So here you are looking for the absolute best takeout restaurants a person could find in Albuquerque New Mexico huh? You probably went to the search bar on your phone’s browser, (or maybe you’re even on an actual computer with a keyboard and everything, wouldn’t that be something) and typed in something along the lines of “what’s the best takeout restaurant in Albuquerque New Mexico” or “list of the best takeout restaurants in Albuquerque” right? The only way you ended up on this article is if the algorithms (i.e., our beloved overlords) brought you here.
So you must have triggered some of those all important keywords in your pursuit of amazing takeout in Albuquerque. So the search engine brought you to me, and it’s my job to make sure you find exactly what you are looking for. And today, just like everyday, (well most days) I’m going to do my job and make sure you find exactly what you are looking for right here on this page. This is a list of the best takeout restaurants in Albuquerque and where you can find them. I even included links anytime one of these restaurants accept our super convenient virtual gift card.
As a reminder a GiftYa digital gift card is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. A gift card that functions just like every other gift card. It lets you make purchases at a participating bar, restaurant, or store up to the face value of the gift card. However, unlike traditional gift cards. GiftYa digital gift cards come with a few additional benefits. For instance, unlike a traditional gift card, a GiftYa can be sent straight to your phone in seconds. That way you don’t need to deliver a GiftYa in person if you want to give it as a gift. You don’t even have to go to a store in person if you want one for yourself. You can just visit the GiftYa website and pick one up today.
Since GiftYa cards are sent directly to your phone you never have to worry about misplacing them or forgetting to take them with you. In most instances you are going to have your phone with you so in most instances you will have your GiftYa cards right in your pocket. In addition to that, your GiftYa also keeps track of the balance for you. Which is so much nicer than having to try to remember how much was left over on those antiquated plastic gift cards. I mean you can’t write it on them very easily so idk what you’re supposed to do if you don’t use the total value the first time? Just guess the next time you are in town?
1134 Mountain Rd NW | Downtown | cocinaazul.com
Cocina Azul comes out at the top of our list today for a few reasons. First of all, they accept our digital GiftYa cards, whichthat I just spent all the time explaining in the paragraph above so I’m a little biased in their favor. Call it plot armor if you want to. But regardless of my personal biases, Cocina Azul would make it to the top of the list on its own merit regardless. Established in 2009 the restaurant specializes in authentic, indigenous, and fresh New Mexican cuisine. And is voted as the best in the city year after year since they have been opened. So all my kidding aside, Cocina Azul has nothing but rave review after rave review. With over 1500 reviews on Yelp the restaurant maintains a four and a half star rating. And if you take a minute to scroll, you’ll see why they have five stars and four stars in review after review that people leave. So if they’ve been vetted by the insanity of the internet and come out on top, as well as been voted best restaurants over and over again you can trust their ranking at the top of this list.
“What a wonderful dinner. Everything was excellent.The service was excellent too!! In fact we are going back to try the tacos! Do not hesitate!! Just go. You won't be disappointed!!” - Yelp Review
Cocina Azul is one of the thousands of restaurants that accepts digital GiftYa gift cards but it is also among one of the highest rated best takeout restaurants in Albuquerque!
111 Hermosa Dr SE | Nob Hill | soobakfoods.com
Soo Bak Seoul Bowl hasn’t been around for very long. In fact they only opened in 2019 and I wish them the best of luck. After the economic hardships so many businesses have faced since the start of the pandemic, it’s amazing a place as new as Soo Bak Seoul Bowl is still here serving both innovative and traditional takes on Korean Cuisine. But it shouldn'tis shouldn’t be too much of a surprise, although the restaurant only has about 100 reviews, the vast majority of them ring overwhelmingly positive.
And I think the reason for that is not only that they are known for their flavorful food, and the fact they serve both traditional dishes as well as new takes on Korean classics, but the fact that they have managed to take the traditional Korean lunch of dinner and turn it into a super convenient and casual experience, Where you can just get in and out with lunch if you want to, or take your time and sit down to enjoy a nice dinner. They have something for everybody.
“Really delicious food! I liked being able to sit outside in some shade and enjoy the day while also enjoying a delicious bibimbap bowl! The smell reminded me of yummy bowls in Korea but with a distinct western flavor that matches super well. Really great vegan options, and the tofu was perfectly crispy. It had great flavor!
Coming from California with a ton of Korean food.. if Soo Bak was in the Bay, I'd probably choose it over other local spots. Going to have to visit again next time I'm in town!” - Yelp Review
Soo Bak Seoul Bowl doesn’t offer GiftYa digital gift cards just yet, but check back soon because we are always adding best takeout restaurants and attractions in Albuquerque!
6105 Gibson SE | International District | pollitoconpapas.com
Pollito Con Papas features Peruvian style cuisine, and they specialize in a Peruvian style chicken. They use a secret marinate on the entire chicken and it is then served as thighs, wings, and breasts. And there must be something in that marinade because the locals describe it as “addictive.”. And when the restaurant opened in 2011, it only took them six months to be successful enough to move to a larger and nicer location. So there’s no doubt that the food at Pollito Con Papas is to die for.
“Treated so well by the owner and wait staff to start. Food was amazingly delicious... Walked out telling my friend this was a great business model - wonderful food, great service, extra care from the owner. What's not to love? I will be back and bring others!” - Yelp Review
Get a GiftYa digital gift card for yourself or a loved one to Pollito Con Papas and enjoy one of the best best takeout restaurants in Albuquerque by following the link!
5010 Cutler Ave NE | Midtown/University | chellogrill.com
Chello is Farsi for rice, but Chello Grill offers a lot moremor oneon their menu than just rice. TheyThe have everything from flame grilled kabobs, to their special open-face gyro sandwiches, a specialty tea bar, and authentic Persian stews and side dishes. And if the fact that the food is amazing isn’t enough to entice you, everything at Chello grill is pretty healthy for you. And if you have a picky eater, or somebody with a food intolerance, they have something for everyone. Everything from vegetarian to vegan and gluten free, they’re sure to have something for everybody in your party.
“OMG!! Come one come all! Fresh ingredients! Fresh tastes. Stacy was amazing and allowed us to sample before ordering. Wish we could've ordered everything lol. Super nice staff! Very happy to serve you too! Definitely tip worthy service even if they don't expect it. Wanting healthy flavorful food? Give it a try or a sample or two” - Yelp Review
You can’t get a digital GiftYa gift card to Chello Grill at the moment but be sure to check back soon as new best takeout restaurants and locations in Albuquerque are added all the time!
6904 Menaul Blvd Ne | Uptown | facebook.com/TheJealousFork
The Jealous Fork is a restaurant that literally specializes in making meals that you can eat without a fork. Which really makes them the best kind of takeout restaurant because guess what? When you don’t need utensils to eat the food, they don’t have to pack all those wasteful plastic forks and spoons that just get thrown out. So The Jealous Fork is a great choice if you want to think global but act local. On top of being good for the planet, the restaurant is also good for your tastebuds. They speciale in all kinds of wraps and enchiladas that are made to order however you’d like.
“I was looking to have some New Mexican food before heading out of Albuquerque but also didn't want a huge, super heavy meal. Enter the Jealous Fork. Thanks to Yelp I gave them a try and they delivered tasty enchiladas with fresh, great quality ingredients.” - Yelp Review
Right now you aren’t able to get a GiftYa digital gift card to The Jealous Fork but check back because there’s more best takeout restaurants and stores in Albuquerque added all the time.
3517 Wyoming Blvd NE | Parkway/Academy Acres | kamikazekatering.com
Kamikaze Kitchen started out as a food truck in 2017. But the food was so popular and successful that he was quickly able to move from owning a food truck, yto owning a restaurant. They serve made-to-ordertomade to order Asian and Southwest fusionfusions foods. They also happen to have a full beer and wine menu for when you want to sit down and have lunch. However they also offer plenty of takeout options on their menu for when you are in a hurry and just need something tasty to eat.
“Fun place! They used to only have a food truck and now they have a store front. Met the couple that own and run the Restaurant. Was super impressed with their willingness to talk and help me figure out what I wanted to eat off the menu.” - Yelp Review
Unfortunately Kamikaze Kitchen isn’t one of the best takeout restaurants in Albuquerque participating with GiftYa just yet, but check back soon cause they might be any day now.
There you have it! It’s some totally random date in the future from when I wrote this. And you will always remember this day, because today, of all days, was the day when you discovered what the best takeout restaurants are in Albuquerque, New Mexico. And this is no small feat. This knowledge had long been thought lost generations ago. But you completed the perilous journey through the marshes of the internet to retrieve the ancient knowledge and now it is yours.
But be careful with this knowledge. Many desire this knowledge as their own and will go to great lengths to get it. So keep it secret and keep it safe. And remember, if you or someone you love is out in Albuquerque, you now know which of the best takeout restaurants in Albuquerque accept convenient GiftYA digital gift cards as well. Use this knowledge wisely and treat yourself to some fantastic takeout today.