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800 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104

Hotel: 505.843.6300

Reservations: 1.866.505.7829

Eat + Drink

EAT & DRINK

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Breakfast: 7am - 11am
Dinner: 4:30pm - 8pm

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To place an order, call (505) 318-3998.

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DINING IN ALBUQUERQUE: GARDUÑO'S AT OLD TOWN RESTAURANT & CANTINA

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Garduno's Restaurant

Explore Albuquerque's best patio dining at Garduño's at Old Town and enjoy the delicious flavors of authentic regional New Mexico and Mexican cuisine. Garduño's serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in its restaurant and on the outdoor patio.

HOURS & MENUS

Reopening March 10

Wednesday-Friday: 4pm-10pm
Saturday: 11am-10pm

OLD TOWN ALBUQUERQUE RESTAURANT 

Enjoy authentic regional New Mexican and Mexican cuisine at this favorite Old Town Albuquerque restaurant and bar in the inviting hacienda-style interior or the lush outdoor garden patio. Garduño's serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offers an extensive selection of tequila, wine, liqueurs, and world-class margaritas.

For reservations, click the link below.

TABLAO FLAMENCO ALBUQUERQUE

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Hotel Albuquerque is home to the Southwest's first authentic Flamenco Tablao. The National Institute of Flamenco in partnership with Heritage Hotels & Resorts is proud to offer this intimate performance space designed exclusively to feature the artistry of Flamenco. Sixty percent of the proceeds of the tablao go to support the National Institute of Flamenco for the promotion and advancement of this unique art form.

Tickets Available

Our tablao features artists of the highest caliber Thursdays through Sundays. The lounge serves authentic Sevillan tapas and regionally inspired fine wines and spirits.

History of The Tablao

The tablao is a model that emerged in Spain in the early 20th century as a platform to develop and cultivate the essence of the art of flamenco. The built-in intimacy between performers and artists has seen the emergence of master artists throughout generations. While accentuating flamenco’s innate vibrancy and energetic downpour, our in-home venue will continue to contribute to the cultural heritage that abounds in our state; enriching the experience for both locals and visitors year-round.

Tablao Flamenco Performance

NIGHTLIFE IN ALBUQUERQUE - QBAR LOUNGE

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QBar

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Voted "Best Ladies Night Out,” "Albuquerque's Best Happy Hour," "Best Lounge," and "Best Cocktail," QBar is one of the city's most popular night clubs. Dance the night away in the Gallery and VIP room, host your own private party, or sample the ambiance in QBar's piano lounge and wine room.

Albuquerque Nightlife

QBar has been voted by readers of local publications including Albuquerque the Magazine, the Weekly Alibi, and others as "Albuquerque's Best Happy Hour," "Best Ladies Night Out," "Best Lounge" and "Best Bachelorette Party Location." This multi-venue bar is Old Town Albuquerque's most sophisticated and upscale hotspot. Offering a piano lounge, extensive wine list, media room and billiards room, QBar provides a series of intimate spaces for conversation and a variety of entertainment options.

CASA ESENCIA AT HOTEL ALBUQUERQUE

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Reopening 2020

This elegant and historic private event venue located just next door features craft cocktails and light bites in a stunning lounge setting - complete with custom artwork and beautiful furnishings.

EXCLUSIVE EVENT SPACE

Reopening 2020 

Steeped in New Mexico’s rich heritage, Casa Esencia redefines Albuquerque entertainment. Our exclusive private event venue features custom artwork and beautiful furnishings. This venue has approximately 8,000 square feet of elegant rooms for up to 298 people and is perfect for any private event. The hacienda offers guests a variety of unique spaces to socialize and celebrate.

MEMBERSHIP

Entry for you and one guest Friday and Saturday nights, plus 10 guest passes a year
20% off guest room rates at all Heritage properties based on availability
20% off special events (excludes alcohol, Sunday – Thursday)
Please fill out our Membership Application Form

CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP

Entry for 10 guests Friday and Saturday nights
Complimentary private room usage four times a year
20% off guest room rates at all Heritage properties based on availability
20% off special events (excludes alcohol, Sunday – Thursday)
Please fill out our Corporate Membership Application Form

HISTORY

Originally built in 1783 by Salvador Armijo, Casa Esencia is one of New Mexico’s most historic buildings and a landmark with the National Register of Historic Places since 1976. Originally a privately owned hacienda, the building’s architecture was typical of the time with thick adobe walls, an absence of windows and an enclosed courtyard. Over the years, the building saw multiple renovations including the addition of windows and a wing which allowed the Armijo family to rent rooms to generate additional income.

DESIGN

Casa Esencia features 17 different indoor and outdoor rooms with elegant contemporary decor and historic architectural elements. Relax in an elegant, serene setting while your guests wander through various private rooms, patios and courtyards during graceful wedding receptions, corporate functions or intimate gatherings. Listen to live music, a customized playlist, satellite radio or just the trickle of water from our fountains. Enjoy the aromas from dramatic food displays throughout the venue. Sip our Mixologist’s unique cocktails and taste the delectable creations from the customized menu.

Casa Esencia

CRAFTED CAFE

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Crafted Wine and Spirits Tasting Room

Experience Crafted Cafe at our sister property, Hotel Chaco, for a light bite and New Mexico made wine or spirits. Sit on the patio to take in the views of the Sandia Mountains or Sawmill Market.

Learn more by clicking the link below.

Hours and Menus

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Glass + Bottle

Whites
Crafted by Gruet Chardonnay............... 10/40
Vivác Chardonnay ................................ 12/35
Vivác Dry Riesling ................................ 10/28
Noisy Water Reserve Chardonnay ......... 11/35
Noisy Water Chenin Blanc...........................48
Milagro ‘Old Church’ Chardonnay ..............48
Milagro Gruner Veltliner....................... 12/38
Casa Rondeña Winery Viognier............. 10/28
Gruet Chardonnay................................ 12/35

REDS
Vivác Syrah ................................................40
Noisy Water Dolcetto ........................... 13/36
Noisy Water Cabernet Sauvignon.......... 10/32
Crafted by Gruet Cabernet Sauvignon ... 10/40
Milagro Syrah....................................... 15/42
Milagro Zinfandel.......................................56
Sheehan Winery Mourvedre .................. 13/35
Sheehan Winery Reserve Cabernet..............60
Casa Rondeña Winery Meritage ............ 10/30

Rosé
Casa Rondeña Rosé of Merlot............... 10/32
Milagro Rosé of Leon Millot.................. 11/35
Sheehan Winery Rosé of Cinsault.......... 12/30
Vivác Rosé of Sangiovese ....................... 9/25

Fortified
Noisy Water Alliance ............................ 11/30
Sheehan Winery Fiona .......................... 11/30
Casa Rondeña Animante ...................... 14/45
Vivác Amante....................................... 12/33

Sparkling

Gruet Blanc de Blanc ............................ 11/30
Gruet Blanc de Noirs ............................ 11/30
Gruet Brut............................................ 11/30
Gruet ‘Sauvage’.................................... 12/35
Gruet ‘Sauvage’ Rosé ........................... 12/35
Gruet Blanc de Blanc 2012 .........................60

FLIGHTS

SPARKLING 16
A selection of refreshing sparkling wines
from Gruet Winery. The quintessential
New Mexican sparkling wine house
specializing in methode champenoise.

WHITE 14
A variety of four vibrant expressions of
New Mexico’s best white wines focusing
on the wide range of terroir in the state.

RED 16
A hand-picked collection of four
New Mexican reds. Beautiful flavors ranging
from soft red fruits to deep and powerful notes
of leather, tobacco and chocolate.

Fortified 17
A rich and decadent selection of
two white ports and two reds.
A sweet selection featuring the
Alliance from Noisy Water,
Fiona from Sheehan, Animante from
Casa Rondena and Amante from Vivác.

SPIRITS 17
A mix of locally distilled, artisanal
spirits from Santa Fe Spirits.
Vodka 20
+ Gin 32
+ Single Malt Whiskey 5o
+ Apple Brandy 42

SALADS
CALABACITAS SALAD 16
ZUCCHINI | YELLOW SQUASH | CORN | FETA CHEESE
LOCAL GREENS | CHIMAYO CHILE VINAIGRETTE
CRAFTED-CAFe SALAD 17
HARD BOILED EGGS | ASPARAGUS | RADISH
FRESH HERBS | BUTTER LETTUCE | VINAIGRETTE
SANDIA & SALAD 15
WATERMELON | CUCUMBER | QUESO FRESCO
BABY SPINACH | PEPITA | HONEY-LIME DRESSING
COLD PROTEIN ADD-ON
CHICKEN BREAST 8 | SHRIMP 12 | PETITE BEEF FILET MIGNON 16

PANINI
OUR PRESSED SANDWICHES ARE SERVED IN TELERA BREAD
WITH A MIXED GREEN SALAD
CHICKEN-AVOCADO 16
CILANTRO PESTO | MILD GREEN CHILE PEPPER
WHITE CHEDDAR CHEESE | CHIMAYO MAYO
GRILLED VEGETABLES 14
GARDEN VEGETABLES | ARUGULA PESTO
PROSCIUTTO-MOZZARELLA 17
TOMATO | BASIL PESTO

Crafted Dessert
HANDMADE SWEETS & ICE CREAM

Glass + Bottle

Whites
Crafted by Gruet Chardonnay............... 10/40
Vivác Chardonnay ................................ 12/35
Vivác Dry Riesling ................................ 10/28
Noisy Water Reserve Chardonnay ......... 11/35
Noisy Water Chenin Blanc...........................48
Milagro ‘Old Church’ Chardonnay ..............48
Milagro Gruner Veltliner....................... 12/38
Casa Rondeña Winery Viognier............. 10/28
Gruet Chardonnay................................ 12/35

REDS
Vivác Syrah ................................................40
Noisy Water Dolcetto ........................... 13/36
Noisy Water Cabernet Sauvignon.......... 10/32
Crafted by Gruet Cabernet Sauvignon ... 10/40
Milagro Syrah....................................... 15/42
Milagro Zinfandel.......................................56
Sheehan Winery Mourvedre .................. 13/35
Sheehan Winery Reserve Cabernet..............60
Casa Rondeña Winery Meritage ............ 10/30

Rosé
Casa Rondeña Rosé of Merlot............... 10/32
Milagro Rosé of Leon Millot.................. 11/35
Sheehan Winery Rosé of Cinsault.......... 12/30
Vivác Rosé of Sangiovese ....................... 9/25

Fortified
Noisy Water Alliance ............................ 11/30
Sheehan Winery Fiona .......................... 11/30
Casa Rondeña Animante ...................... 14/45
Vivác Amante....................................... 12/33

Sparkling

Gruet Blanc de Blanc ............................ 11/30
Gruet Blanc de Noirs ............................ 11/30
Gruet Brut............................................ 11/30
Gruet ‘Sauvage’.................................... 12/35
Gruet ‘Sauvage’ Rosé ........................... 12/35
Gruet Blanc de Blanc 2012 .........................60

FLIGHTS

SPARKLING 16
A selection of refreshing sparkling wines
from Gruet Winery. The quintessential
New Mexican sparkling wine house
specializing in methode champenoise.

WHITE 14
A variety of four vibrant expressions of
New Mexico’s best white wines focusing
on the wide range of terroir in the state.

RED 16
A hand-picked collection of four
New Mexican reds. Beautiful flavors ranging
from soft red fruits to deep and powerful notes
of leather, tobacco and chocolate.

Fortified 17
A rich and decadent selection of
two white ports and two reds.
A sweet selection featuring the
Alliance from Noisy Water,
Fiona from Sheehan, Animante from
Casa Rondena and Amante from Vivác.

SPIRITS 17
A mix of locally distilled, artisanal
spirits from Santa Fe Spirits.
Vodka 20
+ Gin 32
+ Single Malt Whiskey 5o
+ Apple Brandy 42

BASKET OF Eight GOUGÈRES 11
TRADITIONAL WITH COMTÈ CHEESE | NEW MEXICAN WITH CHIMAYO CHEESE
CROQUETTE DE JAMóN Y CHORIZO 8
THREE CRISPY HAM & SAUSAGE CROQUETTES
BOQUERONES 8
SAFFRON POTATO | AIOLI | WHITE ANCHOVIES IN VINEGAR
ONION & BACON JAM 6
CARAMELIZED ONION & SMOKED BACON
CROSTINI TRIO 12
BRIE CHEESE & DRIED APRICOT | ROASTED PEPPERS & MANCHEGO
GOAT CHEESE & TRUFFLED HONEY
MAC & CHEESE 14
COMTÈ CHEESE | BACON | WHITE TRUFFLE
MIXED OLIVES 9
BRINE & CURED
TRUFFLED POPCORN 9
BLACK TRUFFLED
ARTISANAL CHARCUTERIE AND CHEESE 16
CHEF SELECTION OF THREE CHEESES AND TWO CURED MEATS
SERVED WITH OLIVES AND HOUSE PICKLED VEGETABLES

Crafted Dessert
HANDMADE SWEETS & ICE CREAM