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Barelas Coffee House

Mexican, , Cafe
1502 4th St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-4319
+1 505-843-7577
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“chicharrones” (13 reviews)
“tortillas” (17 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1502 4th St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-4319
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hands down! The dishes at this place is made with love, no doubt about it! The Best Carne Adovado and the Posole ever! The meat is cooked tender and soft with light seasoning. You can actually taste the food not so much the heat! If...More

Thank scorp505
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This bustling and busy cafe serves the best iconic red and green chili anything. The prices are right and the ambiance is down home. President Obama was brought here to eat and receive ABQ hospitality. A must go place in the old Barelas neighborhood.

Thank MsSoxtoyou
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

I don’t know how I lived in town my whole life without this place. Best item: jrancheros with chorizo patties Don’t miss this place.

Thank James F
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Large portions, spicy hot, attentive service, reasonable prices -- what's not to like? Well, be prepared to ingest a lot of grease -- which is normal for "classic" Mexican food recipes. Notwithstanding, it's very good overall.

Thank David R
Reviewed 15 May 2018

I have visited this very busy establishment for lunch twice in the last few months, and intend to keep coming back for a fix. The tastes are addicting. The red chile is memorably delicious as it smothers the enchiladas and beans. I have enjoyed the...More

Thank 194BrianB
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Barelas Coffeehouse is a staple for authenticate New Mexican food in Albuquerque. The staff treat you like family, very busy so expect a short wait but it's worth it. The food is fantastic fresh home cooking with homemade tortillas and chili (red & green), best...More

Thank tchernandezjr
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Terrific home made meals in a true coffee house setting. The food is great and the people are warm and friendly. Wait staff is fast and attentive. Make sure you read all the historical news articles about locals they have hanging on the walls.

Thank Greg J
Reviewed 11 January 2018

If you are looking for a truly authentic New Mexican dining experience, THIS is the place! Nestled down in the Barelas neighborhood, it is frequented by mostly locals who know where to get "the good stuff". The chili, the tortillas, the.... EVERYTHING! THANK YOU!

Thank Madeline M
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Went for lunch at 1:00 pm, parking spots were full! Short wait to be seated. Food was fantastic as usual.

Thank P3836SMmichaelb
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Barela's Coffee Shop is a staple for many Albuquerque residents. The service is friendly, prompt and the food cannot be beat! For breakfast, we always have the carne adovada and eggs with red chile. The meat is very tender. The tortillas are the best in...More

Thank Sarakay53
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1502 4th St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-4319
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-843-7577
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