I have missed going to The Acre in Albuquerque in The Heights. I love that it is billed as a comfort vegetarian restaurant. Because it is. There are now two Acre restaurants one is located in The Heights and the other is in downtown Albuquerque. I got to the Heights location after 1 on a Friday afternoon. There were people on the other side of the restaurant so it wasn’t empty. I just happen to like this particular mural on the wall and the man who was sitting there happened to step outside the restaurant for a moment.
Yes, those are my take-out bags on the counter. The counter on the back wall was new or maybe just new to me. Pictured below are Acre’s Irish Nachos(12). This is the first time that I have tried them. I think the name is based on the fact that the base of the nachos are fried potatoes. Nice play on words.
These delicious nachos have cheese, green chile, roasted corn, zucchini, and summer squash, black beans(how can you go wrong), avocado, salsa, lime crema that is served on top of house made potato chips. Wow! I haven’t had nachos in a long time. This is where I’m getting them again when I have to have nachos.
The below photo is a close-up of the Irish Nachos. You can also request a vegan version of these nachos with vegan cheese. That is pretty cool. I went with the regular version. Maybe next time, I will try the vegan version.
Below is a take-out bowl(8) of posole with a tortilla or five dollars for a cup of posole. Also you can see a close up of the posole in my bowl. This is straight up New Mexico comfort food for me. The red sauce of the soup had a kick. I loved the red sauce, it made the posole. I was in love with this posole. I’m really glad that I got a bowl instead of a cup. In this cold weather, this posole warmed me right up. Yum!
My favorite dish at Acre has always been the hotdog(12). On the Acre menu, they are called comfort dogs and they truly are to me. I have always loved hot dogs. They have always been a comfort food for me. When I gave up meat, I thought, well there goes hot dogs. Not so fast, these hot dogs are made out of braised carrots. The consistency is a little different but it works for me especially when I made some additions. As you can see there was ketchup on my hot dogs. I was from Chicago, we NEVER have ketchup on our hot dogs. It isn’t right. I forgot to tell Acre not to put ketchup on my dogs. So even though I love these carrot dogs on a beautifully grilled bun with house made potato chips and pickles, I had to make some quick alterations.
I just happen to have sport peppers in the refrigerator at all times. I was lucky enough to have some fresh green onions, and added more yellow mustard. Ok, I do not keep that vile neon green relish in the house. So I had an almost Chicago dog. I think the celery salt doesn’t add anything to the dog so, no, that is never used in my house either.
We also ordered the Adovada Burrito(15) which had pinto beans, potato, wonderfully seasoned jackfruit, cheese smothered in red chile sauce with a lime crema drizzle. We asked for Christmas(red and green sauce). Below is a photo of the filled take out box.
As you can see, this burrito is jam packed with delicious goodies. It makes me hungry just to look at it. And yes, the burrito tasted as good as it looked.
Since the Adovada Burrito was an entree, a side salad with Balsamic vinegar was included or, if you prefer, a side of soup.
I had a taste of this delicious salad. I have found that this winter I have been craving salads. This is the first year that this phenomenon has happened to me. I find this very interesting and healthy.
I thought it was incredible that everything on the Acre menu can be prepared as Vegan. There are also gluten-free options available as well. Wow! This is one versatile restaurant.
The Acre in The Heights is open daily 10am-8pm. and is located at 4410 Wyoming Blvd. NE
Phone number is 1.505.299.6973
The Acre Downtown is open 8am-2pm Monday and Tuesday Wednesday-Sunday 8am-8pm.
The Acre Downtown located at 218 Gold Ave SW and the phone number is 1.505.433.2073
Ok, please remember to tip on carry-out orders. Thanks, my server at Acre was surprised to get a good tip.