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Gardunos Restaurant & Cantina

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar
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800 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-2007 (Formerly Garduno's at Old Town Restaurant & Cantina)
+1 505-222-8766
06:00 - 22:30
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was very good but it was the server that made it all amazing!! We went back the next night for dessert because of the server!!

Thank EN29
Lenox, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant was right in Hotel anfd very convenient for breakfast- ate there thre times and each time foor was great and service very friendly. Had a late night snack with famity there when we arrived in town and all enjoyed it. The Christmas Eve buffet was too "so west" oriented for my taste and the Roast Beef under cooked- oh... More 

Thank ejmpe
San Carlos, California
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here because we were staying in the hotel, and at the end of a long day, and after 2 misses at other restaurants that were either closed, or weren't what we thought they were, we gave up and headed "home" here. The food was decent, but nothing to write home about. I had the carne adovada, which I... More 

Thank spaghetina
Briarcliff Manor, New York
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall, average. I ate in Garduno's the first night upon arrival and it was nice to stay in & not have to go out looking for a restaurant on travel day. Decent Mexican food but nothing special. Again, the convenience is what worked here.

Thank amf660
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a local and love to go down to Garduno's and get a coconut margarita. They have lots of types to choose from. However, coconut is my favorite. They have a happy hour with a buffet style of beans and rice and things. The Margarita;s are a little pricey though.

Thank krichgirl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Each time we're in Albuquerque, this Mexican Restaurant is a must. Service and food are always top notch. Had our two young grandchildren with us this trip, our waiter jumped into action, immediately entertaining the kids and providing everyone with a pleasant dining experience. Would like to recognize that server (Austin), for his excellent care and service.

1 Thank Morris P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch and our waitress Lisa was AWESOME.....very friendly love the atmosphere would definitely would go back

Thank gabaldond
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Garduños at hotel albuquerque old town has some great food and amazing customer service. One server in particular named Austin has a great attitude towards his job and great knowledge about the food and beverages they serve there.

Thank Rick C
Broomfield, Colorado, United States
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing place to eat, which one doesn't often find in a hotel. But Gardunos is top notch in food and killer Margheritas!!

Thank Steve H
Jackson, Mississippi
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136 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food, typical southwestern fare, was ho-hum. The server was friendly and helpful when she was around, but she would then vanish for great lengths of time.

Thank NM43

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:30
06:00 - 22:30
06:00 - 22:30
06:00 - 22:30
06:00 - 22:30
06:00 - 22:30
06:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-2007 (Formerly Garduno's at Old Town Restaurant & Cantina)
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-222-8766
Experience Albuquerque's finest Garduño's location. Enjoy authentic regional New Mexican and Mexican cuisine at this favorite restaurant and bar in the inviting hacienda-style interior or the lush outdoor garden patio. Garduño's serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offers an extensive selection of tequila, wine, liqueurs, and world-class margaritas. Garduño's - Always a Fiesta!

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