10 Best Places To Eat In Rio Rancho, New Mexico

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When you travel, you always want to experience the local cuisine, even if it’s not that far from home. With this guide, you’re sure to leave with a full stomach when eating in Rio Rancho. Here are the top ten places to eat in the city. Read on and pick from the best!

1. The Point Grill

This is the kind of food we serve at the Point Grill. Glazed Duck 😋

Posted by The Point Grill on Monday, 7 August 2017

The newest destination restaurant in Rio Rancho, the Point Grill serves up some of the freshest and tastiest food, while providing stunning views of New Mexico. Serving favorites like mac and cheese, burgers, and pasta, the Point Grill creates a gourmet environment, the whole family will enjoy.

Sit on top of Mariposa with perfect views of the Sandia Mountains, Albuquerque, and Rio Rancho from inside, up high, or on the outside patio. And during your meal, check out the art that decorates the restaurant, all for sale by local artists!

The Point Grill

Address: 2500 Parkway Ave, Rio Rancho, NM 87144

Website: The Point Grill

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2. The Blue Grasshopper Brew Pub

Posted by Blue Grasshopper Rio Rancho on Wednesday, 16 December 2015

From creators who love beer, pizza, and live music comes the Blue Grasshopper Brew Pub. Brewing a variety of in-house beers, the Blue Grasshopper is the perfect place to wet your whistle, with both house brews and beers from around New Mexico. With several house beers on tap, all the Blue Grasshopper’s beers are available in-house or in growlers to take away.

During your visit, enjoy a delicious pub-style meal while listening to live performances by local artists. At the Blue Grasshopper, your meal becomes a dining experience you’re sure to remember.

The Blue Grasshopper Brew Pub

Address: 4500 Arrowhead Ridge Dr SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Website: The Blue Grasshopper Brew Pub

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3. Weck’s

Posted by Weck's on Thursday, 29 June 2017

Since 1991, Weck’s has been bringing homestyle food to Rio Rancho at multiple locations. With eggs, waffles, and enchiladas for breakfast, and burgers, sandwiches, and tacos for lunch, Weck’s menu is full of American and Mexican cuisine options. But before your visit, beware: portion sizes are huge, so come hungry!


Address: 1620 Rio Rancho Blvd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Website: Weck’s

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4. Joe’s Pasta House

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Posted by Joe's Pasta House on Friday, 18 August 2017

Serving Italian cuisine with a New Mexico twist, Joe’s Pasta House is the perfect restaurant for a night out. They’ve won multiple awards, including Best Italian Restaurant, and Best Waitstaff, but don’t take Albuquerque: The Magazine’s word for it. Head to Joe’s yourself for delicious fried zucchini, stuffed eggplant, baked ravioli, and of course, lasagna.

If nautical tastes are something you wish, Joe’s seafood menu will have your mouth watering. Sharing traditional Italian and American eats, Joe’s Pasta House is a must-stop when visiting Rio Rancho.

Joe’s Pasta House

Address: 3201 Southern Blvd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Website: Joe’s Pasta House

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5. Hot Tamales

Today's Special: ~Steak Tostadas~ Two Tostadas with Refried Beans and Steak Strips. One Tostada with Red Chile and the...

Posted by Hot Tamales New Mexican Food on Tuesday, 1 August 2017

When in New Mexico, eat like a New Mexican at Hot Tamales. Delicious, authentic food is a must at Hot Tamales, with “platos” like their Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole, Guacamole Chicken Tacos, and Huevos Rancheros. With a friendly staff and great service, the only question you’ll need to answer is “Red or Green?”

Hot Tamales

Address: 1520 Rio Rancho Blvd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Website: Hot Tamales

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6. Saigon 2 Restaurant

Posted by Saigon 2 Restaurant on Monday, 28 January 2013

If you’re new to Vietnamese cuisine but want to give it a try, check out Saigon Restaurant. As the second location of its kind, Saigon continues to bring traditional dishes like Pho soup, rice platters, and steamed vermicelli to customers served with a smile.

You’ll love your entire food journey at Saigon 2! Before dinner, enjoy tasty wontons or spring rolls as an appetizer. And after your meal, try a Vietnamese style coffee, the perfect complement to a day of food and fun.

Saigon 2 Restaurant

Address: 2003 Southern Blvd SE, Ste 105 Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Website: Saigon 2 Restaurant

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7. O’Hare’s Grill and Pub

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Posted by O'Hare's Grille & Pub on Thursday, 24 August 2017

For a fun and friendly pub experience, head to O’Hare’s Grill and Pub. Here, you will find delicious, made-to-order pub food favorites with creations that are unique to O’Hare’s. Featuring delicacies like spicy shrimp linguine and fish & chips, alongside the usual burgers, sandwiches, and wings, you won’t go hungry at O’Hare’s Grill and Pub.

Come in on a Tuesday for Ladies’ Night fun and come back the next night for Wednesday Guys’ Night. Even if you can’t make it during the week, check O’Hare’s Facebook page for everyday deals.

O’Hare’s Grill and Pub

Address: 4100 Southern Blvd SE, Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Website: O’Hare’s Grill and Pub

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8. Turtle Mountain Brewing Company

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Posted by Turtle Mountain Brewing Company on Thursday, 4 August 2016

Enjoy a comfortable setting and hometown feel when visiting Turtle Mountain Brewing Company. Specifically designed to mimic the TV show “Cheers,” the Turtle Mountain Brewing Company is perfect for spending time with your family or getting to know your new best friend. On the menu you’ll find delicious, New Mexico themed pizzas like the Ojo Caliente, the White Sands, the Black Mesa, and more. Of course, the specialty burgers are also a tribute to the Land of Enchantment, with Sun Mountain and Bleu Lake featured.

But what is a brewery without the beer? Not to fret, Turtle Mountain Brewing Company delivers some of the best brews in the state, including Red Rye Redux, Hopshell IPA, and Stuccon Saison.

Turtle Mountain Brewing Company

Address: 905 36th Pl SE, Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Website: Turtle Mountain Brewing Company

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9. Namaste Cuisine of India and Nepal Restaurant

Posted by Namaste on Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Experiment with new tastes at the Namaste Cuisine of India and Nepal Restaurant. Featuring delicious food from across the globe, Namaste Cuisine of India and Nepal Restaurant is dedicated to bringing you excellent service and a dining experience you’ll never forget. A daily buffet at the restaurant, with a constantly changing array of food, gives you a variety of options and a new experience during each visit.

Of course, if a buffet isn’t your thing, the menu offers great options, like shrimp curry, biryani, vindaloo, and more, coming together to form a delicious Indian dinner.

Namaste Cuisine of India and Nepal Restaurant

Address: 1520 Deborah Rd SE, Ste O, Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Website: Namaste Cuisine of India and Nepal Restaurant

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10. Alicea's NY Bagels & Subs

Now that is a Deluxe club sandwich on marble rye bread that brings a smile to any customers face when they receive it!

Posted by Alicea's NY Bagels & Subs on Friday, 25 October 2013

Making delicious New York Style bagels and subs daily, Alicea’s NY Bagels & Subs is the perfect place for brunch, dinner, and everything in between. With old-school generous portions, you won’t leave Alicea’s NY Bagels & Subs hungry, especially after grabbing one of a growing assortment of cupcakes, muffins, scones and desserts.

Pair a delicious baked good with a cup of Alicea’s NY Bagels & Subs house blend coffee, giving your morning a much-needed perk. With great reviews and killer prices, the proof is in the pudding (or rather, the bread), Alicia’s NY Bagels & Subs is the best sandwich stop in Rio Rancho.

Alicea's NY Bagels & Subs

Address: 1009 Golf Course Rd SE, Ste 103 Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Facebook: Alicea's NY Bagels & Subs

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Dine in Rio Rancho!

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Source: Photo by user Krista used under CC BY 2.0

Tasty food is just around the corner when visiting Rio Rancho, New Mexico. From pub favorites to Mexican food, even the pickiest eater will be satisfied in Rio Rancho.

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