Highest-rated cheap eats in Albuquerque, according to Tripadvisor

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May 4, 2022
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Highest-rated cheap eats in Albuquerque, according to Tripadvisor

With the advent of Big Data, it's easier than ever to quantify what people like around the globe. And when it comes to food—particularly easy, cheap eats—Americans have very specific opinions. Dining brands in U.S. have a long and storied history, and whether they're fast food, fast-casual, high-end, or super cheap, American restaurants offer something for almost everyone.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated restaurants in Albuquerque that are listed as “cheap eats” on Tripadvisor. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. Easy, inexpensive options here run the gamut of cuisine, service options, and styles. The restaurants on this list are chock-full of variety, mixing ethnicities, food regions, and cultures into steaming melting pots of deliciousness.

Anyone reading the list will surely see some favorite eateries and classic go-to restaurants. Keep reading to see if any of your favorite cheap eateries made the list.

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#30. Stripes Biscuit Co.

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (33 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 5701 Gibson Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108-4832
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#29. Urban Hotdog Company

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (54 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 10250 Cottonwood Park NW Suite 400H, Albuquerque, NM 87114-7018
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#28. K & I Diner

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (49 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Southwestern
- Address: 2500 Broadway Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102-5012
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#27. Casa Taco

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (42 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Fast Food
- Address: 5801 Academy Rd NE Suite B, Albuquerque, NM 87109-3300
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#26. New Mexico Beef Jerky Co

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (32 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Southwestern, Spanish
- Address: 1527 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-1420
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#25. Giovanni's Pizza

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (95 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Address: 921 San Pedro Dr SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108-4815
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#24. Rising Star Chinese Eatery

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (85 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Chinese, Asian
- Address: 7001 San Antonio Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109-4873
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#23. The Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (62 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 4615 Menaul Blvd NE Ste A, Albuquerque, NM 87110-3066
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#22. Red Rock Deli

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (46 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Polish, European
- Address: 2414 San Mateo Pl NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110-4057
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#21. Cecilia's Cafe

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (170 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Address: 230 6th St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3104
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#20. Vick's Vittles Country Kitchen

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (69 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Southwestern
- Address: 8810 Central Avenue Southeast, Albuquerque, NM 87123
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#19. Weck's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (54 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 730 Juan Tabo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87123-1425
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#18. 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
- Address: 2400 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-3507
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#17. Alquds Mediterranean Grill and Grocery

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (54 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
- Address: 5555 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109-1460
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#16. Frank's Famous Chicken & Waffle

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (53 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 400 Washington St SE Y, Albuquerque, NM 87108-2737
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#15. Perea's New Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (110 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Address: 1140 Juan Tabo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112-5703
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#14. 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
- Address: 11301 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87123-2901
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#13. Barelas Coffee House

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (161 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Address: 1502 4th St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-4319
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#12. Viet Taste

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (119 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
- Address: 5721 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110-3235
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#11. Village Inn

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (222 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 2340 Yale Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
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#10. Weck's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (66 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Southwestern
- Address: 770 Coors Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87121-1309
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#9. Taqueria Mexicana

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (146 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Address: 415 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
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#8. Weck's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (91 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 7301 Paseo Del Norte NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-2545
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#7. Pollito con Papas

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (85 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Peruvian, Latin
- Address: 6105 Gibson Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108-4953
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#6. Garcia's Kitchen

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (296 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Address: 1736 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1159
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#5. Dog House Drive In

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (193 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Fast Food
- Address: 1216 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-2803
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#4. Marble Brewery

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (216 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Pub, Brew Pub
- Address: 111 Marble Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-2315
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#3. Owl Cafe

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (632 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Southwestern
- Address: 800 Eubank Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87123-1200
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#2. Mary's & Tito's Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (401 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Address: 2711 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107-1329
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#1. Padilla's Mexican Kitchen

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (342 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Address: 1510 Girard Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1823
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