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Gardunos Restaurant & Cantina

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
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800 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-2007 (Formerly Garduno's at Old Town Restaurant & Cantina)
+1 505-222-8766
6:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:30 pm
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had dinner & drinks with family & friends!! Great food & great service , our server Danielle was absolutely awesome!! Five stars for the service alone!!!

Thank RevDuran
Beaumont, California
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347 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There has been a big crowd at Gardunos every time we have visited; but this time we got there just as it opened. The food and large delicious margarita's are great. I had the very best chili relleno ever.

Thank Jeannemacl
Sisters, Oregon, United States
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just happen to stop by for our Trolley Tour and decided to have our lunch here. NO regrets. There mildest sauce was way too hot for both of us! Both of our meals were excellent. Try the cucumber margarita...I know I was skeptical also...but I had two and my friend's 2nd drink was one!

Thank Kerry Z
Richmond, Virginia
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158 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm so glad we decided to brave the rain and make it in the hotel for some dinner. The restaurant was comfortable, server was attentive, and the food was not only in good portions but also very flavorful. I ordered the Ceviche to start (which is actually a meal on the "lighter fare" section so it's a lot as an... More 

Thank harrisce4
Roswell, New Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there in the afternoon and the food was fast and very tasty.. The servers even brought me something different the chef wanted to share with us.

Thank tandhmusic11
University Place, Washington
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice located in the Albuquerque Hotel great happy hour offered free tacos and lots of warm chips and great salsa. Also has m live music gentleman comes right up to your table.

Thank Nancy G
Schaumburg, Illinois
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91 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in the Hotel Albuquerque. Margaritas are a little pricey, but food, service, and ambience are top notch. Enjoyed the chicken quesadillas and the guacamole that was prepared tableside. Has both inside and outside dining. A good place to celebrate your arrival in Albuquerque or the last night of your vacation.

Thank peterglassman
Roseville, California
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for lunch and had the best fajitas. We actually shared them. You can choose 8 oz or 16 oz. we chose 8 oz and still had food left. Didn't like the margarita though. Had a flowery taste to it.

Thank Pam Z
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice atmosphere but our enchilada meal was not very good. Plus, the sopapillas were not made very well. They were deflated and soggy. The management was apologetic and did not charge us for the meals.

2 Thank Lee L
Redwood City, California
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was very nice. The food was good. The setting is lovely - Southwestern style. The whole ambiance is great.

Thank czechchickfb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $18
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 am - 10:30 pm
6:00 am - 10:30 pm
6:00 am - 10:30 pm
6:00 am - 10:30 pm
6:00 am - 10:30 pm
6:00 am - 10:30 pm
6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-2007 (Formerly Garduno's at Old Town Restaurant & Cantina)
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-222-8766
Experience Albuquerque's finest Garduño's location. Enjoy authentic regional New Mexican and Mexican cuisine at this favorite restaurant and bar in the inviting hacienda-style interior or the lush outdoor garden patio. Garduño's serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offers an extensive selection of tequila, wine, liqueurs, and world-class margaritas. Garduño's - Always a Fiesta!

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