After scientists revealed UFOs were actually full-grown tortillas, people everywhere filled swimming pools with guac and beans to catch and dissect the floury creatures. Nab a tender baby disk with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Mexican- and American-inspired fare and drinks during lunch at Ned's on the Rio Grande. Lunch is available between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Ned's offers a wide variety of menu options influenced by both Mexican and American cuisines, including soups and salads, sandwiches, traditional Mexican entrees, and grilled fare. The New Mexico green chili stew is a melting pot of pork, green chili, fresh tomatoes, onions, and garlic, served with a handmade tortilla ($4.95). Proceed to the next stage of noshing by dipping deep-fried beef taquitos into guacamole and salsa ($5.95). Boar's Head meats and cheese get an introduction to Mexican spice on sandwiches such as the Stormin' Norman pita, in which green chilis heat turkey, ham, pastrami, swiss cheese, and cheddar until they seek refuge inside watering mouths ($8.75). Traditionalists can choose a classic burger made with chopped sirloin ($6.75), while minds that stand ajar prefer an equally open-faced guacamole bacon cheeseburger buried in layers of cheddar and swiss cheese, red or green chili, and guacamole ($7.50). The ranch skillet takes eaters even farther south with two cheese enchiladas, two eggs, and mounds of homestyle potatoes and whole beans ($6.75).
Ned's on the Rio Grande
For more than 50 years, Ned's on the Rio Grande's homemade green and red chilies have graced their signature sandwiches, burgers, and Mexican specialties. Plates of their famous Stormin' Normin sandwiches—stuffed with Boar’s Head turkey, ham, pastrami, swiss, and cheddar cheese—share table space with tacos, enchiladas, and burritos. Come Sunday morning, the kitchen’s skillets host simmering omelets and various New Mexican specialties. Football games appear on the television screens throughout their bar, and the restaurant's patio hosts regular live bands and irregular appearances by guitar-playing cowboy ghosts.
Near North Valley
1100 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104Get Directions