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Model Pharmacy

Lomas at Carlisle, Albuquerque, NM - (505) 255-8686
At this vintage pharmacy lunch counter, most of the menu is classic quick-eats sandwiches; beyond that, it is a great place to have a taste of true New-Mex green chile stew; and the soda fountain capabilities are impressive. You can have a sundae, a split, a milk shake, a malt, a soda, a float, an egg cream, a phosphate, a Rickey, or an ade.
83% Approval Rating (6 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
green chile stew
milk shake
hot fruit cobbler
chicken walnut salad

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (5)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Just across the way from the small, mid-century Model Pharmacy is a huge, modern Walgreens. We have nothing bad to say about the latter (At 3am in a strange town, where else can you count on finding club soda, Raisinettes, and Chapstick?), but we have everything good ..."   [Read More]

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Lomas at Carlisle, Albuquerque, NM
(505) 255-8686

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
When we sat down and asked for some chile, the waitress looked puzzled. “You mean stew?” she queried. In New Mexico, chile alone usually means just pureed chile pods, used for dunking tortillas or for ladling over burritos. (And the word is always spelled with an <U>E</U> at the end.) Green chile stew is a big hearty meal. In this case it’s made of tender pork chunks and flavorful pieces of carrot, potato, and tomato among the vivid green chile puree.
"When we sat down and asked for some chile, the waitress looked puzzled. “You mean stew?” she queried. In New Mexico, chile alone usually means just pureed chile pods, used for dunking tortillas or for ladling over burritos. (And the word is always spelled with an E at the end.) Green chile stew is a big hearty meal. In this case it’s made of tender pork chunks and flavorful pieces of carrot, potato, and tomato among the vivid green chile puree. "
Michael Stern





Their crusts not yet pierced, here are two superb Model cobblers ready to be served: blackberry and peach.
"Their crusts not yet pierced, here are two superb Model cobblers ready to be served: blackberry and peach."
Michael Stern


It’s too bad there’s no way to e-waft the smell of this hot blackberry cobbler your way. It’s breathtaking. Normally, we would get it à la mode, but for the photo’s sake, we wanted to show that good crust.
"It’s too bad there’s no way to e-waft the smell of this hot blackberry cobbler your way. It’s breathtaking. Normally, we would get it à la mode, but for the photo’s sake, we wanted to show that good crust."
Michael Stern


Model Pharmacy has won several awards for best milkshake in Albuquerque.  Looking at (and sipping) this strawberry shake, it is easy to see why!
"Model Pharmacy has won several awards for best milkshake in Albuquerque. Looking at (and sipping) this strawberry shake, it is easy to see why!"
Cliff Strutz


The multi-colored knee guard at the counter of Model Pharmacy harkens back to mid-century southwestern colors in the twilight years of Route 66 (which came through Albuquerque just a few blocks south of here).
"The multi-colored knee guard at the counter of Model Pharmacy harkens back to mid-century southwestern colors in the twilight years of Route 66 (which came through Albuquerque just a few blocks south of here)."
Michael Stern


Not only did we eat well when we visited Model Pharmacy. Pharmacist Jack Lerner found just the right non-prescription cough drops to ease our wintertime sore throats.
"Not only did we eat well when we visited Model Pharmacy. Pharmacist Jack Lerner found just the right non-prescription cough drops to ease our wintertime sore throats."
Michael Stern



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