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Artichoke Cafe

424 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3518
+1 505-243-0200
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“salad” (67 reviews)
“beef tenderloin” (15 reviews)
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
424 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3518
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I got the sense that The Artichoke Cafe was trying to be fancier than it needed to be. I ordered the pear salad. There were too many conflicting flavors to make this salad tasty. The daily ravioli was good and the wine list was extensive....More

Thank Seniye
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our second time and it was better than the first time. I suspect the recent negative reviews were from trolls out to destroy a wonderful eatery.

Thank clarityman1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From even before the arrival when I called for directions, they were very nice and very eager to help as the GPS on my phone was taking me 6 blocks the other way. The food, the choice of wine, the service could not have been...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had heard a lot about this restaurant and had high hopes. Unfortunately, it did not quite live up to the hype. Nice atmosphere and the service is good. Both our meals, my wife's salmon and my tenderloin were both very undercooked. The caesar salad...More

1  Thank cbrsantafe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've had superior service experiences at Chili's. Two of the food items I ordered were burned (brussels sprouts appetizer and broccoli with my tenderloin). Waitress was nice, but lacked the professionalism and courtesy to handle the situation the way she should have. Manager came over...More

3  Thank ABQJohn10
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went to meet a group the day before Valentines day. Service was slow and inattentive. My wife ordered the Filet, it was half a Filet. I ordered the Bronzino, it was overcooked. Portions are small, presentation is poor and the food quality is not at...More

1  Thank Benjamin H
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Made reservations for a lady friend and her 11 year old daughter. Our waitress could not have better, an absolute sweetheart and really appreciated how well mannered my friends daughter was! It is impossible to list all the attributes our waitress has, charming, warm, kind,...More

Thank Jodelkraut
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

My wife and I use TripAdvisor a lot when we travel. We start with reviews of hotels and then move on to the restaurants. Artichoke Cafe was rated pretty high and was near our hotel. The meal and service couldn’t have been any better. Cera...More

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 8 February 2018

I chose the Artichoke Café for my birthday celebration with my family. I made a reservation weeks in advance for a weeknight evening through Open Table with no issues. There is an attended parking lot right across the street. Since this was our first visit...More

1  Thank Mikejack52pe
Reviewed 5 February 2018

This past Saturday evening's celebratory birthday dinner for my husband and I was both good and very disappointing. As requested by me when I made our reservations last week, we were given a very nice table. I had the pasta special of the evening and...More

2  Thank LynninNM
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Questions & Answers
Bruce H
6 November 2015|
Response from articafe | Property representative |
Yes, our chefs are used to catering to dietary restrictions. I would suggest you make a note on your reservation, inform your waiter and he/she will let the kitchen know.
11 April 2015|
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Response from articafe | Property representative |
While we don't have any vegan items on our menu our chefs can always create something special for you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
05:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 424 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3518
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque>  > Huning Highland Historic District
  • Neighbourhood: Huning Highland Historic District
  • Phone Number: +1 505-243-0200
  • E-mail
The Artichoke Cafe was reopened in 1989 by Pat and Terry Keene. Pat, who was formally trained in New York City, is executive chef and Terry has 30 years experience in restaurant management. Their dedication to the best in food, wine, and service has made this 120 seat restaurant one of Albuquerque's finest dining spots.

Its downtown location on Route 66 in the Historic Huning Highland/EDO District, cozy modern decor and rotating art exhibits add panache and charm to its ambience. The food is a mix of French, Italian, and creative American, using only the finest ingredients.
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