South Los Altos residents can grab some of the city’s best burgers at The Owl Cafe or snag spicy salsa and other New Mexican favorites at Sadie’s. Live music and late night drinks are in supply at Cervante’s Restaurant and Lounge.
Perched just north of Interstate 40 along Eubank Boulevard, The Owl Café is a '50s-style diner best known for its award-winning hamburgers. Locals love the Albuquerque
melt, featuring one of the eatery’s famous fresh-ground beef patties with grilled onions, Swiss cheese and of course green chile — the state’s official food. Get it with a creamy milkshake and take flight after spending only around $15.
Sadie’s occupies a prominent pedestal in the pantheon of New Mexican cuisine. Its widely exported salsa and popular plates come with a warning for timid taste buds, and locals agree that the enchiladas are the best around. Treating a worthy companion to this Albuquerque gem will cost around $45 for dinner and drinks for two.
Stop by Cervantes
Restaurant and Lounge for drinks and live music in a relaxed atmosphere with great food. The front section is a family-style dining room, and the rear’s lounge atmosphere proves lively and inviting. The carne adovada is marinated in red chile sauce for up to 8 hours, and a large plate of it will set you back less than $10. Moviegoers can head up to High Ridge 8 in the foothills or roll down to Regal Winrock 16 at ABQ Uptown
to catch Hollywood’s latest offering.