Take a walk through history around Albuquerque's original central plaza, the serene village that has been the focal point ... More
Old Town Alburquerque
Take a walk through history around Albuquerque's original central plaza, the serene village that has been the focal point of community life since 1706. You can explore the historic buildings, museums, restaurants and bars. Wrought iron and adobe bancos (benches) beckon you to rest in the shade and watch people stroll. Unique items from around the world, as well as those distinctively Southwestern, can be found in more than 100 shops and boutiques.
We asked and were told about a good Mexican food restaurant in old town Albuquerque. We thought we'd try it. We are a family of 5 and it was a little pricey. My son and I shared a meal and my wife and one of my daughters shared a meal. So you'd think we would get out fairly cheap. We ate our chips/salsa and finished our drinks before our meal arrived. The waiter walked by our table a couple of times and completely ignored us and the empty glasses/bowls. We placed them at the end of the table to make them all more visible to the waiter. We were still ignored like we didn't even exist. I got up and went over to the waiter and asked if we could have some refills of pop/chips/salsa. He said, "sure". When we got our ticket, we had been charged for every REFILL. Our bill was over $50 which I complained about. We ate at 3/4 Mexican food restaurants and all charged for refills. It isn't like that in Oklahoma, ANYWHERE that I know of!!!
I'LL NEVER EAT MEXICAN FOOD AGAIN IN New Mexico without making sure that there are free refills.
I love coming to old town, it has many items to choose from, its a fantastic place to come and browse and also eat! Very good selection of resturants to pick, I love Old Town at night, its to beautiful, I will be coming again to visit, and I am sure I will have a great time!
We really enjoyed walking around looking in the different shops. And when you are at Old Town make sure to stop and eat at Church Street Cafe. Being from Texas we eat and I cook alot of mexican food, but the mexican food is much lighter then what we eat here...
The charm of Old Town is unparalled. You could spend days there shopping, dining and just taking in the whole Native American experience. I absolutely loved it. I've been there 3 times and can't wait to go back again.
The parking is horrible and it was way too crowded. Many of the shops were over priced and we were able to get a better deal in Santa Fe.
We took the "Ghost" tour and found it to be okay. the guide was hard to hear and wasn't very knowledgeable about the paranormal outside of the script that she had obviously memorized. it got boring towards the end.
Being an avid fan of ghost tours i was very excited to return to Old Town to take the ghost tour again. However, things have changed allot in three years. The original ghost tour company is no longer there. There was another ghost tour but it was very lame. The guides claimed to be "Ghost Hunters" but had no working knowledge of things that your typical "Ghosthunting 101" website would cover. Paranormal enthusiasts can see right through that kind of act. The stories are not the same and sound like they have been exaggerated or even made up.
Fortunately, the Church Street Cafe is still there and I was able to have some great New Mexican Style food the following evening.
Located in the ballooning capital of the world, this unique Old Town shop offers the largest collection of hot air
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The walls of this Old Town gallery tell a story of world history and reflect the beauty of New Mexico
as interpreted on canvas by local artists. The World War II art of Ben Turner, a Gallup native was ...
There is always something happening in this modern Albuquerque Convention & Visitor's Bureau facility. The center offers one massive, column
free room that embraces over 100,000 square feet. The center is in use year round by local organizations, touring ...