We decided to try some of the food at the Albuquerque Isotopes Ballpark or as the official name is: Rio Grande Credit Union Field at Isotopes Park. Since we were still new to the park, I looked up articles about the Ballpark. Apparently awhile ago, this ballpark was very vegetarian friendly. One article said that because of Lisa Simpson, who is a fictional character on the Simpson’s, was a vegetarian, there were lots of vegetarian options. So far, I found two. First was the bean burrito(6) at Perico’s and the cheese slice of pizza(5.25) at Dion’s. Ok, Dion’s has a salad as well. But who eats a salad at a ballgame. Come on. No salads for me. A salad doesn’t work with a beer at a ballgame, that is just wrong. My personal opinion.
The lines were huge so I was glad to have found something that was well worth the wait. Good thing there was a view of the game while I was standing in line.
Ok, I took this photo the last time I was at the park. This time the berm was so filled with people that you couldn’t see any grass. It was just a sea of humanity.
Bean Burritos work well with a beer. This wonderful concoction of a warm tortilla that is heated right in front of you with beans and cheese was simply amazing. I added some onions, salsa, and jalapenos from the condiment bar. Because I like to eat more things than just beans in my burrito.
The soft warm tortilla and the beans were a wonderful comfort food and easy to eat at the ballpark.
There were a record number in attendance, 15,000 people. No wonder there was such a long line filled with hungry people. This is a cashless park so remember to bring a credit or debit card. None of the vendors accept cash. Another rule, no bags except clear approved bags. You empty your pockets of any metal. This means that your phone and keys go into a dish as you proceed through a metal detector. It’s very quick and professional.
Now back to the food. We had a slice of cheese pizza(5.25). We were told we couldn’t add green chile. I think it would have been hard and would have slowed down the line. We were told about the condiment table so we could add onions, salsa, or jalapenos. The condiment tables are well stocked throughout the game and were close by to the concession stands.
Of the two, I really enjoyed the bean burrito. I like Dion’s salad dressing. I buy that for my salads that I have at home. A bottle of Dion’s salad dressing costs 4 dollars at your local Dion’s.
I found out the Perico’s means parakeet in Spanish. Perico’s is a local family chain just like Dion’s.
Ok, our team lost. It was a 12 to 2 game. But there was a very enjoyable fireworks display after the game. Check out the different promotions here.