Monroe’s Restaurant


Breakfast & Brunch, Sandwiches, New Mexican Cuisine

Price Range : $11-30 ($$)

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    4 stars


Adress: 6051 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

Phone: (505) 881-4224

Work Hours

Mon 11:00 am-9:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am-9:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am-9:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am-9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am-9:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Sun 9:00 am-9:00 pm

Business info

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    Vegan Options
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    Takes Reservations
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    Accepts Credit Cards
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    Good For
    Lunch, Dinner
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    Private Lot
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    Bike Parking
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    Wheelchair Accessible
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    Good for Kids
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    Good for Groups
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    Noise Level
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    Beer & Wine Only
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    Good For Happy Hour
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    Outdoor Seating
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    Has TV
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    Dogs Allowed
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    Waiter Service
  • fastfood


  • Eric A.

    star star star star star 5 May 2021

    Been going to Monroe's for 10 years.  They are always friendly and the place is clean.  The staff works on a team basis so there is rarely a wait for your drinks or nachos.  The food is very much New Mexican and is very good.  With reasonable pricing I am still coming back.

  • Jack D.

    star star star star star_border 4 May 2021

    We came here on a Friday night and were seating quickly despite it being busy. Firstly, I have to say that Monroe's has some of the best service I have received anywhere in Albuquerque. Our server (I can't remember her name as it's been a while) was incredibly attentive and pleasant.

    I ordered their green chile stew with sopapilla's and after a short wait, they arrived. They have some of the best green chile stew I've had in Albuquerque and the accompanying sopapilla's went down a treat too.

    The other person in my party ordered their enchilada plate and said they were all round solid, not the best but solid. There weren't any aspects of the dish that were disappointing.

  • Fer C.

    star star star star_border star_border 1 May 2021

    As a superfan of NM in general, and while on a business trip, I've decided to embark on a enchilada comparison tour while in ABQ. My first stop was Monroe's nearby my hotel.
    They have a good location, with ample parking. Inside it's very airy with plenty of seating (I came for early dinner though).
    The chips and salsa are complimentary, and the salsa was good, or I was hungry from hiking. Of course I ordered the enchiladas, Christmas style (green and red chile). I was surprised and a little disappointed at the reasonable portions they gave me. It was not super sized, but maybe that's not a bad thing?! What I liked the most was that the chile was not spicy; it was savory and very pleasurable. In fact, the whole meal was pleasurable since I was not uncomfortably stuffed trying to finish it all.
    The one disappointing thing was the sopapilla. It was chewy and doughy, don't know how to describe it better, but I wouldn't want to have it again.
    Overall, a decent place to come for NM cuisine.

  • Angela S.

    star star star star star_border 11 April 2021

    Monroe's is one of those steady New Mexican restaurants that you can always count on. They don't do trends - they have a old fashioned board out front that they put "punny" specials on. It's not frilly New Mexican food - it's the kind your family (their family) has been making for generations. When it comes to Monroe's, I actually think the simple stuff is the best. It's New Mexico comfort food - green chile chicken enchiladas, stuffed sopas, and smothered burritos can't be beat here.

    Monroe's has a unique way of serving. You seat yourself anywhere you like, and every employee who walks by is your wait staff. Community waiting. Sometimes it works really well, and sometimes you have to flag someone down (because as the saying goes, when everyone is in charge, no one is), but I've never encountered a single Monroe's employee who wasn't incredibly happy to help.

    If you get a chance during good weather, go sit out on the often forgotten about patio. Lovely!

  • Nora D.

    star star star star star_border 10 April 2021

    We really enjoyed our experience at Monroe's. The food is dinner food but they have  low carb, gluten free and vegetarian menus. Very easy to navigate if your on a special diet.  I enjoyed the low carb green chili cheeseburger. It came with sauteed squash and a garden salad. The dressing tasted chemically to me but the rest of the food was great. I left full and satisfied. I think Monroe's is a great place to stop for a quick bite!

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