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Monroe's Restaurant

1520 Lomas Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1255 (Downtown)
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Ranked #47 of 1,488 restaurants in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $5 - $5
Cuisines: Mexican, Californian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Downtown
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96 reviews from our community

79% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
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91 reviews 91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I try to stop at this restaurant every trip I make to ABQ. I have the relleanos which I think are second only to my own, and if I am not that hungry the enchiladas. The name is pretty much anglo, but they sure can make great Mexican food. I like to think I know something about Mexican food having... More

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Sonoma County CA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Last night of a national conference that happened to be in my father's hometown, so he recommended Monroe's to a group looking for a local dinner option. Our party included a vegetarian and another person who is gluten-intolerant, and the waiter was cheerfully helpful with the menu choices. The atmosphere is friendly and neighborly, nothing remotely pretentious but the food... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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82 reviews 82 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

When we arrived, I noticed a man who had a huge amount of food before him and I thought he ordered a couple of meals. No, that was just one meal with all of the sides. So be ready with a doggy bag, plan to share, or get a smaller plate. Or eat a lot. :) I ordered one enchilada,... More

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Olympia, Washington
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

Read about this place on here and Urbanspoon. Great restaurant with a huge menu! If you can't find something you like on the menu, it's not the restaurants fault! We had a taco salad and a green chile cheeseburger! Big portions! Great, quick service. Will come back again!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

That's their motto at Monroe's: "Because we love you." They really do, because they are willing to cater to your needs and, as you become a frequent customer, they memorize your favorite orders and your unique need of food substitutions. They always remembered that I have celiac disease, and they made their enchiladas and quesadillas with blue corn tortillas. YUMMY!... More

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Mesa, Arizona
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56 reviews 56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Close to downtown Monroe's is a great little place to eat. Fast service, great food and friendly staff. Really enjoyed my meal. It is a Mexican food place but they have American choices and steaks too. Prices are very reasonable. Loved it and will visit again.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

This establishment isn't fancy at all, but the food is flavorful and authentic. I ate here with 3 friends and everyone was pleased with their meal. The service was good. When you want great New Mexican cuisine think of Monroe's.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We ate here before catching a flight and were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food and service. Not the best Mexican food I've ever eaten, but well priced.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

met an old classmate there for dinner, at her suggestion--we started out on the patio, but had to retreat indoors due to a sudden rain shower--staff hustled us in and re-seated us--service was un-intterupted and seamless--the food is as good or better than any of the other mexican food restaurants in albuquerque, and I have eaten in lots of them!... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We were there on a Sunday for lunch and figured we'd have to wait - the parking lot was full. But inside, it's really a fairly large place and we were seated right away. We had one waiter, but it seemed like everyone was there to make sure the water was filled and the chips and salsa were replenished right... More

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