What is the worst restaurant in Albuquerque?
Albuquerque has a competitive dining scene. The market generally pushes out restaurants that fail to distinguish themselves on the merits. The exception to this rule is outright scamming-and with that in mind, my vote for worst restaurant in Albuquerque goes to...Perico's, 109 Yale Blvd SE, near UNM.
Perico's is a fairly ordinary taco kitchen that sells uninspired fare you could throw together at home for a quarter the price (but hey, students thrive on commercially-prepared takeout slop). The real problem at and around Perico's is the owner's curious, and enduring, relationship with a certain parking-lot attendant whose predatory and overzealous car booting finally prompted legal intervention from the city attorney's office. Stories abound of people getting booted here between placing their order and picking it up if they happen to set foot outside the "enforcement property" in the meantime. With its lightly-trafficked parking lot, furtive boot goon lurking in the shadows behind the building, and food of conspicuously lower value than that available elsewhere nearby, I've long suspected that Perico's is essentially an auto-impoundment racket with a front business selling tacos.
I can't relate a personal story of being booted here, but I have seen the thug extort money from drivers almost every time I've walked past the place. Best just to stay away!