Frank Barela Sr.
1134 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Hours of OperationEveryday 8:00AM-8:00PM
Cocina Azul is a family-owned New Mexican cafe founded by Frank Barela, Sr. and his wife, Evelyn in 2009. How did Cocina Azul grow into one of Albuquerques best New Mexican restaurants, plus a renowned catering business?
Its been hard work building and growing our restaurant, but like everything on our menu, we created our restaurant from scratch! Delicious New Mexican food and the best service you could ask for has allowed us to expand our restaurant as well as our catering services.
The secret is our authentic New Mexican food using recipes that have been passed down through our family for generations. Everything created at Cocina Azul is cooked to the standards of our owner, Frank Barela, Sr. Franks passion for authentic New Mexico cooking began when he was still a child learning to cook in his familys kitchen. Today, Frank recreates his family's favorite recipes at our New Mexican cafe, ensuring that each item on our menu is an authentic taste of New Mexico. Frank has dedicated much of his life to recreating our familys recipes, right down to his award-winning green chile.