I fell in love with Dagmar’s when she had a small German restaurant on Juan Tabo. I was very intrigued that a German restaurant was in Albuquerque. Somehow I never put German food in New Mexico, let alone Albuquerque. Dagmar moved her restaurant to San Mateo then she returned to a different location and concept on Juan Tabo. At Juan Tabo, she downsized to a bakery and sandwich place for breakfast and lunch. There was a sack lunch special for 5 dollars. Dagmar made a wonderful tuna salad sandwich. But the big draw for me was her amazing strudel. I have had my share of strudel in my life but Dagmar’s is one of the very best. She closed the bakery and disappeared for many years.
My better half was reading another Food Blog, Gil’s Thrilling and Filling and told me about Dagmar’s. I thought would it be the same Dagmar’s that I loved. Would the strudel be as good?
We found Dagmar’s Delectables on the west side of Rio Rancho. Dagmar has been in this location on Southern for about a year. The strudel was better than ever( 3.99 a slice plus tax) I had the Raspberry with red chile strudel. There was that wonderful burn of red chile to finish off your bite of strudel. Wow! I also checked out the toasted coconut cream. This is indeed a delectable. OMG!!! It was love at first sight or should I say at first bite. This strudel was beyond words good. We also had the lemon strudel. It, too, was truly amazing. The strudel itself is just layers and layers of flaky wonderful goodness. I have been to Dagmar’s Delectables twice since our recent rediscovery. I’m so glad that Dagmar’s is back. I am also glad that Dagmar’s is in Rio Rancho. If she were any closer, I would be putting on a great deal of poundage and probably be on my way to getting diabetes.
We also tried out her dinner rolls. They, too, are totally incredible. If you have a special occasion or a fan of dinner rolls this one is a must try. The dinner roll( bag of 12 for 7.20 plus tax) was light and delightful. We also tried the spaetzle(4.50). How could you resist? We brought it home and added our own basil and dill. It was a very tasty and fresh lunch. The star of course was the freshly made spaetzle.
Sadly, the tuna sandwich didn’t survive the move. That was ok, because the spaetzle and strudel more than made up for the missing tuna sandwich.
Dagmar’s is open Tuesday-Saturday 10-3.
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