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El Bruno's Restaurante y Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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8806 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114-1408
+1 505-897-0444
11:00 - 21:00
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All hours
Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Orlando, Florida
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Family hosts took us for brunch to Bruno's during our visit to Albuquerque for the balloon fiesta. It is one of their favorite places for authentic Mexican food. We agree with them, food was excellent and prices were reasonable. Service was good but a little slow considering it was not busy.

Thank 325Millie
Redmond, WA, USA
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137 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We were with friends who are locals who were taking us to an entirely different restaurant and we found out the wait there was 2+ hours so we wound mu at El Bruno's and we were glad we did. We got seated almost immediately, the drinks arrived quickly and they were really good. Our orders were taken and we had... More 

Thank DrKoob
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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460 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

One of our favorite in town places to bring visitors for New Mexican fare. It was busy this night as the Balloon Fiesta was just about to begin. We did get seated promptly, but had to wait a while for service. That continued through the night. Our entrees were all served hot and were the great tasting items we had... More 

Thank Chris L
New Mexico
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Came with my family for dinner, the atmosphere is nice, a little to dark, had to use my light on the phone to read the menu. Staff is nice, but slow and forgettable at times. Will come back for drinks and the awesome queso.

Thank NewMexicoThebman
Crestview, Florida
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237 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We had four couples in our party on a Monday night during ballon fiesta. We dined early, 5:30 and it was not very busy. House margaritas were very good. Chips were hot and fresh and the salsa was good. There is quite a varied menu and everyone was satisfied. Surprised to see trout on the menu, but I tried it... More 

Thank kmsmolen
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Had an amazing meal with family. The carne adovado is excellent. As well the chile rellenos are delicious!

Thank Wanderluster420
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I love the food at El Bruno however the service was not spectacular. Our server and the people who worked there were friendly and nice but it the service was incredibly slow. I went at about 1030 on Sunday for breakfast. The restaurant was not horribly packed but there was a large party. We were sat right away and many... More 

Thank Emily S
Cape Coral, Florida
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251 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

A business trip to Albuquerque afforded me the opportunity to dine at El Bruno's once again - and once again - they did not disappoint! Friends and business associates of mine had never eaten here although their offices are not too far away. Afterwards, they said they were planning on returning! El Bruno's has always a favorite of mine and... More 

Thank Debbie H
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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223 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We visited El Bruno's for lunch on a weekday. We sat down by 11:10 and by noon the place was over 1/3 full. Our server was familiar with the menu and assisted us with our orders. The taco chips were fresh (especially the red ones), but the salsa was too hot for our taste. I had fish tacos and my... More 

Thank Mikejack52pe
Farmington, New Mexico
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

My wife and I have stopped and eaten at El Bruno's in Cuba many times, but this was the first visit at the restaurant in Albuquerque. The atmosphere was Southwestern and cozy. We sat in the windowed alcove of the restaurant. The southwestern view was nice and was a good setting for the great margaritas and Mexican food. The staff... More 

Thank Ron M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8806 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114-1408
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-897-0444

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