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New Mexican Food Near the Olympus Northpoint Apartments

Light Up Your Taste Buds with New Mexican Cuisine 

Albuquerque is full of great restaurants that offer everything from authentic Mexican cuisine to Tex-Mex. In addition to these great options, you will also find New Mexican food that offers its own take on Mexican cuisine with the prevalent use of potatoes and the more subtly spicy, smoky Hatch green chiles. Here are some of the best spots for New Mexican cuisine in Albuquerque near the Olympus Northpoint apartments.  

The Frontier

This New Mexican diner is just across from the University of New Mexico’s main entrance. In addition to winning best tortillas and best hash browns almost every year, this place still makes the best carne adovada in town, with pork slow-cooked in red chile for what tastes like ages. Get it in a breakfast burrito. If you are there for breakfast, or a late-night meal, order yourself a hot cinnamon roll and a freshly squeezed orange juice. If you plan to visit on the weekend, plan ahead since this location draws a crowd. 

El Patio

Also located near the university area, El Patio offers mouth watering New Mexican cuisine made with the freshest ingredients. They’re known for their world-famous green chile, often paired with their popular stuffed sopapillas. Additionally, this location has a beautiful tree-lined patio, perfect for people watching as you enjoy their delicious dishes. Don’t forget to order a drink from their Margarita menu! 


Everybody has their own favorite dish at long-time favorite Sadie's. This vibrant location uses fresh ingredients and family recipes to create delicious New Mexican fare that keeps patrons coming back for more. Known for their flavorful salsas and chile, Sadie’s offers plenty of attractive options on their menu, from carne adovada to stuffed sopaipilla. You can even purchase a jar of their addictive sauces at any location. 

There are many New Mexican restaurants worth checking out in the area, including some plant-based options. If you'd like to learn more about local dining and shopping, or how to make Olympus Northpoint your next home, contact us for a tour of our community.


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