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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 good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“sopapillas” (30 reviews)
“red chili” (18 reviews)
“enchiladas” (14 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
1736 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1159
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 5 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 23 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 13 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 9 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 2 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
Reviewed 26 September 2017

I was very impressed with the food that I had at this restaurant. I ordered the Chile Rellenos. The batter and the chile was very traditional to the with that of my family's. The chile sauce was spicy enough but not so spicy that it...More

Thank Mou2
Reviewed 7 September 2017

At the original location of this local, family-owned and run chain, the atmosphere and service are congenial; and New Mexican specialties, such as stuffed sopapillas and blue corn enchiladas, figure prominently. At $7.75, the selection of special plates featured every weekday are a particular bargain....More

Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We were here a few years ago. Came back for dinner. Food was good. Service amazingly fast. No worries here!

Thank Bruce P
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We visited this location based on a recommendation for authentic New Mexican food. This location did not disappoint. The food was amazing and the service was beyond wonderful. My son ordered the green Chile with his food and it was too hot for him to...More

Thank Juneever
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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
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
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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