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Albuquerque's 3 top diners (that won't break the bank)

Albuquerque's 3 top diners (that won't break the bank)
Duran Central Pharmacy. | Photo: Marie X./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on December 19, 2019.

Wondering where to find the best diners near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable diners in Albuquerque, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture when cravings strike.

1. Duran Central Pharmacy

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Topping the list is Duran Central Pharmacy, a family-owned drugstore, pharmacy and eatery that has roots going back to 1942. Located at 1815 Central Ave. NW downtown Albuquerque, the New Mexican spot is the highest-rated low-priced diner in Albuquerque, boasting 4.5 stars out of 237 reviews on Yelp.

The restaurant serves New Mexican comfort foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner, such as breakfast burritos, huevos rancheros, enchiladas, quesadillas and bowls of chili.

2. Kap's Coffee Shop and Diner

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Next up is Fair West's Kap's Coffee Shop and Diner, situated at 5801 Central Ave. SE. With 4.5 stars out of 126 reviews on Yelp, the breakfast and lunch spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a low-priced option.  

"We offer delicious home-style meals made from scratch at prices that fit your budget," the eatery states in its Yelp profile, and you'll find a little bit of everything on the menu, including omelettes, enchiladas, spaghetti and meatloaf.

3. Loyola's Family Restaurant

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Highland's Loyola's Family Restaurant, located at 4500 Central Ave. SE, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the low-priced New Mexican diner four stars out of 113 reviews.

Yelper Lincoln S., who reviewed Loyola's Family Restaurant on Dec. 10, wrote, "This food is going to knock your socks off."

And Craig K. noted, "Excellent red and green chili, made daily."

Check out the full menu, which features New Mexican favorites like chimichangas, tamales and crispy tostadas, here.


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