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Garcia's Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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1736 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1159
+1 505-275-5812
07:00 - 22:30
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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Garcia's is the epitome of a classic New Mexican diner. The service from waiters is personal either at the counter or tables. The food is WONDERFUL. Garcia's has some of the best green and red chili in New Mexico. On a busy Sunday morning, service is fast and friendly. Maria, our waitress, was helpful and ready to assist. Both regulars... More 

Thank bppiatek
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Garcia's does have really good food, but this location has absolutely terrible service. I was craving a fajita burrito and thought I'd try it again. Nope...it was the same story. A very, very long wait for our server to even come by the table to take our order. I don't know why I keep going back...probably hoping that they get... More 

Thank ABQvolcanogirl
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's nice It's a restaurant It's in Albuquerque Which is in New Mexico Where there's a lot of meth Which is why the filmed Breaking Bad here

Thank misterfreckles
Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Garcia's was a treat. I ordered the adovada with red chile sauce and sopapillas. Will order the xmas style next time. The staff were great to chat with and a laid back take a seat and eat kind of place.

1 Thank move2wonder
Dallas, Texas
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Got a recommendation from the rental car clerk to have breakfast here, didn't disappoint. Food was fresh, good value. My vegan daughter loved the beans and salsa .

1 Thank Alisa S
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

35 years ago I stumbled into Garcias with a headcold seeking good green chile and we have been back every week since. If you crave NM food eat here. No fuss. Not fancy but the food is authentic!!!! Come as you are and enjoy true NM food!

Thank Diane S
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Awesome nothing less thanks for the great food was fresh & delicious! Service was great as always!!!

Thank Darren S
Corrales, New Mexico
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334 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Had the chicken burrito platter. excellent and dirt cheap. Wife had appetizer and hers was also world class. The bill was 1/2 of Sadie's and we didn't have to take a whole bunch of leftovers home! We will definitely be making this place our new restaurant of choice in Albuquerque!

Thank Mickey6448
Sacramento, California
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597 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Wanted lots of chillies. Did not disappoint. Can get plenty of spicy food. Delicious, traditional options. Save room for the sopapilla.

Thank traveller2332
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is one of my favorite food places in Albuquerque and every time I go to ABQ, I have to come to this place at least ten times! The price is reasonable for the amount of food and the flavors you get. I highly recommend it. Try their different items on menu. Anything I got, I enjoyed.

Thank SSichani

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1736 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1159
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-275-5812

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