Charlie's Front & Back Door

★★★★★
  • 8224 Menaul Blvd NE

    Albuquerque, NM 87110

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  • 505-294-3130

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I was first introduced to Charlie's Back Door in 1972 by a friend who suggested we go there for lunch. I ordered the Sheepherder & have never forgot the experience of enjoing this tasty dish. I have since moved but make sure I vist the

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I was first introduced to Charlie's Back Door in 1972 by a friend who suggested we go there for lunch. I ordered the Sheepherder & have never forgot the experience of enjoing this tasty dish. I have since moved but make sure I vist the

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Stopped by Charlie's for the 1/2 price huevos rancheros on Sunday 1/30/11. Normally, if I have a bad eating experience I make a note to self never to return and let it go. Unfortunately, my wife and I had the worst dining experience in

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Stopped by Charlie's for the 1/2 price huevos rancheros on Sunday 1/30/11. Normally, if I have a bad eating experience I make a note to self never to return and let it go. Unfortunately, my wife and I had the worst dining experience in

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See, you just have to know the culture at Charlies. You give tude, you get tude, and isn't that the local personality? Charlies Front and Back door has been a big part of Albuquerque for decades and we adore the food and staff. Most people are on a first name basis with all the wait staff, but if you go in there with a chip on your shoulder, and give attitude, your taking up valuable space. I can remember many years ago when you could get your ass kicked for giving attitude to the wait staff and bartenders at Charlies Back Door. Of course those were different days, but if you ask any of the local Burqeans about Charlies Front and Back door, you'll hear nothing but praise for the exceptional food and service. I'm not affiliated or related in any way to anybody at Charlies Front and Back Door. I'm just trying to help folks understand how it works there.

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★★★★★

See, you just have to know the culture at Charlies. You give tude, you get tude, and isn't that the local personality? Charlies Front and Back door has been a big part of Albuquerque for decades and we adore the food and staff. Most people are on a first name basis with all the wait staff, but if you go in there with a chip on your shoulder, and give attitude, your taking up valuable space. I can remember many years ago when you could get your ass kicked for giving attitude to the wait staff and bartenders at Charlies Back Door. Of course those were different days, but if you ask any of the local Burqeans about Charlies Front and Back door, you'll hear nothing but praise for the exceptional food and service. I'm not affiliated or related in any way to anybody at Charlies Front and Back Door. I'm just trying to help folks understand how it works there.

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The Best 'sour cream enchiladas' in town!! The atmosphere is soft & enjoyable and the service is awesome. The margaritas are pretty good,too! The manager is very friendly and walks around to make sure everybody is satisfied but does seem to have a bit of an attitude somedays. Sopapillas are a treat!

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★★★★★

The Best 'sour cream enchiladas' in town!! The atmosphere is soft & enjoyable and the service is awesome. The margaritas are pretty good,too! The manager is very friendly and walks around to make sure everybody is satisfied but does seem to have a bit of an attitude somedays. Sopapillas are a treat!

Pros: Sour Cream Enchiladas!

Cons: small place

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I went to Charlie's with my 84 ytear-old father, expecting to spend an enjoyable, relaxed evening out. I hadn't spent time with my father in a while, and I wanted to try out a new restaurant. The service was prompt, and the food was okay. The chips and tortillas were very stale. I think they use cheddar on their enchiladas. After 24 minutes exactly, a teenage boy working there tapped on my shoulder, "Is that all for you guys? We've got a bunch of people waiting for your table." I looked at him in shock. We had barely been there. I had eaten about one-third of my meal. Then, about five minutes later, the manager asked me, "Are you expecting me to put your food in a to-go box?" They obviously didn't want us around. For the next half-hour, the manager stared at us almost constantly, told waiting customers that we were holding up their table, and then those customers would look at us, too. I couldn't believe it. My father felt so uncomfortable, we could hardly keep up a conversation. The manager was doing this to other customers, too. Even the elderly couple sitting next to us. They took the hint and left, though. I expect to be in a restaurant for at least an hour. Not at this place. If you want their so-so food, you might as well order it to-go.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to Charlie's with my 84 ytear-old father, expecting to spend an enjoyable, relaxed evening out. I hadn't spent time with my father in a while, and I wanted to try out a new restaurant. The service was prompt, and the food was okay. The chips and tortillas were very stale. I think they use cheddar on their enchiladas. After 24 minutes exactly, a teenage boy working there tapped on my shoulder, "Is that all for you guys? We've got a bunch of people waiting for your table." I looked at him in shock. We had barely been there. I had eaten about one-third of my meal. Then, about five minutes later, the manager asked me, "Are you expecting me to put your food in a to-go box?" They obviously didn't want us around. For the next half-hour, the manager stared at us almost constantly, told waiting customers that we were holding up their table, and then those customers would look at us, too. I couldn't believe it. My father felt so uncomfortable, we could hardly keep up a conversation. The manager was doing this to other customers, too. Even the elderly couple sitting next to us. They took the hint and left, though. I expect to be in a restaurant for at least an hour. Not at this place. If you want their so-so food, you might as well order it to-go.

Pros: Atmosphere

Cons: Service, food, the manager

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Charlie's Front Door has been a mainstay in the Hoffmantown Shopping Center seemingly forever---and so has Charlie's Back Door. The former, marked by a carved wooden door, is a quiet, stucco-walled spot dotted with folk art; adjacent to…

 

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