Loyola's Family Restaurant

Albuquerque, New Mexico

New MexicoDining

Need a stop for breakfast or lunch on Route 66? Loyola’s Family Restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico has been a favorite for locals, road trippers, and location scouts for over thirty years.

Loyola Baca opened Loyola’s Family Restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1990, and quickly earned a faithful following for her delicious food and gracious hospitality. She sadly passed away in 2010, but today her daughter Sarah Cordova has taken over, continuing the legacy she left behind.

The restaurant’s menu is full of home-cooked meals and New Mexican favorites and is particularly popular for breakfast, often earning best-of accolades from local publications.

Breakfast choices include huevos rancheros, breakfast burritos, three-egg omelettes, and “Button Buster” steak or pork chop and eggs served with homefries and a choice between tortilla, pancakes or toast.

The Route 66 restaurant’s New Mexican favorites menu includes Tom’s Special Burrito (a flour tortilla filled with roast beef, lettuce, tomatoes, onion, and sour cream, topped with cheddar cheese and chile), the La Casa Combination Plate (with taco, 1 enchilada, and 1 tamale), a Super Enchilada Plate, Chile Relleno, and Posole. Get anything topped with red or green chile, or do Christmas style and get both! Many entrees also come with a New Mexican favorite on the side: Sopapilla.

Loyola’s Family Restaurant doesn’t just attract Route 66 diners, it also attracts film crews. The restaurant has been the backdrop for movies like In Plain Sight and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, as well as countless commercials. But it’s most recognizable roles come from its appearances in the TV shows Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. It is particularly a favorite dining spot of the character Mike Ehrmantraut and him and others are seen dining and making deals there throughout both series. You’ll even pass it on the local Breaking Bad RV tour!

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Loyola's Family Restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico Route 66 restaurant and Breaking Bad filming location

Loyola's Family Restaurant

5 based on 1 reviews

Address:
4500 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108

Hours:
6am-2pm, Tuesday-Saturday (Closed Sunday, Monday)

Cost:
$$

Phone Number:
(505) 268-6478

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Chile Relleno at Loyola's Family Restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico Route 66 restaurant and Breaking Bad filming location
Loyola's Family Restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico Route 66 restaurant and Breaking Bad filming location
Loyola's Family Restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico Route 66 restaurant and Breaking Bad filming location
Loyola's Family Restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico Route 66 restaurant and Breaking Bad filming location
Loyola's Family Restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico Route 66 restaurant and Breaking Bad filming location

Know Before You Go

To make the most of your visit to Loyola’s Family Restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico, here are some things to know before you go.

  • Can’t decide whether to get red chile or green chile? Get both! Order anything “Christmas style” to get both red and green sauces.
  • Want to take something home? You can. Loyola’s offers half pint, pint, and quart containers of some favorites to take with you: chile, menudo, posole, beans, salsa, and more.
  • Itineraries change often, but this is often a drive by spot on the Breaking Bad RV tour. But you won’t stop for food on the tour, so come back if you want to have a meal.
  • There is a free parking lot in the back for diners.
  • This Route 66 restaurant is closed on Sundays and Mondays, so plan ahead!

Where to Stay Near Loyola’s Family Restaurant

Complete your travel itinerary and get a good night’s rest with a stay at one of these Albuquerque hotels near Route 66.

El Vado Motel

El Vado Motel opened in 1937 and was one of the first Route 66 hotels in New Mexico. The hotel has been fully renovated and features historic character and charm combined with modern comforts and amenities. After lunch at Loyola’s Family Restaurant, relax by the pool or grab a beer at the on-site tap room.

The Monterey Motel

The Monterey Motel has been attracting Route 66 travelers since 1946. The motel emits a vintage vibe while offering a modern touch . A stay here promises you’ll “go straight from the road to relaxation.”

Enhance your visit to Albuquerque with a tour! Whether you love walking tours, museums, or family-friendly adventures (like a hot air balloon ride), there are plenty of options for everyone.

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5 based on 1 reviews

1 Review of Loyola’s Family Restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico

  1. As both a Route 66 road tripper and a huge fan of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, Loyola’s Family Restaurant was a must-stop for lunch in Albuquerque! The Chile Relleno were so cheesy and spicy and filling. Order your meal Christmas style to get BOTH red and green sauces! Their sopapilla was also so warm and fluffy and delicious!

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