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“Hidden Gem for New Mexican Food”

Duran Central Pharmacy
Ranked #58 of 1 868 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
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!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Duran’s is an Albuquerque fixture for those who know about it, and definitely a locals place. The pharmacy itself is a hoot – yes, it’s really a pharmacy but over half the floor space is actually a touristy gift shop. Tucked in the back is the diner, which serves authentic and very delicious New Mexican food. This is the real deal. Excellent enchiladas, tacos, rellenos – well, everything. Try a bowl of red.

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Thank gypsyuno
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Mona G, Owner at Duran Central Pharmacy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so glad you came by! Thanks for the great review. We appreciate that you support locally owned businesses! Remember that we are open Wed-Sun until 8pm serving that chile you love!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited ABQ and went here for lunch. This place is hopping! The blue taco was good. Enjoyed the fresh made tortillas with butter. Staff are extra friendly.

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Mona G, Owner at Duran Central Pharmacy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the positive review! We appreciate the feedback!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing New Mexican food in an eclectic pharmacy full of treasures near Old Town. Fresh, delicious food, not greasy or messy. Both Chile’s are equally good, so I have Green Chile and Red Chile on my enchiladas or torpedo. Fresh-rolled warm tortillas

Thank TravelMacks
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Mona G, Owner at Duran Central Pharmacy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for supporting local and for the great review!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great NM food. Outstanding tortillas and chile. This restaurant has been around for a long time and is popular with the locals. It has a great gift shop too.

Thank Susan W
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Mona G, Owner at Duran Central Pharmacy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Susan!
Thanks for coming in! We appreciate the great review!

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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Had the tamales w red chile...good. liked the feel of the place. Was busy, but was seated quickly. Interesting having it attached to the pharmacy, but givez it character.

Thank kneester
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Mona G, Owner at Duran Central Pharmacy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the positive review! We appreciate the support!

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