Garduno's used to be one of my favorite Mexican restaurants in Albuquerque. I've eaten over the years in each of the city's offerings, and have found the ""quantity"" of food to have gradually decreased, while the ""quality"" is still there. Our last venture out was to Garduno's on Academy, and we ordered two Taco Salads, w/seasoned beef. One should not have to hunt for the beef, hidden in trace amounts under the lettuce leaves! For the price, the most disappointing Taco Salad I've ever had in Albuquerque. Their margaritas however are among the best in town, so we didn't feel too bad after our visit. :-) The interiors are also beautiful, and the ambience excellent. A nice place to take out of towners who don't know the best in New Mexican food.
Pros: Ambience is excellent
Cons: Portions have been shrinking