Highest-rated cheap eats in Albuquerque, according to Tripadvisor

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July 22, 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. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. 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. Dion's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (114 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Pizza
- Address: 1600 Towne Center Ln SE Gibson & University, Albuquerque, NM 87106-4508
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#29. Rebel Donut

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (78 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, American
- Address: 2435 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112-1154
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#28. Frank's Famous Chicken & Waffle

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (54 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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#27. 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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#26. 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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#25. 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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#24. Blackbird Coffee House

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (35 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, American
- Address: 206 San Felipe St NW Suite 8, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1461
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#23. Barelas Coffee House

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (163 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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#22. Sharky's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (74 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Mexican
- Address: 5420 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105-1856
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#21. Frost Gelato - ABQ Uptown

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (89 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert
- Address: 2200 Louisiana Blvd NE Ste 9A, Albuquerque, NM 87110-3583
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#20. Village Inn

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (223 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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#19. 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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#18. Espresso Fino

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (70 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Cafe
- Address: 222 Gold Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3320
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#17. Tia Betty Blue's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (125 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Mexican
- Address: 1248 San Mateo Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108-4609
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#16. Taqueria Mexicana

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (148 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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#15. Laguna Burger - 66 Pit Stop

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (197 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
- Address: 14311 Central Ave NW I-45 at Rio Puerco Exit westbound frontage road By Route 66 casino, Albuquerque, NM 87121-7704
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#14. Slow Roasted Bocadillos New Mexico

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (111 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Mexican
- Address: 200 Lomas Blvd NW suite 110, Wells Fargo Building, Albuquerque, NM 87102-2241
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#13. 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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#12. 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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#11. El Modelo Mexican Foods

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (263 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Mexican
- Address: 1715 2nd St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-4505
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#10. 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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#9. Dog House Drive In

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (195 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), 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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#8. Marble Brewery

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (217 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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#7. The Candy Lady

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (292 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert
- Address: 424 San Felipe St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1429
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#6. I Scream Ice Cream

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (109 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Address: 2000 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110-4972
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#5. Owl Cafe

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (636 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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#4. Mary's & Tito's Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (403 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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#3. Frontier Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,957 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Mexican
- Address: 2400 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-3507
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#2. Padilla's Mexican Kitchen

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (345 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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#1. Central Grill and Coffee House

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (303 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Diner
- Address: 2056 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1404
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