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Garcia's Kitchen

1736 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1159
+1 505-275-5812
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“sopapillas” (29 reviews)
“tortillas” (15 reviews)
“chilli” (26 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
1736 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1159
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good service and recommendations with Leo but food was average and margaritas were mostly water w not much taste.

Thank cmiller1
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Sorry but this was our first time here we stopped for lunch place was semi busy we ate at the front of the restaurant first extremely slow to take our order no chips or salsa brought to us ordered the fish tacos you know it’s...More

Thank Dan70bbq
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Nice enough, and very glad to see a family business grow to the enormous scale with huge commissary and bottling plant next door. But the red sauce was pretty bad, overly sweet for the tourist, and with an acrid edge that made it unpleasant. The...More

Thank Bona Fide B
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Good food, friendly service, fantastic homemade tortillas and sopapillas. This was the only restaurant open at 8:30 along central avenue and it was a winner!

Thank TereDawg
Reviewed 4 March 2018

After my long walks along the Bosque just a few blocks away, my reward is to come to Garcia’s for a wonderful chili rellano. Staff is always very friendly and if you are looking enough to get a Biscochito, good for you

Thank mtsanblas51
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

There's nothing wrong with Garcia's. With the exception of perhaps Garduno's, it's the most recognized Mexican food restaurant in Albuquerque. The original location is perhaps the most interesting location. Unfortunately when we went, only one section was open, leading to a crowded feeling in what...More

Thank Flufflebunny
Reviewed 24 October 2017

This restaurant near Old Town is the perfect spot for lunch. It's only a few blocks, well withing walking distance of Old Town and far less expensive - also, far better food in my opinion. Serving excellent New Mexico food this place is a favorite...More

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We visited the "original" restaurant on Central Ave. they have six others scattered around town. This is a large place, with multiple rooms. We walked from a crowded and busy Old Town (5 -10 minutes) and walked in and sat down - the wait times...More

Thank VillagerRick
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

My rating is based on extremely slow service. The restaurant was not very busy at 11:30am and it took 20 minutes before we were greeted at our table. The excellent food was slow to arrive. We never received drink refills and took too long to...More

Thank Gmanusm
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Garcia's has good, consistent New Mexican food. I usually eat too much of their chips and salsa, but their chile is great and I always feel like I had lunch at my neighbor's New Mexican grandmother (Abuela). I'm Anglo and my grandmothers never cooked food...More

Thank Buffer53
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Response from diverdownfbh | Reviewed this property |
Yes alcohol. When they were there 5pm was opening. You can't Go wrong
26 May 2015|
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Response from Radiantkd | Reviewed this property |
ok, all helpful data...:) My experience is that the one on Mountain is best. If you invited me to join you on Central or Juan Tabo, I would defer and ask you to meet me at Java Joes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1736 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1159
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-275-5812
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