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Garcia's Kitchen

) #41 of 1,412 Restaurants in Albuquerque Mexican,
1736 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1159
+1 505-275-5812
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“sopapillas” (30 reviews)
“tortillas” (16 reviews)
“red chili” (18 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
1736 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1159
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best waitress! Excellent food, great prices. Wish we had found this restaurant sooner during our visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wanting something fast, we stopped by Garcia's Café. Not only was service excellent, but the food was much better than fast food. We were just stopping for a quick, small bite and had the tacos. They were delicious and hit the spot for my husband...More

Thank Penny37357
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful friendly service. Fantastic food from a menu with great variety and very friendly prices too. We can't wait to come back for more of this excellent Mexican/New Mexican tasty cuisine.

Thank Danjcksn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

... for a small local chain never disappoints. The salsa is good, the chips are warm, and pretty much everything on the menu is good. The house specials are anything containing their outstanding carne adovada.

Thank David G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whenever we are staying in the Old Town area of Albuquerque, we enjoy trying the local cuisine which naturally leans heavily in the Southwestern/Mexican direction. Being married to a husband who attended a New Mexican university has made me aware of sopapillas which he craves...More

Thank Barbara Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is legend of many years. Not my first, hopefully not my last. My better half loves the sopa's and I love the red burritos. To die for, one of the last true ones of Rt. 66, don't pass it by!

Thank Lloyd M
Reviewed 10 June 2017

It was a great experience. I specially loved their Chicharrones with a red hot sauce.My wife had a great pozole with hominy. We also menjoyed good Mexican beer

1  Thank Jaime M
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I had a late breakfast here walking from ABQ downtown to Old Town ABQ on a sunny morning. Great little local kind of place that also gets tourists. Not sure about dinners but it was popular and the breakfast was great. Nothing fancy, good service,...More

1  Thank Terry R
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

We can always count on these folks for great food and amazing service. Took my friend in on the second day of our trip and she fell in love the same way we did on our first visit.

1  Thank Mrs_K_Kramer
Reviewed 13 May 2017

When my wife bit into her taco, she moaned! That's how good it was. The shell did not break into multiple pieces, it was amazing. When I bit into mine, I realized it tasted just like the first taco I fell in love with. This...More

Thank Jack D
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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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