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Backstreet Grill

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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The Backstreet Supreme
Another Backstreet original creation, this Mexican pizza with a kick is served with our mozzarella and menonita mix, cheddar, red chile sauce, diced onions, jalapeños, bacon, ground beef, and cilantro
Richard's Red Chile Pizza
The original that started it all – fully loaded and awesome. Topped with smoked pork shoulder, our hearty corn & black bean relish, pineapple pico de gallo, Hatch Green Chile, toasted pumpkin seeds, cilantro, and cotija cheese
Santa Fe Chicken Pizza
Shredded green chili chicken, chopped autumn roast green chile, diced tomatoes, red onions, cilantro, shredded lettuce and cheddar cheese garnished with red chile roasted pine nuts
Baja Steak and Shrimp Chipolte Pizza
Choice tenderloin Steak and Blackened Grilled Shrimp, sauced with our signature pineapple chipotle glaze, heirloom cherry tomatoes,Applewood smoked blue cheese crumbles and red chile seasoned crispy tortilla strips
Fresh innovative southwestern cuisine with a baja twist. We also serve local craft beer.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Mexican, Cafe, Grill, Healthy
Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just ate here and loved it. Waitress was informative and helpful with recommendation. Hubby had green Chile cheeseburger with sweet potato fries. Outstanding! At waitress suggestion I had the duck tacos. They were delicious. The only hiccup was hubby requested cheese on side as he...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 632denisep
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After eating here several times over the past few years I can say that the food is just not consistent. It would appear that each cook cooks differently, not from a recipe. I understand that this is not a chain restaurant but when I order...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Buzz505
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Here for lunch and have waited over an hour for food....😳 Not sure how the food is...! Finally got food, it was tasty but way under staffed. If your time is important go somewhere else.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Redhead501
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At noted in so many reviews below, the wait for a table for the two of us visiting from NY was noted as being around 45 min for lunch. Hostess spent most of her time trying to calm the waiting crowd down. At one point,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JJ F
Reviewed 13 November 2018

We have eaten here several times now. It is always very good. The breakfast quesadilla is excellent. And we have had the calamari several times. Good wine selection; reasonably priced.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank The_Schaefers
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Followed a recommendation to try the restaurant and found the experience worth it. We tried the "adult grilled cheese" sandwich with avocado, tomato and bacon. The taste was a "step above". Our server said the duck taco was noteworthy so we tried one a-la-carte. The...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Joe E
Reviewed 10 November 2018

Nachos, tacos, waffle fries and three of us shared (and took one taco to go!). The nacho serving was HUGE and they were delicious! Our server, John, was great! We’ll certainly remember this restaurant for our next trip to Albuquerque.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dmc101648
Reviewed 26 October 2018

After an extremely disappointing,overpriced Mexican meal in Old Town at another restaurant, we tried the Backstreet Grill. So glad we did. My husband had the Baja Blue Burger and says it's the best burger he's ever had. I had the Guacamole Bacon Cheeseburger and if...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ruth H
Emma F, Guest Relations Manager at Backstreet Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2018

Thanks for the great review, we look forward to your next visit with us.

Reviewed 25 October 2018

We were getting tired of the same food,over and over in Old Town,and in Albuquerque.Most of the restuarants serve the same food,New Mexican tacos,enchiladas,quesidillas.All the same.On Tuesday we were looking to get out of the pouring rain,and accidentally found Backstreet Cafe.Just walking in,we knew it...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lynne M
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Their Baja Blue Burger came very close to being the best burger I ever had. The combination of flavors was incredible. Had the burger itself been less done, it would have been the best ever. Also, the guacamole that they make tableside is great. Never...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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27 August 2018|
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Response from DrJ5714 | Reviewed this property |
Generally only got to dog friendly places
Since I cannot respond to the management counter to my review I will answer this way. In New Mexico when I saw a Navajo Taco on the menu and ordered it with Green Chile I figured I was getting a New Mexico Dish. It was not even close to what I expected. The dish I received had no flavor and was more like a tasteless taco dish. My mistake but I was misled by the menu. The grilled cheese was a complete waste as well as it was a total grease sandwich. The Calamari was totally cooked to a crisp and like eating burnt whatever and I don't remember the other dish but you can see my issues. Then to top of the experience a server that was totally cocky did nothing more than take the order and never removed the dishes and maybe now you know why we won't be back. Your cuisine is your choice and that's no issue with me. Just like my choice is to never come back. So my question is is there valet parking?
20 February 2018|
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Response from Emma F | Property representative |
I really appreciate you responding to elaborate about your experience. Greasy and burnt food is in no way how we like to present ourselves, and less than perfect service is completely unacceptable. I see you left your... More
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26 May 2017|
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Response from CJGinFL | Reviewed this property |
Don't think it's necessary - we didn't
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