While dining experiences may be different in today’s world, Albuquerque's restaurants have taken this as an opportunity to unleash their creativity. Check out this list of distance dining experiences that you’ll only find in Albuquerque!

Cliffside Dining at Ten 3

You’ve heard of curbside dining, but have you heard of cliffside dining? Only at Ten 3, accessible via the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway and located at an impressive elevation of 10,300 feet atop the Sandia Mountains, can you experience a truly epic, gourmet picnic with views of the Albuquerque cityscape!

Sandia Tram - Photo by Minh Quan

Farmside Picnic at Farm & Table

Albuquerque’s beautiful North Valley makes for the perfect picnic backdrop and Farm & Table is setting the stage for you. Call ahead and reserve your socially-distanced spot on the farm, complete with a perfect view of the sunset!

Farm & Table

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Dinner and a Drive-in Show at O’Niell’s Pub

Drive-in movie theaters are making a comeback, and one of Albuquerque’s most beloved local pubs is offering dinner along with a flick! Check out the O’Niell’s Pub Facebook page to find out what’s playing next, and explore their menu.

Patio Food Hall Experience at Sawmill Market

New Mexico’s newest food hall has gone outdoors! Order a botanical cocktail, a plate of handmade, artisan pasta and a fancy waffle, and safely enjoy it all on their expansive outdoor patio as you soak up the beautiful Albuquerque sunshine!

Sawmill Market

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At-Home Cocktail Kit from Left Turn Distilling

Have you been attempting fancy cocktails at home and finding that you’re always missing some of the special ingredients? You’re in luck! Left Turn Distilling has created the ultimate cocktail kit for you to become an expert mixologist from your home bar.


Brazilian Picnics with Tucanos Brazilian Grill

Bring your favorite Brazilian flavors to your ideal picnic spot in Albuquerque and order a to-go picnic package from Tucanos! They offer several portion options so that you can either plan a romantic date for two or a day of family fun, feeding up to eight people. 


Tea To-go from St. James Tea Room

Take your tea time and crumpets into the sunshine with a carefully curated, and oftentimes themed picnic from St. James Tea Room. Don’t forget your gingham blanket and big, floppy sun hat! 

st. James Tea Room Picnics

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Pasta Home Prep Kitchen Kits from M’tucci’s

Prepare an authentically Italian pasta dish at home with a prep kit from M’tucci’s that sets you up for success! The featured pasta dish changes weekly, so you can become an expert Italian chef on a number of different classic pasta recipes.

Socially-Distant Farmer’s Market

Enjoy Italian ice, shop for produce from local vendors, and order up a flavorful plate of food from 6 feet apart at North Domingo Baca Park on Tuesday evenings for a masked and socially-distant farmer's market experience!