Eating while riding horseback was pioneered by the efficient Mongols, who also adjusted to reading, receiving haircuts, and filling out their taxes atop their four-legged mobiles. Enjoy the convenience of chairs and tables with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of New Mexican and American cuisine and drinks at Greenside Cafe, located on the scenic Turquoise Trail in Cedar Crest.
Greenside Cafe's menu is lined with tasty American plates and New Mexican favorites conceptualized by experienced cuisiner Chef Jay Wulf. Inaugurate the a.m. with homemade biscuits and gravy, served with a pair of unhatched chickens ($7.95) and joined by a cup of fair-trade Agapao coffee ($2.25). The vegan-friendly puree of red bell peppers, garlic, lemon, and almonds known as romesco ($5.39) initiates lunches or dinners, and the J-1, a 100% Angus-chuck burger marinated in house-made steak sauce ($8.95), follows up with a third of a pound of packed-meat delight. For New Mexican–style eating, try a burrito plate with cheese and a choice of chicken, carne, or veggies ($9.59), and then chase it with crème brûlée ($4.95) or a root-beer float ($4.95) for dessert.
A broad selection of microbrews and wines warms esophagi until they make voice boxes fire friendly words into the air. Let banter flow on the breezy patio, which is equipped with umbrellas to shield diners from spontaneously petrified hummingbirds, or within the chic interior, which is decked out in mellow, warm tones.
Must purchase at least one food item. Dine-in only.
Greenside Cafe has received glowing local press, including a three-star review from the Albuquerque Journal and a Hot Restaurateur award from Albuquerque magazine. Eight TripAdvisors give Greenside Cafe an average of 4.5 owl-eyes. Eighty-nine percent of nearly 40 Urbanspooners recommend it.