Old Town Parking & Back Street Grill

Old Town Albuquerque Parking

Old Town Albuquerque is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. The neighborhood’s plaza is designed in the traditional Spanish manner, with a large open-air recreational plaza, the historic 18th century San Felipe de Neri Church, and a wide array of shops, restaurants, and art galleries that fill out the plaza today.

While the historic neighborhood is at the center of the burgeoning Downtown Albuquerque commercial renaissance, Old Town Albuquerque parking can be difficult for newcomers to navigate.

Street Parking in Old Town Albuquerque

The City of Albuquerque offers a few free parking spaces on all of the streets in the Old Town area; however, these Old Town parking spots are only available on a first-come, first-serve basis and parking is limited to a total of two hours. Additionally, if you do search for parking outside of the immediate Old Town plaza area, please be aware that some residential streets in the downtown area do require a resident parking permit in order to park legally and to avoid a ticket.

However, Backstreet Grill is happy to offer free parking is for all of our dinner guests only. When you arrive at the restaurant, simply speak to a member of the management staff to receive a free parking pass. As you approach the restaurant look for the Backstreet Grill sign attached to the nearest parking meter for directions to a member of our management team.

Downtown Albuquerque Parking Structures

For those who are interested in visiting the neighborhood for a period of more than two hours, who have trouble finding free street parking, or who want the security that comes with parking in a monitored lot, there are several private Albuquerque parking structures available in the Old Town plaza, all of which are available at a reasonable cost ranging from $2 to $6 per hour. All of the parking lots surrounding the plaza with the exception of the Albuquerque Museum, are excellent options.


Coming from Lomas Boulevard

From Lomas Blvd, you can take several back roads, such as 16th, 17th, and 19th street, north past Marble Ave to Old Town Rd. Old Town plaza will be on the right-hand side.

Coming from Mountain Road

From Mountain Road NW, you can simply follow the street until the fork in the road. Take a left on Old Town Road and the Old Town plaza will be located on the right-hand side.