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Rudy's

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2321 Carlisle NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 884-4000
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 47
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Rudy's is authentic Texas barbecue, pit smoked, wondrous meats, barbecued to perfection. We had the "moist" brisket (meaning it was well marbled with fat), pulled pork, sausage and coleslaw. Everything was wonderful. The brisket had that wonderful red line on the crust that all good barbecue... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Cathy H
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Orlando, Florida
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  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Orlando, Florida
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163 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Rudy's is authentic Texas barbecue, pit smoked, wondrous meats, barbecued to perfection. We had the "moist" brisket (meaning it was well marbled with fat), pulled pork, sausage and coleslaw. Everything was wonderful. The brisket had that wonderful red line on the crust that all good barbecue should have. Pulled pork was very moist. Meat comes with white or wheat bread... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Short wait on Saturday, had a glitch with debit and they were very nice about it. The food is always good, we both like the stuffed baked potato with our favorite meat. They always give us lots of bread, and condiments.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We love Rudy's. The absolute best sausages (regular and jalapeño), delicious ham, moist turkey and chicken, chopped (smoked turkey and pork), huge baked potatoes, and excellent pork and brisket.

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Coppell, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Was visiting a friend in Albuquerque and saw the Rudy's on the way to his place. We decided to go here for dinner and had a very good meal. Brisket was very good as was the ham and jalapeno sausage. This is a Texas based chain, so I knew what I was getting, but my friend really enjoyed it.

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Tijeras, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

My husband and I had Rudys cater for our wedding- it was AWESOME!!!! The staff went above and beyond and the food was absolutely amazing and a very affordable price!

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I would go back again. Food was excellent, line to order food at the counter moved fairly quickly, tight parking however. Only complaint was flies in the dining area.

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Bowling Green
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This place smokes the best food in town. The brisket was to die for with a really nice bark. The pulled pork and ribs were also very nice, but the next time I go I'm sticking with the brisket!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I'm usually not a fan of "chain" restaurants but Rudy's does an amazing job! The ambiance was warm and friendly and the BBQ aroma that hit us upon entry was mesmerizing. They have a great service system where you pick your cold sides and beverages and your cashier collects all of the hot offerings. I had brisket, pulled pork and... More 

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Anthony, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Brisket was awesome rib's were good turkey nice and moist... Beans were good... Rudy has pretty good bbq I enjoyed it

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texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We decided to stop in Albuquerque for lunch since we knew the pickin’s would be slim once we headed east across New Mexico. Rudy’s was right off the highway, fast and good. Both of our meats (chicken and pork tenderloin) were a tad dry, but my husband loved the coleslaw and we both enjoyed the potato salad even though it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2321 Carlisle NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: (505) 884-4000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 8
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?