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Golden Pride BBQ Chicken

Mexican, American, Southwestern, Barbecue
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5231 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87105-1861
(505) 836-1544
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Golden Pride is a great local chain,with a menu from various chicken items to barbeque. And friendly staff

Thank hittman184
Albuquerque, NM
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They always have great fresh food. Their Chicken is crisp and tender, almost as good as Mom's. BBQ ribs smell & taste so good my mouth watering right now. Burritos are the best I've found anywhere. They are very quick on the drive through window, but I normally go inside. Always clean, especially restrooms. They have locations all over Albuquerque... More 

Thank calypsocoral
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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212 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came to Albuquerque for work-related purposes, and I'd received several recommendations that I have a meal at least once at Golden Pride. Admittedly, the restaurant's name and ubiquitous presence about town didn't really pique my interest, but I decided to give it a try anyway. Golden Pride seems to have a strange mash-up of a menu--they offer breakfast all... More 

Thank Dez P
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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

I stopped here for lunch to try some green chilis. It has both sit in and take out. I chose to eat there. I had a burrito with green chili. It was freshly made and delicious. It is a bit soupy so they give you a fresh flour tortilla. I would come back again to try other dishes if I... More 

Thank Mark672
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

This is the best spot for a well proportioned breakfast burrito (and the fried chicken is way fresher and less greasy than KFC!)

Thank Erin A
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the two piece chicken meal. Sides were passable, but the chicken and BBQ sauce was quite good. Would definitely recommend as a late night snack.

Thank Taylor L
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Something is different about their carne adovada burritos....they seem smaller, taste a bit different? Have they gone up in price? Changed recipe? Not quite as good as usual, but still good. Tortillas seem thicker. My advice, go back to the old way. Much better! Friend chicken still the bomb!

Thank Carolyntraveler
Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

This is not a national chain but a small spot that has been in business for a long time. The atmosphere is casual - western. The manager was friendly, took a real interest in how we liked the food (very much) and encouraged us to come back. When traveling cross country as we were, finding good, natural food is a... More 

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113 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

There's absolutely no other place to go. Crisp, juicy fried chicken with plentiful sides. Dining room closes at 9:00 pm. Drive thru open until 10:00 pm. You can expect a wait because the chicken is that good. Pick up some homemade tortillas while you're at it. You'll be happy for days that you did.

Thank Rebecca A
Liberal, Kansas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

Fast food. New Mexico Mexican food. Fried chicken. Assembly line tortillas that look like balloons until cooled. A kitchen that is bigger than the dining. Navigation was different but it was lunch and so we had somebody to follow. All in all a good experience.

Thank deanoal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5231 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87105-1861
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: (505) 836-1544

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