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Guava Tree Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Latin, Caribbean, Cafe, Spanish, Cuban, South American, Central American
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118 Richmond Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-2126
+1 505-990-2599
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 16:00
Fri 11:00 - 20:00
Sat 11:00 - 19:00
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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102 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Guava Tree has become my "go to" place in Albuquerque when I'm hungry for a Cubano. In my opinion, it's the best I've ever had...and the sandwich is always consistently great. Had dinner there with my wife, daughter, and son-in-law and all the other menu items we tried were fantastic--arepas, tostones, yucca fries, salads. The only objection I had with... More 

Thank Phil K
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

With construction on Central it's a little hard to get to, but so worth it. Sandwiches are huge. Their tea is spicy and delicious.

Thank Scott J
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

One of my stops when I travel to ABQ for work. Been sending people their way ever since I tried it first, to make sure more people know about this great option.

Thank Waldemar R
Bethesda, Maryland
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I had a fantastic lunch here with my parents, who have retired to Santa Fe. We stopped here after they picked me up from the airport. The Cubano was amazing as were the plantain and the Yucca basket. The Yucca came with a spicy mayonnaise like dipping sauce. I had the cinnamon lemonade, which was also fantastic. Would highly recommend... More 

Thank Nickel70
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

What a treat to find this place! We ordered arepas with tostones and yucca fries & shared a bowl of ajiaco with guava and passion fruit shakes. ..wow. and the music was fantastic...can't wait to return!

Thank _mangiabella_jc
Orange, California
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37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is an out os the way cafe in the Nob Hill area of Albuquerque, near the University of New Mexico. Parking is limited, to maybe 6 slots, with meter parking available. There is also a paid lot behind the shop with plenty of slots, you park in a numbered slot, and shove a folded up dollar bill into the... More 

Thank patagoniac57
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Was very disappointed with the establishment. Not a clean environment which makes me wonder about the cleanliness with which the food and drinks are prepared. Service could be better. The guava drink was not from real guavas.

Thank sereus448
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219 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I love this place! Read a review recently, so a friend and I decided to go there for lunch today. The restaurant is an a building which use to house offices (I think the upper floor still does) and thus has an unusual configuration (narrow, winding hallway leads to the counter where you place your order). There is minimal parking,... More 

Thank Ginny1234_5678
El Paso, Texas, United States
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We wanted to try the Guava Tree, but when we got to their location, there was no parking near the restaurant. All parking is paid meters on the street with a 1 hour limit. There is parking in an alley next to the building, but no space there, either. With still recovering from extensive knee surgery, I really needed a... More 

Thank Sue C
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This Pernil sandwich is so spectacular that I'm writing this review before I've even finished it. My wife and I had been to their old location once before, but since we weren't often in that area of town it was more of a special treat. She just came home with four sandwiches so we can enjoy these again later (just... More 

Thank KurtBeswick

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$12
Latin, Caribbean, Cafe, Spanish, Cuban, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Richmond Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-2126
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-990-2599
A great little spot to taste authentic flavors of the Caribbean, Central and South America, made from scratch daily. Share, meet new people, and talk Spanish to the friendly staff. Take it home, call in from work, and come back. Repeat!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?