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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 - 6:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 11
    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
Good New Mexican food

This is one of my two "Go To" New Mexican restaurants. Food is very good and the chile is impressively consistent in flavor and spice. I had Huevos Rancheros con Chile colorado today. Delicious! The tortilla is big enough to scoop up the chile on the plate. The only thing that is odd is their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Phoenix, AZ
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101 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Wow, what a weird pleasure this place is. A restaurant in a pharmacy, and the food is great. Both my wife and I had the Huevos Ranchero with carne adovada added. This stuff is very, very tasty. And tell ya what, one of the best features was that the food was just right on salt, not overly salty as many... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is one of my two "Go To" New Mexican restaurants. Food is very good and the chile is impressively consistent in flavor and spice. I had Huevos Rancheros con Chile colorado today. Delicious! The tortilla is big enough to scoop up the chile on the plate. The only thing that is odd is their salsa. It is peeled, chopped... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We chose to eat at this place based on the review in Moon's New Mexico guide book, which had proven spot on a dozen times before, but this one was the exception. Average food, prices not so low for this kind of place. Only positive was that the the waitress was enthusiastic and outgoing.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Duran Central Pharmacy

Address: 1815 Central Avenue NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
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 20
Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern

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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 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
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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