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Barelas Coffee House

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Mexican, American, Southwestern, Cafe
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1502 4th St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-4319
505-843-7577
Today
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch

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  • 44
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  • 31
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  • 10
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Barelas, A Taste of Albuquerque

Want to try a taste of Albuquerque? Try Barelas. Who knows...you may see a politician, or famous person there. Food is good. Service is friendly. Prices are great!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I'd fly from anywhere in the world to have their red chili carne adovada, pozole,chicharones, huevos all awesome! Check out the side of crackers on the menu .10. Best breakfast in New Mexico!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Want to try a taste of Albuquerque? Try Barelas. Who knows...you may see a politician, or famous person there. Food is good. Service is friendly. Prices are great!

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Emmaus
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This is a down to earth place with authentic NM food served at very reasonable prices. We had a wonderful Carne Adovada and Posole, with a side order of chicharrones. The red chile is very tasty and just hot enough (for us, that is. Heat is a relative thing). Even though the place was packed the service was very good.... More 

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El Paso, Tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Barela's has the feel of a restaurant that caters to local customers, but it treats visitors like locals. Excellent food and excellent service with many smiles. Feels like home! Thanks.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Some say this is Mexican food "just like mom used to make." Well I'm sorry but if that is the case your mom didn't know how to cook. Yuck. Got the beef taco plate. The beef was some sort of strange gray tasteless substance with no flavor. My wife & friend got carne adovada and red chilli enchiladas. They ranked... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

What great food and service. Loved my breakfast and want to go back and try some other foods. Yum!!! I had the plain huevos rancheros wit green sauce and homemade tortillas, almost more like a chapatti, you can have butter also, need I say more?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Barelas Coffee House is a small restaurant at the corner of Barelas Avenue and 4th Street in the Barelas neighborhood of Albuquerque. It is justly famous among the locals and is a must stop every time I am in Albuquerque, and this is not just because I have relatives living just around the corner. The food is fantastic and they... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

South of downtown great place for breakfast or brunch has the feel of a turn-of-the-century road house. Renowned in the city..don't be surprised if you share your meal with a politician or celebrity .

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Monterey, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

If you're craving REAL red chile, and REAL carnitas, and REAL huevos rancheros, this is the place! Check their schedule before you go, or call to make sure they're open. You can park across the street in a lot. In warm weather, you can eat on the patio. Just great; we go every time we're in ABQ.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We had a very large family group, so we had to wait a while for food and all, but the food was delicious. Parking is practically non-existent in this "oldest part of town," but my husband said he loved the food and would go back for sure.

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Additional Information about Barelas Coffee House

Address: 1502 4th St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-4319
Phone Number: 505-843-7577
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
Open Hours:
Monday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Mexican, American, Southwestern, Cafe

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1502 4th St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-4319
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: 505-843-7577

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Southwestern, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?