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Duran Central Pharmacy

$$ - $$$, Mexican
1815 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1143
+1 505-247-4141
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“tortillas” (26 reviews)
“enchiladas” (17 reviews)
“beans” (14 reviews)
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Southwestern, Mexican
$$ - $$$
1815 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1143
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for lunch with all the typical local fare except here the toppings are really the best. The blue taco chicken enchiladas with a combination of green and red chilis is especially delicious. This restaurant is within walking distance of Old Town

Thank Caroltod
Mona G, Owner at Duran Central Pharmacy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Caroltod, Thanks for the great review! We hope you return again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant inside the Duran Pharmacy is more than just another restaurant; and, more than just a pharmacy for that matter. It is a restaurant tucked conspicuously inside a novelty shop masquerading as a pharmacy (despite the name on the signage outside). The Mexican cuisine...More

Thank 194BrianB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Busy busy busy...first time visit for me....after having read that their Green Chile was awesome and their fresh Tortilla off the Comal was the biggest ever...and was the very best anywhere in NM....I had to go try it out...the Torpedo is what I ordered....tortillas was...More

1  Thank srfyogi
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I last ate at Duran's 10 years ago. They havent missed a beat! I had the tamale plate (Christmas style-red & Green chili sauce) with a flour tortilla and beans! The tamales are wonderful, with a light masa wrap arcound flavorful pork! The beans were...More

Thank russellp117
Mona G, Owner at Duran Central Pharmacy, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you so much for your great review. I am glad that we delivered!

Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

The best red chile enchiladas in town. I am a native here in Albuquerque. This place is hard to beat.

Thank joel M
Mona G, Owner at Duran Central Pharmacy, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Joel, We love that our natives love us! Thanks for the great review.

Reviewed 5 October 2017

You can never go wrong when going to Duran's. Enchiladas are wonderful, the space is quaint, service is great and the chile is YUM-O.

Thank NorCalExpert
Mona G, Owner at Duran Central Pharmacy, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

NorCalExpert, Thanks for the great review! We appreciate your business!

Reviewed 3 October 2017

This Pharmacy has it all. Mom and Pop dining in the back serving authentic NM food, great tortillas and chile. Outdoor patio seating available if you want to enjoy the fresh air. Also currently serving beer and wine, but wait theres more you can pick...More

Thank Monica M
Mona G, Owner at Duran Central Pharmacy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Monica M, Thanks for the review. I am glad you tried us. We hope you come back soon!

Reviewed 2 October 2017

Tucked away off to the side of a busy pharmacy near Old Town is a full-service diner. Nothing fancy, but really good southwestern food. The portions are generous. I had the carne adovada burrito I had read about online in the 2014 national burrito challenge...More

Thank Tim B
Mona G, Owner at Duran Central Pharmacy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Tim B, Keeping a small business alive is a difficult task. We appreciate the exposure and support. Thanks for the positive review!

Reviewed 29 September 2017

We had great Mexican meals at this most interesting location. Some of their hot sauces are too hot for this yankee, so the waitress gave us samples to try first. The enchiladas with their green chili sauce were wonderful! The staff was so friendly!

Thank JRenfrew
Mona G, Owner at Duran Central Pharmacy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thanks JRenfrew! Your support is appreciated. Thanks for stopping by!

Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

What a cool place for a meal and a little shopping. Great place! Our waitress was excellent and made us feel loved. We will definitely make this a stop every time we visit our family in Albuquerque.

Thank seb656
Mona G, Owner at Duran Central Pharmacy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Seb656, I am glad you had a good experience. We appreciate the great review!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Southwestern, Mexican
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1815 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1143
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-247-4141
  • E-mail
In business since 1942, Duran Central Pharmacy is one of the oldest commercial establishments in Albuquerque. The pharmacy has grown considerably over the years, reflecting changes in the health and medical fields. The original soda fountain has grown into a small restaurant, serving New Mexican food and is famous in the area for its red and green chile. Duran's offers a wide variety of products from all over the world - from medicinal herbs to imported chocolates and fancy soaps to trendy gadgets. In addition, there is no better place for a genuine New Mexican enchilada or green chile cheeseburger!
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