The 10 Best BBQ in Albuquerque

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Albuquerque is a city that has everything for lovers of cuisine, culture, and exciting activities. It has many historic adobe buildings, museums, and shops that sell American and tribal handicrafts.

To indulge in the best BBQ restaurants and native food, here is a list of the top 10 restaurants in Albuquerque that sell iconic BBQ meats.

Best BBQ in Albuquerque

Mr. Powdrell’s Barbeque House

Mr. Powdrell's Barbeque House

Mr. Powdrell’s Barbeque House sells the best BBQ with freshly cut vegetables in a very casual setting that feels like home. The signature Powdrell’s BBQ sauce tastes just right with the BBQ meat. It is neither overpowering nor too subtle and tastes delicious with every chunk of BBQ meat.

The meals are healthy and very well planned, you can order collard greens, black-eyed peas, or their homemade potato salad with BBQ. The Po-boy sandwich, fried Zucchini, and fried okra are the most loved foods served at Powdrell’s.

  • 5209 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107, United States
  • Tuesday-Saturday, 11 AM-8 PM
  • +1 505-298-6766
  • Email not available

Rudy’s “Country Store” and Bar-B-Q

Rudy's Country Store And Bar B Q

Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q is a cafeteria-style restaurant with indoor picnic tables and a very neat inside. The brisket, sides, and group meals are simple and delicious. The Texas-based Bar-B-Q chain has been selling authentic Texas BBQ meats since 1989.

Other than delicious sizzling Texas BBQ, the cow tacos, breakfast burritos, green chili stews taste great.

  • 2321 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, United States
  • Monday – Sunday, 7AM – 10PM
  • +1 505-884-4000
  • Email not available

Golden Pride

Golden Pride serves Mexican specialties for takeaway only. They have a diverse menu starting from Mexican chili chicken and ribs BBQ to stews, fried chicken, cinnamon rolls, and much more. The breakfast burritos and hash browns are very scrumptious, made fresh every morning with fine local ingredients.

You can grab your breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the drive-through in minutes, the overall quality of food and service is great.

  • Monday – Sunday, 6AM – 10PM
  • 5231 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87105, United States
  • +1 505-836-1544
  • Email not available.

Kimo’s Hawaiian BBQ

Kimo’s Hawaiian BBQ sells Hawaiian-style BBQ. The pulled pork BBQ, teriyaki chicken steak, and kalua pork are a must-try. The mac salad is also very creamy, heavy, and tastes flavorful.

If you want to enjoy a meal with more meat and tastes like you are in Hawaii, order their combo plate with meat BBQ and assorted sides.

  • 3239 Girard Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107, United States
  • Monday – Sunday, 7.30AM – 3PM
  • +1 505-582-2797, +1 505-264-2103
  • Email not available.

County Line Barbeque of Albuquerque

County Line Barbeque of Albuquerque sells large portions of BBQ meats in a beautiful setting perfect for hanging out with your homies. They have live music and mostly play country music that feels like you are a cowboy, eating in a traditional Mexican café bar.

They have large windows so you can watch the sunset sipping on your margaritas. Chicken fried steak and prime rib are a must-try. They offer take-out on the patio and drive-thru if you are in a hurry or want to enjoy your meal at home.

  • 9600 Tramway Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122, United States
  • Monday – Friday, 11:30AM–2PM, 5–8PM. Saturday, 11:30AM–8:30PM. Sunday,11:30AM–8PM.
  • +1 505-856-7477
  • Email not available

Nexus Blue Smokehouse

Nexus Blue Smokehouse

Nexus Blue Smokehouse offers delicious BBQ meats that you can enjoy on the private patio, inside the restaurant, or takeaway. On a day when the weather is nice, the food served on the patio with excellent service can make the experience amazing.

Burnt ends, pork ribs, brisket, hotlink, fried okra & cider are a must-try, especially in the summer months with their impressive drinks.

  • 1511 Broadway Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102, United States
  • Wednesday – Thursday, 4 PM – 8 PM. Friday, 12 PM – 8 PM. Saturday, 11 AM – 8 PM. Sunday, 12 PM – 8 PM.
  • +1 505-445-1545

Nomad’s BBQ

Nomad’s BBQ is a family restaurant serving BBQ, pizza, pasta, salad, and much more through online delivery and takeaway. The pulled pork is tender and full of flavors that just burst in your mouth.

The sausage link, ribs, and brisket taste great, and with their fresh coleslaw on the side, it balances the spiciness from the BBQ. Everything comes in large portions and stays hot, moist, and juicy.

  • 3851 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107, United States
  • Tuesday – Sunday, 12 PM – 8 PM
  • +1 505-206-7654
  • Email not available

Fat T’s BBQ

Fat T’s BBQ is tucked behind the Fountain Plaza in Rio Grande Boulevard. The smell in the area is just addictive. They serve meat in pounds so make sure that you take your appetite to the restaurant or pick up your BBQ fan friends on the way.

Call ahead to book a table and make sure you know what you want because they run out of food before closing. Everything is so delicious.

  • 308 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, United States
  • Thursday – Saturday, 2 PM – 8 PM
  • +1 505-718-1727
  • Email not available.

S-A BBQ at Green Jeans Farmery

S A Bbq At Green Jeans Farmery

S-A BBQ at Green Jeans Farmery is a new BBQ dine-in and takeaway restaurant selling Texas-style BBQ. The BBQ sauces have a regional twist of North Carolina and Kansas City. The BBQ brisket is full of spices and always brimming with flavor.

The chicken fried steak, cream corn with green chili, and prime rib. The music playlist is great, you can look at the Sandia mountains through the windows, and the sunsets are just breathtaking.

  • 3600 Cutler Ave NE space 9, Albuquerque, NM 87110, United States
  • Saturday and Sunday, 11:30 AM – 8 PM
  • +1 505-856-7477
  • Email not available

Black Messa BBQ

Black Messa Bbq

Black Messa BBQ is famous for its juicy jerk chicken that is spiced with Jamaican spices and served with a spicy BBQ sauce that is fall off the bone delicious.

The three-meat sampler gives you a taste of everything. Don’t forget to order the delicious cornbread, and if you like extra spicy, order the jalapeno cornbread for a spicy kick.

They also serve delicious pizza, mac n’ cheese, and BBQ sandwiches.

  • 6301 Coors Blvd SW, Albuquerque, NM 87121, United States
  • Monday – Saturday, 11 AM – 7 PM
  • +1 505-452-0632
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