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Garduno's of Mexico

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern
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2100 Louisiana Blvd NE Ste 21, Albuquerque, NM 87110-5419
+1 505-880-0055
10:30 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Portland, Maine
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74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Garduno's was recommended when we asked for a place with local food and atmosphere. I'm sure the food was great if one likes heat, but we found everything too hot, even though we had specified mild. The best part of the evening was the marguerita. When we asked about the size (and perhaps the waiter noticed our advanced age), he... More 

Thank Suzanne E
Saratoga, California
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food: 4, Service: 0 If we had not been watching the world series, we would have walked out. The food was fine, although getting potatoes with a Carnitas meal is a bit weird, to say the least. But everything tasted fine. Our server was so bad, that at one point after waiting over 10 minutes for a glass of water,... More 

Thank MattC12345
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86 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have an full range offering on their menu and each of the four different lunch specials that we tried were all good to very good in quantity, flavor and appearance. The enchiladas have a bit of spice to them, so they are not for people that can't handle spice. Be sure to save room for the sopaipillas that come... More 

Thank Cwnicholsjr
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Reserved the Breaking Bad table for my birthday dinner. Good Mexican food, had table side guacamole, was very good. The server was very nice, good service. Wish they had more memories or pictures from BB show filming. Good dinner.

Thank M N
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

My family and I went to Garduno's for dinner and were pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to order gluten free. When I had searched online, I couldn't find any nutritional information, but I've always loved eating here, so we took a chance. I was presented with the list of foods to avoid, and it was really easy to... More 

Thank MomOf4Kidlets
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This restaurant is amazing!!! The staff are friendly and efficient. The ambiance is southwestern/mexican and a bit quirky. The ceilings are 30 foot plus. The coconut margaritas are like the best you will ever have. The food is fresh and hot. The prices are little high for food and drink, but for the unique dining experience it was well worth... More 

Thank rikem1967
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

I have visited numerous restaurants and written hundreds of reviews, there are some places which i visit regularly and observe how my feedback has reached the ears which matter. One of those places is Garduno's Uptown in Abq. Their District Manager Warren recently stationed himself at this location and the magic started happening, the service quality went from lame to... More 

Thank Omar N
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

44 of us had dinner here and all loved it. It was a buffet with four choices and stellar service. Atmosphere was just grand.

Thank Gene B
Omaha, Nebraska
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31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

My wife has loved Gardunios but something happened and it is not like 10 years ago. The sauces and spices were not the same. The service was exceptional. The food was different as was the atmosphere. Sad but it was disappointing

Thank Bruce H
Kaiserslautern, Germany
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Garduno's is a great place to try some great food. It's standard New Mexican fare but I haven't found anything on the menu that wasn't delicious. The margaritas are very good (with some interesting ones...I recommend the Jalapeno Margarita) and the atmosphere is lively without being overbearing. Best of all, nothing is too expensive. It's not fine dining, but for... More 

Thank Brian H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2100 Louisiana Blvd NE Ste 21, Albuquerque, NM 87110-5419
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque>  > Uptown
  • Neighbourhood: Uptown
  • Phone Number: +1 505-880-0055

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