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Duran Central Pharmacy

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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1815 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1143
(505) 247-4141
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
northern california
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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125 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh, is this a wonderful local place! If you want New Mexican food as it's been served for decades, come here. Great crowd and colorful servers, too. The definitive green chili experience. Shaded outdoor seating, too.

Thank ILoveNationalParks
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Want to go back to the good old days of the pharmacy lunch counter? Just go to the Duran Central Pharmacy and enjoy delicious comfort food. The red chile enchiladas are scrumptious. There is a feel of having lunch with your neighbors and the staff is happy and friendly. The service is quick and you can shop for unique items... More 

Thank 75boat
Rockville, Maryland
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Duran's is what it is and I love it. It doesn't pretend to be anything other than a local eatery with decent food at a reasonable cost.

Thank sharpshin
Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I took my 77 year old mother and we sat down ourselves, waited 10 minutes to see if any body would look our way, but no chance, I stood up and got my own menu and after I looked at their very over priced menu decided to go ahead and order, which took an other 15-20 minutes !! They have... More 

1 Thank estradacar3
Kansas City, Missouri
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

This is a seat yourself dining area in the corner of a unique pharmacy. We found a table and looked over the menu while awaiting a waitress. The waitress seated guests at the table next to us and proceeded to take their order. The waitress sent another service person to our table. She said, "What do you want to drink?"... More 

3 Thank AJMcDuff
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This place has some of the best new mexican food in town. Period! Has been around for decades and is well worth the visit. They sell food in bulk for parties, catered affairs, etc. and it's all more than worth it!

Thank Anthony M
New Mexico
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Every time I eat here, I say, "I need to come back here more often". The huevos rancheros are very good too! Must be the red chili that makes everthing so yummy. Recommend this place to everyone.

Thank TweetyNM

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1815 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1143
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: (505) 247-4141

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