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The Best Cheap Eats in Albuquerque

Feeling a bit strapped for cash after the holidays? Are you saving for a down payment on a new home in Albuquerque?You don’t have to go without a good hot meal just to save money. There are plenty of great restaurants in Albuquerque that offer a tasty meal on a budget. These restaurants offer quality choices for anyone who’s dining on a budget. Here’s some of the top cheap eats in Albuquerque.

Padilla’s Mexican Kitchen
1508 Girard Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

If you love a good hole in the wall Mexican restaurant that serves hot, fresh and tasty dishes for less than $10, Padilla’s is a great place to fill up on delicious Mexican cuisine. They’re a busy restaurant, but they keep the lines moving and the hot food flowing.

Owl Cafe
800 Eubank Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87123-1200

Just look for the iconic owl head on top of this popular diner in Albuquerque. You can try their famous Owl Burger, or any number of burgers for as little as $4.75. They also offer Mexican cuisine, blue plate specials, and hot dogs. There’s something for everyone on a budget.

Dog House Drive In
1216 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-2803

If you find yourself in need of a good hot dog, Dog House Drive In has you covered, along with their delicious hot dogs. Located on the historic Route 66, you’ll find classic service as well, complete with car hops to serve you. And you’ll really feel like you’re living in the past with their low prices.

5420 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105-1856

Sharky’s is not only affordable but rated one of the best overall restaurants in Albuquerque. They offer Mexican seafood that is fresh and cooked perfectly. Make sure to try unique dishes like octopus burritos.

10401 Montgomery Blvd NE Morris & Montgomery, Albuquerque, NM 87111-3844

It wouldn’t be right to have a list of cheap eats without pizza. Most of the pizzas at Dion’s start at under $10, so you can get a great pie for a fair price. They also offer salads and subs for those who aren’t in the mood for pizza.

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