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
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.
Pricey, but worth it for special occasions
Los Poblanos is definitely not an everyday restaurant. The food, while unique, is very expensive and not exactly plentiful. It's a nice place for a special occasion or if you really, really want to impress someone. Expect to wait awhile for your food to arrive, though, as everything is cooked fresh using local ingredients. Reservations are highly recommended as the restaurant has a very small dining space.
ok but I'd rather go elsewhere
Signage is non existent-terrible. Hostess very nice. Our server was not as professional as I'd expect at a place with these prices. She was ok, too efficient-rushed service, not as knowledgeable as I'd like Limited food choices. All a bit odd. Much similarity among them too. Not really a place that is accessible. Parking DARK as is pathway to and from.
What a wonderful place.
I have lived in NM most of my life and did not know about this very beautiful place. It is filled with lots of history and ambiance. The staff was kind and answered all our questions. The food was incredible, and Anna (our waitress) was delightful. I plan on going back again hopefully in the spring when everything is in bloom.
still is premier place
Having been here twice, it remains one of the best restaurants and environments in town. The dining area is relatively small, so if it is full, particularly if there are tables with several people, the conversational noise can be a bit loud, but it is a great atmosphere and the table talk doesn't distract. The food has always been outstanding -- the standard entrees are great, but the specials are usually the personal choice. It has a respectable wine list and decent wines that do not require enormous cash outlays can be found in both the white and red selections. Having a drink or glass of wine in the Salon before dinner is a nice experience. The most recent visit one of the two fireplaces was going and it was nice to sit there for a short while before going to the dining area. For visitors to the area, it would be a special treat to spend the night at the Inn and dine in the restaurant.
We had a wonderful experience from arriv ...
We had a wonderful experience from arrival through departure. The entire staff was attentive but not intrusive. We had an expertly crafted cocktail while waiting for our table. Dinner was farm fresh amazing. The pork tenderloin was moist and quite delicious as well as the ravioli. This is a definitely a restaurant I want to visit again.
Appreciate this local Gem.
Anyone wanting an authentic New Mexico dining experience should patronize the Inn. The atmosphere is pure New Mexico casual elegance. The food is delicious and presentation is good. However the service lacks the professionalism of a five star dining experience. The staff get the job done but lack the professional flair you experience in some five star Inns around the southwest. The food, and atmosphere are worth the price.
Great ambiance. Great venue. For special occasions.
I took my son for his birthday, grandmother and his cousin to dinner. This cost was $240 for four people, which included a bottle of wine. This was really expensive for Albuquerque. Some of the food was delicious but the main course was okay. We ordered the fish. I asked the waitress if the serving was enough for me to split it with my mom. She said yes but it wasn't. The fish was a very small portion for $35. The side with the fish was very disappointing. It was made with vinegar and that was all we could taste. I should of returned it but didn't. I can get a better meal at other restaurants in Albuquerque. I was disappointed for the amount of money I paid. Everything should of been outstanding.
Patronizing Hostess Food Less Than Perfect
I have often invited clients and friends to Los Poblanos over the years. The grounds and facilities are gorgeous. It always felt very special and I gave it good reviews. The last two occasions were disappointing. When a hostess refers to me as her dear, I find it offensive (unless she knows me personally). Then she proceeded to treat two athletic well-dressed middle aged women as little old ladies. It ruined the evening. I doubt little old ladies would like it either. Add that to the draft by the window, cold food for my guest and dry pork loin and no bread but a bill for $135 (with tip for two) and I no longer feel it's worth it. The ice cream in the ice cream sandwich was good, but the accompanying pastry was hard and too sweet. The chocolate cake was dry and uninteresting. Luckily they were complimentary (we had a card for free dessert). In the past, it was top notch and worth it. If the management trains their hostess and wait staff to be respectful of their guests and the kitchen again is able to achieve their previous high standards (and I hear about it), I'll be back.
This was our choice for my birthday dinn ...
This was our choice for my birthday dinner. It was completely worth it and the food was excellence. We cannot wait to return in the spring/ summer to see the trees and the other landscape at its peak. I would definitely recommend Los Poblanos to anyone who wants a causal romantic night out.
Great for meat lovers.
Not good for vegans despite advance notice given. Otherwise good.
I thought the place was a bit pretentious
I didn't like the idea that, even though our table was ready, they insist on temporarily seating you in the area where they have the bar to make you feel almost obligated to buy a drink. The tables are small and get crowed when the food order arrives. If you've never been there before, finding your way at night to the restaurant and the parking lot can be a little confusing. Signage is small.
We had another memorable meal at Los Poblanos. The lobster ravioli was marvelous!
We were staying 2 nights at the Inn for Christmas and we had dinner there on Christmas night. It was delicious. I had a dish called White Pasta (pappardelle with cauliflower, parsnips. potatoes in a light cream sauce with fried lentils). I could have licked the plate! My husband's Coho salmon was perfectly cooked and also delicious. I also had a cauliflower appetizer that was very tasty. Hubby had onion soup which was outstanding. We went light on the dessert, gelato - peaches and lavender (what the Inn is known for) and the evening was over. Service was fine, just what you'd expect; I always love it when a restaurant puts a bottle of water on the table, rather than having to wait for someone to notice you need more water. The dining experience was just what we were hoping for.
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