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Duran Central Cafe

1815 Central NW, Albuquerque, NM 87106
505 247 4141
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Ranked #146 of 1,527 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: Southwestern
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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139 reviews 139 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I ate here the other day for lunch and really enjoyed my meal of a tamale with red chile and a side of beans. The food is freshly made there on the premises. The pork in my tamale was very flavorful, lean and tender. The side of beans was tasty. The homemade desserts looked delicious! This place seems to be... More

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MA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We were a bit confused at first when attempting to find the cafe (it is in the back area of the pharmacy). The food here is solid, very tasty, and the wait staff were fast and efficient.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Located in Duran's Pharmacy, this little restaurant is a great place to eat. The food is fresh and the homemade tortillas with or without butter are to die for!!!! The red chile is awesome and the Huevos Rancheros are your best bet as the plate is priced the best. Watch out for the daily specials listed on the dry erase... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

You might miss this place unless you are looking for Duran's Pharmacy! Walk through the drugstore to the small restaurant- several '50s kitchenette style tables and red vinyl stools at the counter...a lady making tortillas behind that counter. Red or green chili? Just chose Christmas (both). Friendly service, reasonable prices and good New Mexican style fare with a fun but... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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119 reviews 119 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Saw this restaurant on food TV show. Donna was our server and had also been featured on the show. She is a HOOT!!!!! Food was excellent - hubby had the green chili bowl and loved it! Excellent find. Super friendly and its a place where the locals go....that is a good sign!!!!! As far as the controversy over red or... More

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Wappingers Falls, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Wonderful southwestern fare. Chicken enchilladas were on special. The tortilla's are hand made and delicious. We liked it so much, we went back on our way to the airport.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

"Flavor" both in food and atmosphere! The kind of place where locals come regularly, and where the staff gets to know your name. Tortillas made freshly in front of you are as good as any I've ever had, and the chili dishes are very flavorful. Moderate pricing, but sometimes a little slow getting your coffee cup filled if there are... More

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Sierra Vista
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79 reviews 79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Located right on Route 66 (Central Avenue) near Old Town in Albuquerque, NM, this very come-as-you-are restaurant was recommended to us by locals. They have awesome guacamole and chips for an appetizer, and excellent chicken enchiladas and red or green chili. The service was excellent, and I believe it is run by a family. It is a very quaint restaurant,... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I have eaten here three times since I moved to Albuquerque in December. Wanting to discover what all of the fuss was about, I sampled different items on each visit. It was highly recommended by my sister who loves it – granted she was only a tourist. My first visit I had chips with guacamole and a non meat dish... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Being a local from NM I have always had friends or family members talk about Duran's. I myself have never been there myself until yesterday and it was a pleasant surprise. Their Thursday special is Carne Adovada with potatoes, beans and a homemade tortilla. The plate was delicious! The red chili is on the spicy side so chili sensitive people... More

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Additional Information about Duran Central Cafe

Address: 1815 Central NW, Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone Number: 505 247 4141
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: Southwestern

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