Central Grill – Albuquerque

This year’s winner exemplifies what it means to be a good neighbor.  They open their doors and hearts to their communities.  They have said that restaurants operators and employees, along with being dedicated to their jobs, are also dedicated to providing a welcoming atmosphere for their community.  That “leadership with a heart” has made their restaurant an escape for many customers to come and relax and share their day.  These leader hearts belong to this year’s Restaurant Neighbor winner, Central Grill and Coffee House.   Here’s just a small part of what makes the owners, George and Alicia Griego, good neighbors. 

At the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, they put their staff into action. They stepped up and helped the community by providing thousands of boxes to feed school children, seniors and others around the state when meals were desperately needed.  Over 10,000 sack lunches were prepared for the school systems statewide. They also joined up with Legacy Church and Steel bridge (formally known as Albuquerque Rescue Mission) and Sysco to make 5,000 food boxes that were delivered to Native American Pueblos across the state. Central Grill and Coffee House also reached out to UNM Hospital and sponsored over 350 meals to each department at the Hospital to show appreciation for their hard work dealing with pandemic.  They sponsored 400 lunches for Covid-testing locations throughout Albuquerque.    

George and Alicia have also volunteered outside of their work with Central Grill and Coffee House, and have been recognized before for their outstanding community service.  With 2020 bringing unprecedented challenges to our communities, their kind hearts and determination came through for the communities and people that needed them the most.   

NMRA is proud to honor our 2020 Restaurant Neighbor Winner, Central Grill and Coffee, led by George and Alicia Griego. 

About Central Grill

Looking for the perfect place to unwind on a busy day – or even just the right spot to take the entire family for something delicious to eat? Look no further than Central Grill and Coffee Shop. With a large menu, featuring a variety of homemade favorites and comfort foods, your guests are ensured to leave happy and with a full stomach after dining at the best grill and coffee shop in Albuquerque.

With grilled breakfast and lunch favorites, each diner will find something to truly delight their tastebuds. We offer old school classics with a new twist that bring our customers coming back for more. Equipped with plenty of seating, our friendly staff will make sure that your grill experience is one of the best meals in Albuquerque.

Locations & Contact Information

2056 Central Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
(505) 554-1424