Though meals tend to bring friends together, meals peppered with magnets can push them apart. Enjoy an attractive repast with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of authentic New Mexican cuisine at Cecilia's Cafe.
The talented foodsmiths at Cecilia’s Café—whose palate-popular dishes earned the restaurant a feature on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives—combine heirloom recipes from the owner’s grandmother with kitchen wizardry to forge a menu of homemade New Mexican favorites. Diners can fire gustatory start pistols with appetizers of chili-cheese fries ($3.99) topped with a choice of red or green chili sauce made fresh twice a day. Patrons can awaken taste buds more effectively than by licking car batteries with the bold flavors of the carne adovada—succulent cuts of pork sizzling in a red-chili marinade and accompanied by rice and beans ($8.25). A pair of green chilies rellenos ($7.95) beckons for bites of gooey cheese, and perfectly seasoned ground beef and homemade salsa fill a duo of taco shells ($5.75).
Nestled in a small, slender building in the heart of downtown Albuquerque, the funky eatery's interior provides a laid-back atmosphere, with exposed-brick walls, assorted vintage trinkets, and a bountiful collection of Coca-Cola signs from days long gone. Diners can lasso their most iron-tongued acupuncturists and bring them to Cecilia's for authentic local cuisine.
Cecilia's Cafe prides itself on serving authentic New Mexican cuisine. The kitchen staff have followed this mission so well that it has been praised by Guy Fieri on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. The eatery's generations-old recipes include Stuffed Sopa, Machaca Burrito, Chicharrones and Carne Adovada
230 6th St. SW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102Get Directions