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Duran Central Pharmacy

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1815 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1143
+1 505-247-4141
09:00 - 18:30
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Wed - Sun 09:00 - 20:00
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When you walk into Duran Pharmacy, it's easy to get swept away by all of the goodies in the shop. That is, until you smell the wonderful chili aroma coming from the kitchen. The breakfasts here are legendary. I always enjoy the breakfast burrito with red and green chili, or as we in NM like to call it, "Christmas", but... More 

Thank Madeline M
Mona G, Owner at Duran Central Pharmacy, responded to this review

Madeline, Thanks for the positive review! We appreciate your support. Please visit us again-we always have new gifts arriving everyday! More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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395 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Basically a lunch counter in a pharmacy, this place has some excellent, but casual food to enjoy. They make their tortillas and red & green chiles fresh. Very small seating area. Worth the visit if you are looking for something authentic in town

Thank bucks17
Mona G, Owner at Duran Central Pharmacy, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in and the positive review! More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This is not just a drug store, but somewhat like yesteryear with a dinner that has great food, and older drug store items . Go in you will enjoy stepping back in time.

Thank George P
Mona G, Owner at Duran Central Pharmacy, responded to this review

Gperea, I am glad you had a positive visit. Come back and see us! More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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520 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

What a fun atmosphere-just like old times! Come and sit down in the grill area and have a good old home-style NM meal. After that, browse the store for creative gift ideas for friends and family. There are things for your kitchen, your kids, your closet and your decor! I love bringing out of town guests here for a unique... More 

Thank Chris L
Mona G, Owner at Duran Central Pharmacy, responded to this review

Thanks Chris! We appreciate your support! Check out our pharmacy services next time you visit. Thanks for supporting local! More 

Round Rock, Texas, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Historic restaurant with great service. Food is very good and they have a great gift shop. Several good restaurants in this area and close to Old Town.

Thank Stan H
Mona G, Owner at Duran Central Pharmacy, responded to this review

Hi Stan, Thanks for the great review. Next time you visit check out our pharmacy! We have lots of great innovative services! More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Aside form great reviews on this place a friend had recommended it. While traveling to ABQ for business, it's hard to get there between 9-6:30, but it was worth hauling over there after work one day. I had the chicken tortilla soup which was divine. This place is small, unpretentious but uber delicious. With food this good, they don't need... More 

Thank MachitaMeg
Mona G, Owner at Duran Central Pharmacy, responded to this review

Hi MachitaMeg, Thanks for trying us and your positive review. Just so you know, we have extended hours until 8pm Wednesdays thru Sundays. Please come back! More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Loved this place. Food was delicious. Service was great even though they were very busy. Will definitely be back soon

Thank GregJ2805
Mona G, Owner at Duran Central Pharmacy, responded to this review

Greg, Thanks for coming in! We appreciate the support! More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Old-fashioned drugstore café has great green chile cheeseburger, reasonable prices, friendly vibe, plus great gift shopping.

Thank Margaret W
Mona G, Owner at Duran Central Pharmacy, responded to this review

Margaret, Thanks for your positive review! More 

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68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We were so excited to stop here based on a recommendation by a friend and some of the reviews here. It was a huge disappointment. We both ordered the beef taco plate which comes with pinto beans. The taco shells are very good, but the beef was the consistency of pate and flavorless. "No substitutions allowed" meant we could not... More 

7 Thank Bebop12345
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

OK if you are a green chile fan...forget this. Red, is another matter. Prices are high and service depends on the demand. I would not recommend because you can do so much better locally. They do have a dedicated clientele....but if you are looking for NM variety look elsewhere.

7 Thank Diane S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 18:30
09:00 - 18:30
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1815 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1143
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-247-4141
In business since 1942, Duran Central Pharmacy is one of the oldest commercial establishments in Albuquerque. The pharmacy has grown considerably over the years, reflecting changes in the health and medical fields. The original soda fountain has grown into a small restaurant, serving New Mexican food and is famous in the area for its red and green chile. Duran's offers a wide variety of products from all over the world - from medicinal herbs to imported chocolates and fancy soaps to trendy gadgets. In addition, there is no better place for a genuine New Mexican enchilada or green chile cheeseburger!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?