Best Restaurants in University Heights – Albuquerque, NM

University Heights neighborhood has a number of great restaurants and places to eat we’ll discuss in this short post. First, a quick introduction to the area.

Anchored by the University of New Mexico, University Heights is a lively college district filled with relaxed coffee shops, vegetarian cafes, and Mexican eateries like the iconic Frontier Restaurant, known for its burrito platters. Shops on and around Central Avenue sell used books, skateboards, and guitars. Musicals and comedy shows are featured at Popejay Hall.

Annapurna’s World Vegetarian Café

What is Annapurna’s?

Annapurna is the place for healing cuisine. To accomplish this mission of serving a healing cuisine as prescribed in the Ayurvedic tradition, our restaurants maintain certain principles and philosophies that are very unique in the food industry.

What exactly is this healing cuisine?

Our food is made by hand in our kitchens from fresh produce, locally grown, and organic. Our food is FREE of dead animals (eggs, meat, poultry, or seafood), cholesterol, saturated fats, trans fats, white sugar, refined sugar, white flour, artificial sweeteners, honey, peanuts, preservatives, or pesticides. We use rice bran oil – cholesterol-free, transfat-free, and non-hydrogenated. Fresh herbs and whole spices that are roasted and ground where necessary, flavor our food. Kitchari, the ultimate Ayurvedic food continues to be the popular healing food associated with Annapurna.

El Patio de Albuquerque

El Patio de Albuquerque has been serving the finest traditional Southwestern-style home cooking since 1977. Our original location is in University Heights at 142 Harvard Drive SE, and our new location, which opened in 2018, is north of Old Town at 3851 Rio Grande Blvd NW.

El Patio serves breakfast, lunch & dinner, featuring live music, beer & wine beverages. El Patio also provides a catering service, so you can enjoy our famous New Mexican cooking at your next party or event. The fun atmosphere and delicious food that El Patio is known for can to spice up your office gathering, rehearsal dinner, or wedding reception!

“We loved this place!! Don’t let it fool you when you drive up! We came with another couple that had been traveling with us from Atlanta. Two had enchiladas and two had the stuffed sopapillas

Everyone was extremely satisfied and thrilled at how wonderful this little gem was!! It is not fancy but an awesome experience!! It was our only dinner in Albuquerque and we were happy to find this little local hangout!! Shout out to Levi who was our server!!” – Customer Review from Google

Frontier Restaurant

The Frontier Restaurant has happily served the Albuquerque area and the University of New Mexico community since 1971.

The Frontier Restaurant continues to be a safe and clean environment for college students to spend hours studying or just relaxing with great Frontier food after long study sessions.

“Such a fun and HUGE place. Went around 11am on a Sunday. About a four minute wait in line to order at the counter. Huge portions. Good New Mexico style food. We  had chicken enchiladas, Frontier burrito and chips and salsa. Both meals also came with warm tortillas and honey. Made for a tasty dessert.” – Recent 5-Star Review from Google

Driving Directions from Frontier Restaurant to Bosque Heating Cooling and Plumbing

9 min (3.9 miles)

via Frontage Rd N

Best route

Frontier Restaurant

2400 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

Head east on Central Ave SE/U.S. Rte 66 toward Stanford Dr NE

20 s (341 ft)

Take Redondo Dr NE to University Blvd NE

4 min (0.7 mi)

Drive along Frontage Rd N and Pan American Frontage Rd N

7 min (3.1 mi)

Drive to your destination

53 s (381 ft)

Bosque Heating Cooling and Plumbing

3530 Pan American Fwy NE suite a, Albuquerque, NM 87107

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