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El Bruno's Restaurante y Cantina

8806 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114-1408 (Raynolds Addition)
505-897-0444
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Ranked #253 of 1,501 restaurants in Albuquerque
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Raynolds Addition
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Raynolds Addition
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English first
Bangalore, India
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Right from the spicy salsa and guacamole dip, this place is very extraordinary. I think one can order food here blindfolded and still can not go wrong.I like the enchilada particularly

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Placitas, New Mexico, USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This gem is tucked away in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, just north of Paseo del Norte on the east side of 4th Street. El Bruno's started in Cuba, NM, and took over this space a while back. The food is authentic New Mexico cuisine and is quite good. The margarita's are excellent and nothing is expensive. Portions are generous and... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Fantastic venue for happy hour gathering on the patio! There's often a mariachi band to provide live tunes while sipping margaritas and chowing yummy foodies.

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Emmaus
Top Contributor
379 reviews 379 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We went here on the advice of some local friends. I got the Hazel's Special Chicken with fried spinach. The chile sauce in this dish is one of the best things that I have ever eaten, and the fried spinach was good, sort of like very thin fried veggie chips. My wife got Hazel's Chile, which was not nearly as... More

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Hereford, Texas, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Local not a chain good authentic Mexican food. I had pollo con piñon. Chicken with a cream sauce and topped with roasted piñon and fried spinach omg the fried spinach blew my mind Start off with fresh tableside guacamole. Hard to find but worth it

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Central Coast California
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
499 helpful votes 499 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Hidden Gem in the $12 - $15 per plate category. Add drinks or margaritas and your meal for two can start getting pricey. The food is fresh, service is great, atmosphere is decorated nicely, tables are clean, and it has an authentic New Mexico taste. There are a lot of choices on the menu and you won’t be disappointed if... More

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South
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We were in Albuquerque for the Thanksgiving holidays and ate at El Bruno's on the Wednesday before and the Friday after Thanksgiving. The food is absolutely amazing. I had seen a review for the restaurant from an Albuquerque restaurant reviewer that said that the Pinon Crusted Rainbow Trout was to die for and so we went there to experience this... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

The Green Chile at this Gem of a restaurant is worthy of great praise! With Green Chile being New Mexicos prized ingredient it goes without saying that we locals take it serious. This chile is roasted to perfection and has a hint of garlic and great quality salt. Their spicy chicken makes me think back to my childhood. It is... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

From the outside, it doesn't look very impressive, but the size of the parking area should tell you it can hold quite few diners. The large brass Chili handle on the door is a sign of the wonderful New Mexican food you will find arriving on your table in a short time from when you order. The outdoor patio is... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

We were ignored by the wait staff and when called to the attention of management it was dismissed as not important. We left, without ever being served and will never return.

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