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Paul's Monterey Inn

1000 Juan Tabo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112-5819
505-294-1461
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Ranked #273 of 1,499 restaurants in Albuquerque
Price range: $0 - $80
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Seafood, Steakhouse
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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104 reviews 104 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

A colleague advised me to visit this place. He told me not to be turned off by the exterior or interior décor. The outside looks like an old Golden Skillet and the inside looks like a throw back 1970's joint. Most buildings like this have been turned into strip clubs. But anyway, the service was great. Loreen was an awesome... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

I tried it again...Eric Larson (owner) shame on you whoever you are! I thought I would try again. This time making a mistake of ordering the lobster. First with the salad, give me LETTUCE! Leave off your old cucumbers and canned olives, just give me fresh lettuce. I then decided to order lobster ($49.99). Big mistake...over cooked rubber...then they has... More

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Albuquerque, NM
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Not only is their prime rib the best in town, but the sauteed mushrooms, and the shrimp cocktail are very good too. Been going to Paul's for over 35 years and never ate in the bar until V-Day. Great atmosphere.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

Aloha all, Another attempt to try something new here in ABQ while on another business trip to town. Again, I went to the TripAdvisor stats and solicited a few local recommendations. Paul's came up as a good place for a great steak. Truthfully, I'm somewhat conflicted here between an "Average" and a "Very Good"' so I'll create my own rating... More

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Moscow Mills, Missouri, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

This is an old fashioned steak house, dark inside, but serious about quality food and service. Price is a little steep, but well worth it when it comes to the flavor and portions of the service.

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Minneapolis
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Come for the retro swank, return again and again for the truly good food at a great price. I have to preface this review by saying that I really, really know steakhouses, having worked in restaurant development for years. Paul's is not a Morton's or Capitol Grill, but then again, it's about a third of the price. And what do... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

This town is in need of good, high end restaurants. No, not chains....but then again I'm not sure people here would appreciate it or pay for it. I wanted a good prime rib and a friend said this is the place. The hostess said. " Only one, well we are really busy tonight"...okay, I'm by myself and they sit me... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Went to Paul's during the Holiday. We experienced the rudest and slowest server ever. When we sat in the bar at a booth, she walked by and rudely said "Might be with you in about 20 minutes." She was correct. When we finally got our drinks, they were totally wrong. A martini with olives arrived with a lemon twist. We... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I used to attend family dinners at this Albuquerque icon many years ago. I remember the dark ambiance with bright crisp table lines, the waiters with their white crisp aprons, and delicious food served with elegance and grace. That truly is a memory of long ago as Paul's is no longer that wonderful upscale fine dining restaurant. Although it still... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

TL;DR - Great service, but lack of seasoning all but ruins decently prepared meat. Avoid garlic mashers. Be ready for a major price surprise if you read the menu here on Trip Advisor. ---------- First and foremost. The service we received was excellent. Very good wait staff. This rating is in no way knocking the people. It's the food. Second... More

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