Travis) cheerful, friendly and helpful, food excellent, although there’s a lot of it so we shared! Great outside area - good to people watch! Would definitely recommend if you are in...More

Thank Jane A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great lunch while we were strolling around Old Town. No one in our group had visited this grill before but we decided to give it a try for lunch. Everyone enjoyed their meal and drinks. I would not hesitate to visit again!

Thank howellm2016
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August 27, 2018|
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Response from DrJ5714 | Reviewed this property |
Generally only got to dog friendly places
Since I cannot respond to the management counter to my review I will answer this way. In New Mexico when I saw a Navajo Taco on the menu and ordered it with Green Chile I figured I was getting a New Mexico Dish. It was not even close to what I expected. The dish I received had no flavor and was more like a tasteless taco dish. My mistake but I was misled by the menu. The grilled cheese was a complete waste as well as it was a total grease sandwich. The Calamari was totally cooked to a crisp and like eating burnt whatever and I don't remember the other dish but you can see my issues. Then to top of the experience a server that was totally cocky did nothing more than take the order and never removed the dishes and maybe now you know why we won't be back. Your cuisine is your choice and that's no issue with me. Just like my choice is to never come back. So my question is is there valet parking?
February 20, 2018|
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Response from Emma F | Property representative |
I really appreciate you responding to elaborate about your experience. Greasy and burnt food is in no way how we like to present ourselves, and less than perfect service is completely unacceptable. I see you left your... More
lisa b
May 26, 2017|
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Response from CJGinFL | Reviewed this property |
Don't think it's necessary - we didn't
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $19
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1919 Old Town Rd NW, Suite 6, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1369
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-842-5434
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Fresh innovative southwestern cuisine with a baja twist. We also serve local craft beer.
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