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Duran Central Pharmacy

££ - £££, Mexican
1815 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1143
+1 505-247-4141
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tortillas” (26 reviews)
“enchiladas” (17 reviews)
“beans” (14 reviews)
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Southwestern, Mexican
££ - £££
1815 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1143
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Best Best Best! This is where the locals go to eat. Been around a very long time. Stop in and sit at the counter & enjoy!

Thank Jacqueline M
Mona G, Owner at Duran Central Pharmacy, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks Jacqueline! We appreciate the business!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is classic New Mexican options and is fine. The service was great and the whole concept is fun. Working pharmacy, nice gift store and restaurant - what's not to like?

Thank Anne S
Mona G, Owner at Duran Central Pharmacy, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Anne, Thanks for your review. We try to set ourselves apart! We are glad you like our concept. Thanks for visiting us!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is an unexpected delight. The food is very good, especially the chile. Simple and unassuming diner environment, and the gift shop outside is very fun. If you like New Mexican you should give it a try.

Thank HikerGatherer
Mona G, Owner at Duran Central Pharmacy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate your great review! Thank you for your visit!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for lunch with all the typical local fare except here the toppings are really the best. The blue taco chicken enchiladas with a combination of green and red chilis is especially delicious. This restaurant is within walking distance of Old Town

Thank Caroltod
Mona G, Owner at Duran Central Pharmacy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Caroltod, Thanks for the great review! We hope you return again!

Reviewed 26 October 2017

The restaurant inside the Duran Pharmacy is more than just another restaurant; and, more than just a pharmacy for that matter. It is a restaurant tucked conspicuously inside a novelty shop masquerading as a pharmacy (despite the name on the signage outside). The Mexican cuisine...More

Thank 194BrianB
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Busy busy busy...first time visit for me....after having read that their Green Chile was awesome and their fresh Tortilla off the Comal was the biggest ever...and was the very best anywhere in NM....I had to go try it out...the Torpedo is what I ordered....tortillas was...More

1  Thank srfyogi
Reviewed 10 October 2017

I last ate at Duran's 10 years ago. They havent missed a beat! I had the tamale plate (Christmas style-red & Green chili sauce) with a flour tortilla and beans! The tamales are wonderful, with a light masa wrap arcound flavorful pork! The beans were...More

Thank russellp117
Mona G, Owner at Duran Central Pharmacy, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank you so much for your great review. I am glad that we delivered!

Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

The best red chile enchiladas in town. I am a native here in Albuquerque. This place is hard to beat.

Thank joel M
Mona G, Owner at Duran Central Pharmacy, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Joel, We love that our natives love us! Thanks for the great review.

Reviewed 4 October 2017

You can never go wrong when going to Duran's. Enchiladas are wonderful, the space is quaint, service is great and the chile is YUM-O.

Thank NorCalExpert
Mona G, Owner at Duran Central Pharmacy, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

NorCalExpert, Thanks for the great review! We appreciate your business!

Reviewed 2 October 2017

This Pharmacy has it all. Mom and Pop dining in the back serving authentic NM food, great tortillas and chile. Outdoor patio seating available if you want to enjoy the fresh air. Also currently serving beer and wine, but wait theres more you can pick...More

Thank Monica M
Mona G, Owner at Duran Central Pharmacy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Monica M, Thanks for the review. I am glad you tried us. We hope you come back soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Southwestern, Mexican
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 18:30
09:00 - 18:30
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1815 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1143
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-247-4141
  • E-mail
In business since 1942, Duran Central Pharmacy is one of the oldest commercial establishments in Albuquerque. The pharmacy has grown considerably over the years, reflecting changes in the health and medical fields. The original soda fountain has grown into a small restaurant, serving New Mexican food and is famous in the area for its red and green chile. Duran's offers a wide variety of products from all over the world - from medicinal herbs to imported chocolates and fancy soaps to trendy gadgets. In addition, there is no better place for a genuine New Mexican enchilada or green chile cheeseburger!
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