Garduño's- Hotel Albuquerque

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$30 and under
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Mexican / Southwestern
Experience Albuquerque's finest Garduño's location. Enjoy authentic regional New Mexican and Mexican cuisine at this favorite Old Town Albuquerque 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.
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Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Convenient restaurant inside the Hotel Albuquerque! Great food and margaritas!!!

RL
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was ok, good chips and salsa. We flew in late and they were open. Not a place you say “this is amazing” and return to.

TT
Phoenix
45 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Terrific happy hour. Just a wonderful experience.

SP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

We were a family party of 9- elderly cousins 962-79) gathering for first time in many years.
The queso, guacamole and chips were great and tasty to start the gathering.
Food was cold- cheese not even melted on my enchilada nor on my sisters.
We did not cause a scene because food was not as important as being together - but afterwards Everyone said food was cold.
Very disappointing -
Susan Page

MG
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was great, service was a little slow, but didn't mind. Just enjoying the afternoon with family. Pricing on the meals was on the high side, but your are in Old Town....so we expected it.

BW
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have always loved Gardunos and was pleased to find it located at our hotel. What a nice surprise and great benefit for the hotel as well. The food was wonderful, service was great and friendly. Breakfast was very good as well.

B
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

I am an Open Table VIP reservation. The dinning room was half empty and they seated me next to the bus station/kitchen door.
Server was first day and did not know anything about the menu items, and forgot several item. Some items never showed up at all after several requests.
Food was not well presented or prepared.

MS
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Server was not very attentive. Had to ask for water and to go boxes.

K
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Ate three times at this restaurant and each time the servers were friendly, attentive and thoughtful.

The restaurant decor is charming—an authentic Mexican look and feel successfully was achieved.
Guests will expect they are in for a treat. However, the food was sub par. The beef chili stew was not at all tasty and I couldn’t get it down—just my taste of course. The breakfast pastries were like the ones you get when free breakfast is included, starchy.

KL
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We loved coming to town and going to this place. We are from Minnesota. The server was especially welcoming and told us about some food items on the menu. She also talked about the happy hour specials. She was wonderful!!!!

UL
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

New Years Eve Dinner

OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Very odd experience with a ridiculously slow server at first. Eventually the manager swapped him out after complaining but the damage was done. They did also take some off our bill, but again, really set a bad tone.

DB
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son visited me from CA. I am glad l picked Garduño’s for our specisl dinner. He loved the atmosphere and the food was outstanding. I would not be surprised if he wanted to come here again the next time he visits👍👍👍

k
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were excellent. However, the hostess did not have our Open Table reservation when we arrived. We were lucky to get a table.

JA
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Had a horrible time. Terrible staff, and time trying to enjoy a meal in a timely manner. Table was full of honey and sticky all over. Took 20 min to get someone to clean up. Brand new wrapped silverware sticky with honey and had food on it. Will not return or recommend to anyone.

CC
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat outside on the patio for dinner. Enjoyed the lovely landscaping. Margaritas are outstanding and dinner was plentiful and very authentic. Definitely would return.

AT
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 1

Not impressed with this restaurant. The food was very mediocre, cocktails expensive and not very flavorful. The restaurant was dark and did not have inviting ambiance. Although it was convenient since we were staying at the hotel I would not eat there again.
The staff was friendly, but the restaurant was not busy so they were able to be attentive.

RS
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New to Albuquerque. Highly recommended by many locals I've met and wonderful food!

K
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

When we got there with reservations for 11, everything was ready. We started with ordering some cocktails which took about 20 minutes to get. We then ordered our food, which that took 40 minutes for us to get our food. The restaurant didn’t seem busy but the drinks and food were extremely slow. Once we got our food, the food was great. Our waitress was very sweet but it would of helped if she checked on us more often and let us know that our food was coming. We will go back because it may of been just an off day or maybe they were short staffed.

D
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Disappointed. Mediocre at best. Poor service and food.

PL
Yosemite
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Drove 300 miles from Amarillo that day and made reservations well in advance after researching the area. When we showed up on time we were told our reservations did not get to the restaurant and they get lost frequently. When I asked about my request to sit outside on the patio I was told it would be about a 20 minute wait. It was obvious there were open tables, but they did want to seat anymore people outside for some reason?

We did not want to wait and were taken inside to a noisy table next to a party of 10 and the kitchen and bathrooms. The service was fine and food ok, but a disappointing experience at an otherwise fantastic hotel...

MS
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Our meal and the service were excellent however I want everyone to know that Garduno's does not take reservations from Open Table and when we arrived they were initially not going to honor our reservation. After asking to speak to the manager a table magically appeared. I ask both Open table and Garduno's to clear up their relationship so that this won't happen to anyone else. My mother is 84 and it would have been horribly disappointing for her to be turned away on Mother's Day.

MF
Washington DC
99 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were searching for authentic Southwestern cuisine and decided to try Gardunos based on reviews, and it did not disappoint. The food was authentic, the ingredients fresh, and the service exceptional. Although one person in our party found the food a little spicy, the rest of our group thought it was perfect, so if you don't like any spice in your food, you may want to consider what you order.

C
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

If you are at the hotel, this is an option for you. The food is SW so if you are in AZ this si the normal cuisine. Neither good nor bad.

OT
Palm Springs
65 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Terrible service. People that came in after us were waited on before us. Then when we finally ordered it took forever to get our food and it was lukewarm at best. We had a group at the hotel and had breakfast at Garduño’s each day. The wait staff was better but the kitchen was very slow. Once again people that came in after us got served before us.

MC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal while being serenaded by a roving singer/guitarist. It all made for a great dining experience.

CA
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Noble, our waiter, was excellent. Food was good, large potions. Great margaritas!

OT
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year’s Eve