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Monte Carlo Steak House

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3916 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105-1642
+1 505-836-9886
09:00 - 22:00
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent steak at a good price! Steaks were done to our exact request. French fries were ok but we didn't care. Excellent house-made dressings. We can see why it was on diners, drive-ins & dives.

Thank amy m
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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468 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

After four months abroad, this quirky Albuquerque institution was the first restaurant we headed for after unpacking. (In faact, we'd been fantasizing about it.) We found the ribeye steak and the standard burger just as good as we'd remembered. The burger was so big that we had to take half home, along with half the accompanying French fries and the... More 

Thank Sandy S
Milwaukie, Oregon
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a great hamburger with green chili's on it. I had never tried anything like it before but it was great. The restaurant is known for their steaks and the green chili burger. They also had great fries. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was nice and relaxing.

Thank Xuzer
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Guy Fieri let us down on this one! I ordered what Guy ate: the Louie. Faux Philly Cheese Steak. I'm low carb so requested no bun and a house salad instead if fries or baked potato. Salad was about a quarter of a head of iceberg lettuce with on slice of cucumber and a VERY thin sliver of a tomato... More 

Thank billandeula
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's so hard to find original places that refuse to go down the road of chain restaurants. This place is as original as it gets. I had planned on visiting here on my trip but was slightly reluctant due to the fact it is in the back of a liquor shop. I mean, how good could the good be at... More 

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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our perfectly grilled steak dinner, served with a crisp salad, a potato or rice side, and Texas toast! Very reasonably priced. Service was exceptional and quick! Full bar and a very "country" atmosphere, fitting Albuquerque! Guy Fieri shot a DDD here 5 years ago. Some of the staff still here from that show! Cooks were "spot on"... More 

1 Thank Charmel G
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This restaurant was recommended by a local resident. The atmosphere was excellent but the food was very disappointing. I ordered the 14 oz striploin and my wife ordered the shrimp. My steak was cooked to order, medium rare, but was so full of sinew and connective tissue as to be almost uneatable. My wife's shrimp were really rubbery and overcooked.... More 

Thank Dave C
Phoenix, Arizona
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The Monte Carlo is a hidden jewel in Albuquerque. Construction makes it a little difficult to get to and when you pull up it looks like a convenience store. BUT.......very local, filled with local people and you can bet you will have to wait. I definitely is worth the wait and no fancy dress up place. Great food with a... More 

Thank elynch44
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

No joke. Don't miss this for a good steak at a cheap price. 10 oz rib eye special, mid-week, $14.95 comes with a classic iceberg salad and a potato. Or the hamburger steak with green chile. Hard working waitresses and a family diner atmosphere ... full bar. This is typical old Albuquerque and you may find yourself dining next to... More 

Thank Elizabeth M
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This place has the best meat ever , fresh, tender . The salad is not the best , but no one goes here for the salad . LOL ! It is very old school dining. Feels like you stepped into 1962 or 1972 ! Parking is good, easy to find ! On Old Route 66 !

Thank micha22

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Restaurant Details

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American, Steakhouse
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3916 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105-1642
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-836-9886

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?