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Charlie's Front & Back Door - CLOSED

8224 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110-4614
+1 505-294-3130
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good21%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible33%
18 Jan 2014
“Best hole in the wall”
15 Jan 2014
“Closing soon (1/19/2014)”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mexican, American, Spanish
8224 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110-4614
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

If you love to eat at a highly polished national chain restaurants with long wait lines and plastic food then Charlie's is probably not for you. If you like great New Mexican food go back to Charlie's. We have gone there for years and love...More

Thank Nick J
Reviewed 16 January 2014

The signs of pending closure started in mid-December when Charlie's gave up their liquor license. This was followed January 1 when they closed the Back Door. They have now announced that they will close completely Sunday, January 19, after being an Albuquerque fixture for some...More

Thank SWVagabond
Reviewed 15 January 2014

Read in the paper today that Charlies is closing this coming Sunday, the 19th of January. After being in business for 50 years, Charley is retiring, and I guess the family doesn't want to continue the business. The Back Door closed some time ago, and...More

Thank Sandiaman
Reviewed 22 December 2013 via mobile

Hallway going into Backdoor was filthy and saw cockroach on inside just as I walked in....very sad because when Charlie ran the place it was always clean and delicious food. It appears that no one cares anymore and they no longer have a Liqour license!!...More

Thank Jodelkraut
Reviewed 10 September 2013

I've been going to Charlies for years and it get's better every time. They simply have the best green chile dishes in Albuquerque, period, in my opinion. I love their green chile enchiladas and their green chile stew. Their all you can eat salsa is...More

Thank SteveNC
Reviewed 11 July 2013

Nice little place. I've enjoyed several meals here over the years. Carnitas are great and cooked like they should be! Sour cream enchiladas rock. Charlies really knows how to make a very good margarita too. Note to other restaurants: Charlie's knows how to make both...More

Thank Boyd O
Reviewed 22 February 2013

We didn't like the chips and salsa and then came the food...I wouldn't go back here. The chile wasn't good, nor the food or margaritas. Try El Patio, Prickly Pear, Sadie's, Papa Felipe's...

1  Thank strawberries4U
Reviewed 10 February 2013

We had a destination in mind (Duran Station) but asked the desk clerk at our hotel for a suggestion. He recommended Charlie's, and said his parents first met there many years ago. We figured if it was still around, it must be pretty good. We...More

1  Thank wfgjr
Reviewed 30 December 2012 via mobile

When Charlie ran the place, everyone was equal. Now that who ever runs the place is more partial to the waitress that scratches his back then the little Hispanic lady that busts her tail taking care of customers! Very sad to see because this used...More

1  Thank Jodelkraut
Reviewed 14 December 2012

We have enjoyed Charlies for over 25 years. Best New Mexican food in town. They have terrific red chile. My favorite is the red chile enchiladas with carnitas meat (the taco meat enchiladas are a close second). There are some interesting items on the menu....More

Thank AlbuquerqueRicardo
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  • Address: 8224 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110-4614
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-294-3130
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