About Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm
Located on an organic farm in the Rio Grande River Valley, La Merienda is a causal fine-dining experience, featuring the most pure field-to-fork menu in the Southwest. Our Rio Grande River Valley Cuisine is rooted in seasonal organic ingredients from our own farm, as well as from longstanding relationships with local farmers and herdsman.
Dinner is served from 5pm -9pm, Wednesday - Sunday. The menu is a la carte, and changes seasonally. Consider arriving 15-20 minutes before your reservation time to enjoy an artisan cocktail in the Sala Grande living room. Our hand-crafted artisanal cocktails use some of the best Spanish sherries, Italian vermouths, and classic aperitifs.
Breakfast is served daily from 8am - 10am, and the charge is $20 per person. The gourmet menu changes seasonally and offers the option of two choices daily.
American, Southwest, French
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 8:00am - 10:00pm
Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Griegos. *PLEASE NOTE* Montano and Rio Grande do not connect!
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We do not offer outside catering.
Free parking on site.
Bus stop on Griegos and Rio Grande
Private Party Facilities:
Our Ventana Room and Private Dining Room are the ideal setting for your small dining event. Room rental fees for booking a private event start at $350, plus a food and beverage minimum, tax and gratuity are additional.
Our Chef, Jonathan Perno, has created the perfect menu for you to select from. Reception hors d’oeuvres prior to dinner vary depending on actual menu selections, and we require that entrees be pre-selected prior to your event. Our Wine Director is available for consultation to help you pre-select your beverages. With advance notice we are happy to accommodate a birthday cake or special dessert for the event.
Please note; outside catering is not permitted at Los Poblanos.
Private Party Contact:
Dylan Storment: 505-938-2186x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Whether you’re visiting from across the ocean or around the corner, we offer an array of unique culinary, agricultural and cultural programming.
Stimulate your senses with an aromatherapy class. Find a roadrunner on a guided bird walk. Freewheel along the Rio Grande River trail on an Electra Cruiser bike. Discover your inner chef at a hands-on cooking class. Explore our events calendar section to find the perfect experience during your visit.
Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm Ratings and Reviews
We sat outside on the patio, which was g ...
We sat outside on the patio, which was great. Los Poblanos is definitely a beautiful place. If you have never been here, I would recommend going at least once during a nice time of year and sitting outside. This was definitely the highlight of the dinner. The service was okay, but nothing special considering this is supposed to be one of the best restaurants in ABQ. The food was good, but again, not outstanding as we were all expecting (this was our first time at the restaurant). It would have been nice to have a couple more dinner options as well. I would say that we probably won't come back to Los Poblanos, but it was a good experience to try at least once.
This was my third trip to Los Poblanos, ...
This was my third trip to Los Poblanos, and overall, I have to say that the dinners here are the best farm to table Albuquerque has to offer! We moved to Albuquerque less than a year ago, and this quickly became our go-to spot for special occasion celebrations. That said, my trip here in July wasn't quite up to par with the previous trips earlier this past spring and winter -- I'll chock it up to an off night. The entrees we ordered, green chile pork meatballs and the allium pasta, were uncharacteristically salty. Part of the problem may be that last time we came, the meatballs were out of this world (!!!), melt in your mouth magical, and by comparison this time, they were just okay (a little tough, plus the saltiness). The pasta was beautiful and tasty, but again, seemed on the salty end to me; again, by comparison, the white pasta on last year's winter menu was well balanced on salt. I highly recommend the cheese plate as an appetizer or dessert, and splurging on a bottle of wine higher than my typical price point was definitely not a decision I regretted! We also ordered a chicken sausage / crostini appetizer, which had a good light flavor. I also have to say that the modest complementary rolls, though unassuming, are superb! In addition to the food, we loved seeing three of the resident peacocks strutting around just outside the dining room windows -- including the all white one! Just beautiful! The dining room is lovely as well, and we marveled at the beautiful wooden tabletops (similarly designed cutting boards made of the same juniper wood are available for purchase in the Farm Shop, though it closes at 5!). Though it was too hot the day we visited, the outdoor dining area is also beautiful. Some other guests braved the 95+ degree temperatures to sit outside and enjoy the fresh air and views.
Los Pablanos is a unique setting: in the ...
Los Pablanos is a unique setting: in the "bosque" of the Rio Grande, shaded by century-old cotton woods. The original buildings are a 19th century New Mexican hacienda with a wonderful interior courtyard. It's a working farm. We ate on the outdoor patio adjoining the smallish dining room. Patio furniture is rather flimsy and uncomfortable. There is an adjoining bosque ball court which we used while waiting for our cocktails. (no spirits, only wine & beer). Service was too leisurely but cordial. Food was excellent: small portions, attractive, fresh, tasty. Some unique choices, e.g. Mushroom Study (very good melange of 4 kinds of mushrooms each prepared differently). Home made blackberry pie was superb - flaky crust, loaded with fruit, perfect with vanilla ice cream.
What a place! Los Poblanos Historic Inn ...
What a place! Los Poblanos Historic Inn is beautifully maintained. The room where we had a drink is perfectly decorated, very inviting and cozy. The dining room options (indoors/outdoors) are lovely and comfortable. Such a peaceful setting. Delicious food, prepared attractively, with tasty choices for vegetarians. Great beer and wine selections. Wonderfully attentive wait staff too. Overall the best dining experience in New Mexico!
Enjoyed creative menu with unusual taste ...
Enjoyed creative menu with unusual tastes. Keep it up and keep experimenting. The dining room however is not conducive to quiet dining due to the historical quality of the room. We took a walk around the rose garden after dinner and found the gardens to be quite overgrown.
I think this is the best restaurant in t ...
I think this is the best restaurant in town. Farm to table (veg & meats) , very inventive & delicious menu (i.e., "mushroom study", desert cheese plate, chicken sausage appetizer, etc). It's Ala cart with creative sides. Sparkling wine by the glass, Exceptional service, historic settings, elegant, grownups. Walk around the grounds, see albino (and other) peacocks........
Loved the food, service and ambiance! Wo ...
Loved the food, service and ambiance! Would have sat inside if we had known the mosquitos were so bad! Is there anything that would help with that? It was lovely on the patio but we were eaten alive! It will not deter us from coming back but won't opt for the patio....unfortunate because it's so pretty there.
It's always a treat to dine at Los Poblanos!
Overall, living here 15 years and hearin ...
Overall, living here 15 years and hearing of LP for so long, we were oh so excited to finally get to your farm. Farm store closes at 5…maybe my bad?? Very disappointed. The grounds looked terribley untidy, weedy, overgrown and shabby as we strolled most of it waiting for our reservation time. Acaquias broken, lovely turq tiles broken/missing along the way.
The welcome cocktail room was uninteresting, worn and the bartender less than welcoming.
The restaurant was much 'less' than the web photos indicated. Nice enuf ranch casual setting. Our server barely told us of specials, or expained any of your great farm to table, seasonal offerings. Coffee….French press????? for any coffee drinker a less than stellar offering. Overall we were disappointed and having to drive from Santa FE, wont be back. Good luck with the building renovations and your mission.
Dining was great and these notes are mea ...
Dining was great and these notes are meant to help improving.
So I highlight few points for you to grow:
- No sparkling water availability;
- Steak was bit too too salty - good I had caramelized carrots that blended the taste;
- Table mats could be of a better quality, tissue made and wider
- You have wonderful plants and flower: why not using them a bit more to enrich the plate presentations?
- only one table with formers that were not fresh
- you serve a pre-appetizer - you should consider also serving a pre-dessert
On the very positive side:
- room and environment for the drink before getting to the table. At Enoteca Pinchiorri in Florence, customers are introduced to the menu before getting to their table. Coffee/teas, after meal drink are also served in living rooms separate from dining rooms.
- We frequently buy your products: why don't you leave a small cadeau e.g. the wonderful lavender cookies?
See you next time. i want to try your home made pasta.
We had a very enjoyable evening at Los P ...
We had a very enjoyable evening at Los Poblanos. The menu had many seasonal offerings and they were all tempting. Our choices were delicious. Staff friendly, professional, and very welcoming. Ambience relaxing , charming and true to the history of Los Poblanos.
Thought the summer menu was a bit boring ...
Thought the summer menu was a bit boring, not many exciting choices. I was a little disappointed since it was a special occasion and my fiance had never dined at Los Poblanos before. Our main entree came out cold, but the duck appetizer was very good.
The restaurant is elegant with a beautif ...
The restaurant is elegant with a beautiful boutique type setting. The chandeliers and table candles offer romance and style while the service is personal and quaint. The food is prepared by an amazing Chef and remarkable staff offering many unique and utterly delicious organic foods. Definitely a memorable experience!
The food was very good but a very limite ...
The food was very good but a very limited menu. Service was very poor at the bar... we arrived early as we were at an event that ended far earlier than expected. It took over a half hour to get our drink at a fairly uncrowded bar. There were a number of tables available at the restaurant but despite our request to be seated earlier if possible, we were seated late. Service for dining was constant until we were ready for the check.
Overall it would be a good restaurant for something different or if you were staying at the Inn for a special weekend.
It's always a treat to dine at Los Pobla ...
It's always a treat to dine at Los Poblanos La Merienda. We arrived a little early so I could sit in the library and sip a Lavender Marguarita. The service was superb-I accidently dropped my napkin and before I could blink, a clean one was put in my hands. The salads were delicious-mine was a Burrata, green chile sauce, carmelized apple, asparagus, pepitas concoction that was out of this world. I ordered the smoked brisket that was good, but needed more sauce as it was a little dry. I tried my husband's stuffed chicken breast and it was perfect-moist and full of herbal goodness. The angel food/strawberry/pistachio nut/mint ice cream dessert was a little disappointing-the cake served in chunks over some strawberry granita-not a pretty presentation and too many competing flavors-I would have liked the granita with the strawberries and a little whipped cream on top. My husband, who normally skips dessert, loved the chunks of angel food cake and the french pressed coffee. The service is first rate-no rushing-attentive. It was a wonderful meal and we would come back again.
Los Poblanos is the most enchanting spot ...
Los Poblanos is the most enchanting spot in the Land of Enchantment, and the food matches the delightful setting. We love coming here for special occasions, hosting events here, sharing with friends and family from far and wide. But we also love intimate dinners for just us too. Highlights: the best meatballs my husband ever had, elevating green chile to another plane; my field plate, with sprouts, quail eggs and aioli, and the always memorable dulces plate.
It was our first visit to this restauran ...
It was our first visit to this restaurant. We had heard very high praise of it, as well as the Los Poblanos Historic Inn, so we decided to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary at the Inn with dinner. The Inn and restaurant lived up to their reputations; we had a wonderful experience. The food (chicken and flank steak) were excellently seasoned and cooked, not to mention the locally sourced vegetables. The service was first-rate. The prices were reasonable considering the quality. We recommend it highly and plan to be back soon, even though it's an hour's drive from our home in Santa Fe.
The courtyard was a lovely spot to have ...
The courtyard was a lovely spot to have a drink prior to dining. The bar only serves beer and wine but they manage to make some amusing cocktails.
While the food was tasty, I was disappointed they were out of the lamb special by the time we were seated at 6:30 pm on a Sunday. The limited menu can pose challenges.
We stayed at the Inn and had breakfast i ...
We stayed at the Inn and had breakfast included ( amazing value for local organic ingredients). They offer 2 specials each day and the house breakfast (basic eggs, bacon and sourdough toast). I had the special blueberry polenta with poached eggs and bacon and it was perfect!
We had dinner on our laSt night there and my salmon was a little undercooked, they took it back to finish it but it still came back not cooked . They took it off the bill AND comped 2 deserts. This place is a real CLASS ACT!
This was an OUTSTANDING dining experienc ...
This was an OUTSTANDING dining experience - it brought me back to a European style of dining - excellent food, unhurried service. The food was wonderfully presented, magnificently cooked, and delicious. The setting was scenic, relaxed, and very conducive to the fine dining experience.
The Sommelier recommended a wine that paired perfectly with my meal.
My favourite place to dine in the world is Paris, France. My favourite city in the US for dining is Charleston, SC. This restaurant ranks as one of the best I have been to anywhere in the world.
About the entre choice
A friend and I came for the three course dinner. Prime rib was not available (a 6:00 PM). So we ordered beer battered fish and a scallop. My scallop was slightly undercooked. There was much, much more batter than perch but it was thick and "doughy. " For $32.00??? We would have been better off at Long John Silvers. Staff was very nice. Need some steel wool for your punched tin in dining area.
Excellent restaurant with an awesome bar ~
This is a great restaurant for folks who appreciate good cuisine and the perfect SW atmosphere. The art work in the bar area is amazing and is sure to please a SW architecture / history aficionado. The grounds are amazing and you should plan on arriving an hour early to take in the atmosphere.
Breakfast & Dinner - Top Notch!
My daughter and I stayed at Los Poblanos for a mini-vacation last week. The inn, grounds, and dining experience were all superb. This was my second visit to the inn and my daughter's first. We took a bike trip arranged by the staff, which was very scenic and enjoyable - thanks to our guide, Raoul. We were also thoroughly enthralled by the peacocks and their antics! I highly recommend Los Poblanos as the perfect accommodation for anyone visiting the Albuquerque area. You have easy access to downtown, wineries and the Rio Grande while enjoying all of the splendor of the New Mexican terrain. It was a memorable mother/daughter trip and I hope we have the opportunity to return again soon.
One of ABQ's best restaurants.
One of our favourite especially for special occasions. Food is alway wonderful and they have an amazing wine list. Service is great. I always appreciate when the price is mentioned when hearing about the specials. If you are a foodie, this should be on your list
Beautiful restaurant, wonderful service. ...
Beautiful restaurant, wonderful service. I loved the outdoor patio. I did not enjoy the flavor profiles. My pork tenderloin was over cooked. My wife ordered the mushroom entree. It was bland and seemed more like an appetizer. The breakfasts were delicious and the rooms are very nice. I would go back, but I'd not expect the dinner to be the highlight.
Great place. The wife and I went there ...
Great place. The wife and I went there for our anniversary dinner. Get there early to walk the grounds! Ate outside on the patio, super quiet unless you count the peacock crying(which is part of the ambiance 😁) food was great, not huge portions which is fine, and great quality. Small but good selection of beers, Marble, La Cumbre, and Rogue are notable. Server was attentive and friendly. Overall great experience.
Door prize overnight gift
I received a gift certificate for an overnight, dinner and breakfast. This was truly an outstanding experience and in such a relaxing atmosphere. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Dinner and breakfast were outstanding. Couldn't have asked for a better experience!
A perfect evening.
I owed my wife a birthday dinner, and really had to do something "special" to make up for missing her actual birthday. Man o' man, did I ever hit a home run! We have been to just about everyplace in Albuquerque & Santa Fe over the last 25 years, and "Los Poblanos" is now in the top 3. What a perfect evening, my wife said it was the best birthday ever!
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