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
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.
Great experience - small portions though ...
Great experience - small portions though which doesn't really match the price point.
So romantic-we come whenever we can. Din ...
So romantic-we come whenever we can. Diner or lodging or both. Hope to see you soon
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.
The dishes were unique and appealing
The dishes were unique and appealing
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.
Wrong time of year, and time of day.
We were swatting at mosquitoes during dinner. Dinner was very good, but not really worth the price. Chairs were very uncomfortable for a nice dining experience; bistro chairs.
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.
Each meal created from farm fresh ingred ...
Each meal created from farm fresh ingredients on the property. It was delightful!
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.
Very scenic, great servers, atmosphere. ...
Very scenic, great servers, atmosphere. Food was very good, a bit pricey.
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!
The food, ambiance and service was excel ...
The food, ambiance and service was excellent. Can't wait to return
Mushroom Dish is OUT OF THIS WORLD
This was my third time dining here and it just keeps getting better. Everything is fresh and flavorful, with layers of flavor...will definitely be back!
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!
I rarely get to see my father in Albuquerque as I live on the East Coast. So a night in which my son was there from the West Coast with my Dad and me, was a blessed event. We could have chose no better venue. From the lovely gardens, to the wonderful golfcart style shuttle (for dad's hip) and the peacocks screaming from the trees, the environment was unique, historic and bellisima. The food was unique, healthy, visually beautiful and absolutely yummy. Everyone was delighted with the creations that appeared in front of them. A special thank you for the cheese plate we all shared as it was really special. My mushroom dish had every texture and taste covered. My dad loved the duck confitte, which was rich and fillling. My son revelled in the crab. The butterscotch pudding (a rather caramel thick creme to be spread on chocolate shortbread) was a decadent surprise at the end.
Lovely farm setting with beautiful grounds complete with strutting peacocks. They serve the freshest food, creatively displayed and rich in flavor. It's expensive so save this one for a special occasion or to impress others on business.
A true New Mexico gem
This was our first time to Los Pablanos and everything was absolutely perfect. You cannot beat the view - you feel that you are far away in nature. The old world charm of the buildings, the elegant presentation, freshness and excellent preparation of the food, along with the service all make this restaurant truly a memorable experience.
Beautiful surroundings, small dining area
The grounds are beautiful and the albino peacock was wonderful. Unfortunately the dining area is so small that my wife and I felt cramped. Service was up and down. It was slow, but the kitchen made special accommodations by preparing something custom for my wife's dietary restrictions. It was a nice experience, and I felt like the surroundings helped to justify the price for the food. I would recommend other visit this restaurant, if nothing else to experience the farm (get there a little early and enjoy walking around and spending time sitting and enjoying nature).
Lovely setting, excellent food!
We love La Merienda at Los Poblanos. The food is fresh and tasty, just "foodie" enough without being too gimmicky.
it was okay
We ordered appetizers, a side, and entrees. Everything was over salted except the carrots. The beet/yam appetizers had undercooked hard beets. The crab in the salad was a bit old, but the main issue was the over salting. We were there to celebrate a birthday. We had a good time, but were underwhelmed with the food. The setting was beautiful. We will stay at the Inn again. It may have been the off night for the cafe. I didn't have breakfast, but my partner did and he was pleasantly surprised after the night before.
Simple, elegant, fresh--our current favorite foodie place.
Our server was Deanna and she was excell ...
Our server was Deanna and she was excellent. The menu is a bit limited but does offer a good variety.
Our favorite restaurant
Seasonal menu is always sensational, local sourced food prepared to perfection, service personal, great experience every time. I've now become a regular customer coming from Santa Fe.
Our dinner with friends was excellent from start to finish. We shared what we ordered so that we could sample as much as possible. The food was excellent. The sauce with the charred artichokes was a bit salty and the dulce plate that my friends had for dessert was a bit cheesy, but all in all everything was well done. May I suggest a bit more stable chair for the diners when the budget allows?
We love going to Los Poblanos for dinners. The menu is pricey, but we don't go out often so it's a great treat. The atmosphere, both indoors and outside, is lovely. The food is always something new from their farm. Always a new adventure. I am concerned to hear that Los Poblanos is planning on adding to the site and moving the restaurant to a "new" (though style to look like the older structures) building. There really isn't a lot of space for the restaurant, so it's cozy and intimate--part of what makes the dining experience there unique and so nice. However, I do understand that it would be great for them to have more space (including a much larger kitchen) to share this wonderful dining experience with more guests. We'll wait and see what happens.
Everyone at Los Poblanos was attentive to us from the moment we arrived until we departed. We had a leisurely dinner, and each staff member was very upbeat and positive -- they all seemed to enjoy their places there. The food was superb, especially the duck appetizer. Highly recommend an evening at this fine establishment.
Wonderful ambiance and excellent service ...
Wonderful ambiance and excellent service in Albuquerque's far North Valley. We'd heard a lot about the fresh ingredients, etc., served at this restaurant which is probably why the menu is not very extensive though innovative and not the ordinary run-of-the-mill items. The food itself was generally good, but not exceptional except for the side of carrots, which were really good though could have been a bit larger serving.
Casual elegant dining blending historic and contemporary urban atmosphere in a beautiful garden setting. Local products are featured on the diverse menu with several specials offered. Great venue for special events and celebrations. The food is complemented by an outstanding line of beer and wine. It's obvious that the management has a passion for perfection in everything that they serve their patrons.
Dinner was such a treat during a stay at the inn.
The food and ambiance were both wonderful. Don't miss the lavender margarita.
ABQ's Los Poblanos March 2016
My advise is that if you haven't been there go check it out. The service was impeccable, the wine list decent but the menu very limited.
We've been to Los Poblanos several times and have never been disappointed. One of the better restaurants in Albuquerque. They have a seasonal menu, an excellent dinning room, a solid wine list, and good service. What else do you need?
Great food is what interests us and that's what we got. It's pretty clear (based on 1 visit) that the chef(s) enjoy creating interesting and novel dishes that are relatively simple but still have a wow factor in regards to the taste. There were interesting combinations of spices/ingredients and they all worked. In addition, most of the ingredients (all?) were wither from their farm or nearby farms that tout organic. We can't wait to go back...its great to have a place like this in Albuquerque.
Family Night out
Daughter ordered a salad for main course and it definitely was not meant for main course. Very small. The waitress was aware that she wanted it for main course and probably should have told her that it is extremely small. I had to share my dinner with my daughter so she was not hungry. The food was good. Expensive for such small portions. Loved the farm atmosphere.
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