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Cervantes Restaurant & Lounge

€€ - €€€Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
5801 Gibson Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108-4833
+1 505-262-2253
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“carne adovada” (48 reviews)
“sopapillas” (62 reviews)
“red chili” (44 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
5801 Gibson Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108-4833
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This restaurant was highly advised by co-workers. The atmosphere was very festive. It held true to the native roots but added the seasonal flare. They had their Christmas displays out, and I would venture to say it was over the top. The food was nothing...More

Thank JohnCait
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is pretty much the only place I can get decent seafood enchiladas. The place was packed during this visit so we ate at the bar with a bunch of other friendly faces.

Thank HerTriness
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my second time eating here. Had a combination plate that included their fabulous carne adovada. I just can't say enough about this place! The service is friendly, helpful and fast. The food is some of the best Mexican / New Mexican food I...More

Thank Dan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a group of 4 visiting. The food was awesome. The combination meals gave a bit of variety to choose from. The sopapillas That were brought to the table with honey was the best I’ve had. Great food

Thank AndyR2
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Very good food will come back. The atmosphere is relaxing. During Halloween the place is decorated to the hilt.

Thank wingnut457
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Ate there 2 years ago and still thinking about the Carne Adovado. Wonderful. The salsa was amazing. The Margarita was out of this world. Live out of state so can't vist often.

Thank Departure734508
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Went on a Friday night, very busy and unorganized seating. Slow service. Extra charge for chips and a separate charge for salsa. Chips were good the salsa I didn’t care for. It’s a plain red sauce if you like that kind. Food was good. We...More

Thank susanhJ6582RR
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Nothing we had was bad, but nothing was fantastic. The servers were really friendly and the atmosphere was nice. Mostly food you could find at any Mexican restaurant.

Thank Amy H
Reviewed 14 October 2018

First off, this Mexican style restaurant is one of the few we’ve been to with realistic portions, meaning, not so large that you finish and then feel bad...we enjoyed two Specials, one simply two tamales with mashed beans and rice, the other two enchilada’s, one...More

Thank Salida1048
Reviewed 14 October 2018

We were staying in an Albuquerque airport hotel and asked the person at the front desk for a recommendation. She said we should go to Cervantes Restaurant right down the street. It was a big disappointment. The dated decor and empty tables should have alerted...More

Thank MOflatlanders
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15 May 2015|
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Response from PO795 | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for the info. I didn't know that. Up until then I only had sopapillas as dessert!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5801 Gibson Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108-4833
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-262-2253
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