Cervantes Restaurant & Lounge

★★★★★
  • 5801 Gibson Blvd SE

    Albuquerque, NM 87108

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  • 505-262-2253

About Cervantes Restaurant & Lounge

Hours
Mon-Sun: 11am-9:30pm

Food

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You will never be disappointed in their red chile, but watch out because it is HOT. The staff are very friendly and attentive, which tends to be a rarity in this city.

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You will never be disappointed in their red chile, but watch out because it is HOT. The staff are very friendly and attentive, which tends to be a rarity in this city.

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One of the few places that is open late on Sunday night in ABQ - it was open until 9:30.

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One of the few places that is open late on Sunday night in ABQ - it was open until 9:30.

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Fun atmosphere, an amusing server, and pretty decent food make this a great place, especially to hang out with friends.

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Fun atmosphere, an amusing server, and pretty decent food make this a great place, especially to hang out with friends.

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Husband and I traveling across country from Virginia Beach, VA to San Fran, CA and stopped here for dinner. ABSOLUTELY GREAT!! Couldn't ask for any more! Service was excellent! We sat in the bar area which was really quiet and comfy! Food

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Husband and I traveling across country from Virginia Beach, VA to San Fran, CA and stopped here for dinner. ABSOLUTELY GREAT!! Couldn't ask for any more! Service was excellent! We sat in the bar area which was really quiet and comfy! Food

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I have lived in ABQ for a year and never tried this place. Then I had back-to-back business lunches here. The food was enjoyable. Solid New Mexican food that I would put on par with La Salita (with a little more formal atmosphere).

3
★★★★★

I have lived in ABQ for a year and never tried this place. Then I had back-to-back business lunches here. The food was enjoyable. Solid New Mexican food that I would put on par with La Salita (with a little more formal atmosphere).

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I had the enchiladas with red sauce which had plenty of flavor. I would recommend these if you like spicy food. All the entres come with sopapillas. Make sure to ask for honey with yours. The prices were a little on the high side, but I

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I had the enchiladas with red sauce which had plenty of flavor. I would recommend these if you like spicy food. All the entres come with sopapillas. Make sure to ask for honey with yours. The prices were a little on the high side, but I

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This is the best New Mexican food in Albuquerque. They actually know how to make red chile and their green is seasoned just right. Everything they make is top notch and their salsa is to die for. Their stuffed sopapilla is the best.

3
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This is the best New Mexican food in Albuquerque. They actually know how to make red chile and their green is seasoned just right. Everything they make is top notch and their salsa is to die for. Their stuffed sopapilla is the best.

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Love Cervantes! The Carne Adobada Enchilada was amazing, the meat tender, flavorful and delicious. I like both the red and green chile but thought the red was best. It was spicy and I wish I could have some now as I write this.

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Love Cervantes! The Carne Adobada Enchilada was amazing, the meat tender, flavorful and delicious. I like both the red and green chile but thought the red was best. It was spicy and I wish I could have some now as I write this.

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Cervantes is seriously the best New Mexican food in town. I come from a long line of New Mexicans and we all agree. You will never be disappointed in their red chile, but watch out because it is HOT. The staff are very friendly and

3
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Cervantes is seriously the best New Mexican food in town. I come from a long line of New Mexicans and we all agree. You will never be disappointed in their red chile, but watch out because it is HOT. The staff are very friendly and

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Awesome green chile and great New Mexican food. Highly recommended!

3
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Awesome green chile and great New Mexican food. Highly recommended!

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We love Cervantes! They have amazing New Mexican food. Whenever we visit our daughter at UNM we stop by and have a great family dinner. Got to love their combo plates and margaritas!

3
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We love Cervantes! They have amazing New Mexican food. Whenever we visit our daughter at UNM we stop by and have a great family dinner. Got to love their combo plates and margaritas!

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We love Cervantes! They have amazing New Mexican food. Whenever we visit our daughter at UNM we stop by and have a great family dinner. Got to love their combo plates and margaritas!

5
★★★★★

We love Cervantes! They have amazing New Mexican food. Whenever we visit our daughter at UNM we stop by and have a great family dinner. Got to love their combo plates and margaritas!

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Me and my fanily love Cervantes! Great food, nice service and excellent hoem made chile...nice and spicy just the way we like it.

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Me and my fanily love Cervantes! Great food, nice service and excellent hoem made chile...nice and spicy just the way we like it.

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Food was fair. Posole was ok- lacked flavor. Basic chicken soup; bland. Salsa was good- nice & spicey.\r
Had a margarita- was charged $17!!! Tried talking with a manger- was told to call next day. Got answering machine & 3 days later I'm

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Food was fair. Posole was ok- lacked flavor. Basic chicken soup; bland. Salsa was good- nice & spicey.\r
Had a margarita- was charged $17!!! Tried talking with a manger- was told to call next day. Got answering machine & 3 days later I'm

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After 30 years of dining at Cervantes I encountered the worst waitress I have ever known. She was rude from when we sat down, messed up drink order and blamed it on the customer. Basically her bad attitude has made a long term customer want to never go there again. If you see a short plain looking brunette waitress there Run For Your Life. The Worst Waitress Ever!

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★☆☆☆☆

After 30 years of dining at Cervantes I encountered the worst waitress I have ever known. She was rude from when we sat down, messed up drink order and blamed it on the customer. Basically her bad attitude has made a long term customer want to never go there again. If you see a short plain looking brunette waitress there Run For Your Life. The Worst Waitress Ever!

Pros: Food and Drinks God

Cons: The Worst Waitress Ever Ruins Everything

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The food is usually good but the waiters are always drunk. I have even seen the owner (I think it is) buy the waiters drinks. I just don't understand why when they are working it has to be their party time when I am paying.

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The food is usually good but the waiters are always drunk. I have even seen the owner (I think it is) buy the waiters drinks. I just don't understand why when they are working it has to be their party time when I am paying.

Pros: Good food sometimes

Cons: Drunken waiters

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Custom service is very distasteful. Employees and the manager have no tact! Often rude to customers.

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Custom service is very distasteful. Employees and the manager have no tact! Often rude to customers.

Pros: food is good.

Cons: customer service is lousy

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I've been coming here on and off for the last 20+ years. Always good, reliable, food, service and atmosphere, and affordable prices. I always bring/send people here when they say they want "New Mexican" food. I happen to just love the seafood enchaladas. In the winter, it's nice to sit in a sofa by the fireplace while eating. Warm and friendly.

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I've been coming here on and off for the last 20+ years. Always good, reliable, food, service and atmosphere, and affordable prices. I always bring/send people here when they say they want "New Mexican" food. I happen to just love the seafood enchaladas. In the winter, it's nice to sit in a sofa by the fireplace while eating. Warm and friendly.

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Outstanding little family owned gem. Great atmosphere, Superb food and inexpensive. Average dinner is around $10. Fast service - don't miss this fantastic eatery!

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Outstanding little family owned gem. Great atmosphere, Superb food and inexpensive. Average dinner is around $10. Fast service - don't miss this fantastic eatery!

Pros: Food, Atmosphere, cost

Cons: non during my visit

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Cervantes offers an excellent deal in their private dining room but cannot be relied upon to honor reservations. I reserved the private room for a dinner board meeting a week in advance and confirmed it the day of the event. We arrived at the restaurant to find that we had been pre-empted by a larger group. We were offered an open table instead: unsatisfactory for a business meeting. As a compromise, the restaurant set up an extra table in the private room, but we had to cut our meeting short when the larger group arrived.

Cervantes has been one of my favorite restaurants for casual dining, but booking their private dining room is risky.

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Cervantes offers an excellent deal in their private dining room but cannot be relied upon to honor reservations. I reserved the private room for a dinner board meeting a week in advance and confirmed it the day of the event. We arrived at the restaurant to find that we had been pre-empted by a larger group. We were offered an open table instead: unsatisfactory for a business meeting. As a compromise, the restaurant set up an extra table in the private room, but we had to cut our meeting short when the larger group arrived.

Cervantes has been one of my favorite restaurants for casual dining, but booking their private dining room is risky.

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We've been here a couple times. The layout of this place, decor, style, etc. is great. The food was pretty good but not really great. Maybe I havent tried the right thing. But for the money I wasnt really impressed. I can find food just as tasty elsewhere in town while spending less money. But if its atmosphere your looking for to put you over the top with a date or something you could do a lot worse.

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★★★★☆

We've been here a couple times. The layout of this place, decor, style, etc. is great. The food was pretty good but not really great. Maybe I havent tried the right thing. But for the money I wasnt really impressed. I can find food just as tasty elsewhere in town while spending less money. But if its atmosphere your looking for to put you over the top with a date or something you could do a lot worse.

Pros: old school decor, romantic

Cons: service was not too good, rice wasnt either

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The lighting was good but as we were seated the waiter switched with another waiter. Wondering why, but ignoring the situation, the older waiter passed by whispering hater comments. I will never eat here or recommend others to eat here if you dont look like the "average joe" .

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The lighting was good but as we were seated the waiter switched with another waiter. Wondering why, but ignoring the situation, the older waiter passed by whispering hater comments. I will never eat here or recommend others to eat here if you dont look like the "average joe" .

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Cerantes has the finest chile rellenos and New Mexico red chile I have ever tasted.
While the spicing is authentically New Mexico, its menu selections and decor are decidedly Spanish. It is an elegant old-style eatery, reminiscent of the steak houses of the '50s and 60s, however, when I asked if there was a dress code, the hostess laughed out loud and said, "Are you kidding? This is Albuquerque."

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Cerantes has the finest chile rellenos and New Mexico red chile I have ever tasted.
While the spicing is authentically New Mexico, its menu selections and decor are decidedly Spanish. It is an elegant old-style eatery, reminiscent of the steak houses of the '50s and 60s, however, when I asked if there was a dress code, the hostess laughed out loud and said, "Are you kidding? This is Albuquerque."

 

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