Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Albuquerque

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August 12, 2022
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Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Albuquerque

Cooking meat low and slow over an indirect heat source—the only real qualifications for barbecue—is a truly American tradition, going back to indigenous cultures and picked up by early Spanish colonizers who also gave it the name the cooking style goes by now: barbacoa. Today, barbecue is a wildly popular staple across the U.S., with many cities and regions boasting their own take (and all claiming to have the best). Because barbecue meat spends hours upon hours cooking, restaurants are a go-to source for many Americans who would rather not spend all day and all night tending to their flames. Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Albuquerque on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed.

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#14. Cantero Brewing Company

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (13 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Lebanese
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3351 Columbia Dr NE ABQ's Brewery District, Albuquerque, NM 87107-2001
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#13. Rio Bravo Brewing Company

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (93 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Armenian, Brew Pub
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1912 2nd St NW McKnight between 1st & 2nd, Albuquerque, NM 87102-1453
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#12. Golden Pride BBQ Chicken

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (63 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Southwestern
- Price: $
- Address: 2400 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-3507
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#11. Golden Pride BBQ Chicken

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (84 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $
- Address: 5231 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87105-1861
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#10. Quarters BBQ

- Rating: 3.0 / 5 (85 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 801 Yale Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-5115
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#9. Moe's Original Barbeque

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (14 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 8050 Academy Rd NE Suite #101, Albuquerque, NM 87111-1102
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#8. Dickey's Barbecue Pit

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (33 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4320 The 25 Way Ste 650, Albuquerque, NM 87109
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#7. Nexus Blue Smokehouse

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (18 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1511 Broadway Blvd SE New Mexico 87102, Albuquerque, NM 87102-4624
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#6. County Line

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (240 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 9600 Tramway Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122-2245
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#5. Whole Hog Cafe

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (89 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 9880 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111-3589
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#4. Mr. Powdrell's Barbeque House

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (108 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5209 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107-5102
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#3. Rudy's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (120 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 10136 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
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#2. Mr Powdrell's Barbeque House

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (90 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $
- Address: 11301 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87123-2901
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#1. Rudy's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (703 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2321 Carlisle NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
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