We found a neat little center in Albuquerque and decided to get out and stretch our legs.
Naturally, we ended up somewhere to eat lunch during the stretch. I’m grateful to say it was a delicious place that fed me lots of inspiration for future blog posts!
That’s when you know it’s a good restaurant.
As with MANY things with this trip, there was interesting history with both the building and the owners.
Here’s a bit more details, if you’re interested:
If you don’t feel like reading it all basically what it says is that the creator of the building, Nick Garcia, was an avid gardener, as is obvious throughout the patio area (see pictures below). Even better- the restaurant is owned by Shawn Mondragon. Shawn is the grandson of Nick and he proudly carries on his grandfather’s legacy.
Here’s a picture of the grounds:
It was beautiful. Beautiful enough that despite the 85 degree weather, we sat outside in the shade.
As far as the food was concerned, it was equally as delicious. We ordered three different quesadillas each with a side. Our sides were two orders of chips and salsa and an order of fries.
The sides came out first. The chips and salsa were good but the fries were amplified by their fry station!
They had several sauces at the station, including raspberry chipotle and BBQ mayonnaise. B had one he liked as well, those were just my favorites.
The fries also came in a neat little container that Veah asked me to get a picture of.
The most memorable quesadilla was the Malihu. It came with ham, pineapple, honey, and red chili as well as the cheese.
It was B’s least favorite because it was a bit too sweet which is probably why it was my favorite. Paired with the raspberry chipotle it was a mellow melt-in-my-mouth flavor.
I definitely saved this treat for last.
We also had the Quesadilla Club and another one, both of them delicious but not as unforgettable as the Malihu.
The only complaint was Guacamole tasted like mashed avocados with nothing else in it. Not even salt and pepper. I had to add it to make it taste good enough to eat.
Our waiter was very nice as well and came outside frequently to make sure our drinks were filled.
All-in-All, I highly recommend this place if you are headed to Old Town Albuquerque. It’s a great combination of beautiful surroundings and tasty food!