Duran Central Pharmacy is (very good) old school…
Old traditions fade slowly in Albuquerque. That’s part of its charm. One of the oldest is the tradition of the drug store lunch counter. No modern pharmacy upholds this tradition quite like Duran Central Pharmacy in Old Town, Albuquerque. Head to the back of the pharmacy and you will see a busy counter and tables filled with locals who know good food. This is tasty, authentic New Mexican comfort food. This is one of those places where you will see generations of local families coming back to eat time and again.
The blue corn enchiladas are the stuff of legend here. Breakfast offerings like traditional Huevos Rancheros also bring in-the-know foodies back every week.
Duran Central Pharmacy’s restaurant has been featured in many publications including New Mexico Magazine, Sunset Magazine, Jane and Michael Stern’s “Good Food, Road Food, “ and Conde Nast. Its traditional New Mexican cuisine is “made from scratch” in-house, and offers the sort of authentic goodness that attracts locals and tourists alike.
This is one of the best places to eat in Old Town, by a good margin. Be sure to browse its book counter, which offers excellent historic coffee table books on all things New Mexican.