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El Bruno's

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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Hwy 550, Cuba, NM 87013
+1 575-289-9429
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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White Rock, New Mexico
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everything we got was delicious. I ordered the made-at-the table guacamole, which was PERFECT. My husband had the "Taste of Bruno's" appetizer platter. It contained four or five different apps, some of which were mild enough for me to eat, others were very spicy which my husband loved. He also enjoyed a craft beer; I had lemonade.

Thank JoyInNM
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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206 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate here for the first time several days ago. I had the sopapilla stuffed with carne adovada and was very satisfied. I'd eat here again. A good stopping point on the long ride from Albuquerque to the Four Corners area.

Thank 505badgolfer
Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was in Cuba today and stopped to have lunch. Now Bruno's has always been my favorite in Cuba, but then, there aren't many choices. It is the prettiest restaurant in Cuba, but I just wish the food and service were up to the same standard. The service was better today, but Monday lunch is not busy. The food was not... More 

Thank Sharon C
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Upon arriving, you have to search for the door, as the entrance is not clearly marked. I don't know the buildings history, but it was a long, old building. Looked as if it had been a private residence, a church, or a funeral home. The staff were friendly, but it was quite evident that they were understaffed. We had a... More 

Thank Michael H
Hollesley, null, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped on our way back from Chaco Canyon. The evening meal was exceptional. This was the best authentic mexican food I have tasted. The staff were very helpful in explaining some of the elements in the dishes as I had never come across them before. The meal and the whole experience makes it a must on ant trip.

Thank Karrie L
Cortez, Colorado
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This was our second time stopping on our way to Santa Fe. We love the fiesta combination platter for two. Good assortment of their specialties and just the right amount. I tried their house margarita this time and it was up to my picky margarita standards.

Thank Barbara74_13
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

This place is a little gem. We drove through Cuba on our way to Colorado. Stopped for breakfast, the food was amazing, great flavor, very fresh and the service is excellent

Thank Marie R
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

What a great place and food. Don't really now where I am just a place on the side of the road in new mexico. Cheese enchiladas great, tamale great, salsa great, even the plain crispy taco I order was greatly seasoned. I will stop here again if I find myself out in the middle of no where again.

Thank Mike B
Edmond, Oklahoma
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Thank heaven for Trip Advisor! How else could you find a place like this in a spot in the road like Cuba, NM?? So glad we did! Great New Mexico green chili. Good service. It was just a really pleasant surprise. Next time we come through, we will be looking for this place!

Thank Jim M
Tampa, Florida
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76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Who knew? We were traveling from Farmington to Santa Fe and were hungry. We checked out TripAdvisor and found this. Who knew it would be the best meal I had on our vacation! We came for lunch and were seated immediately. Everything was fresh and something tells me, if we weren't driving, the margaritas would have been superb...This was the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hwy 550, Cuba, NM 87013
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Cuba
  • Phone Number: +1 575-289-9429

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