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Artichoke Cafe

424 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3518
+1 505-243-0200
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“salad” (71 reviews)
“beef tenderloin” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, International, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
424 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3518
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have eaten at Arthichoke twice this year and the meals were excellent. tonight I took three coworkers there and none of us were satisfied with our meals. one ordered the beef tenderloin with fries. he had to search for the tiny piece of beef...More

Thank Pat W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We couldn’t fault any aspect of the food, every dish was an absolute delight As others have said, it’s nice touch seeing tablecloths and napkins...and sums up this place perfectly...great standards And refreshing to find a restaurant that provides sensible portion sizes

Thank warobbo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If a restaurant goes to the trouble of serving lunch with real table linens, chance are pretty good they are paying attention to other details as well. I had a very nice salad and a perfect dessert. Decor here could stand a little updating but...More

1  Thank perromore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were driving by and saw that at 4:30 pm the restaurant was open, as an old favorite we stopped in. At that time of day only the small but charming bar area is open, with a small but pleasing aray of drinks and food....More

Thank CelineSoCA
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

This place is the perfect local restaurant if your staying at an airport hotel and don’t want to eat at your usual choices. It was $10 Uber ride from the Airport Marriott Courtyard and 10 times better than any of the national chains we passed...More

1  Thank Mike S
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Went there on 1st night in town for anniversary trip w/ wife. First off - service was outstanding: quick, friendly, professional & helpful. Secondly - The chef & staff allowed my wife & I to split the salad, appetizer & main course we ordered -...More

1  Thank Tom V
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Went there with a group from work servers were great. Pace of dinner was very slow and many of the dishes were cold or not exactly hot anymore. Upscale small menu.

Thank joseph8341
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Our party of six ordered a number of different dishes and were in a bit of a rush so were delighted with the efficient and friendly service. All dishes were delicious. We also enjoyed the interesting choices of wines by the glass.

Thank Dorothy B
Reviewed 16 April 2018

We went on Saturday night and it was one of the best meals that I have had in a long time! I had the caesar salad and it was perfect. It had just the right amount of dressing and they even asked if I wanted...More

Thank keithflow
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Artichoke remains one of Albuquerque‘s go to places with very good service and mostly excellent food. A recent visit, however, showed that the sluggish pace can be an issue, especially when you go right at the height of the dinner hour at 7 o’clock. Getting...More

Thank Travellight88
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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, Late Night
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
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 424 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3518
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque>  > Huning Highland Historic District
  • Neighborhood: 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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