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Gardunos Restaurant & Cantina

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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130 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The wait staff is super. Service not fast or slow, just okay. As in all hotels it is a little pricey. Quality of food good.

Thank hornbender
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is good. There is usually live Mariachis that go around and play for the tables. It's nice, I like it but personally I don't want loud music beside my table but to each their own. My Nana would have loved it! I like the chicken enchiladas, or a combo, the nachos with ground beef and beans are good too,... More 

Thank ABQ82
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We attended a 4-day conference at the hotel where this restaurant is located. We had at least one meal there each day. Never did the food disappoint and the service remained great. We sampled many entrees and all were tasty. The bar was well stocked. Good food, good service, good bar. Gardunos has it all.

Thank Tubafire
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156 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sunday afternoon...family lunch...not brunch....food taste and quality...no issues there...fresh guacamole..not bad...but the server and the service...omg...had to ask for everything at least twice or three times...and you pretty much finished your meal before anything you asked for shows up....sour crea...well after you finished eating and then you get charged for it..some green chile...once again after you finished your meal...same with... More 

Thank srfyogi
Aiken, South Carolina
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I just arrived from the east coast and after walking old town we searched out a place to eat. We ended up, which is inside the Albuquerque Hotel, and has Austin as our waiter. He was ex ellent and suggested Margaritas for us which was fantastic and the apps we had were amazingly spiced. Highly recommend coming... More 

Thank David F
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37 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Garduno's has been around Albuquerque for as long as I can remember and that's a long time. And almost without exception, every local knows one thing. There's nothing wrong with Garduno's but everyone has a better Mexican place they prefer. They are situated in areas of the city that attract lots of tourist traffic and for someone who has never... More 

Thank Flufflebunny
Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent experience and excellent service from dani. If in old town, stop in. The atmosphere was very nice. Good selections.

Thank Buffalo9621
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located inside the hotel. Sat on the patio surrounded by lush greenery. Very romantic. Buffet was $29 per person. $5 mimosas, bloody Mary's, and margaritas. Wine available but not an extensive list. Food was pretty fresh, decent variety but left it sitting out the entire time we were there...it was warm out. Kind of concerned about eating things that should... More 

Thank Elizabeth F
Aurora, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Danni is amazing she will be the reason I come back here! Service is amazing. I wish the pool was open but it's not so that put a damper on things! Thank god for our server, she made the stay worth while... pool or not.

Thank SScharlie17
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service from danni. Great setting and super friendly service. Excellent food. Would come back again for sure.

Thank SBskiandbeach

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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, Bar, Spanish, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?