6 24-hour Restaurants In Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Poised on a high desert, Albuquerque is the largest city in New Mexico. It is one interesting city to be in for its downtown core is a great contrast to one of its most visited attractions, Old Town, Albuquerque. You shouldn’t miss this historical site for its beautiful old structures like the church of San Felipe de Neri, five museums housing pieces of the past, and for its many shops that sell souvenirs and Native American handicrafts. Another destination you shouldn’t miss is the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, where you’ll learn about the area’s tribal past. Albuquerque also provides staycation spots and Airbnbs with pool to accommodate guests. In case you’re wondering where you can have your late-night eats, then read on, and discover our list of the top 24-hour restaurants in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

1. Federico's Mexican Food

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A fast-food chain that serves Mexican favorites, Federico’s is a local restaurant that aims to feed anyone anytime, for it is open 24 hours a day. It also has a drive-thru window where you can order their regular items like tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and a combination of Mexican delicacies. As for the restaurant vibe, it has a traditional fast-food chain ambiance that is counter-serve, and a perfect place to hang out during the wee hours of the night.

Federico's Mexican Food

Address: 5555 Zuni Rd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108, USA

Website: Federico’s Mexican Food

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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2. Del Taco

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If your familiar with Taco Bell, Del Taco is somewhat similar to the famous fast-food chain. It has a traditional diner atmosphere and offers Mexican fare like tacos, burritos, salads, sides, and more. The food is delicious and prepared from fresh ingredients. It also has other chains throughout Albuquerque with drive-thru services as well. It is the perfect late-at-night eatery to visit after a night of dancing and clubbing.

Del Taco

Address: 10015 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87123, USA

Website: Del Taco

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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3. Cesar's

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If your late-night craving is very particular, like your palate is seeking Greek and Mexican flavors, then there’s no other place to be than Cesar’s. This shop serves authentic Greek food, which is quite surprising when in a Mexican joint. Apart from the restaurant, they also have a drive-thru service, which you can use at any time. Their bestseller includes gyro and carne asada burrito. After your main meal, don’t forget to order dessert. There are plenty to choose from, but you should try their baklava or churros.


Address: 5300 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, USA

Website: Cesar’s

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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4. Taco Cabana

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If you’re looking for home-cooked food after your late-night shift, but are tired and do not want to cook, then why not dine at Taco Cabana? It is a restaurant with a casual atmosphere offering you fresh and hearty meals. They even have an outdoor patio where you can enjoy your meals when the weather is warm. Their menu is composed of Mexican favorites like nachos, tacos, burritos, fajitas, as well as breakfast items. Moreover, this restaurant has other branches throughout Albuquerque.

Taco Cabana

Address: 6500 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, USA

Website: Taco Cabana

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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5. Denny's

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With three branches in Albuquerque, there is no stopping Denny’s from feeding the locals with American fare. Just like any fast-food chain, you can order items from their value menu that will surely satisfy you for an affordable price. This restaurant has a large menu of breakfast items, lunch sandwiches, and dinner dishes, as well as rotating specials. So, make sure you’re updated about what they’re bringing to the table the current week.


Address: 2400 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, USA

Website: Denny’s

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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A popular fast-food chain with many branches throughout the world, IHOP has three chains just in the city of Albuquerque. As everyone already knows this place offers a wide variety of pancakes since it is called the International House of Pancakes. But, if you’re not a fan of breakfast items, which is the house specialty, you can order sandwiches, salads, and their dinner items like roasted turkey and country fried steak. If you’re wary of your health, IHOP also has a healthier and diet-conscious menu.


Address: 7500 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, USA

Website: IHOP

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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Late night eats at Albuquerque

A mixture of modern living and history, Albuquerque is a perfect destination for people who dream of traveling back in time by visiting places with traces of the past. There are also hotels and vacation rentals available for travelers who are wondering where to stay. And if you’re also here for the food scene, don’t forget to check out our list of the top 24-hour restaurants in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for your guide.

Explore more gems by checking out the best day trips from Albuquerque.

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