5801 Gibson Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM | Directions 8710835.058403 -106.577555
Neighborhoods: Southeast, Elder Homstead
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!
Me and my fanily love Cervantes! Great food, nice service and excellent hoem made chile...nice and spicy just the way we like it.
bad service, charged for item not ordered – Food was fair. Posole was ok- lacked flavor. Basic chicken soup; bland. Salsa was good- nice & spicey.
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 still waiting for return call.
Wont be back. Have eaten here on several occassions prior & had better service.
Bad Waitress Ruins good resturant – 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!
Drunkin food – 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.
Poor customer service! – Custom service is very distasteful. Employees and the manager have no tact! Often rude to customers.
Some of the best "New Mexican" food in the city. – 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.
OUTSTANDING GEM – Outstanding little family owned gem. Great atmosphere, Superb food and inexpensive. Average dinner is around $10. Fast service - don't miss this fantastic eatery!
Unreliable for large group reservations – 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.
great atmosphere, above average food – 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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