Reviews of Brixens (Restaurant)

400 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, United States

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REVIEWS OF Brixens IN New Mexico

Celina Manuelita H

Food was great, I ordered the green Chile bacon sliders. The decor and style of this place is nice. The only place where it lacked was the service being kind of slow and how loud it gets in there when everyone is talking, echoes all around.

rio nt

Awesome place to eat food was absolutely amazing i had the sliders and some spinach dip and am totally impressed with the quality. Wasn't expecting a place like this in the middle of downtown.

Jeff Lindroth

It seemed like it was going well. The manager Chuck stopped and said hello, brought me a Alibi paper so I could see what was happening that night. The beer was good the chicken sliders we're very good. The bartender was a jerk. He did not bring me utensils or a napkin for dinner. No water and no drink with dinner. Then when I asked he half made the water and then started talking with friends. I asked for my tab and waited and waited and waited along with a customer next to me to pay our tabs. I had to get up and find a manager so I could pay. Left very disappointed!!!!

Brooke Zeno

We really enjoy Brixens. The food is interesting and tasty, the staff is good. They have a cool way of acknowledging special events if you let them know in advance. Good gluten free options.

Megan Senn

Amazing food. Amazing drinks. What more can you ask for?

Jayla Gallegos


Leslie Bush

Good food especially if you want to put on weight. Much more than I could eat

Marcia Hassman

Thank you Chef Tanya Sanchez for one of the best meals I have had, delicious fresh and prepared to perfection! Avocado Toast and the blue cheese burgers oh yeah!

Tj Landry

Stopped in for a quick bite and a few beers. Waitress was friendly and attentive. They had a good selection of local beers. I ordered the grilled cheese dunkers w/ tomato bisque. Both were delicious and the added walnut pesto to the bisque was a great touch.

Ronald A. Stanley

Great food and service..... The bartender Ian made drinks that were outta this world!

Kyle Sitzman

First time in NM. This place really treated us right. Great food. GREAT service. Cool vibes

Kim Boboltz

Great options for gluten free, dairy free, and vegan choices. Manager came out to talk with me to ensure allergy precautions were taken.

Chris Herbert

Had the waldorf salad it was out if this world good. Service was great

Jessica Henson

The food here is incredible! Had a veggie quesadilla and chips and salsa and my mouth is still on fire! Strong drinks too. So all good in my book! Definitely give this place a try!!

Jeannen Provost

Pork rinds were awesome. So fresh that the cracklings were still cracken and popping at the table

Brocon Holdings

Worth going to. Food was good, service was good, prices reasonable and the owner was very friendly.

Leslie F. Zubieta

The ambience is really nice and the plates are huge! It also have many vegan options which are rare to find in Albuquerque. The nachos wee massive and they were too spicy thus unedible... The salad was great!

Michael Roesler

Good food, great service.

jessica rolfe

The Taco salad was HUGE! I highly recommend this place!

Lou Wagner

Excellent food. Service was slow but worth the wait.

Patrick Posey

A gem in Central Ave's Crown! Fun, inventive food with nods to bar Staples. An amazing beer selection, both in and out of season. The menu compliments the South Western pallet, while being carnivore, vegetarian, and vegan friendly!! The staff is amazing, attentive and knowledgeable!! The decor is trendy enough to trick your trendy friends, and humble enough for the "simpler folk"..

Sue DeVore

Wow! Eclectic menu and upfront service. E-menu.

Jeff Starr

Truly an excellent restaurant especially if you have any sort of dietary requirements. I'm vegan myself and almost everything on the menu has a thoughtful vegan/GF/vegetarian option. The owners daughter is the head chef IIRC and is\was vegetarian and really knows how to make a filling, tasteful, rich cruelty free option of almost anything. I cannot recommend this place enough. Oh and the cocktail are pretty good as well, nothing incredible but certainly well priced.

Freddy Munoz

Yummmm love their tacos and Brussels. Great service and food but they are always out of the red chili brisket every time I go. The wings were sooo salty that ONE time. That is why the 3 Stars

Earl Tarble

Taco salad is huge compared to th he three taco plate. A decent wine selection. Very basic interior, but lots of tasty food.

John Wilkes

Cool place, updated, but not great for little ones

Janet Lord

Great food. Great service. We had steak which totally enjoyed. Sunday evenings there is a parade of low rider vehicles which was a real treat. Located on historic route 66

Mary Lowe

This place is AMAZING! I will always stop by when I visit home. It's exciting to see a restaurant with so many vegetarian and vegan options - jam packed with flavor! Can't wait to go back!


Great atmosphere and delicious food. Service was fast and they kept my drink full. What more could you ask for. Only thing I could not pick would be there was a little too much seasoning on the fries, but the dipping sauce helped cut down the flavor a bit.

Leslie Perkins

Thank you for accommodating our large archaeology group! We scheduled for 14 and didn’t realize it would reach 20 - but you worked with us and provided amazing food, drink, and service! We really appreciate it!! It was fantastic!

Luela Roberts

Food and service was great. A little pricey, but worth it.

Rick Constant

Wonderful vegan options. Great service as well.

Alicia Swanson

Best restaurant I ate at in new Mexico during my vacation. The idea of digital menus and board games while you wait for your order seemed to solve problems we didn't know existed!

More Than Rubies

I am not even exaggerating when I wanna cry while eating my food hahaha.. I ordered the blue cheese mushroom sliders with the fries! It was my first time here on my lunch break and I will be back for sure. Everyone was so nice! Thank you to the host at the front for being patient with me selecting what I wanted to order & for recommending the sliders. It is hard to find good food and good service nowadays! Try it out!

Alonzo Corral

The burgers are amazing, even the gluten free buns are delicious

Tsianina Williams

Best avocado toast I have ever had. The Brussels sprouts were delicious and crispy. Very happy with my visit for brunch today and I will DEFINITELY be back. Service is a bit slow, but totally worth the wait for the quality. ☺

Damien Tourville

It's a great place to hangout, and the food is good. The location is right at the corner and has great views of central. But with all that said, It's also close to all the bars and there is vomit on the sidewalks and the windows are dirty too.

Andrea Schoeny

I was invited to a bachelorette party here. It's not often we can get a big group of people together and everyone be able to share and eat pretty much everything on the menu... Basically everything could be made vegan or vegetarian. Waitress was accommodating with split checks (though it took a few tries to get it all sorted out) and highchairs for the babies. The brussel sprouts were excellent!

Nona Bockius

!Great Food, the service is top notch and they have the most wonderful Gluten Free options. You can't beat Brixens on Flavor, value, and Variety!

Michael Metz

Food was tasty, service was fast and friendly. Prices are a bit high but not awful. No beers or cider on tap, everything is served in a can or bottle.

Kenney Phillips

Cool looking space, with a very inviting atmosphere. When we went the restaurant was relatively empty, but it took our waitress so long to take our drink order and even longer to take our food order. Food and appetizers came out at the same time and our meat was all overcooked. Nothing bad just wasn't the greatest experience.

Jonathan Ting

Pretty good food and cocktails. Reasonable prices for downtown.

Rachel Pharr

I stopped by during happy hour and sat at the bar. The happy hour cocktails were good...a blueberry basil margarita and a cucumber mint spritz. I ordered the green chili sliders with onion strings which were delicious and the perfect amount of food. My only complaint was that the service was a little slow. Thankfully, I was not in a hurry and I imagine it was due to a shift change. I would definitely be back for the drinks and food though.

Inglis Reynolds

I had the meatloaf and she had a burger both were very good! We both had awesome cocktails to go with our lunch and our waitress was charming and personable!To top off our wonderful lunch the owner/Manager gave us some of their wonderful brussels sprouts to try they were also awesome that was very nice of him to do that!

Erik Catalfu

Very much enjoyed my happy hour at this place on a Wednesday. I enjoyed the dips and chips. Didn't enjoy the queso. The brussel sprouts were tops! Staff always made my drink was full. I think the wings were great too. I will go back next time I am in town

Yessica Frescas

They had high tech menus, great service and the food was mouthwatering!! Will definitely come back!

Walter Dill

It was our first time there and we liked it.

Veda Spidle

My friend and I were very happy with our meals. She had steak, and I had vegan mushroom sliders and fried pickles. I was impressed with how many options could be made vegan/vegetarian. We would definitely eat here again if we come back to Albuquerque. Thanks guys!

stephanie barrera

Loved it service was great. Very attentive food was great as well got the chicken artichoke it was delicious.

Ezekiel Jordan

Lots of options for everyone, Vegan, Vegitarian or Carnivorous. Menu is on an iPad (techy). Rather large space.

Brittany Herrington

I would not have lived, if I had not tried their brussel sprouts. Everytime. The service is great and there are board games to play if you want to get off your phone for a min.

Matt Lukens

Amazing food and sauces. I got the chimiburger - outstanding!

darrell miller

Very good food and service and cocktail selections. The Duke is awesome.

DVS1 Chicago

Loud, crowded, and the food takes a while to get to your table. The cost is also fawking outrageous. Its aesthetically pleasing and it almost fools you to think this isn't in Albuquerque...then the servers reminded you where you were.

Raymond Burchell

Great food. Chimi burgers are awesome. Sat at bar. Busy during lunch. Burger sliders are good as well. Good drinks from bar.

Keji Kujjo

Good food and drinks. Charming space. Friendly and attentive staff. Affordable menu. Glad we stopped by during our visit to Albuquerque.

Olivia R. Burton

The service was really great, the high ceilings made the restaurant too loud, and we were mixed on the food. We got some vegan options and my partner thought everything was amazing. I thought it was fine. Not bad, but nothing special. I do love that they make their vegan dressings and burger patty food from scratch in house, though. Also, kudos to our waiter Chad (iirc) for being so kind and chatty even though you could tell he was hustling through a dinner rush!

Timothy Farkas

The food was very good, and service was good too. I'd like a little more NM charm, but you can't have that everywhere all the time. Worth a meal here, especially if you're avoiding chile for a change.

Carlos Munoz

Food was good service was slow. They tried but not enough people. Reservations process need to improve empty tables while people were.waiting.

Alisha Akers

Holy choices!! So they can make everything on the menu pretty much exactly how you want even though its delicious as is. Margarita was bomb I got the fried chicken sliders and yessss those were amazing and a good amount of chicken waitress was friendly and funny. We will for sure be back

Molly Flotte

Fantastic atmosphere and really great cocktails! The tomato soup and grilled cheese dunkers were amazing!!

Emily Thomas

Really fun environment and nice menu options. Our waitress was great and the food was delicious - huge portions! Nice cocktail menu and bar area.

Michelle Levario

Food was excellent. Very friendly staff. Clean and modern environment. I'd definitely come here again!

Theodore J Heilman

I found this spot walking down the street and it was a party all around. This place seemed pleasant and clean when I walked in. I couldny believe how nice the staff was including the owner. I was surprised they were not busier. The food was great and made to order exactly how I wanted it. I barely ate 1\2 my food and ate the rest for breakfast. When I come back to ABQ I will be back. Live music during slow times would be great

Kaigh Taylor

Food is fantastic, the ambiance on point! I had a wonderful lunch with workmates, and I recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves good food.

Nic M

Brixens has a great downtown classy feel with modern touches. The service was great! We were greated immediately, and it really set the tone for the night. Gisele at the front was so amazing! We got the table we preferred and the great service just continued. You order by I pad, which is a cool touch. The drinks are great and the food tastes as good as it looks! We will definitely be back here often!

Samir P

Food was great. Need more waitstaff. Definitely will go back next time in town.

Wes S

Great food and service. I will be coming back here again!

Andrew Davis

Really fun place with lots of vegan and gluten-free choices.

Stefan Klimaj

Seriously one of the best places to eat downtown! Amazing cocktail mixology, and their vegan/vegetarian food is very good. The menus are digital, and it’s a little more complicated than it needs to be - but I like it. Always a nice place to get dinner or lunch with friends, and hands down my place for good cocktails downtown.

Pete Rivett

Very nice vibe, and some very creative food (the chimi burger I had was in a tortilla wrap not a bun and then fried - not as unhealthy as it sounds). Though the burger was great I'm dropping a star since the sprouts were not very warm and the beer was all cans not draft.

Sara S

Celiac Friendly, with delicious Gluten Free food! Courtney, our waitress, and the hostess were awesome and fun. My GF pasta with grilled chicken, spinach, artichokes, bacon, and asparagus was seriously the best GF meal I've had a restaurant. The GF brownie was tied for the best dessert I've ever had out, and everyone was super careful to make sure that my food was Gluten Free. Most dishes can be prepared Vegan, Vegetarian, or GF. My husband loved his tacos and the tremendous beer selection. The crowd was fun and friendly. Meter parking on the street was tricky, but worth the walk.

Richard W.

Friendly nice little spot with some super tasty beers.

Melissa Alexander

Great place for lunch or dinner with a variety of finger foods, shareables and assortment of dishes. The atmosphere is very nice and service is delightful. The taco salad is the best taco salad I have ever eaten. Right in heart of downtown on Central Ave.

Cass McMain

This was totally delicious. Burgers good, sliders good, mashed potatoes, salad, everything just yummy. Will be back! The bathroom floor was wet (and sticky, ew). But the food was so good I didn't care

Tosha Mozingo

This place was amazing! So many gluten free and vegan options. Food was fantastic and service was too. Owner was there and was so friendly and accommodating to our large group. Highly recommend if you are in the Albuquerque area. Short walk from the Convention Center.

mollie papen

Great service excellent food will do it again

The Whiskey Priest

Real good, son. Fancy-ish food, a little pricey but not bad. Pretty good happy hour specials.

David Cervantes

Love this place, love the atmosphere and Maria the bartender is just magical in here work and personality! This is the perfect Happy Hour joint!

Sean Coyle

This place had, hands down, the best variety of gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options. Everything we ate was made of high quality food and came in perfect portion sizes. They had the most amazing gluten-free mozzarella sticks i could have every imagined and an amazing tomato soup to dip them in. Definitely bringing all my friends here :)

Nicholas Falls

Amazing burger and sweet potato waffle fries. I usually don't eat everything on my plate but I ate everything because it was so good. Great service and the tablets as menu's were a cool touch. Wish there was one closer to home

Christopher Gilbert

Good food, good service, would eat here again.

Mars Hall

So many vegetarian options! And everything tastes fantastic! Really great cocktails and prompt, friendly service. My new favorite restaurant, for sure.

Amy Schroll

I don't even know where to begin with this review. I'm going to walk you through one of the BEST dining experiences I've ever had, starting at the hostess desk (and we eat out ALL the time and travel ALL over): Totally friendly greeting early Saturday evening. We walked in and the hostess let us know when their next reservation was coming in so we could decide if we wanted a table or bar seating. (We picked table). She told us who our server was going to be and completely cleaned off two iPads, then explained to us how to use them for the menu and more detail on the menu items. Totally great start. Our server Chad came over and my bf Fred ordered us two Belgian Blond with Guava beers. Chad surprised us by removing the middle of the table and opening up an ice chest in the center of the table!!! He poured us half glasses of beer, then set the cans on ice to keep it cool. Boom! Mind blown. What a terrific idea. He then went on to tell us about a couple of menu items. Not just about how good they were, but like details on how they're made. The wings for example, have an entire process and once they arrived on our table, we understood why. They were F**** FANTASTIC!!! He also enthusiastically told us about all the sauces that came out with our selections, and how everything is house made. The fry sauce with our pickles was outstanding. The fried pickles were perfectly battered. We split a panini and a salad and they totally plated everything separate for us. Even the salad was really, really good. Croutons and dressing were delicious. We were checked on just the right amount; drinks refilled at the right time, and I cannot think of a place I've been with better service from start to finish, and the food was absolutely outrageous. You can truly taste the love that the family owners must put into their recipes and business as a whole. Our next trip to Albuquerque will start with another visit to Brixens. The dining experience was unreal.


First time coming to Brixens seemed like a great idea. The environment is great. However, the staff are extremely slow. Our table had to ask our server for lemons five times before we recieved them (around 30 minutes). In addition, the food order was incorrect in various forms but was corrected quickly. If visiting near summer, beware of the subpar cooling solutions that plague this place. It will get hot in there and make you feel uncomfortable.

Marie Chestnut

Great atmosphere. Friendly staff. A plethora of tasty vegan and vegetarian options. Highly recommend.

Crystal Avila

Went up on happy hour prices and didnt even have what was on happy hour which i feel they should have replaced it with something else they did have

Sarah Manning

We're in town to see the area for a potential job relocation and decided on a late dinner here at Brixens - wow! Everything was great! Our server, Ian, is one of the best we've ever had - conversational, friendly, knowledgeable, patient (we couldn't make up our minds on what we wanted to try first), and efficient. The menu boasts that everything is made from scratch so it will take a bit longer to get your meal but that's fine by us! They also mentioned using sustainability sourced seafood, antibiotic free chickens and something about the beef too (cannot remember) so you feel better about eating here. I feel like Chef Ramsey would be so pleased with this place. Food was flavorful, unique, good portions, and the menu wasn't too big or complicated. Oh! Speaking of the menu, since it's on a tablet, you get a brief description of the item and can click on it for more info which includes allergen and dietary info as well as a more detailed description (even for drinks!). The only thing I didn't like was that it was just a little loud for my preference but it's one big open room. This doesn't deter me from a 5 star score or from going again. Thank you Brixens! Hope to see you again soon!

Faith Boyle

The food was *excellent* and so was the service. Highly recommend their loaded fries and Courtney was a lovely server

Luke Faubion

My son has very special dietary requirements "Vaishnava" . The server, chef and owner work very hard to make it happen. My meatloaf was delicious. Great wine list

Kathleen Esquibel

Quesadilla was so delicious definitely reccomend!!

David M

Great service. Great food. Wish I took a photo, the presentation was also fantastic. Well worth the price.

John Alvarado

This place is great. The food is amazing and they have top notch drinks. The bartenders are the real deal.

Mickey Smith

My 1st time at Brixens. Love the decor and use of technology for menus. Brilliant. I ordered the Chile Bacon Burger Sliders with fries. Wonderful. Cooked like I asked. The queso was hot and oozing out of slider. I thought the fries were going to be those foo foo string fries. No, they were crispy skinny, but not string! Came with this great tasty sauce for dipping. Must go back to try other items! Just a hiccup with hostess that's the missing

Rich Ledson

Great taco salad and the coffee was awesome!! This is a come back favorite from now on!

Judy Asman

The food is delicious but the server I had was rude AF. The type who asked you if you needed something but didn’t stick around for the answer. I let the management know and later he rolled his eyes at me with some bar back named Oscar. Hipster joint, yes. But even hipster places can have respectable service. What made it even more annoying was when I let the owner know about this and the eye-rolling, he put it on me like I was reading into it. Saying he hoped the good food would bring me back. Obviously not a clue about the total experience. One star.

Patricia Bandy

Wow. Such an impressive place. The food was amazing. Service was unbeatable. I highly recommend a visit. Make sure you get a reservation, I am not the only one in town that loves it.

Andy Jay

Food and service both excellent! Easily the best gluten free that I found in Albuquerque thus far. Definitely recommend!

Shawn Fink

This place consistantly serves great quality food and excellent mixed drinks. I was worried if a place this relaxed could survive downtown; I am so glad it did. (Usually pretty full, but you can still find a table)

Rain Johnson

Good sized portions, great food, friendly staff.

Sandra Begay

Not the best service, but the food was good

Jon Holden

Food is great. We had a mix of tacos and blue cheese sliders. Brussel sprout side was recommended, and for good reason. Yum. We're here for a week and even though there are plenty of places to eat, we'll be returning. Only complaint is no drafts, just cans and bottles.

Blackthorn LLC

Dropped by after a nice zoo visit

Brandon Torrez

Cool place! I like the tablet menus and the cooler in the table. Brisket taquitos were awesome. Whiskey brownie sundae was even better! Decent customer service. Maybe they were shorthanded? We will be back!


Food is awesome. But I've had friendlier customer service at fast food places. Hope it changes.

Jocelyn Brazfield

Delicious food, great cocktails. Beautiful building. We've been there 3 times so far and have always liked everything we tried.

Melissa Mackechnie

Absolutely amazing!! Superb food, especially the gluten free options!!! Excellent service, great atmosphere!! Would definitely recommend!

James DeBee

Good selection, though. Small servings and expensive. Good service.


Great spot for a burger and a drink. Food is great. Drinks are ok. Prices are decent considering the area. Plenty of room at the bar and a lot of table space on the floor. Friendly staff. Great location. Plenty of parking nearby.

Valerie Cruz-Gutierrez

Great place. Just take a bit to get your food order. Call ahead is always best.

Brandon Head

Great food, great drinks, great staff. Thank you Ian for a great experience!

Charlene Counts

Good food! Great atmosphere! I will return and recommend this place to family and friends!

Melvin Monette-Barajas

Food was fresh and fast. Diverse clientele. Service was nice but not as friendly as expected giiven the price point and atmosphere of the venue.

Arthur Ahren Edelhoff

Great drinks in the brussel sprouts are to die for!

Eric and Misty Butts

Brixens was great! Food was excellent and great atmosphere! Definitely will be going back. Suggest making a reservation. So far, the nicest place downtown.

Native New Mexican

Elevating downtown! Started with happy hour, iPad menus supply a detailed description and picture of items, drinks and food!! Get the red Chile brisket quesadilla, so good! Really great vibe. Food and drinks, very good, everything fresh and made from scratch. A much needed boost for this area. Will definitely return!

Gibson Amarillo

Had a AWESOME burger there. Was greeted by the owner made me and my company feel welcomed has become a favorite of mine

Mercedes Rivera

Absolutely the worst fish I have ever had! Can’t get that first bite taste out of my mouth. FISHY OLD OIL N SHRIMP WERE LIKE GUMBALLS

Sara Ann

Food was delicious. We went during the lunch hour and the service was slow. It didn't look like it was short staffed. So, if you go, make sure you aren't in a hurry. It's a little pricey but the food is really good.

Mr. Fazooli

Really loud space, the people right in front of you can hear you but there is almost nothing you can do about it because the soace its causing the noice because of the industrial feel. The first time i e gone out and thought that the FOOD was phenomenal, but the atmosphere needs separatio s from pub to dinning atmospheres.

Doe Duran

Absolutely love this place & the warm hospitality

Rhonda Sedillo

I always love this place! They can make anything vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and yummy!

Neil Reagin

Good food. Casual atmosphere. Good service

Colorado Crème

On a long road trip, this was a delicious stop with MANY gluten-free options! It will now be our go-to place in Albuquerque.

Alicia Ch

This restaurant is incredible. Most all menu items can be made vegan. It is explained how the dish is made vegan. The chef did a great job making tasty thoughtful substitutes for vegans. It’s not the typical ‘no cheese, no sauce’ bland vegan options at most places. The portion sizes are great. The pricing is a little up there but well worth it. The vibe is very friendly and there are games available to play while you wait. It’s perfect to bring your not yet vegan friends and family to enjoy a delicious meal where you don’t feel like ‘that person’ asking about the all the vegan options. The staff is very friendly and knowledable. I will definitely be returning! Also something to note is the menu items are made from scratch so an extended waiting time is to be expected. Nevertheless, well worth it!

Dani Gutierrez

I love this place & the fact that I can walk from my apartment makes it even better!

Dianne Taylor

This is my new Favorite downtown spot! We came during lunchtime with a group of 12. We received our food quick and everything was delicious! I ordered the chicken salad and it was soooo yummy! My friends ordered the sliders and they thought they were tasty! My appetizers were delicious- we ordered the Brussels sports and fried pickles!

Suzi B

Great food and top notch service

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