Some of the best Albuquerque restaurants sign on for the annual New Mexico Restaurant Week, which offers diners a chance to taste and sample some great food. For 2016, New Mexico Restaurant Week runs for three different weeks in Taos and northern New Mexico, Albuquerque, and Santa Fe.
In Santa Fe, the week runs February 21 - 28. In Taos and northern New Mexico, Restaurant Week runs February 28 - March 6.
In Albuquerque, it runs Sunday, March 6 through Sunday, March 13.
Discover local chefs and see what they've cooked up for their special three-course, prix-fixe dinners, or order off the regular menu. Value priced lunches and dinners, lodging packages, cooking classes and wine and spirits tastings are all part of the celebration.
These aren't just any restaurants. The list reads like a who's who of local gems: Prairie Star and MAS should be enough to pique your interest. Read on for the entire list, and get out your appetites and enjoy.
Most participating restaurants will offer a prix-fixe dinner with three courses (appetizer, entree and dessert). Prices do not include tax, gratuity or beverages.
Participating Albuquerque Restaurants:
- Amore Neapolitan Pizzeria
- Blades Bistro
- Farm & Table
- Freight House
- Jinja Bar & Bistro - Northeast Heights and Westside
- MAS - Tapas y Vino
- Prairie Star Restaurant and Wine Bar
- Savoy Bar and Grill
- Scalo Northern Italian Grill
- Seasons Rotisserie and Grill
- Standard Diner
- The Melting Pot
- Torino's @ home
- Zacatecas Tacos & Tequila
- Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro
To find out more about what food will be offered at each restaurant, visit the Albuquerque Restaurant Week website.
Restaurant Week also has special events that offer culinary experiences.
In Albuquerque, there will be classes in mixing cocktails, making S'mores with chocolate truffles, wine tasting, and making mozzarella cheese.
Santa Fe has many restaurants participating in the week's special lunch and dinner offerings. Enjoy lunch or dinner specials at restaurants that include, but are not limited to, Andiamo, the Coyote Cafe, El Farol, Geronimo and more.
Santa Fe offers classes in cake decorating, making mozzarella and ricotta, making mole, making pies, and more.
Lodging specials at hotels include the Eldorado, the Inn on Paseo, Hotel St. Francis, El Pueblo Bonito, and Hotel Chimayo.
Find out about Santa Fe Restaurant Week.
In Taos, restaurants such as El Meze, Mondo Italiano, Medley and the Gorge Bar and Grill will have specials. Lodge at El Monte Sagrado for special packages and rates.
Find out about Taos Restaurant Week.