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Garcia's Kitchen

1736 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1159
+1 505-842-0273
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“sopapillas” (31 reviews)
“tortillas” (16 reviews)
“chilli” (29 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00 Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1736 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1159
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Reviewed 5 days ago

While in Albuquerque, I wanted to get my fill of chilies. i stopped by the original Garcia's at lunch dead set on getting a sampler. I started with the chips and salsa which were fantastic! For lunch I had the combination platter, which had beans/rice....More

Thank Josh H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in town for the balloon fiesta and tried to find a restaurant in Old Town to have lunch. Had no luck with that! Everybody else had the same idea. So we drove down Central a couple blocks from Old Town, stumbled across this...More

Thank Corkster33
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wine margaritas taste like koolaid. They don't even try to fix'em up. Service was fine EXCEPT the waitress asked if we'd been here before we said no. My hubby said what do you suggest. She said oh I'll bring you what i always bring first...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this restaurant. The service was very friendly and even though they were packed the day we were there, it was quite prompt. I liked that I could get my fajitas a la carte. Flavors are more Mexican rather than Tex-Mex. portions are a...More

Thank Fran4747
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The people were so friendly, great recommendations, they let us try several things on the side! The portions are huge! The food is fantastic, hot and fresh! The best mexican food that I have eaten, everything was so good! I had the enchiladas other people...More

Thank Cheryl H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

reasonable dishes with good flavor and prices are good. Family friendly. Plenty of parking. Fast service.

Thank jeriannesmith
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Get the red chile, get the green chile, get t he paps, get the sopapillas, get everything! This place is the best. Very affordable for the amount of food. I got the red chile pork and ate it inside the sopapillas that come on the...More

Thank turbotrevor
Reviewed 15 August 2018

This is my favorite restaurant in New Mexico, and I have been eating in this state since the 3d grade. The atmosphere is authentic and old-school cafe. The service is polite, pleasant, and fast. I have eaten most things off the menu here, and everything...More

Thank Johon Z
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Food is great, beer is cold. Anything with green chile is going to be good. Very affordable for the area as well.

Thank Doug L
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Garcias is super gluten free friendly!!! The red chile is great. The service is always wonderful too. This is a tasty gem at extremely reasonable prices. Their week day specials are just that, special and they serve breakfast anytime!

Thank sillywallydoggy
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Elida F
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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1736 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1159
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-842-0273
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