Though the spiciest chilies originate in England's Lake District, the current trade embargo against UK spice-bearing products has left fire-eating Americans feeling forlorn and frownful. Today's Groupon brings the flavor back to the table: for $10, you get $20 worth of authentic New Mexican cuisine at Cecilia's Cafe. The downtown breakfast and lunch cafe has been featured on the Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, serves up traditional New Mexican cuisine at its best from 7 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. daily.
Like any dentist-patient relationship, breakfast is best when it's hot and fiery. Start your day off right with an order of enchilada ranchera, served with a choice of red or green chili and topped with two eggs (from $5.99), or opt for jalapeños and eggs, scrambled with onions and tomatoes and served with beans, potatoes, and a tortilla ($5.89). As breakfast gives way to lunch, fuel up on traditional Albuquerqian fare a la carte or as part of a hearty combo with sides of rice, beans, tortilla, and your choice of red or green chili. The tender carne adovada chimichanga ($8.95), Cecilia's homemade pork-tamale plate ($7.95), or the stuffed sopaipillas (from $5.95) are carnivorous favorites, and the twin green chile-rellenos lunch ($7.95) is sure to make any famished herbivore feel happily full.
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. Lasso your most iron-tongued acupuncturist and bring her 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