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Garcia's Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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1736 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1159
(505) 275-5812
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food at Garcia's is always excellent, however, I rated this trip as 'average' due to the very slow service. It took our waitress 15 minutes to come and take our order. It was very disappointing, as Garcia's has always been one of my favorites. I would be more understanding if the restaurant was busy, but there were three waitresses... More 

Thank ABQvolcanogirl
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had burger/fries, fajitas, tacos, tamales, and sopapillas. Food was excellent. But service was slow, and our waitress seemed to be having a very "off" day.

Thank Tisha O
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Love this local born and raised restaurant. The best Green chile Carnitas in town. I prefer the one on 4th by Griegos, but they're all good.

Thank Sharon H
Tucson, Arizona
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99 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

After a quick stop in Old Town, we stopped here for breakfast on the way back home to Tucson. The carne adovado makes for a great breakfast, and the sopapillas are so light and airy, while perfectly cooked, that they melt in your mouth. There is no better place for a New Mexican breakfast than the Garcias Kitchen restaurants in... More 

Thank Ambul
Houston, Texas
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner the service was great the food was excellent and the restaurant has lots of parking. We will eat here again if we are ever back in town. It was great to have home cooked food before getting back on the road. Excellent

Thank Shanna L
Bowie, Texas
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful salsa, and service! Our waiter was super sweet and helpful. The food was delicious! Reminded us of the authentic Mexican food we have back in Texas!

Thank april t
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

I stumbled upon this place by accident. I saw the locals going into the place. Lots of families. It was standing room only waiting to be seated. I went to the counter and Marcy helped me decide which lunch was the best for me. She recommended an Indian Taco and she was right on. It was delicious and it was... More 

Thank Pboyle50
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Once again Garcia's has scored high marks with us. We've never been to this location, but it was great as are the other locations we have visited. I stepped out of my comfort zone and ordered a pork tamale and cheese enchiladas, excellent. My only complaint was that I really only wanted a 2 item combo and the waitress said... More 

Thank Christine R
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch near old town. Great tasting authentic Mexican food. Service was good. Had the Chili Rellenos and y husband had the green chili pork stew. Good lunch at reasonable price!

Thank Janet C
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Delicious food in a comfy atmosphere! The portions were very large and the prices very inexpensive. We had the. Quesadillas which were loaded loaded with cheese and chicken. Delicious!

Thank Shelley-Sue W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1736 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1159
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: (505) 275-5812

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?