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Duran Central Pharmacy

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1815 Central Avenue NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
(505) 247-4141
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9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wild cafe in a cool location

So I cannot tell a lie but when I walked up to this place, I completely thought I had the wool pulled over my eyes for a late April Fool's joke. Was I ever wrong. First walk past the gift shop, do it after you eat, and find a table in the south side of the building. This was one... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
Chris M
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
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English first
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

So I cannot tell a lie but when I walked up to this place, I completely thought I had the wool pulled over my eyes for a late April Fool's joke. Was I ever wrong. First walk past the gift shop, do it after you eat, and find a table in the south side of the building. This was one... More 

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Friendly service. Super cute waitress said she made my shake with love. I would come back. Green chili bowl was excellent... could be a tad spicier though.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

If you're looking for some of the best, real New Mexican style Red Chilè, not chili, Durans is such the quaint hidden gem you are looking for! Start with a simple yummy bowl of red chilè and add into it what you want, meat, beans, cheese, onions, etc but do NOT forget the made to order while you watch, mouth... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Great service at this little restaurant tucked inside a pharmacy. The waitresses were very attentive and friendly. I had an adovado/potato breakfast burrito with green chili. It was really great. I would go back just because of the service. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a good breakfast/lunch place as their hours are limited.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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140 reviews 140 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1815 Central Avenue NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: (505) 247-4141

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
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

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