Guide to Kids Eat Free in Albuquerque

When it comes to taking the entire family out to eat, we know it can get pricey very quickly. But we also admit that sometimes parents need a break from doing it all, not to mention a break in our wallets. So, we have gathered all the places in the Albuquerque area into one list that let kids eat free, or close to it!

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3801 Ellison Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114

Chick-fil-A® Cottonwood will be hosting Family Game Nights in conjunction with Kids’ Nights on the first Wednesday of every month from 5:30 pm-7:00 pm. Come and play some fun family board games while dining with us. **Up to 2 FREE kid’s meals will be rewarded per car (drive-thru) or per family (dining in) when an adult combo meal is purchased and kid is under 12 years old and present. **

Christy Maes

1400 San Pedro Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

Kids eat for $1.99 (drink included) with an adult entree purchased (9 years and under). Deal valid on dine in only.


7 Locations in the ABQ area

Kids Eat Free with adult entrée purchase of $6 or more. Offer is valid at participating restaurants for up to two free kid’s entrées from the kid’s menu per one adult entrée. Days and participation vary by location. Restrictions may apply. One free entrée per kid. Offer valid for dine in only.

Dickey's Barbecue Pit

2 Locations in the ABQ area

KIDS EAT FREE every Sunday! Now available for delivery and carryout orders for a limited time. Use code KEFOLO at online checkout. One kid’s meal per check with a minimum $12 purchase. Available at participating Dickey’s locations only. Kids 12 and under. Not valid with any other coupons, offers, discounts, or promotions.

Holiday Bowl

7515 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

Kids eat and play for free all-day Monday! Includes a $5 game card. With adult entree purchase. Kids 12 and under.


3 Locations in the ABQ area

One free kid’s entree with each full-priced adult entree purchased. Every day from 4-10 pm, for a limited time. Not valid with IHOPPY hour. Dine in only.

Main Event

4040 Pan American Freeway NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107

Every Tuesday at Main Event, kids under 12 eat FREE when you buy a menu item for $8.99 or more all day long! Offer valid for kids 12 years or younger. One free kid’s meal per food item purchase of $8.99 or more.

Tomato Cafe

7900 San Pedro NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

Kids 2 and under eat free every day with the purchase of an adult meal.

Tucano's Brazilian Grill

110 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Kids 6 and under eat free every day with a paying adult.

Do you know of an Albuquerque area restaurant not listed that offers free or super discounted meals to kids? Email us at [email protected] so we can add them to the list.