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Monroe's Restaurant

1520 Lomas Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1255 (Downtown)
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Ranked #59 of 1,511 restaurants in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $5
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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111 reviews from our community

80% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Monroe's is average in terms of New Mexican food. My favorite, carne adovada just isn't as deep and rich flavored as other places, like Sadie's and places in Santa Fe.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This restaurant is outstanding, clean and neat with excellent food. We took a 6 week road trip and this was the best breakfast on the trip. A traditional Southwestern fair. This is a must stop.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We were stopping by on our way back home from a road trip. My daughter looked this place up so we decided to try it since it had such good reviews. Upon entering we were immediately greeted by one of the owners. You seat yourself here so we found a table and pulled the menus. The waiter was right there... More

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Good, home-cooked New Mexican family-styled food. Not much on atmosphere -- but fast, friendly service. Be ready to answer the state question: red or green?

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Las Cruces
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Love the food here. Great carne adobada and enchilada s. I will definitely go here every time I go to Albuquerque.

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great option for a vacationing family. Good green chili based options but breakfast available all day as well. Agave wine margarita and good local beer selection helped ease the weariness from the road. Service was great - attentive, friendly a sign that the owners are good people to work for.

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We went here based on the recommendation of the woman who operated the Sandia Tramway. She had lived in Albuquerque her whole life, and when I asked her where her favorite place for New Mexican food was, she said Monroe's without hesitation. I'm definitely glad we listened! The restaurant (Lomas blvd one) is located near downtown, but in a low-key... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

When I suggest this place to my friends as a place for dinner they always accept. Because they serve real New Mexican food it means that the carnivores and vegetarians are both happy. I almost always have the cheese enchiladas and have had many other meals too. Another favorite is the chicken enchiladas. A friend of mine who moved to... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is a folksy diner - a locals kind of place, where you can get a cheap good meal. They have everything from hamburgers to enchiladas. If you are going for very authentic New Mexican food, this may be a bit gringo...ie, if you like it not super hot. Very good, quick meal. Miguel the owner is a friendly character.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Delicious Mexican food! They only sell wine and beer but make Margaritas with wine. I know, it sounds weird, but they are surprisingly good. Staff was very friendly. None of the staff is assigned to a table, they all work all the tables. Neat idea. Someone is always handy to help if you need it.

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