Holiday Dining Garduño's at Old Town and Hotel Albuquerque

Holiday Dining & New Year's Eve Celebrations at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town

Christmas Celebrations

Begin your Christmas celebrations with a wonderful tradition: Dinner at Garduño's at Old Town! Join us again on Christmas Day for a holiday brunch.
Ring in the New Year At Casa Esencia or QBar Lounge

New Year's Eve Parties

Casa Esencia

Greet 2018 at Albuquerque's hottest party at Casa Esencia! This spectacular night will feature the fantastic sounds of DJ Justin Credible and DJ Flo Fader along with party favors and a Champagne toast at midnight.  Doors open at 9 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2017. Purchase your tickets now on Hold My Ticket.

Room packages including tickets, brunch and more are available.

QBar Lounge

Ring in the new year with an amazing party in QBar Lounge! Join DJ Sez as you say goodbye to 2017 with the hottest music. Celebrate with fun party favors and a Champagne toast at midnight. Doors open at 9 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2017. Purchase your tickets now on Hold My Ticket.

Room packages including tickets and brunch are available.

Tablao Flamenco Albuquerque

Ring in the new year with a one of a kind experience - a world-class performance at our Tablao Flamenco Albuquerque! Room packages are available. Visit Tablao Flamenco Albuquerque for tickets and show information.

New Year's Day Dining

Start 2018 with a fantastic brunch buffet!
  • New Year's Day Buffet (10 a.m.-1 p.m., $12.95 per person, includes one non-alcoholic beverage, reservations are recommended)

Gardunos Restaurant & Cantina Bar Lounge


Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town is your gateway to dining with access to New Mexico restaurants and bars both new and legendary.

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town is located amongst some of the best restaurants in Albuquerque while hosting some of the city's most celebrated nightlife spots. From casual dining at Garduño's at Old Town to the sophisticated nightlife offerings of both QBar Lounge and Casa Esencia, guests will find that Hotel Albuquerque is a spectacular home base for great dining and nightlife.
Fresh Shrimp Tacos Garduños at Old Town

Garduño's at Old Town Restaurant & Cantina

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. More information.

Please call 505.222.8766 for reservations.
QBar Lounge Gallery Slip into sophistication

QBar lounge

QBar is one of the city's most popular night clubs and has been voted "Best Ladies Night Out,” "Albuquerque's Best Happy Hour," "Best Lounge," and "Best Cocktail." 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.

Learn more on our QBar Lounge page or by visiting us at
Authentic Flamenco Performances National Institute of Flamenco

Tablao Flamenco Albuquerque

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town is now home to the Southwest's first authentic Flamenco Tablao.  The tablao will continuously feature flamenco artists of the highest caliber, both local and international at regularly scheduled performances Wednesday to Saturday. The lounge will serve authentic Sevilla tapas as created by world-renowned Chef Mark Miller of Santa Fe's Coyote Cafe and Hotel Albuquerque's Chef Gilbert Aragon and regionally authentic fine wines and spirits. Purchase tickets and more information
Casa Esencia Nightclub on Fridays

Friday Nights at Casa Esencia at Hotel Albuquerque

Every Friday night our modern club with landmark architecture boasts a cosmopolitan atmosphere in a Las Vegas style nightclub with the hottest celebrity DJs spinning the best dance and house mixes.

Friday Nights at Casa Esencia - an Albuquerque experience like no other on the grounds at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town. Every Friday, two live guest DJs, DJ Josh Burg and DJ Sez, spin top 40 dance mix. $20 Cover charge for men, $10 for women after 11 p.m. 9 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. No advance tickets. VIP table reservations are available by calling 505.225.5928. Strict dress code enforced. Casa Esencia is available to rent as a private special events venue every day and evening except Fridays.

Menus: Specialty Cocktails & Bottle Service | Cocktail and Champagne List

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Albuquerque Dining Discounts

Don't forget that your Local Treasures Discount Card entitles our guests to an exclusive 15% off some of the best local restaurants in Albuquerque. 

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