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Garcia's Kitchen

1113 4th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM - (505) 247-9149
Garcia's is a fun, friendly place (7 locations in Albuquerque) that serves excellent examples of New Mexican food, especially breakfast, available any time.
100% Approval Rating (3 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Chicharrones
Huevos Rancheros
Carne Adovada
Sopaipillas (2)
Karnitas
Breakfast Burrito

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (7)
Roadfood.com Editor
"From the time Roadfooders extraordinaires Chris Ayers and Amy Breisch singled it out as a highlight of their epic Route 66 road trip in the summer of 2010, Garcia's Kitchen was high on my hit list of must-try eateries in Albuquerque. It has been around since 1975 and ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

1113 4th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM
(505) 247-9149

http://www.garciaskitchen.com

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
As popular at breakfast as at supper, carne adovada spotlights the flavor of chile. Chunks of pork are saturated with it, and the whole plate is smothered with puree that is intensely flavored but not incendiary hot. When those half-hidden yolks were poked, they swirled deliciously with the chile.
"As popular at breakfast as at supper, carne adovada spotlights the flavor of chile. Chunks of pork are saturated with it, and the whole plate is smothered with puree that is intensely flavored but not incendiary hot. When those half-hidden yolks were poked, they swirled deliciously with the chile."
Michael Stern





Like so many New Mexican dishes, the breakfast burrito is offered with either red or green chile. If you want both, say 'Christmas,' and you get half and half.
"Like so many New Mexican dishes, the breakfast burrito is offered with either red or green chile. If you want both, say 'Christmas,' and you get half and half."
Michael Stern


Chicharrones are little nuggets of fried pork rind -- like bacon squared or, in this case, cubed.
"Chicharrones are little nuggets of fried pork rind -- like bacon squared or, in this case, cubed."
Michael Stern


Huevos rancheros, 'ranch eggs,' is a big breakfast atop a wheat tortilla, here smothered with green and red chile and sided by fried potatoes and refried beans.
"Huevos rancheros, 'ranch eggs,' is a big breakfast atop a wheat tortilla, here smothered with green and red chile and sided by fried potatoes and refried beans."
Michael Stern


Garcia's karnitas, which most other places spell carnitas, are strips of beef stewed with chile, tomatoes and onions. They are at the left of the plate, accompanied by eggs topped with green chile, refried beans and potatoes.
"Garcia's karnitas, which most other places spell carnitas, are strips of beef stewed with chile, tomatoes and onions. They are at the left of the plate, accompanied by eggs topped with green chile, refried beans and potatoes."
Michael Stern


Breakfast comes with your choice of tortilla, toast or -- pictured here -- sopaipillas. Paul Bosland of NMSU's Chile Institute recently expressed his puzzlement at sopaipillas' etymology. Sopa means pillow and sopaipilla would mean little pillow, but apparently the word 'sopaipilla' -- like the dish -- is a New Mexican invention with no equivalent in Mexico or Spain.
"Breakfast comes with your choice of tortilla, toast or -- pictured here -- sopaipillas. Paul Bosland of NMSU's Chile Institute recently expressed his puzzlement at sopaipillas' etymology. Sopa means pillow and sopaipilla would mean little pillow, but apparently the word 'sopaipilla' -- like the dish -- is a New Mexican invention with no equivalent in Mexico or Spain."
Michael Stern


Just looking at Garcia's Kitchen puts a smile on this Roadfooder's face.
"Just looking at Garcia's Kitchen puts a smile on this Roadfooder's face."
Michael Stern



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