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El Bruno's Restaurante y Cantina

Mexican, Southwestern
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8806 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114-1408
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

My friends took me here my first night in town. We ate outside and enjoyed live music and beautiful gardens. The service was great and the food was really good. I'm limited on what I can try because I can't eat anything spicy. However, my friends had the Carne Adobado and other traditional New Mexican dishes. They looked fabulous and... More 

Thank KBenyuska
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We went early when they first opened. Only one other table. Our waiter was not thrilled to see us. I order the Taste of El Brunos. Nothing special and really bland. Husband got the fajitas. Meat was not bad but the vegetables were cold just thrown on the hot plate. Sour cream costs extra and you do not get beans... More 

Thank Serena H
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

I didn't really expect a bright, cheery restaurant with patio, wine, and gifts as we headed through Cuba. Salsa was great, salad had a delicious spicy dressing! Margaritas tasted great - alcohol content not too high which was fine for lunch. Enchiladas were also really good. Others have commented on the service - ours was good. Sopapillas do not come... More 

Thank NMSnapdrag0n
Albuquerque, New Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I frequent El Bruno's because their food is fabulous and the service is outstanding! We love their table side guacamole! We love their chips and queso. Their salsa is perfect! Their enchiladas are so tasty! Their green chili is fairly hot and very tasty! Their quesadillas are the best I've ever tasted! Their crunchy chicken tacos are... More 

Thank Deborah C
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

It's wasn't that great unfortunately we waited 30 minutes for are food so I really thought it must be good .i had a taco plate was not really warm it was just ok the ground beef taco was good the shredding beef taco had no flavor and the chicken taco was the same my husband had a burrito plate we... More 

Thank eltorreta67
Rowlett, Texas
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

Good food and excellent service. Worth a visit. No complaints - great sopillas n honey. Casual atmosphere and friendly environment.

Thank Patricia M
Reno, Nevada
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281 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

I had the Fiesta salad - delicious. Nice atmosphere. Reasonable prices. Will definitely return when back in Albuquerque!

Thank Sarah M
new mexico
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416 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

This was a hard restaurant to rate overall as some aspects were excellent, and others, poor. The menu is diverse and offers several dishes which are not often seen on menus in Albuquerque. We opted for traditional and ordered chicken fajitas and chicken enchiladas with Christmas. The fajitas were tasty with lots of white chicken meat but far too many... More 

Thank mwcw
Phoenix, Arizona
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Wow! This place offers a great green chile stew but it is not for the week at heart! It is wickedly spicy hot but great flavor and genorous portion if you like the extra spicy flavors! This was our first visit here but will return on our next trip to Albuquerque. Glad we stumbled on to this place!

Thank Mike Q
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

The queso here is my very favorite. It comes with great fried flour tortilla chips. The salsa and corn chips are complimentary and also really good. All of the food is great, and the menu is more diverse than other New Mexican restaurants like Sadie's. The ribeye comes with fried spinach, which is great and unique. The spicy shrimp and... More 

Thank K P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8806 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114-1408
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: 505-897-0444

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