We had arrived late in Albuquerque and were staying at a hotel near downtown. Since the restaurants in downtown were not interesting, and we were more in the mood for building made of adobe than concrete, and tiny white lights in trees over neon, we decided to drive to Old Town.
Although Old Town still retains its charm, it was almost completely deserted on this Saturday night in March -- even though we were at the prime dinner hour. One "trading post/tourist shop" remained open, and we did manage to find a restaurant (Casa de Fiesta: service was fine; food was tolerable; they were out of guacamole and bell peppers...but they made a tasty and potent margarita). Not surprisingly, the square itself was deserted.
Driving back through the downtown area, it looked like the main streets had been closed off to cars, to make it more pedestrian-friendly. More restaurants and bars were open, but there were still few people about.
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