This little 1950’s box of a building sat empty along Route 66 for many years. A restaurateur with a vision and an appreciation for local history and locally-sourced food took a chance and chose it for her first business adventure in Albuquerque.
The building had turned its back on the street and its fine bones had been hidden away. The objective was for the space to feel rustic and familiar, yet fresh and vibrant at the same time. Sandblasting the existing steel roof structure, new windows and just the right amount of tomato red accents created a bright interior with a welcome shout-out to the passersby.
A walled side yard, landscaped with indigenous flora and hearty trees, creates the perfect New Mexican plein air dining experience. It is wildly popular with the neighborhood crowd and has loyal patrons from all parts of the city. The combination of fresh design and exceptionally fresh food keep diners coming back for comfort food and community.