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French fries in the 505: 6 spud-slingin’ spots in Albuquerque

When you’ve got a hankering for some french fries in Albuquerque, the real question isn’t “where,” it’s “what kind.”

After our article on the newly-opened Bang Bang Fries, we found some other places in the city where you can get your fix, whether your taste is more inclined to the old-school or the adventurous.

THE CONNOISSEUR: Sixty-Six Acres’ Truffle Parmesan Fries

If you want your fries a little more extravagant than what comes in a logo-stamped cardboard container, look no further than Sixty-Six Acres, located just north of Old Town and right across the street from the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

Parmesan Truffle Fries from Sixty-Six Acres, with a side of ketchup, at the restaurant on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (Liam DeBonis/Journal)

Sixty-Six Acres adds a touch of refined flavor to the classic American snack, showering their fries with a healthy coating of shredded Parmesan and a zest of truffle oil to make this usually plain dish into something memorable.

You can order them on the side with a banh mi sandwich or just get a bowl of them for yourself — even on their own, they’re flavorful enough to keep your palate from getting bored.

Location and hours:

2400 12th NW

Monday: Closed

Tuesday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Sunday: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

 

THE SMOTHERED: Bosque Brewing Co.’s Chicken Poutine Fries

Some like their fries a little more saucy. For those people, Bosque Brewing Co. has the answer. With four locations across Albuquerque and Bernalillo, this brewery cooks up a mouth-watering mashup of french fries and gravy, mixed with some other goodies.

Bosque Brewing Co. in Bernalillo. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Journal)

Bosque Brewing Co. takes the Canadian classic of poutine, which typically combines french fries with a healthy heap of gravy and some cheese curds, and gives it an extra edge.

In true New Mexican fashion, the brewery adds green chile to the gravy, giving it heat. And, to make it a full meal, they toss marinated chicken into the mix and serve it in a large bowl. Word of warning though: these fries certainly aren’t finger food — you’ll need a fork for this dish.

Locations and hours:

834 US-550, Bernalillo

Sunday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

 

106 Girard SE, Suite B

Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-12 a.m.

Sunday: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

 

10250 Cottonwood Park NW

Sunday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

 

5210 Eubank NE

Sunday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

 

THE RIB-EYED: Dave’s Valley Grill’s Ribeye Steak Poutine Fries

Just when you think poutine couldn’t get any more filling, Dave’s Valley Grill in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque says, “hold my beer.”

Dave’s Valley Grill. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Journal)

The restaurant ups the ante on the fry-centric dish by tossing ribeye steak into the mix, on top of the cheese curds, the gravy and, of course, the fries.

Location and hours:

6601 Fourth NW, Los Ranchos De Albuquerque, NM

Monday-Sunday: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
The company is also adding a new location soon in the Northeast Heights.

 

THE SPICY: Julian’s Burgers ‘n’ More’s Green Chile Cheese Fries

In the heart of the West Side, Julian’s Burgers ‘n’ More has the solution for those who want their fries a bit hotter — and not just stove-hot.

This restaurant, located on Central between the Rio Grande and Coors Boulevard, serves cheese fries with a old-fashioned New Mexico kick of spicy green chile.

Location and hours:

5500 Central Ave SW

Sunday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Friday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

 

THE CURLY: Twisters curly fries

Twisters cashier Ashley Mendez carries an order to car at the drive-thru in April 2021. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Journal)

Twisters has its claim to fame in its burritos, but its fries are also something to note. Order them at any of the many Twisters locations, and you’ll get a box stuffed with impossibly curly and well-salted french fries so long they almost resemble a slinky.

If you’re still leaning toward a burrito, Twisters has a compromise: the Twister Burrito, a tortilla wrapped around your choice of meat and beans and smothered with curly fries, chile, lettuce, tomato and cheese.

Location and hours: Various

 

THE CLASSIC: McDonald’s French Fries

Sometimes you just want simple, dependable, delicious, affordable, plain-jane french fries. If that’s what you’re hungry for, you can’t go wrong with a trip to McDonald’s.

A McDonald’s sign. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

McDonald’s French Fries are a classic thin shoestring-style, meaning you can grab a handful at a time to dip into your ketchup (or not, if ketchup isn’t your thing).

McDonald’s fries may not be exclusively New Mexican fare, but foodies craving a local flavor can always grab a green chile cheeseburger with their fries — an option only available in the Land of Enchantment.

Locations and hours: Various

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