This Unassuming Coffee House In New Mexico Is Actually The Holy Grail Of New Mexican Food

When you think of old neighborhoods in the Land of Enchantment, the first that comes to your mind might be Mesilla or Old Town, however, the Duke City neighborhood, Barelas, takes the cake. Situated in ABQ’s most historic neighborhood you’ll find a place that says “coffee house,” but is actually an outstanding restaurant that has been a gathering place for locals for decades. Whether you’re a newcomer or have been a fan for years, this little family-run restaurant will feel like home once you taste their perfectly done traditional New Mexican dishes. From posole to menudo to beans with red or green chile, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into Grandma’s kitchen at this unassuming restaurant in Albuquerque.

Do you have fond memories of Barelas Coffee House? What’s your favorite dish that they serve? We’d love to hear all about your experiences in the comments!

For another wonderful restaurant that’s so worth the drive, check out this historic converted house that’s now a beloved cafe in the sweet town of La Mesa.