Although new upscale eateries are popping up all over the nation, it’s undeniable that the heartbeat of community and culture still finds its rhythm in the humble kitchens of affordable restaurants.
These establishments offering cheap meals are not just about economic feasibility. They are vibrant spaces where affordability meets authenticity. From the sizzle of street food stalls to the cozy booths of family-owned diners, these eateries echo the diverse narratives of culinary traditions. Here, affordability is not a simple bonus, but a commitment to inclusivity, ensuring that the pleasure of a satisfying meal is a delight experienced across the country.
"Diners are always looking for a cheap and delicious bite. To that end, Cheapism compiled this list of well-reviewed and cheap restaurants in all 50 states. We picked the restaurants after looking at reviews on TripAdvisor, Yelp, and Zomato, and recommendations from local newspapers and magazines.
This is a mix of time-tested institutions and newer up-and-comers. Each offers up a mouth-watering meal option for $15 or less before tax and tip."
In New Mexico, the best cheap restaurant is Frontier Restaurant in Albuquerque:
“Although it may look more like a liquor store than an eatery from the outside, the Frontier Restaurant is a classic Western diner near the campus of the University of New Mexico.
Customers like the unlimited coffee and sweet rolls topped with butter. Some fans say the green chile dishes — including burgers, eggs, burritos, and enchiladas — are the best in the state.”