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Monte Carlo Steak House

3916 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105-1642
+1 505-836-9886
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“baked potato” (37 reviews)
“ribeye” (40 reviews)
“texas toast” (12 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Steakhouse
$$ - $$$
3916 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105-1642
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The absolutely best steak I’ve enjoyed diving into in years!!! Perfect cut- perfecly flavored and seasoned- perfect all the way around! Worth the wait! Experience was off the hook-! Upbeat staff, quick and pleasant all around and c’mon- where else can you park at a...More

Thank J. O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time to eat here. Very casual and great tender steaks. Waitress was very attentive and nice. Will go back.

Thank karen v v
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Albuquerque for a few days and this was the best restaurant find! In fact, we would travel back to New Mexico just to eat here! Out of the 5 of us, four of us ordered ribeyes and one ordered a filet mignon....More

Thank Nebraska2go
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

The Monte Carlo is a small, busy place and there’s usually a wait, but believe me, it’s worth it! Located off Central on old Route 66, this place makes you think it’s due for a complete makeover but once seated you will find the service...More

Thank Ernest P
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Agree fully with comments that say things like "going back in time" and "nothing fancy" but will go back for the good food and no-nonsense service. The dark interior is full of old photos and whatnot. I had the salmon which was great. My companions...More

Thank hahnecho
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

This place is like going back in time. Awesome feel. Best green Chile burger in town. Other great items - spaghetti and prime rib and steak tenders

Thank James F
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

So for starters there is nothing fancy about Monte Carlo. It's dark inside, attached to a liquor store, had some inebriated people hanging around outside and is in a somewhat less desirable area of Albuquerque. We went on a Saturday and the place was packed....More

Thank Flufflebunny
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

It isn’t fancy and they don’t take reservations, but they had the best ribeye I have had in New Mexico. Our wait was about 30 minutes at 5:30 on a Saturday. The service was great and the waitress was very helpful with recommendations.

Thank KscatinNM
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Our waitress was slammed. We had trouble getting our ticket but the food and drinks made up for the wait.

Thank rebhousley
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

You can get a better steak at any one of a number of chain restaurants i.e. Chili's, Applebee's, Outback. How this restaurant ever made it to "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" is a mystery to me!

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March 21, 2017|
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Response from KimD3590 | Reviewed this property |
Apologies, didn't realize i hit that button.
September 10, 2016|
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Response from BelPot | Reviewed this property |
If they take reservations, then it would be for parties of 6 or more but I don't believe they accept reservations.
September 1, 2016|
Response from BelPot | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late reply, they don't take reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3916 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105-1642
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-836-9886
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