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Best Dinner

When you’re searching for the best New Mexican food in Albuquerque, get your green chile on at Cocina Azul! We’re home to the best dinner menu in Albuquerque, NM. Just like the authentic New Mexican food we create, the secret to achieving delectable taste is our incredible, award-winning green and red chile.

Get Your Green Chile On!

At Cocina Azul, every recipe is created by our owner Frank Barela, Sr. As a family-owned restaurant, you’ll enjoy recipes passed through our family for generations, authentic New Mexican cooking that is made with fresh food sourced locally.

That includes our award-winning chile. We make our chile in the old style, soaking chile pods in spices before blending and straining them to achieve a satiny texture. Our green chile is award-winning. By having the best green chile in Albuquerque, we are able to serve the best New Mexican food in the city!

Award-Winning Dinners—Best New Mexican Food

At Cocina Azul, we don’t just say have the best New Mexican food in Albuquerque—we prove it with our authentic, savory New Mexican dishes. Many of our dinner plates have won awards for being the best in Albuquerque. Some of our guest favorites include:

  • Carne Adovada Relleno—This won Albuquerque The Magazine’s Hot Plate Award in 2014
  • Arellana’s Guaco Sopapilla Burger
  • Frank’s Famous Carne Adovada Enchilada

Everything we create is fresh, and locally sourced whenever possible. When you come to Cocina Azul, the chicken in your taco salad is all-white breast meat, while the carne asada is fresh tri-tip steak. You’ll smell the pulled pork simmering in our kitchen and know that we only serve fresh food at our Albuquerque restaurant.

Enjoy the best New Mexican food in Albuquerque, NM—stop by Cocina Azul for dinner!

To taste the best New Mexican food in Albuquerque, stop by Cocina Azul today.

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