Food & Drink in Los Lunas

45% Off at Ned's Bar & Grill

Albuquerque

$20 $11

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Green chile cheeseburger, grilled ahi tuna sandwich, southwestern grilled chicken sandwich, enchiladas, and nachos

$10 for Sushi, Salads, and Juices at Sushi Loka

Albuquerque

$10 $5

In a casual café-like environment, diners sup on spicy crab rolls, hearty cobb salads, raw juices, and fresh smoothies

Up to Half Off Mexican Cuisine at Hacienda Del Rio

West Old Town

$30 $16.50

Southwestern and Mexican dishes of beef fajitas, charbroiled steaks, fry-bread tacos, and burgers topped with Hatch green chili

Half Off Southeast Asian Cuisine at Street Food Market

University Heights

$10 $5

Saigon market steamed banh bao, Bangkok market pad thai, and other Southeast Asian street food specialties

50% Off at Chocolate Dude Coffee & Candy

Albuquerque

$10 $5

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Hand-made, gourmet chocolates, Italian-style espresso, and gifts for any occasion

Up to 50% Off at Town House Restaurant

Nob Hill

$20 $12

Restaurant originally opened in 1963 serves variety of American comfort food, such as pork chops, patty melt with fries, and cobb salad

Up to 51% Off Breakfast Food at R U Cereal?

University Heights

$18 $9

Take a break from studying to dig into this breakfast-oriented restaurant's buffet, which includes more than 35 cereals and various toppings

Up to 50% Off Healthy, Prepared Meals from My Delish Dinners

Cottonwood Corners

$25 $13

Prepared meals save time, effort, and wasted food, and are a healthier alternative to fast food

Up to 57% Off Boxed Lunches

Albuquerque

$30 $15

Boxed lunches such as deli-style sandwiches with roast beef, chicken salad, or pulled pork are freshly prepared to feed two or more diners

Up to 50% Off New Mexican Cuisine at Cecilia's Cafe

Albuquerque

$16 $8

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Café featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives serves authentic New Mexican fare and challenges patrons to eat loaded 10-pound burritos

50% Off American-European Food at CoolWater Fusion Restaurant

Albuquerque

$20 $10

Award-winning eatery puts gourmet twists on American-inspired dishes nuanced by French and Italian flavors in a modern, cozy dining space

Half Off Smoothies and Healthy Food at ZoE Smoothies & More

Rio Rancho (located inside The Sports Clubs)

$10 $5

Smoothies made with fresh fruit, low-fat yogurt, sweetened with honey alongside other healthy treats

50% Off at Pizza 9 in Rio Rancho

Rio Rancho

$20 $10

Chicago--style deep-dish & thin-crust pizzas quell cravings for Italian fare along with hearty pasta & crispy fried apps for carry-out

42% Off Sub and Chips at L.A. Subs

Rio Rancho

$6.95 $4

Pillowy rolls come packed with savory fillings, including italian, ham, roast beef, or tuna

Up to 61% Off Wine Club Membership at Anasazi Fields Winery

Placitas

$50 $20

Tour the premises before sipping on dry table wines hand-crafted from locally sourced fruits and berries; membership includes 20% discount

Up to 45% Off Wine Tasting

Budaghers

$41 $25

Couples choose eight wines to sample, paired with chocolate-covered raisins and almonds, and take home a bottle of Estate Tempranillo

53% Off at Felipe's Tacos in Santa Fe

Santa Fe

$15 $7

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Made-daily authentic Mexican fare, including burritos & tortas, crafted from family recipes with lean steak, skinless chicken & no lard

45% Off Spanish Tapas at Taberna

Taberna

$40 $22

Shareable plates of Spanish fare include braised pork shoulder, roasted beet salad, and smoked chicken legs in a bright, modern restaurant

45% Off at Asian Restaurant

Santa Fe

$20 $11

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Chefs create Chinese, Thai, and Japanese dishes, including sushi and vegetarian specialties

Up to 50% Off European Cuisine at Tanti Luce 221

Downtown Santa Fe

$40 $21

(93)

A selection of Spanish, French, and Italian tapas alongside entrees such as pesto-crusted diver scallops and housemade beef ravioli

Half Off Beer Flights

Taos

$22 $11

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Beer flights can include brews such as Superstitious stout, German-style Kolsch 45, and Hopper IPA

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An outdoor heated mineral pool beckons guests at the Garden Gate Day Spa, but its appeal lies in more than just its smooth surface. As visitors slip beneath the surface, underwater music floats gently into the eardrums. Similarly soothing details pop up throughout the spa: a rain shower and dry saunas stand ready in the women's changing room, an aromatherapy room engages the olfactory system, and luxurious spa packages encourages all-day visits.

5 Thomas Rd
Los Lunas,
NM
US

Ever since Baskin Robbins began its dessert fashion show in 1953, more than 1,000 original flavors have sauntered across the nation's tongue runways, 31 at a time. With the ice creamery's iconic pink sampling spoons as your guide, taste-test as many as you like until you find the flavor that gives your soul a back rub, whether it's a classic flavor such as rocky road single scoop ($2.49) or a seasonal serving of Love Potion #31—white chocolate and raspberry ice cream loaded with raspberry-filled chocolate hearts—and America's Birthday Cake ($3.99). Otherwise, keep it simple and bury your face within the flavor of the month. The ice alchemists at Baskin Robbins can also transmute their ice cream and sherbet into drinkable desserts such as floats, freezes, and shakes ($4.39–$5.89).

3457 State Highway 47
Los Lunas,
NM
US

Fat Sat's Bar and Grill conjures memories of the jazz age with its 1920s-style ornamentation and murals of old-time Chicago street scenes, each hand-painted by world-renowned artist Michael Ostaski. The owners named the bar in fond remembrance of their grandfather, Uncle Saturnino Trujillo, who grew up in the era of prohibition and speakeasies. Inside the kitchen, chefs bustle day and night, whipping up breakfasts, twirling pastas, hand-cutting rib-eye steaks, and grilling seafood. Bartenders behind three separate bars communicate to one another by angling mirrors as they fill cups to the brim with margaritas and 14 draft beers. Nineteen flat screens beam down upon the bars and tabletops, and a fire pit blazes amid two large outdoor patios. Live bands serenade guests Thursdays through Saturdays, while Friday nights entertain guests with games, trivia, dancing, and karaoke, offering them a welcome reprieve from evenings spent thumb-wrestling their aunts.

51 I 25 Byp
Belen,
NM
US

You don't earn the title "The Salsa Twins" for nothing. Brothers Jim and John Thomas take their salsas very seriously, as they are essentially a family heirloom, made using recipes handed down by their grandmother. The twins' parents first opened El Pinto as a seven-seat restaurant in 1962. The name's translation ("the spot") has become more and more appropriate over the course of the now world-renowned eatery's history. Jim and John took over the business in the early 1990s, expanding it into a 12-acre destination restaurant that seats more than 1,200 locals and visiting celebrities, presidents, and wedding guests in five patios, three indoor dining rooms, and a cantina.

But they wouldn't have experienced such profound success—and earned their nickname—were it not for their signature salsas. When customers began requesting that they bottle the mouthwatering condiments more than 10 years ago, Jim and John started a cook-and-bottle night shift at the restaurant. The popularity of their products has grown faster than a cactus in Martha Stewart’s sandbox; you can find them at leading retailers across the country, and you may have seen Lester Holt enjoying them on Today. The twins use flame-roasted and hand-peeled green chilies from New Mexico in all their products, which they manufacture onsite. Their 8,000-square-foot production facility was featured on an episode of History's Food Tech show.

And green chilies aren't the only ingredients the twins are picky about. Somewhere in a supply warehouse between California and New Mexico, thousands of avocados are slowly ripening in three temperature-controlled zones, destined for the restaurant's famous guacamole. El Pinto—voted Best New Mexican Restaurant by Albuquerque The Magazine—mixes fresh onion, housemade salsa, and the kind of creamy hass avocados you can only find in California. You'll also taste the verdant mixture atop El Pinto’s nachos, which the Wall Street Journal has called some of the best in America. The restaurant's combination of Old-World hospitality and authentic ingredients has also earned it numerous awards from the Weekly Alibi, with some of the area's best sopapillas and margaritas.

10500 4th St NW
Albuquerque,
NM
US

When recalling how his Yiayia—or grandmother—taught him to make baklava, the eldest brother of the Nicolopoulos family remembers the way she would painstakingly roll out homemade sheets of phyllo dough onto a clean white sheet. Rolling it thinner and thinner, she would drizzle it with melted butter to keep it soft and moist until finally the delicate dough was so thin her grandson could see right through it to read the words "one hundred percent cotton" on the sheet label beneath. "I didn't realize it then," he says, "but Yiayia was teaching me patience, about quality, and about our heritage."

Fifty years later, that same dedication to quality and heritage permeates the Nicolopoulos' pastry shop, which owes its name to the family's patient matriarch. Each of the shop's dulcet Greek desserts is whipped up using all-natural ingredients—including eggs from free-roaming hens that are cage- and antibiotic-free––and generations-old recipes. To craft rectangles of baklava in true Yiayia Maria style, pastry architects scrupulously hand assemble 30 layers of paper-thin organic phyllo dough, keeping careful eyes out for gusts of wind as they spread a butter-and-nut mixture between each tier. Sweet honey soaks through the pastry structure, seeping into each phyllo wall before the family's signature clove is placed on each piece. Honey also plays a starring role in Yiayia's finikia cookies—which feature hints of cinnamon, clove, and orange in the subtly sweet morsels dusted with walnuts—and tart-like pasta flora butter cookies take a dip in the sweet stuff after being filled with apricot, strawberry, or raspberry preserves.

740 Rankin Road Northeast
Albuquerque,
NM
US

At more than 2,600 stores in more than 30 countries, Dunkin' Donuts serves coffee and iced beverages, fresh-baked donuts and desserts, and savory breakfast sandwiches. Since Bill Rosenberg opened the first location in Quincy, MA, in 1950, the donut shop has blossomed into a one-stop coffee and breakfast restaurant familiar to millions of morning rushers and afternoon sippers.

Behind the counter of each location, glazed french crullers twist and curve like Parisian city streets, and Bavarian Kreme donuts are filled with a sweet, golden custard. A cavalcade of meats is available for piling onto breakfast sandwiches, such as sausage, cherrywood-smoked bacon, or ham enveloped with fluffy eggs and melty cheese between a choice of crisp crusts. Health-conscious risers can fuel strenuous bouts of lifting cars in the drive-thru line with a Wake-Up wrap, which offers options such as egg whites with turkey sausage or veggies that add up to as few as 150 calories. Both sweet and savory selections pair well with a freshly brewed cup of coffee or a creamy, frozen Coolatta drink.

Though commuters can snag a quick pick-me-up within minutes, the wafting aromas of baking confections invite patrons to sit inside and embark on nostalgic reminiscences of syrup-coated playground slides. Beyond the bakery walls, the company aims for social responsibility with its support of community volunteer efforts and use of 100% fair-trade-certified espresso beans.

4009 San Mateo Blvd NE
Albuquerque,
NM
US