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The Original Old Town Steak House

“We opened our doors in 1974, my dad had one thing in mind: to serve great steaks and drinks to his friends and family. For 39 years we have stayed true to his vision. We have added some things along the way: wild game, homemade New Mexican food and a great selection of tequila , however one thing hasn’t changed- the steaks are still fantastic!”

Carla Villa
Owner and Daughter of Charley and Shirley Villa, Founders

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High Noon (152329), New Mexico Reservations

A Little Old, a Little New

When High Noon opened its doors in July of 1974, we added to the building's colorful history. Originally constructed as a home sometime between 1750 and 1785, legend has it that the structure has been both a gambling parlor and a brothel. With the addition of two rooms in the late 1960's, it became home to a Spanish furniture maker as well as his retail storefront. The original building remained an apartment until High Noon took over--its last tenant being a Catholic nun.

Like a good ghost story?

Reminders of the buildings’ past lives are present in the spirits who still make it their home. Customers and employees alike have many stories about their supernatural encounters--look for the lady in the white dress who haunts the Santos Room. If you dare.

Our History

Your Event, Even Better

For your next special event, choose a uniquely New Mexican venue: High Noon Restaurant and Saloon. Located in Old Town, Albuquerque’s original settlement, and nestled in a historic 250 year old adobe building, High Noon offers a taste of traditional New Mexican charm. Built in the rambling style of Southwestern haciendas, the charm of brick floors, Kiva fireplaces and viga ceilings await you.

Make any special event truly unique by booking one of our semi-private rooms and enjoying a menu that reflects your personal taste and style. It has been our privilege to be a part of thousands of significant celebrations over the years and our staff excels at creating festive and memorable occasions for you and your guests. Share the best of our New Mexican culture with your out-of-town guests—not just another impersonal hotel ballroom wedding reception that could be in any city in the country.  Add some local flavor to any celebration---rehearsal dinners, bridal showers and baby showers.

With three semi-private dining rooms to choose from we have the perfect setting for your event-

  • The Santos Room - up to 28 guests, old world charm, lighted nichos, tonele floors.
  • The Gallery - up to 45 guests, kiva fireplace, divided light windows, tonele floors.
  • The Kiva Room - up to 80 guests, high ceilings, cozy bancos, lighted trees.

Groups & Catering

Off Premise Catering

Can’t make it to High Noon? Let us bring our award-winning food and service to you. We have a full range of food and beverage catering services to meet the needs and exacting standards of a diverse group of corporate and social clients.

Whether in the comfort of your own home, the convenience of your office or staged in the grandeur of one of Albuquerque’s unique venues, High Noon Catering’s off premise services can accommodate your special occasion in any setting.

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