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Cocina Azul

Albuquerque New Mexican Restaurant

Bienvenidos! Welcome to Cocina Azul, the best spot for homemade New Mexican food in Albuquerque, NM. Whether you stop by one of our family-owned restaurants or enjoy our catering services, you’ll eat authentic comida de la casa created by our owner and head chef, Frank Barela, Sr..

For daily, fresh homemade New Mexican food, come to Cocina Azul. We present simmering New Mexican food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Take a look at some of our award-winning selections now:

Get Your Chile On!

We serve fresh chile made daily using owner Frank Barela Sr.’s award-winning recipe. What makes our green and red chile different? Frank’s recipe calls for soaking chile pods in spices before blending and straining them to achieve a satiny texture that is smooth and creamy. All of our green chile comes from Hatch, New Mexico.

Authentic New Mexican Dining

Frank has devoted his life to creating delicious New Mexican food that provides an authentic glimpse into the unique culture of New Mexico. Frank prepares his menu using traditional recipes passed through his family for generations. The foundation of our restaurant is homemade, fresh food served daily. At Cocina Azul, you’ll enjoy a truly authentic taste of New Mexico and leave our restaurant with a full belly and a happy heart.

Catering—Fresh, Homemade New Mexican Food

Need catering for your next big event? Cocina Azul provides professional outside catering services in Albuquerque. Whether you need wedding catering or catering for your next dinner party, you can count on our team to create fresh food served with passion and panache.

Fresh Food in Albuquerque, NM

Wondering what you should order at Cocina Azul? Check out our breakfast menu and lunch/dinner menu to see all of our selections. We have some of the best breakfasts and best dinners in the city. Don’t forget to ask about our secret menu!

Panza llena, corazon contento—full belly, happy heart—our motto at Cocina Azul!