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Cervantes Restaurant & Lounge

) #32 of 1,414 Restaurants in Albuquerque €€ - €€€ Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
5801 Gibson Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108-4833
+1 505-262-2253
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“carne adovada” (37 reviews)
“sopapillas” (56 reviews)
“red chili” (34 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
5801 Gibson Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108-4833
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited Albuquerque for the first time and this was the first stop we made for lunch. The food was fresh, fast and tasty. I was impressed with the interior design because on the exterior it looks like a little hole-in the wall. Upon entering, I...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have lived in Albuquerque for two years and enjoy trying New Mexican restaurants. We decided to give Cervantes a try, having read reviews both excellent and terrible. Let me clear up some of the confusion: YES, you are served complimentary salsa and chips. The...More

Thank oforgetit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The interior is entirely different! Wonderful atmosphere, romantic, very helpful servers. Large variety of New Mexico and authentic Mexican food with large portions. With the exception of the salsa, not too spicy hot. Guacamole is WONDERFUL! I had a beef flauta and my husband the...More

Thank KCsew
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

The restaurant has two main rooms. One is basically a pub, the other a beautiful and elegant restaurant. Pick the one you prefer, the pub can be noisy. I got a burrito and it was very good. The overall presentation of the plate looks messy,...More

Thank VeraPizzaMargherita
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

I always enjoy the food in Albuquerque any time I visit. This place is is now on my must return to places. Everything my friends and I had was delicious.

Thank sammcdaniel1
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We discovered this restaurant on the way through the city. We'd had some subpar Mexican food earlier in the week in another city and decided to give Cervantes a try based on other good reviews. Not only was the wait help staff efficient and very...More

Thank Deli8
Reviewed 19 May 2017

When I lived in Albuquerque, this was one of my favorite places to eat excellent Mexican food. Haven't eaten here in perhaps 15 yrs now but it's still Cervantes. Think I even recognized one of the wait staff from way back too. It's still is...More

Thank William J
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and hospitable employees!!! The employees are very friendly which compliments the delicious food and comfortable atmosphere. Kudos to Sharon at the Albuquerque Airport Alamo Car rental center for recommending the restaurant.

Thank flightdeckadvisor
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Had a great house margarita followed by the Combo Plate #2. Both were excellent. This is a retro Mexican place, not your cookie cutter establishment. You have great ambience here and can have a good conversation. The bar has sports TV otherwise in the restaurant...More

Thank Phil P
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Combination plate #1 was excellent. I was surprised by how much food it was. The taco ended up being my dessert! Sopapillas were excellent.

Thank mikeY9449LA
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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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