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Golden Crown Bakery
Ranked #2 of 1,769 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $20
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Description: Golden Crown Panaderia is a old fashion neighborhood bakery in the Albuquerque old town area. We have had the honor of not only being on the Food Network once in 2004 with the show Food Finds. We are now being featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives : Guy Fieri for our pizzas. We have supplied breads and pastries to many of Albuquerque's finest restaurants and hotels including the Hyatt Hotel, Petroleum Club, Smirolls International Cuisine, Albuquerque Convention Center, Amadoes Pizza, etc. Many of our wholesale and retail customers have been using our baked good for over 25 years.We are now strictly a retail bakery with an amazing coffee bar, We server the first ever New Mexican Style pizza, Our Garden fresh salads come from our indoor garden.The Food Network has featured our New Mexico Green Chile Bread. Empanadas, Pizzas, Our Turkey Bread Sculptures. And Biscochitos. We also carry beer and wine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2009

I read all the reviews and said wow, I must try this. I would again with friendly service, but the pizza smell in a bakery, doesn't work. Even the biscochitos have a hint of pizza taste. Sorry guys. Pizza was okay.

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2 Thank ablive
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Good Food and Great People!”
Reviewed September 20, 2009

I first discovered the Golden Crown when we filmed a movie called The War Boys there about two years ago. We were working so i didn't get a chance to have their pizza. I finally decided to go back and try their pizza and biscochitos. They were both so delicious! Everything there is very fresh and the owner is one of the nicest people you can meet. They have a large array of sweets an they are most known for their pan de los muertos that they make for Dia de los Muertos. (I hear you need to order the pan in advance). I have to say they have the best pizza in town!

1 Thank Hathor
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King George, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Another Rave Review”
Reviewed September 9, 2009

On a trip to Albuquerque this Labor Day weekend we decided to check out this bakery due to the great reviews. It was our last stop on our way to the airport to fly home.
The Golden Crown Bakery looks like it was lifted from a Mexican backstreet. It is small and quirky, but loaded with character. I challenge anyone with a sense of smell to enter the building and get a whiff of the baking breads and not make a purchase.
As other reviews noted,we were each given a biscochito to munch while we decided on our lunch order. This smail cookie was buttery and hinted of anise and cinnamon and was of a delicate texture, but not overly sweet. We decided on sharing a medium pizza for lunch, and were not disappointed. We had our choice of crusts - peasant dough, blue corn, or green chile. We chose green chile and it was a thin, zesty crust, crisp on the bottom and moist inside. Our combinaton pizza was loaded with toppings and very good. If I ever get back, I'll order plain cheese to let the crust be the main focus.
Owner Pratt Morales charmed us with stories of his artistic exploits with bread dough sculptures. He showed us photos of some of his creations and even produced a stack of photos from a movie which used the bakery for part of it's filming and will soon be released. I believe he said it was titled "War Boys" and I'll be watching for it.
I left with a load of biscochitos and Mexican wedding cookies to bring to Virginia.

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4 Thank JBLKingGeorge_VA
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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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1,934 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,890 helpful votes
“Rush to this wonderful local bakery”
Reviewed July 4, 2009

This has to be one of the best finds we have had in many years of traveling. It is local with no pretense of being fancy, but the food and atmosphere are out of this world. When you enter, they give you a cookie while you are deciding on which of the many breads and pastry to get--they have terrific empanadas, green chile cheese bread and the most delicious green chile pizza we ever tasted. On top of that the owner, Pratt Morales, comes out and loves to talk to customers. Do not miss this place--it is a pure delight!!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great place for lunch!”
Reviewed July 2, 2009

We had lunch here and it was one of the best meals we had on our recent vacation. The pizza and sandwiches are excellent and they have a nice selection of very tasty pastries. We highly recommend the golden Crown bakery.

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1 Thank mardug7
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