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“Good food - a little high priced”

Cervantes Restaurant & Lounge
Ranked #37 of 1,766 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Boone, North Carolina
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188 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Good food - a little high priced”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

The food was excellent! I went on Halloween night, so I got to see the decorations. Evidently, the owner does decorations for all the seasons - the Halloween ones were great. The food was tasty, the atmosphere of the restaurant was great. Drinks are pricey - food is medium priced. I would go back.

  • Visited October 2013
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Sebastopol, California
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Excellent and Fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

We asked the hotel front-desk person where we could get an authentic southwest dinner; a local mom-and-pop kind of place. They pointed us to Cervantes. So glad they did!
It was Halloween and the place was decorated in the most amazing way. Mirrors with talking ghosts, a headless woman, skulls and pumpkins and bats, and employees in costume. Its hard to describe what a great job they did. Apparently they decorate like this for 4 holidays, including Xmas and Valentine's Day. I assume the decorations are up for awhile because they are so elaborate. It was worth going just for that. But then....the waitress was top-notch, very friendly and full of great tips about the area. And the food was excellent. I loved my chicken fajitas, and my friend enjoyed her combo plate and margarita.
I recommend this place totally, and especially if close to a major holiday.

  • Visited November 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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130 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Good, Authentic New Mexican Mexican Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

Good food.....fun decorations celebrating Halloween...excellent waitress. And, SUPER HOT RED SAUCE!!

Overall had had a combination of taco, tamale and enchilada.

Soppapilla's were also the best!

  • Visited October 2013
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Milwaukie, Oregon
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best Mexican Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

Friendly waiter recommended pork carnitas, delicious! Enjoy homemade tortillas, and don't miss the sopapillas for dessert. Not the usual smothered in cheese Mexican cuisine, fresh and wonderful flavors.

  • Visited October 2013
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Where we always take our guests!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

When we have out of town guests wanting GOOD New Mexican food, this is were we go. Always great food, just enough authentic chili spice, and good service. The dining room is always decorated for the season too!

Visited September 2013
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