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Geckos Bar & Tapas

$$ - $$$
Nob Hill
American, Bar, Spanish, Pub
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3500 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1446
+1 505-255-8781
11:00 - 01:30
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 01:30
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117 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wandered into the Gecko after exiting the horrible establishment next door when waiting 30 minutes for drink service. I saw outdoor seating and tables inside. I perched near the door. "How are the margaritas?" The spike-haired waitress responded, "Boozy!" It was a match made in heaven. I was in love. The Gecko in Nob Hill feels like a neighborhood... More 

Thank Aurora_Guy
Level Contributor
17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Great for an afternoon of chilling in Nob Hill. Good for people watching. Inside is nice and cool, and the food is good. Happy hour starts at 4pm.

Thank Patrick F
Oro Valley, Arizona
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193 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

We had a drink there on a Saturday night. Sat at the bar, the place was filling up around 10:00pm. Service was efficient. The decor is not out of this world but they have tables and little booths. You can also sit outside when it's not too cold and windy. Our bartender was friendly and gave us suggestion. I saw... More 

Thank Laurence L
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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187 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

My friends and I decided to stop in for a quick beer and after three beers we finally left. The staff was attentive and very friendly. I would definitely recommend this place to everyone. We did have a couple of sandwiches which were huge.

Thank Luv2beonvacation
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

From the minute you walk in, you feel welcome in this cool neighborhood bar in Nob Hill. I live nearby and it's my go-to place when I feel like having a good drink and a tasty bite surrounded by friendly people (where everybody knows your name - ha!). The bartenders are all top notch (especially my man Rich) and the... More 

Thank LisaLa0602
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115 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

The chocolate overdose pie was the best part. A lively, noisy place. Best seat is the bar so you can watch your food being prepared.

Thank hinhankola
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422 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Found this place by wandering in the Nob Hill area. I tried the calamari, some soup and a tiger shrimp coctel (or something like that was the name) Nice prices but portions aren't that big. Laid back place, nice service.

Thank Jptravelswithfreedom
Rancho Cucamonga, California, Usa
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

My husband was looking for a "gastropub" so we googled and this place came up. Decided to go for it and not do the usual chains. Upon walking in we were a little apprehensive noting more bar than restaurant feel. Only a few low booths available but many counter height tables facing several tvs featuring football. Pleasantly surprised with the... More 

Thank Loonette30
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2015

Be sure to add the green chile to the reuben, you won't be disappointed. The food is surprisingly good and their beer and spirits list is surprisingly comprehensive and affordable. The patio is a great spot to spend a summer afternoon.

Thank Maureen O
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2015

Neighborhood spot for some reasonable food and some reasonable prices, good selection of bar food and great place to watch football and other sports, did I say great beers

Thank Eddie A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Spanish, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3500 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1446
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 505-255-8781

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