Romero House Ices: "Meet a medallist!" Albuquerque Restaurant Tip by toonsarah

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by toonsarah
 
 

A warm sunny afternoon spent exploring the Old Town surely called for an ice cream at some point, and we found a few places to choose from to the west of the Plaza, opting for this one because it had plenty of seating outside. It is located in an old house, Romero House, which was built in 1915 and was the last major home built on the plaza. Today it has been converted into a sort of mini mall, with a couple of galleries/shops opening off its central corridor and this small café tucked away at the back. As well as a good selection of ice cream and frozen yoghurt, as promised outside, they also sell cakes and fast food savoury treats such as nachos and grilled sandwiches.

While perusing the different flavours on offer we got talking to the woman selling behind the counter and asked if we could take a few photos. She agreed, and suggested that her father should be in them. It turned out that he was one of two older men sitting at a table in the corner, and as she explained, he is a bit of a local celebrity, having won medals at the Senior Olympics for race-walking. Slightly bashfully he agreed to pose ? to be honest, I think he really rather liked the attention even while protesting that he wasn?t worth a photo!


Favorite Dish: Photography over, we turned back to the display of ices. I had a mango sorbet and pistachio, and Chris chose chocolate and strawberry. We ate them outside in the shade of the flowering bushes on the patio and they were fine ? not the best ices of the trip (those were in Silver City) but pretty good just the same.

Address: 205 Romero St. N.W
Directions: To the northwest of the Plaza
Rating: 3
Theme: Ice Cream

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 18, 2011
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