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“An Authentic Taste of Old Albuquerque”

High Noon Restaurant & Saloon
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Ranked #14 of 1,802 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$16
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: West Old Town
Reviewed 23 November 2013

The main entry is located on a short alleyway between the 2 main north entries to the Plaza. The building is totally nondescript with no windows and looks like a storeroom. Upon entering you are transported into the Old West with authentic Santa Fe style décor. Rustic, warm and inviting, the dining room looks as if was built in the 1800's. The menu had numerous sections featuring Authentic Mexican, Cowboy Hamburgers, Steaks and Old West style entree's. The copper top bar features over 30 tequilas and 6 different house specialty margaritas. Our waiter appeared instantly and recommended the Chamuca Margaritas which we chose as my wife likes her margaritas on the sweet side. The margaritas came in a wine glass (?); but they were perfectly prepared, proper amount of ice and good balance of ingredients & tequila. My wife ordered the wedge salad and it came on a large plate with a good balance of creamy blue cheese, real bacon bits, avocado, and tomato bits. My wife ordered the Ahi Tacos and I ordered the Plaza Plate which was a Mexican mixture, the highlight being an incredibly delicate and delicious crab relleno, plus a pork tamale, chicken taquito and cheese enchilada with perfectly cooked beans, cooked just enough to still pop at the first bite, avoiding the usually overcooked, mushy beans at most restaurants. One really nice feature was the heated plate which kept the food nice and warm throughout the entire meal. My wife's Ahi Tacos were presented almost as a salad with 2 medium sized tacos. The fish was perfectly medium rare, the lettuce crisp and the salsa medium picante. Unfortunately, the blue corn tortilla was thin, tasted like cardboard versus the usual robust coarse ground maiz of true, freshly made, blue corn tortillas. About halfway through dinner, a lone guitarist came in and sat next to the dining room entry and began to play the most incredible flamenco we have heard in a long time. We have been to flamenco concerts in Mexico and Spain and his performance was equal to the best we have heard. Our waiter Dave was quite good, his callbacks perfectly timed and he was backed up by a really well trained bus boy who worked the entire restaurant with full water glasses, coffee refills and quick removal of finished plates. Quite a team. This was truly a great southwestern dining experience. Cost for 2 drinks, food, 2 coffees & desert came to $75, so it is 1/2 way between $$ & $$$.

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Reviewed 17 November 2013

We were looking for a restaurant and found this place while walking Old Town. It was Halloween night and many of the staff, including our waiter were dressed up as ghouls. The staff was attentive and very knowledgeable about the evening's specials as well as each dish on the menu. I had the special of the evening and my companion had the rock shrimp pappardelli. We were both very happy with our choices and the wine selection. Except for the child in the booth next to us who was spinning around our table unattended by his mother and grandmother, we had a terrific time. Recommended!

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Reviewed 15 November 2013

We are vegetarian so didn't try some of the featured beef steaks on the menu. The salads were good, the tortillas excellent, and the ambience just what we had hoped for. Good experience all around!

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Thank hanusa2
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

Stopped in for happy hour (3-6 p.m.) and had some delicious margaritas. We also had the appetizer of chips with gauc, salsa, and queso. Loved the guacamole and queso, but the salsa was too smoky for my taste.

Thank Sportzchick
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

Great atmosphere. We had drinks and enjoyed the ambiance of High Noon. This was our second trip to Old Town and we will definitely return again!

Thank Laurie H
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