Whether visiting a destination or shopping in your own hometown, your money can go a long way in supporting local communities. Albuquerque has an abundance of Black-owned restaurants and retail stores, as well as arts, events and entertainment businesses. We’ve compiled a list of these local Black-owned businesses in Albuquerque and encourage you to support them. 

This list is limited to leisure activities and businesses. There are many more Black-owned businesses throughout Albuquerque beyond restaurants, shopping, entertainment and attractions. See NMBLC.org for a more comprehensive list. 


Things to Eat & Drink 

50/50 Coffee House & Pub

50/50 Coffee House & Pub is described as an unpretentious place with really good food, organic fair-trade coffee and craft beer.

A Taste of the Caribbean

This restaurant serves up authentic Island food in the high desert of Albuquerque. 

Andre's Royal Touch

A local, gourmet prime steak and seafood restaurant in the Nob Hill neighborhood. 

Bobbi’s Homestyle Catering

Strictly offering buffet style and delivery service, Bobbi’s takes pride in their quality, home-cooked approach and presentation. 

Beets Juice Bar & Café

Beets offers healthy and fresh alternatives to fast food including raw juices, coffee, lattes, smoothies, salads and more. 

Big Boss Hot Links Food Truck

This Albuquerque-based food truck serves mouth-watering hotlink sausages, Seattle-style cheesesteaks, burgers, and unforgettable breakfast items.

Biscuit Boy

Biscuit Boy is a small biscuitery, specializing in buttermilk biscuit sandwiches and other Southern breakfast fare.

Frank’s Famous Chicken & Waffles

Frank’s is an easygoing, no-nonsense outpost specializing in fried chicken and waffles and hearty sides.

Hollow Spirits

Hollow Spirits offers seasonal drinks and cuisine in a laid back brewery atmosphere.

Nexus Restaurant & Brewery

Nexus is a brewery with outstanding food and great beer in a welcoming atmosphere.  

Powdrell's Barbecue

This multi-generational family restaurant offers delicious barbecue in a unique setting.

Qs Cakes and Sweets Boutique

Q is known for putting a unique spin on classic desserts.

Rude Boy Cookies

Rude Boy Cookies is a specialty cookie shop, enhanced with a touch of ska flavor (ska & reggae music playing daily, and mod ’50s/’60s ska decor), alongside a number of other delicious treats. 

Talking Drums African Caribbean Grill

Talking Drums offers authentic African and Caribbean cuisine. 

The Hot Mess

This restaurant serves “food for the soul” at two Albuquerque locations. 


Things to Do

Albuquerque Tourism and Sightseeing Factory

One of Albuquerque’s top tour companies, AT&SF offers a wide variety of specialty city and sightseeing tours. 



Baskets of Africa

This shop specializes in high quality, hand woven baskets of Africa. 

Bert and Jess Clothiers

Discover men's formal and casual clothing, shoes and accessories as well as tailoring and alterations. 


FlowerLoop is a custom floral designer in Albuquerque. 


ManimalKingdom is a clothing brand whose founder “imagines abstractly.” 

Rough Love Jewelry

This jewelry designer and store creates rugged wear jewelry and accessories styled with a touch of Southwest, urban and island swag.

RW Denim

RW Denim creates upcycled denim clothing, accessories and home decor.

Ten Sixteen (Ten: 16)

Ten:16 is a modern clothing store located in Cottonwood Mall. 

Biggers Farm

Produce, flowers and other products from Biggers Farm like their Lavender Sweetgrass Lotion can be found around town at local shops, and at local markets like the Rail Yards Market. 


Arts & Entertainment

African American Performing Arts Center and Exhibit Hall

Here you’ll find rotating shows, exhibits and presentations dedicated to showcasing Black artists and preserving Black history and culture.

Beyond Poetry

As the inaugural Poet Laureate of Albuquerque (2012-2014), Hakim Bellamy is a national and regional Poetry Slam Champion. Find Hakim’s work around Albuquerque and hear his poems at various events throughout the year. 

Burque Noir

Burque Noir draws our city's collective attention to Black artists and performers in Albuquerque at various local events. 

NB Artistry 

Noé Barnett is a local artist whose work can be seen via murals throughout the city. More information about his artwork can be found at nbartistry.com. 

New Mexico Black History Organizing Committee 

This organization highlights and celebrates African Americans’ contributions to American history through events and activities that engage people of all ages and backgrounds throughout New Mexico.

The Syndicate 

The Syndicate curates events that celebrate Black joy, Queer folx and healing.

The Tannex

The Tannex is a hybrid live music venue, videodrome, zine library, lecture garage, divining rod and tuning fork in the Barelas neighborhood. 

New Mexico Entertains Magazine

This magazine serves as a hub for all things events and entertainment in the state of New Mexico.

Pride and Equality Magazine

Pride and Equality is an online and print publication for the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender community, published in Albuquerque.