Just a few blocks south of my art gallery on San Pedro is without question the best Vietnamese restaurant in Albuquerque. It is called Pho #1
. I have been to all the popular Vietnamese restaurants, and this little known gem beats them all. Move over May Cafe....You will find no shortage of local vietnamese families eating at Pho #1 which is always a good sign.
They specialize in beef soups that are to die for, and if you are under the weather, will kill any cold in a day. They also have all the traditional menu items you would expect at excellent prices. Their spring rolls are bigger and better than anywhere else. If you want something sweet after your meal, they have these delicious milkshakes with unusual flavors: avocado, coconut...not what you would expect but delicious nonetheless.
The restaurant is run by a very nice Vietnamese family, whose children often help make up for any staffing shortages. Supporting local businesses is one of the best ways anyone can make a difference in their community.
Check out Pho#1 next time you are out scouting around for a nice m...