Category Archives: Larry’s Top Ten


Best Indian in ABQ? Undoubtedly… Forty-fifth visit  visit: June 21, 2018 First visit: November 10, , 2008  On June 20, 2018, Namaste Rio Rancho moved to a new location a few hundred yards to the east on Deborah. Same delicious … Continue reading

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M’Tucci’s Moderno Italian Restaurant

Another jewel in the M’Tucci’s diadem Latest visit: March 25, 2017 First visit: January 26, 2017  M’Tucci’s Moderno Italian Restaurant is the fourth jewel  in the crown of the M’Tucci’s empire. The owners, Jeff Spiegel and Katie Gardner, know how … Continue reading

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M’Tucci’s Italian

One of the best Italian restaurants in New Mexico Twenty-second Visit: November 13, 2016  First Visit: February 19, 2015  There are many Italian restaurants in The Duke City, but few can touch M’Tucci’s  Italian for brilliance. This is the flagship of the M’Tucci’s empire, … Continue reading

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The Point Grill (Closed. Moved to High Point Grll)

I’ll get right to the Point: The Point Grill rocks. Fifth visit: February 14, 2017 First visit: January 26, 2016 You say that Rio Rancho has no good eating places and refuse to cross the river? I say that there are … Continue reading

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M’Tucci’s Italian Market & Pizzeria

It just doesn’t get any better Fifty-eighth visit: April 11, 2017 First visit: March 24, 2015  There are dozens of delis in the Duke City. There are, to my knowledge, only two Italian New York style delis: Tully’s and M’tucci’s Italian Market … Continue reading

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Pad Thai Cafe

The most flavorful Thai food in ABQ Sixth visit: November 17, 2016 First visit: March 31, 2016  I have added Pad Thai Cafe to my coveted Top Ten List.  Thai Cuisine How di I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love … Continue reading

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Chef Peter Lukes has a new, sure-fire winner here Fourteenth  visit: June 23, 2015 First visit: April 25, 2014 If you are not familiar with Peter Likes’ earlier restaurant offerings (Terra American Bistro and Terra Bistro Italiano on Alameda), then you … Continue reading

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Mary & Tito’s Cafe

James Beard Foundation America’s Classics Award Winner — 2010 First visit: July 3, 2008Twenty-third visit: July 9, 2015  I’ll get right to the point: It just doesn’t get any better. If you have a favorite New Mexican restaurant and it isn’t Mary … Continue reading

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