: Albuqueque (sp?) info
Dec 15th, 03, 06:25 AM
Albuqueque, NM members (or those in the know?).
Gotta take a trip down your way the week of the 29th of Dec.
Haven't been there in several years but, there was a New Mexican resturant in the Old Town area that had been there many years - do you know the name or if it's still there? (think it was a persons name).
I appreciate any help or clues you can give.
Thank you in advance;
Dec 15th, 03, 11:23 AM
My girlfriends parents live out there and may be of assistance to you. I have forwarded an e-mail to her with a link to this post.
Hopefully, her parents can answer your question about the restaurant, and provide some good destinations for your visit.
I will get back to you as soon as I have feed back.
Dec 15th, 03, 05:33 PM
Thank you very much!
I used to travel there quite often on "gov" business and just recently was asked to get involved in another project there.
The ol' memory just can't quite recall the name of the place.
Since I have to be there over Jan. 1st, I am flying the misses down and wanted to take her there. (I already told her about the place so now I have to come through!).
Thankfull for any help any help I can get.
ps: I looked on the City web site and tried a search - but it's hard if you don't have a clue at the name graemlins/clonk.gif
Dec 16th, 03, 04:42 AM
While in Old Town, what side of the square was it on? You are standing in the middle of the common area looking directly at the old church. Where is it? If right, thats the Hacienda (with a gift shop attached.) Just behind you? Can't remember the place but I went in for Margs.
Not in Old Town but not to be missed...
Take the Tram to the top of Sandia peak. Get the Steak Flamabie'<spelling?>. At "High Finance" make reservations for cocktails at sunset, dinner at dusk, the downhill tram at night. Nice.
Saddies' is one of the best in town. I'll make a small wager you won't finish the plate.
If you are entertaining out of town business people or you have a team with you, go to Gardinuos (Thx kausboy) left side of the mall. Mariachi band roaming around but it has all the trappings of an Out Back. It's a little to tourist for me but like I said, it works well for entertaining.
The last one I'd suggest, I can't suggest, but I can tell you where it is. Most people in town will know this place also. They have two places and the strange thing is, they are across the street from one and other. It's very, very good and perfect for lunch.
Your probably staying at the Court Yard (or near there)at Gibson. Go down San Mateo, cross Central and then at the next big cross street, Lomas, turn left (towards town.) Second building, a hundred yards on your left there will be a strip mall. The far left side of the strip mall is a little mom and pop place. There other (big) resteraunt) is across the street, diagonally. Go to the small place. That's where the original cook hangs out and the locals like it much better than the other.
Good luck and be careful. The city is one of the worse for red-light running. Twice I've just missed bad accidents and I'm an out-of-towner. Each time the car in front of me got pegged, bad.
[ 12-16-2003, 08:45 AM: Message edited by: Scoop69RS-SS ]
Dec 16th, 03, 05:40 AM
We moved down here about 3 years ago and we are always on the lookout for good places to eat. We get up to Albuquerque at least once a month. One of the "touristy" places to eat is Garduņos -good food and atmosphere. Sadies is by far the local favorite. I have been to old town several times but I have never eaten down there -always way to crowded! We usually eat at the "Olive Garden" when we go up there. We have a great little restraunt here in Socorro that we frequent called "El Sombrero" --yep, that's right -"the Hat" to the locals! -best place in town for a burritto is the video store! There is a lot of things I don't like about New Mexico but the food is certanly not one of them!!! I am sure there are some great places to eat in Albuquerque and hopefully some of the locals will pipe in with some suggestions. wish I could be of more help!
Just asked someone who has lived here for a while -they thought maybe you were talking about "La Posada" -thought I would pass it along.
[ 12-16-2003, 09:10 AM: Message edited by: kausboy ]
Dec 16th, 03, 06:16 AM
Thanks Guys graemlins/thumbsup.gif
I think Saddies' is the name of the place - boy it's tough getting older and not being able to remember them type thingys.
I remember it not being real-long on atmosphere but having good food and the 'locals' there had recommended it to me.
I love Southwestern/Mexican foods! graemlins/hurray.gif
The misses grew up with pretty bland cooking, but our spice cabinet is FULL now!
We'll also check out the other places and had planned on making the Tram trip up for the view - maybe dinner is a better plan!
Thank you very much for the recommendations and info! graemlins/thumbsup.gif
Dec 16th, 03, 02:15 PM
I went to a place in Albuq. called 'The Owl Cafe', and had a green chili cheeseburger. Not bad. :D
Dec 17th, 03, 12:44 PM
Whooooooooa, the green chili.
I almost forgot, The Village Inn, you'll go past it, on the right, after only a half mile from getting out of the airport.
You have to go there for a breakfast Burrido. Make sure there's plenty of green chili on it. WEEEEEEeeeeeeeee!!!
(Hell yes, I know I'm killing spellings left and right - sorry.)
So, I read again and I see you are taking your wife. As your friend and lawyer, I can only advise you, but strongly suggest, dinner at High Finance.
Call in advance. You want a table looking out over the front vista. Reserved. Not an inside table, not one up above, you want to sit against the glass with your lovely wife for a great evening. Call in advance. Make the reservation. Call in.... You get the idea.
The last thing I'd say is have flowers delivered to your table during dinner. Any floursit can handle it.
I'm here to tell ya brother, if it's a clear night and the stars are shinning, you and the misses will feel like teenagers again.
Then there'e the turquoise trail running up the back way to Santa Fe, (Hate that town.)
Dec 17th, 03, 12:58 PM
The wife and I are going to be down there this weekend. The food is worth the trip :eek:
Jan 30th, 04, 07:13 AM
Just wanted to post a follow-up with a BIG "Thank You" to all for your input!
The misses and I had a great time! graemlins/thumbsup.gif
"Take the Tram to the top of Sandia peak. Get the Steak Flamabie'<spelling?>. At "High Finance" make reservations for cocktails at sunset, dinner at dusk, the downhill tram at night. Nice." Thanks 'Scoop'!!! - made reservations for Sunset Dinner at window table on New Years - what a great experience! The Misses was Loving it! I think I could have suggested we sell the house, buy lots of cars, move into a tent next to a big shop building somewhere in the desert and she would have said 'yes' that night! :D (I checked - the answer is 'no' now).
We strolled Old Town on New Years day and hit Sadie's and The Owl during our stay.
Finished up at the Base (in lockdown Code Bravo) on Friday and drove up Turquois Hwy to Santa Fe for the night.
Then drove the 'new Chevy' up through Durango and got snowed-in in Cortez on Sat. Then down through 4-Corners and over to the Grand Canyon on Sun. - weather was cold (+6)- but clear! And no one was there! We had the lookouts to ourselves most of the time! Made it there in time to see the whole canyon and catch a great sunset over the canyon.
Left Mon. morning (after watching the sunrise over the canyon) and drove straight home - well, except for a stop at the new "Tommy's" Chili-burger in 'Barstool', CA.
Thanks again! Your info made it a GREAT trip!
Jan 30th, 04, 08:14 AM
The Turquois Highway.
Did you stop at the Mine Shaft Cafe in the artist town?
Interesting place. :rolleyes:
We just sat down, the waitress was standing next to our table talking to another waitress, complaining about all the as***le toursists.
Glad you had fun. Travel is the best.