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El Bruno's Restaurante y Cantina

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8806 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114-1408
505-897-0444
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Unique & Fun Ambience, Very good food

When you drive by El Bruno's you'd never know just how interesting and unique the interior of the restaurant is....it's really a very fun place to eat and the decor is a big cut above most other restaurants. Meals are filling and definitely have their own spicy flavors. Our chips and salsa were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Edmundo-de-ABQ
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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203 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

When you drive by El Bruno's you'd never know just how interesting and unique the interior of the restaurant is....it's really a very fun place to eat and the decor is a big cut above most other restaurants. Meals are filling and definitely have their own spicy flavors. Our chips and salsa were very good but make sure you have... More 

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Florida
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

As soon as you walk into El Brunos, you're surrounded by the warm colors and amazing New Mexican decor. Breathtaking! The food was filling, delicious and we would definitely recommend this place to any one visiting New Mexico.

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Portland, Maine, United States
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85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Excellent service, Great NM food, with sopapillas done right, and great chile rellenos. Ambiance is nice, location is easy to find.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Normally, when we drive through Cuba, NM, we get gas at the Giant station, take a potty break, and keep on pushing to home in Albuquerque. However, this time we decided we needed to eat! We looked on Yelp and found El Bruno's Mexican Food. The restaurant was great! Our server was even better! He was very attentive,and served all... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We decided to sit outside in the courtyard since it was so pleasant that evening. The wait staff was pleasant and courteous, but when it came time to order another beverage and a refill on our chips, and later trying pay out she was hard to find. Hubby and I both had stacked chicken enchiladas, me with red chili and... More 

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Los Lunas, New Mexico
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85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We went here after they changed over from Garduno's and what a wonderful improvement!! They completely renovated inside and it is 100% better. I liked Garduno's but the place USED TO BE old and smelled funny and all that is gone now. The new owners have brought a great menu with fantastic food and the decor is tasteful and elegant!... More 

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Woodbridge, Connecticut
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128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We went for a business dinner and wanted fajitas. The chicken was the smallest portion I have we seen. The service was not great and we would have been better off at chilis!!

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Albuquerque, NM
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The food was excellent, fresh, and the portions are quite large. The taste is the New Mexican food we enjoy and it is harder to find now in Albuquerque. Most restaurants are turning to "Mexican" food which is very different from "New" Mexican. I enjoyed the hot hatch green chile, traditionally chopped and topped on my enchiladas. My friend said... More 

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Sealy, Texas
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Went their for lunch. Even though they were remodeling and it was a little noisy, they food was great. I had the taco salad with fajita chicken. Will go there again.

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Portales, New Mexico
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This restaurant has the worst service. I ordered margarita that I never got. The manager had no concerns to fix the bad service we received. I can see why the waiter provided bad service. His boss practices even worse service. The management doesn't care if you have a concern as long as they get your money. We own a hotel... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8806 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114-1408
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: 505-897-0444

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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