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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
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09:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Tue 09:00 - 18:30
Wed - Sun 09:00 - 20:00
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Nashville, Tennessee
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394 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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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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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank Gperea
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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510 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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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 2 weeks ago

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.

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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 4 weeks ago

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 

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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 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

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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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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

Margaret, Thanks for your positive review! More 

Bebop12345
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68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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5 Thank Bebop12345
Level Contributor
37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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.

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5 Thank Diane S
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I know it sounds crazy, but your best New Mexican breakfast can be found at a pharmacy! I drove past it once and didn't notice it at all, but a local told me to check it out for something good to eat. You walk in and it's not your typical pharmacy, by the way. They have local gifts, boutique gifts,... More 

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1 Thank Sara K
Mona G, Owner at Duran Central Pharmacy, responded to this review

Hi Sara! Thanks for coming in, we appreciate your support! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
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, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 20:00
Monday
09:00 - 18:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 18:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 20:00
Thursday
09:00 - 20:00
Friday
09:00 - 20:00
Saturday
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
Description
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?