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Things to do in Rio Rancho

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Mexican Restaurant
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“Fancier New Mexican restaurant with a beautiful patio and ambiance. Tourists really like this one!”
  • 73 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“The BEST place for brunch! Outdoor seating is available overlooking the gardens and small vegetable farm. Order the pastry trio and coffee (or mimosas) to enjoy while you wait for your breakfast - Everything on the menu is delicious!”
  • 37 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“$-low cost and a few minute drive away. Great breakfast and lunch spot with classic green chili options and a eclectic Corrales feel. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“If you happen to go North to Corrales to see the Red Paint Studio and meet Laura Balombini, (as well as other swell galleries), swing by the Indigo Crow Cafe for lunch. Fresh, locally sourced foods and inviting service while sitting under the large cottonwoods is a boost in a busy day of sightseeing.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Local favorite with several locations in town, we often frequent this one at the entry to Corrales which is not far from here (Coors/Alameda). Awesome place to hang out in or out, tons of menu options, great coffee and bakery, local beer and wine. Also great for take out. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Home of the most amazing event you’ll ever see, The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Shopping and dozens of chain restaurants are located here. (Outback, Longhorn, Ruby Tuesdays, Olive Garden, etc.)”
  • 14 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Lots of great events are held here including the International Hot Air Balloon Festival.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Transportation
“This is a must do event, happens during October every year and I recommend booking your stay early as everything in town is booked during this event.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Museum
“Museum dedicated to the worldwide history, science, and art of all types of ballooning and lighter-than-air flight.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great service and selection of beers. $4.75 for a 16 ounce pour is hard to beat. Their food is simple but good and often there is live music. The back patio is also very nice and relaxing. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Meal Delivery
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“This place has the best pizza ever, and its about a 5 minute walk down the street. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The original one is in Cuba, NM about 60 miles from ABQ. Great NM food and great Margaritas. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Food
“I primarily visit here early evenings after work or for lunch. Decent food for a brewery. Has an interesting feel to it. Great variety of brews.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Brewery
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  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
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“This place is my absolute favorite place in the entire state of New Mexico! It’s a pub but the food amazing! I always get the chicken fried chicken. The best part is the green Chile gravy that they top it off with. The Nachos are a must all you need is a half size because the full is for a family. Which Let me tell you they are generous with their portions! Also the prices you can’t beat them. It’s a drive but totally worth it! I could eat there every day! Ask for crystal as your server she’s the sweetest and best server there! Also kids are welcomed, awesome place to watch a football game. ”
  • 10 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Mexican Restaurant
“Fancier New Mexican restaurant with a beautiful patio and ambiance. Tourists really like this one!”
  • 73 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“The BEST place for brunch! Outdoor seating is available overlooking the gardens and small vegetable farm. Order the pastry trio and coffee (or mimosas) to enjoy while you wait for your breakfast - Everything on the menu is delicious!”
  • 37 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“$-low cost and a few minute drive away. Great breakfast and lunch spot with classic green chili options and a eclectic Corrales feel. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“If you happen to go North to Corrales to see the Red Paint Studio and meet Laura Balombini, (as well as other swell galleries), swing by the Indigo Crow Cafe for lunch. Fresh, locally sourced foods and inviting service while sitting under the large cottonwoods is a boost in a busy day of sightseeing.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Local favorite with several locations in town, we often frequent this one at the entry to Corrales which is not far from here (Coors/Alameda). Awesome place to hang out in or out, tons of menu options, great coffee and bakery, local beer and wine. Also great for take out. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
“Great service and selection of beers. $4.75 for a 16 ounce pour is hard to beat. Their food is simple but good and often there is live music. The back patio is also very nice and relaxing. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Meal Delivery
“This place has the best pizza ever, and its about a 5 minute walk down the street. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The original one is in Cuba, NM about 60 miles from ABQ. Great NM food and great Margaritas. ”
  • 12 locals recommend

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