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

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

It was awesome I had the green chilli stew, and a Brisket sandwich. Prices are great, and the wait staff is very friendly. It's a must when you are in Duke City for sure.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jaime M
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Arlington, Texas
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The verity wasnt really great. They dont have much chicken items. Nice customer services. need extra opening hours

Thank Muditha K
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was awesome I had the green chilli stew, and a Brisket sandwich. Prices are great, and the wait staff is very friendly. It's a must when you are in Duke City for sure.

Thank Jaime M
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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159 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have missed good BBQ since I moved out of the South 25 years ago. Rudy's reminded me of the BBQ shacks in Virginia and the Carolina's with brisket and pulled pork by the pound. Lots of sauce's available to fit your taste. Prices are reasonable and this is a must visit when in ABQ.

Thank Manzanitabay
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small, informal,tables family style. Order at counter, help your self to BBQ sauce and drinks! The beef brisket and pulled pork!!!!! Awesome!!! You can order by the pound and they will give you sauces and bread or order a sandwich served on a hot buttered bun. Dont pass the cobbler...very good. We were back for breakfast next morning, made to... More 

Thank smc62347
Geneseo, Illinois
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw the Rudy's sign when I was pulling into a nearby hotel. There was also a sign that said "Real Texas Barbecue". Lots of BBQ places make that claim. But Rudy's really delivered. The brisket was "melt in your mouth" tender. And the pinto beans were amazing. My trip to Rudy's was a wonderful surprise on a short business trip... More 

Thank Illinifan625
albuquerque, New Mexico
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rudys always has the best food, really like the pork, and the turkey, wish they had fries to go with it ,but taste is best in town .

Thank travelerblj
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

dame i really missed this place they dont have one up in denver,and i forgot how dame good this place is, im going to go right now later suckers

Thank sever o
Potomac Falls, Virginia
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I am a big BBQ fan, having eaten it in the Carolinas, Memphis, Texas, Kentucky...pretty much everywhere. This place has the absolute best pulled pork BBQ ever. The moist brisket was close to being the best ever too. If you just want a little, you can order a little. If you want to try different BBQs, order a little bit... More 

Thank brownieone
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I have not only eaten at both of the Rudy's in Albuquerque, but have eaten at Rudy's in Amarillo, Lubbock and El Paso and each time the food has been really good. The atmosphere is fitting for a restaurant the serves Texas style BBQ and the services is usually very good.

Thank NMMuledeerhunter
Dallas, Texas
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I go to Albuquerque every year and Rudy's is always a must stop. I enjoy their smoked meat from the prime rib to the chicken. The smoked bake potatos are amazing.

Thank Sandy G

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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: Barbecue, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

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


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