Albuquerque Restaurants & Albuquerque Nightlife

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Sizzling Fajitas Gardunos at Old Town in Hotel Albuquerque

Dining & Nightlife in Albuquerque

Albuquerque's tantalizing restaurants

As New Mexico’s largest city, Albuquerque boasts a wide variety of restaurants and cuisines. From casual dining including a growing food truck industry to fine dining Albuquerque has a restaurant for every taste. Of course, New Mexican food prevails and the state question “Red or Green?” will be asked for just about everything from eggs to enchiladas. Visitors who are sensitive to spicy food are well advised to ask for the chile on the side.

Guests of Heritage Hotels & Resorts get a 15% off discount at some of our favorite local restaurants. Be sure to check the Local Treasures list

Gardunos at Old Town in Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town

Checkout our new Gardunos at Old Town restaurant located in Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town. Newly renovated, we seat 200 guests indoors and have a brand new outdoor patio designed after a European villa with lovely fountains to enjoy our beautiful weather. Gardunos serves up great authentic New Mexican cuisine in a festive atmosphere with live entertainment. Be sure to try the famous tableside guacamole and margaritas.

Gardunos at Old Town in Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town
800 Rio Grande Blvd. NW | Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104 | Phone: 505-843-6300

Spirit Winds Café in Nativo Lodge
6000 Pan American Freeway NE | Albuquerque, NM 87109 | Phone: 505-798-4300

Vanilla Pop band at QBar photo by Bryan Krammer
Live Music & DJs Vanilla Pop at QBar

Albuquerque Nightlife

Albuquerque is the epicenter of New Mexico’s hottest nightlife. From live music, nightclubs to dance and theatre the options are limitless.

QBar and Casa Esencia at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town

The state’s two hottest nightclubs are located at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town. QBar and Casa Esencia are consistently voted in local publications as “Best Swanky Bar”, “Best Cocktail”, “Best Girls Night Out” and other accolades. QBar is open Tuesday-Saturday and has a variety of entertainment from live music to salsa to DJ club music. Casa Esenica is only open on Friday nights.  Be sure to check out our Facebook Page to find out what is happening during your visit.

For more information visit and To learn more about upcoming events and entertainment see our Facebook pages: QBar and Casa Esencia.

Nativo Underground at Nativo Lodge

Nativo Lodge features a fantastic Lobby Bar open daily with happy hour and other specials. A special event called Nativo Underground happens every other Friday night and features a variety of entertainment and happenings from wine tastings to tattoo and graffiti demonstrations. Visit Nativo Lodge’s Facebook Page to find out upcoming events and happenings.