Planning a trip to come see us? Well don’t do it on an empty stomach! With so many cuisine options in downtown Albuquerque the decision of where to eat might seem tough, but fret not. We’ve compiled this convenient list of restaurants all within walking distance of Cinder.
Looking for some fresh sushi and dim sum? Well, lucky you because Cinder’s Albuquerque store is right next to Sumo Sushi! At Sumo Sushi, they offer a wide variety of dishes from sashimi, nigiri, and sushi rolls to chicken teriyaki and more. This intimate 20-seat bar serves the purpose of breaking the boundaries between chef and patron, which is the traditional way of serving sushi in New Mexico. This intimate interaction is crucial in their restaurant.
Gravity Bound Brewing Company
Part Taos Earthship, part modern garage, full producer of interesting beverages. Gravity Bound Brewing is a small brewery and taproom in downtown Albuquerque just down the block from Cinder. They brew creative and classic beer styles as well as unique and refreshing kombucha. They also keep things as sustainable as possible. The brewery is 100% electric with about 20% coming from their rooftop-mounted solar panels. They also capture their rainwater for landscaping and growing some ingredients on-site. Everything that runs through their tap lines is unfiltered and brewed with natural ingredients. Their humble, five-barrel system keeps things fresh and rotating.
Slate Street Cafe
Slate Street combines big city ambiance with inspired, modern cuisine. Locally owned and located just blocks from Cinder, Slate Street Cafe features a cool, spacious interior, award-winning Wine Loft, and shaded patio dining in the fresh New Mexico air. They serve local and craft beers, interesting wines, exceptional food, and house-made gourmet cupcakes 7 days a week. They even offer gluten-free and vegetarian options!
Founded in 2008 in the heart of downtown Albuquerque, Marble Brewery is devoted to brewing premium craft beer that satisfies the thirsts and tastes of their diverse and loyal customers. Not only do they quality craft beer classics, their fresh cutting-edge specials relentlessly push boundaries and raise expectations. Their flagship brewery is located in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico just a few blocks from Cinder and is home to their 30-barrel brewhouse, fermentation hall, canning, and kegging line all brought together with a brewery team that’s devoted to excellence.
Monroe’s has been serving the best New Mexican cuisine to the local residents and their families since 1962. This eatery began as a small drive-in near Old Town in Albuquerque, New Mexico, specializing in reasonably priced — high-quality New Mexican food. As Monroe’s expanded to be nationally known, they have never forgotten their roots as a local neighborhood gathering place. You can find them on 4th in Downtown Albuquerque just one street down from Cinder!
The Grove Cafe & Market
The Grove Cafe & Market opened its doors in June of 2006, in Albuquerque New Mexico’s trendy Edo neighborhood. Owned and operated by Jason and Lauren Greene, The Grove quickly became Albuquerque’s favorite breakfast, brunch, and lunch cafe. Since 2006, they’ve been serving up the finest local food in a fun, casual atmosphere.
The Grove believes in supporting local farmers and sustainable agriculture. Their food is sourced from growers and producers from Albuquerque and throughout New Mexico, as well as the Southwest region. They use local and organic ingredients whenever possible and always the highest quality ingredients available.
Cafe Lush was opened in June 2011 by husband and wife team Chef Thomas Docherty and Sandy Gregory and has quickly become a local favorite. With Chef Tom’s creative, fresh, healthy fare and Sandy’s gift for hospitality, Cafe Lush has become a beloved fixture in the downtown Albuquerque community.
Cafe Lush’s interior reflects the hip sensibilities of the surrounding area while also paying tribute to Albuquerque’s storied past. The beautiful street corner cafe with its vibrant outdoor patio is now a distinct feature in the downtown Albuquerque neighborhood. Be sure to check out Cafe Lush for some award-winning brunch!
La Finca Bowls
La Finca Bowls is a fast, fresh, and healthy build-to-order concept focused on sourcing natural and organic ingredients. A simplified restaurant, an inviting atmosphere, no extra gadgets or gizmos, just the necessities so they can concentrate on a great product. Walk in, choose your protein, select a base, add veggies, sauce it up and enjoy it there or on the go.
They are intentional in all of their sourcing to make sure you get the best quality product in the most sustainable way possible. All of their grains and greens are organic and farm-sourced when possible. They also source as many veggies as possible from New Mexico Farms like Vida Verde Farm. In addition to all of their sourcing, they compost all of their food scraps and waste to Soilutions, including all to-go ware and even their kitchen gloves.
Garcia’s Kitchen has proudly served those with a taste for fresh, hand-prepared, New Mexican cuisine at a reasonable price since 1975. Brightly and festively decorated, each Garcia’s Kitchen location has an atmosphere that’s unique to the neighborhood that it is serving. The personality of the owner, Andrew Garcia, is also evident in every aspect of Garcia’s Kitchen dining experience — from the bright paintings of himself to the colorful fiesta ware dishes, and of course to the great food.
Their mission is to provide you with high-quality, moderately priced meals using only the best ingredients. They serve their meals in a friendly, capable, and efficient manner. It is their goal to make you fully satisfied with your dining experience.
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