Category Archives: Larry’s Top Ten

Torinos’ @ Home

Expect the unexpected—that’s what you’ll get. Seventeenth visit: August 23, 2013 First visit: February  25, 2012  Torinos’ @ Home is Maxime and Daniela Bouneou’s family-owned and operated Italian restaurant. I think it is spectacular. On our first visit, it rocketed to … Continue reading

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Tamaya — Corn Maiden

Spectacular Dining on the Santa Ana Pueblo First visit:  May 18, 2013  About Named for the honored symbol of the Santa Ana Pueblo, Corn Maiden is a delightful setting for a special dinner or celebration. A strong regional influence along … Continue reading

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Torinos’ @ Home: The Last Breakfast

The Last Breakfast … …sic transit gloria mundi. Latest visit: February 9, 2013 First visit: February  25, 2012  Several weeks ago, when having a fantastic (as usual) lunch here with my eldest daughter, we found out that the menu would … Continue reading

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ACEQ (Arroyo Seco)

Outstanding farm-to-table cuisine in Arroyo Seco First visit: October 20, 2012 Before I found Aceq, I had two favorite restaurants in Taos: Dragonfly Cafe and Lambert’s of Taos. Make that three now. ACEQ opened on April 6, 2012, and quickly … Continue reading

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Budai: Foodies Night Feast

Unquestionably the Best Chinese Meal I Have Had in New Mexico. Maybe Even the Whole USA.  First Visit: August 8, 2010 Sixth Visit: May 16, 2012  I had yet to find a Chinese restaurant in the Albuquerque area that I … Continue reading

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Blade’s Bistro

 A fabulous Bistro in Placitas November 11, 2011 bistro/ˈbiː.stɹəʊ//ˈbiː.stɹoʊ/ noun A small European-style restaurant. A small bar or pub. A bistro is, in its  original Parisian incarnation, a small restaurant serving moderately priced simple meals in a modest setting. Bistros are defined mostly by the … Continue reading

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Budai Gourmet Chinese

Unquestionably the Best Chinese Restaurant in ABQ. Maybe Even the State… First Visit: August 8, 2010 Sixth Visit: May 16, 2012  I had yet to find a Chinese restaurant in the Albuquerque area that I could rate better than poor-good. … Continue reading

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