La Mexicana – World Class New Mexican Food – In the Heart of Downtown ABQ
(November 14, 2016)—Happy Monday everyone! Now that the weather has finally started to cool down a bit in Albuquerque, it felt like the perfect opportunity to eat one of my all-time favorite foods – Posole! I went with some coworkers to La Mexicana, which is located on Coal Avenue, right in the heart of downtown. After sneaking into a very tight parking spot (the place was packed, and for good reason!), we all sat down and began perusing the menu. Of course, the second I saw Posole I knew what I would be having. How boring am I?? In my defense, New Mexicans are just so great at making this deliciously spicy and savory soup, I truly cannot get enough of it. My meal was positively delicious, but lucky for you I got the lowdown from my coworkers on their meals (and might have stolen an incredible morsel of chicharrones from one of them). This may come as a shock to some of you, but I had never, in my 34 years of life, eaten chicharrones. Where have I been?? What planet have I been living on? Those little heavenly morsels are incredible, I had NO idea! Talk about a lesson learned. Another coworker ordered the La Mexicana Chile Cheese Dog (pictured), and it looked totally amazing. She said it could basically serve as two meals because of its generous portion size. And for the quality and quantity of the food La Mexicana serves, their prices cannot be beat. And last but not least, I must mention their tortilla chips. I ordered a bag “to go”, and I almost ate the entire thing while sitting at my desk later that afternoon. Their chips are fresh, salty and incredibly flavorful. So drive on over to La Mexicana, you will be so happy you did! Bring your appetites, folks. (And if you could grab a bag of tortilla chips for me that would be great).
Address: 304 Coal Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 242-2558