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“Finally, Real BBQ in New Mexico”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Rudy's

Rudy's
Ranked #10 of 1,763 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $8
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Finally, Real BBQ in New Mexico”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

For all you New Mexican's and anything outside the south...to find out what BBQ is, Rudy's is the place to taste for yourself. The place is designed to get your plate efficiently, seat the maximum and you'll never notice the crowd, because wiping BBQ sauce off your face is too pleasurable.
Beef or chicken, does not matter, somebody behind the counter has been trained with the right smoke. Too bad I can't find this place a 100 miles in every direction, but I have to drive into Albuquerque often and it is an oasis of finely tuned smoked meat with southern style side dishes...not to forget, all the sweet tea you can drink. Real BBQ lovers, go!

  • Visited March 2013
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State College, PA
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180 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Not fancy just tasty”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

Great pulled pork. Other meats looked good too. Beer and wine available. Long tables, seat yourself after ordering at the counter. Very casual. Classic BBQ place. Very friendly staff.

Visited March 2013
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97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“best bbq around”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

nothing fancy here but delicious bbq. Pulled pork was so good as well as the brisket. wish we had one near me.

Visited March 2013
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Lansing, Michigan
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“This is a different place that you have to check out at least once.”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

Ok - if this is your first time, when you arrive it's best if you just stand there for a second and take everything in. You have walked into a different world and you are about to be baptized by meat! Once you get your bearings get in line and wait for the "Next in line" yell coming from one of the servers/cashiers who will help you decide, but also are trying the get the line down, so it's best to try some BBQ pork or go for the brisket and go from there. It's also a great place to people watch. Some folks by a bunch of meat AND a loaf and bread to go with it. Anything's possible.

  • Visited February 2013
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Albuquerque
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great BBQ - BEST in New Mexico”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

I'm not so hip on open table seating, but the BBQ more than makes up for it. This place has got the BEST BBQ in New Mexico. Word.

Visited February 2013
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