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El Bruno's Restaurante y Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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8806 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114-1408
+1 505-897-0444
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Payson, Arizona
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217 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is off the beaten path but worth the trip if you've given Sadie's and El Pinto a try and want something new. Large restaurant but we found our table to be small and cramped for four people. Service was on the slow side but very friendly and accommodating. I tried their award-winning green chile cheeseburger and would recommend... More 

Thank Southwest_Gaucho
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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119 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We don't normally eat New Mexican food as so many are tongue-burning! But El Bruno's has been very good and not too hot. Both of our dinners were very good but I love the warm tortilla chips with their salsa. Too many times I eat too much of that and can't eat my main meal. But the atmosphere is very... More 

Thank Nancy H
Phoenix, Arizona
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place looks very simple from the outside but has a superb and cozy ambience inside. Their red and geeen chilli is awesomely fresh with just the right kick. My stuffed sopapilla was filled generously and done just right. The dessert sopapillas done just right. Would certainly recommend this place as a great cozy alternative to some of the other... More 

Thank Sunita V
Melbourne Beach, Florida, United States
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Stopped in for a late dinner with a business colleague. Ordered Carne Asada and my partner ordered a combo plate. My Carne Asada was above average, well-prepared skirt steak with warm flour tortillas. My colleague gave his meal a thumbs up as well.

Thank Jim G
San Diego, California
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

My colleagues took me to El Bruno's on my recent visit to Albuquerque since it had a good atmosphere and tasty food. The server brought out the chips and salsa at first and I could not resist and almost finished all the chips since the salsa was so tasty. I also ordered the el bruno Margerita which was supposed to... More 

Thank Kashbcn
Albuquerque, NM
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Heard the place was good. Went by tonight and was seated in a room off the main dining room. Received salsa & chips, but no water. After 10 min, asked a waiter for some help. Nothing. A few minutes later, we left.

Thank abqcrutch
Albuquerque New Mexico
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143 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Ate here on day after Xmas. Service was very poor. We waited 10 minutes to be greeted in foyer and then were seated in an annex where we were the only people and received very poor service. We were told there were a lot of big parties on patio and they were short staffed. After waiting 45 mins for our... More 

Thank gladys3152
Orlando, Florida
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Family hosts took us for brunch to Bruno's during our visit to Albuquerque for the balloon fiesta. It is one of their favorite places for authentic Mexican food. We agree with them, food was excellent and prices were reasonable. Service was good but a little slow considering it was not busy.

Thank 325Millie
Redmond, WA, USA
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142 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We were with friends who are locals who were taking us to an entirely different restaurant and we found out the wait there was 2+ hours so we wound mu at El Bruno's and we were glad we did. We got seated almost immediately, the drinks arrived quickly and they were really good. Our orders were taken and we had... More 

Thank DrKoob
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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495 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

One of our favorite in town places to bring visitors for New Mexican fare. It was busy this night as the Balloon Fiesta was just about to begin. We did get seated promptly, but had to wait a while for service. That continued through the night. Our entrees were all served hot and were the great tasting items we had... More 

Thank Chris L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8806 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114-1408
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-897-0444

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