I'm leading a tour group through the area in the fall and there are a couple of nights when we are not providing dinner and letting the patrons run amok through town, I'd love some ideas for places to steer them that are good reflections of local/regional cuisine, are moderately priced and can handle fairly large groups -- I doubt the whole crew of 75 of them will end up in the same place all at once, but they will likely be foraging in packs. Here are some details:
In ABQ we are staying in Old Town and have a fairly narrow dinner window (1.5 hours) so I think pretty casual places where reservations are not required and that can serve quickly would be good.
In Durango we have 2 nights when patrons will be on their own for dinner and we will be staying right downtown. We also will be there in the middle of Oktoberfest, so I'm a little concerned that things might be crowded.
In Pagosa we are staying at the Springs Resort, so places within walking distance would be great.
Some of our folks may want to go our for fancy dinner, and others will be looking for local "joints". They won't want to dress up, and they will want good beer, wine and tequila offerings. They're a fun crowd from all over the world,
Thanks so much in advance -- can't wait to sample some of the local chow!!