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Duran Central Pharmacy

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Mexican, Southwestern
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1815 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1143
+1 505-247-4141
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Tue 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wed - Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I have lived in New Mexico for over 25 years and had never tried Duran's Pharmacy. We have been missing some great food! Tiny place but worth any wait you have. The hands down best Carne Adovada I have ever eaten (pork marinated in red chilli). Fresh made hand rolled tortillas, and great friendly service.

Thank Scott J
West Hartford, Ct
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun diner lunch, but the gift items in the store are the best. Lots of Archie McPhee stuff. We picked up the Dress-Up Crazy Cat Lady to plan our retirement! Albuquerque is a quirky fun city - was very pleased by how much I liked it.

Thank eafinct
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went at lunch. Place was very busy, sat at the counter so no problems getting in at all. The menu is true New Mexican food. I had a hard time deciding so I got the blue corn chicken tacos! Wonderful!!! The guacamole is good, and I'm very picky. Sitting at the counter was good, I talked with several different... More 

Thank Carrie P
Tacoma, Washington
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373 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Duran Central Pharmacy is a great place for food and gift items. The boutique in here is a little more upscale and fun than the average drug store. They have great purses, souvenirs, kitchen items and gourmet food stuffs here. Then there's the diner - very low key and simple in the best way. Old school diner in atmosphere more... More 

Thank jay s
NW Chicago Suburbs, IL
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59 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Everything made onsite. Service was fantastic. They have extended their hours recently. Just a really cute quirky diner. Interesting souvenirs in the pharmacy too and everyone was friendly.

1 Thank BK2
Mona G, Owner at Duran Central Pharmacy, responded to this review

BK2, We appreciate your positive review! We are happy your experience was good, and we hope you come back and visit again! More 

Slidell, Louisiana
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256 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

We discovered the meal service at Duran's Central Pharmacy some years back. Have eaten here several times now. Friendly and courteous wait persons and excellent food at reasonable prices. Anytime we are in ABQ we eat at least one meal at Duran's. Following your meal you can browse the nice merchandise in the drug store or purchase medications. Duran's is... More 

Thank CoastalDog
Abqmg, Owner at Duran Central Pharmacy, responded to this review

CoastalDog, Thanks for your positive review. We appreciate your business! More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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460 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

After moving to ABQ 3 years ago, I had read and heard about this unique eatery....I finally happened upon it. What a treasure trove! It's an old fashioned pharmacy; the kind I remember in my small town that served as a gift shop as well. The cafe is cozy and clean with an outdoor patio and fountain. Our waiter came... More 

Thank Chris L
Mona G, Owner at Duran Central Pharmacy, responded to this review

Chris, Thanks for your great review. Your support is greatly appreciated! More 

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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Fun place with friendly staff with a good restaurant. Be sure to read the cards placed around the store commenting on the various employees.

Thank Thomas F
Mona G, Owner at Duran Central Pharmacy, responded to this review

Thomas, Thanks for the positive review. We hope you come back! More 

northern california
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Everyone I've taken to Duran's has loved it; one of my friends takes everyone there she knows when she comes to town! The food is real, and delicious!

Thank amycnm
Mona G, Owner at Duran Central Pharmacy, responded to this review

Thanks Amy for your positive review. We hope you come soon. We are now open until 8pm Wed-Sun, serving beer and wine! More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Unique eatery. Local fav! You almost have to know someone to know about this place. Not only is the food great, but they have the coolest and every changing collection of gifts to bring home. We always take our out-of-town company to Duran's

Thank Mejo O
Mona G, Owner at Duran Central Pharmacy, responded to this review

Thanks Meyo! Glad you have your business! Check out our new hours! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1815 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1143
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-247-4141
In business since 1942, Duran Central Pharmacy is one of the oldest commercial establishments in Albuquerque. The pharmacy has grown considerably over the years, reflecting changes in the health and medical fields. The original soda fountain has grown into a small restaurant, serving New Mexican food and is famous in the area for its red and green chile. Duran's offers a wide variety of products from all over the world - from medicinal herbs to imported chocolates and fancy soaps to trendy gadgets. In addition, there is no better place for a genuine New Mexican enchilada or green chile cheeseburger!

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