Albuquerque is a city of diversity, with geographic and historic circumstances that brought Native American, Hispanic and Anglo cultures together to create a unique multicultural community. Albuquerque is a year-round destination for travelers, offering recreational activities such as white water rafting, the Kodak Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, gambling for the high-stakes enthusiast, hiking, skiing, world class bird watching and great Albuquerque restaurants, featuring the famous mexican grille and other mexican cuisine attractions.
Here you can stay in the area in the modern luxury of the Sheraton Old Town, or in the elegance of a bed and breakfast like the Bottger-Koch Mansion.
The uptown district is the retail center of the city. Two large, indoor shopping malls, Winrock Center and Coronado Center, lie within a mile of each other. Restaurateurs have taken advantage of the traffic generated by these centers. The Japanese Kitchen sushi bar caters to local businessmen and shoppers alike. The Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown offers a range of rates for all levels of business travelers. If you are overwhelmed by the district's hole-in-the-wall and specialty eateries, try the hotel's Classic Grille, offering meals with a Southwestern flair. If you're visiting over the weekend, be sure to drop in for the Fajitas-and-Margaritas-for-Two special.
For an upscale place to eat, go by the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown and treat yourself to one of the Daily Specials in J. D. Meisner. The atmosphere is warm, quiet and decorated with lots of brass. Order mexican grille or any item from the dinner menu on "Wild Wednesday's" for half off the regular price.
The big test for a restaurant in downtown Albuquerque is to stay open for at least two years. Several bars, featuring mexican grille have weathered the test of time and look as it it will be around for many years to come. The food is as eclectic as the atmosphere, with Mediterranean, Asian and Southwestern influences spicing up the entrees.
For an unforgettable evening, punctuated by one of the most awe-inspiring views in the western United States, catch a ride on the tram to the top of the mountains where you can enjoy a sunset meal at the High Finance Restaurant.
At Tequila's there is something about authentic Mexican cuisine that gets the taste buds going and lets the appetite run wild. Tequila's offers diners warm hospitality and mouth-watering cuisine that will not easily be forgotten. Bring your family and friends, pull up a chair, indulge in a tasty Margarita and catch up after a long week at the office. The menu features classic favorites and modern adaptations to a culinary tradition, such as mexican grille, that has made Mexico a favorite culinary destination. Whether you're looking for a safe haven from the fast food chains of America or in need of a meal that will tempt your cravings, Tequila's will not let you leave unsatisfied.
The North Valley is a nice way to end the day is a visit to the Anderson Vineyards, where you can taste one of New Mexico's premier wines.