Enjoy Easter Brunch in Albuquerque

Bien Shur
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Special occasions call for brunch, and Easter is no exception, and Albuquerque has an array of Easter brunches. While some require you to dress formally and cost a bit more, others are more casual and are relatively cheap, but all the restaurants in this New Mexico city offer a taste of the American southwest.

Each restaurant offers a special brunch experience, and in addition to the traditional big buffet brunch spreads, some great places in town to sit down for a plated brunch are also included in the list. No matter what your budget or personal tastes, Albuquerque has a place for you this Easter.

Typically brunch hours in the city last from 10 a.m. until 2 or 3 p.m., but some restaurants will stop seating guests for brunch up to 30 minutes before the end of the brunch serving. Be sure to call ahead as most of these restaurants require reservations well in advance for the special holiday brunch.

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    Hyatt Tamaya
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    The Corn Maiden and Santa Ana Cafe at the Hyatt Tamaya are offering Easter brunch on Sunday morning this year. Starters include fresh fruit and honey yogurt, and the breakfast features an omelet station including sides such as ham, bacon, and sausage. Chef's specialties include apple pancakes, grilled chicken breast, crab, and sour cream mashed potatoes. A taco station will have fillings that include carne, pollo, and beans. The carving station includes beef striploin, honey glazed ham, and fruit chutney. Desserts include strawberry rhubarb pie, chocolate cake, and Meyer lemon cake.

    • When: Sunday, April 1, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    • Where: Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM
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    Blades is known for its casual, country setting in Placitas where you can expect seasonal specials that remind you of eating at home—if your mother was a gourmet chef. Call ahead for reservations as tables typically fill up during this annual holiday brunch.

    • When: Sunday, April 1, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Where: Blades Bistro, Placitas, NM
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    Fresh means so many things, but when it comes to food, it's such a welcome descriptor! Local farm-to-table ingredients are on the menu in items like the garden omelet with local chorizo, a herbed-mushroom goat cheese omelet, or enchiladas and eggs. Options vary per season (depending on what's ripe nearby), so you never know what great options you'll get at this locally sourced restaurant.

    • When: Sunday, April 1, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Where: Farm & Table, Albuquerque, NM
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    Bien Shur
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    Bien Shur offers a special Easter brunch. They feature a breakfast station, farmer's market stand, a raw bar with peel and eat shrimp and oysters, lobster mac and cheese, fresh roasted salmon, grilled chicken, made to order risotto station, a carving station with red chile-rubbed prime rib and pecan-crusted turkey, a Viennese display table, and a kids' corner with mini burgers and pasta.

    • When: Sunday, April 1, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Where: Sandia Resort and Casino, Albuquerque, NM
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    The Grove serves breakfast all day, with specialty items such as poached eggs, croque madame with fresh fruit, and their French style pancakes all popular options. Lunch items are served from 11 a.m. till closing. Soups are changed daily and seasonal, and salads include the farmer's salad and tuna salad nicoise.

    • When: Sunday, April 1, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Where: Grove Cafe, Albuquerque, NM
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    The Easter Brunch Buffet at the Hotel Andaluz includes an Easter egg hunt, a New Mexico Marimba Band, and buffets in both pint and adult sizes. The prix fixe menu includes pastries and muffins, fresh fruit, a paella station, steak and eggs, huevos Benedictos, crab, a crepe station, and goat cheesecake. Reservations are required.

    When: Sunday, April 1, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Where: Hotel Andaluz, Albuquerque, NM

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    Council Room
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    Brunch favorites include a French toast BLAST, green chile meatloaf sandwich, pan-seared chicken breast, salmon fillet, grilled ham steak, and prime rib au jus. Starters include garlic shrimp skewers, short ribs street tacos, and duck confit.

    • When: Sunday, April 1, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.​​
    • Where: Sandia Resort and Casino, Albuquerque, NM
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    The brunch features an assortment of made to order eggs, an omelet station, peel and eat shrimp, carved prime rib, chipotle honey glazed ham, desserts, and more. There will be an Easter egg hunt and visits with the Easter bunny, and you can also enjoy music and entertainment while you eat. Reservations are recommended.

    • When: Sunday, April 1, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Where: MCM Elegante, Albuquerque, NM
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    The brunch includes an all-day breakfast of scrambled eggs and bacon or sausage and a waffle station with red chile or vanilla waffles with maple or green chile syrup. Entrees include Dr. Pepper boneless short ribs, cod filets, slow-roasted pork loin, or carne adovada. The carving station will have glazed ham, roast beef and assorted mustards and chutneys. There will be market greens and salads and sides that include pickled vegetables and corn casserole. There will also be bread and an assortment of pastries and baked goods. Reservations are recommended.

    • When: Sunday, April 1, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Where: Indian Pubelo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM
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    El Pinto Restaurant
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    If you’re looking for truly local flavor even on Easter, try El Pinto. The doors will open early at 9:30 a.m. where El Pinto offers its regular Sunday brunch menu for chile lovers. Try the Eggs Benedict, which includes eggs and pork loin on a green chile biscuit with a red hollandaise sauce, or green chile cheese biscuits smothered in green chile white gravy with a side of chorizo.

    • When: Sunday, April 1, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Where: El Pinto, Albuquerque, NM
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    Seasons offers an Easter celebration on the rooftop patio or in the main dining room. The a la carte brunch in the dining room, which will include regular menu items along with chef specialties for the day, including Eggs Benedict, raisin cinnamon French Toast, Jumbo sea scallops, chicken, prime rib, carne adovada tacos, salads, appetizers, cocktails, and desserts. The rooftop patio brunch features breakfast items such as buttermilk pancakes, pastries, salads, a carving station with prime rib and ham, rotisserie chicken, carne adovada, and assorted vegetable sides.

    • When: Sunday, April 1, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Where: Seasons Grille, Albuquerque, NM
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    The Slate Street Cafe will feature its favorite brunch items. The patio and wine loft will be open. If your party will be six or more, please call to make a reservation.

    • When: Sunday, April 1, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Where: Slate Street Cafe, Albuquerque, NM
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    Sandia Mountains
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    The Prairie Star can't be matched for its views of the Sandia Mountains. Their Easter Brunch includes appetizers of griddle cakes and rabbit confit frittata. Soup or salad choices are roasted tomato garlic soup or a salad of raspberry mint or grilled Romaine. Main course choices are Georgia quail Benedict, lox, and a bagel or petite prime rib. For dessert, there will be lemon poppy cake or strawberry compote.

    • When: Sunday, April 1, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    • Where: The Prairie Star, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM
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    For Easter brunch, Tucanos offers a fresh omelet station with bacon, sausage, ham, french toast, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, and muffins. Dinner options will also be available all day long, with grilled lamb, center-cut sirloin wrapped in bacon, salmon, and peel and eat shrimp. Both options include unlimited salad, but seating is limited, so call ahead to reserve a table early.

    • When: Sunday, April 1, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    • Where: Tucanos Restaurant, Albuquerque, NM
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    Zinc will provide its regular brunch menu with a number of specials. The Nob Hill restaurant accommodates dietary restrictions such as gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan. The regular brunch menu offers options such as Baklava crepes, baked almond brie bruschetta, crispy duck confit egg rolls, Oaxacan chicken salad, Belgian waffles, railroad French toast, steak and eggs, and zucchini and quinoa fritter cakes.

    • When: Sunday, April 1, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    • Where: Zinc, Albuquerque, NM
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    Ranchers Club
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    The Ranchers Club has a reputation for some of the most elegant dining in town, and some of the best steaks. Their quieter, elegant Easter brunch comes with a breakfast buffet, salad station, and dessert station. Entrees will be a la carte off the menu. Dress code is business casual. Reservations are recommended.

    • When: Sunday, April 1, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Where: Ranchers Club, Albuquerque, NM