Wine & Culinary
New Mexican food
is unlike anything you’ve ever tasted. Try a cooking class
to learn how to make this fusion cuisine based on Native American, Mexican and Spanish ingredients and techniques. As a diverse culinary destination, Albuquerque boasts a wide variety of restaurants
sure to suit any foodie.
The star ingredient is the chile pepper, our state fruit.
Harvested in the late summer while still green, the long, narrow peppers
are served freshly roasted and peeled, or frozen for use throughout the
year. Most commonly, you’ll find green chiles made into a spicy sauce
that’s ladled over enchiladas, burritos and stuffed sopaipillas. (To
sound like a local, just call it “green chile,” not “green chile
Albuquerque is one of the best culinary destinations with mom 'n pop restaurants
green chiles fried into rellenos, piled on top of cheeseburgers,
stuffed into breakfast burritos and made into a satisfying stew with
hearty chunks of potato. Red chiles, left on the plants to ripen to a
deep garnet color, are strung into ristras to dry. These dried red
chiles are rehydrated and pureed into a velvety smooth sauce (again,
simply called “red chile”) that adorns
huevos rancheros, tamales and enchiladas—served stacked, not rolled.
Annual Food and Wine Events
The Albuquerque area hosts unique food, beer and wine festivals that
draw thousands of visitors every year; see below for a list of major
events. Also be sure to check our calendar for smaller beer-pairing
dinners, wine tastings and other savory events.
More information on wine, beer and culinary events and festivals.
1607 Paseo de Peralta /
New Mexico boasts over 30 established microbreweries and brewpubs dotting scenic byways and main str...
Nexus, the beer place that brings people together. It's not just a place; it's an experience.
Open for free tours, free tastings and wine sales.
Anasazi Fields Winery is located on the western e...
With Blue Plate Special, you get more than platters of food--you receive full, personalized service....
733 Chavez Rd. N.W. /
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque,
/ Toll Free: (800) 706-1699
Casa Rondena Winery-a rare vineyard experience tucked away among the ancient cottonwoods in ABQ's se...
Located off I-25 & Jefferson. Home to national & international award winning microbrews.
Visitors are welcome for free tours and tasting.
We specialize in finely crafting small quanti...
8400 Pan American Frwy. N.E. /
/ Toll Free: (888) 857-WINE
Gruet Winery was founded by Gilbert Gruet, founder of the Gruet et Fils and Paul Laurent champagne h...
The Canteen is a brewery, restaurant and community all in one.
Producing award winning micro-brews, ...