Best New Mexican Restaurant
Bienvenidos! Welcome to Cocina Azul, the best New Mexican Restaurant 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..
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! Find out why Cocina Azul is the best New Mexican Restaurant!