Albuquerque is home to New Mexican cuisine. This is a combination of Spanish, Mediterranean, Mexican, Native American and chuckwagon influences. Chiles, which are red or green depending on their ripeness when picked, comprise one of the main ingredients of this cuisine. The abundance of chile in the area leads it to be used in other foods also, such as burgers, pizzas and bagels.
Dining options in Albuquerque range from the casual corner pub to the five-star establishment, and everything in between. Restaurants that seat a large number of patrons can be found on the same block with tiny, intimate places.