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Take a Tour of the Breaking Bad Filming Locations in Albuquerque

February 15, 2022 /

Warning: Due to COVID 19 some information in this article (e.g. operating hours) may not be up-to-date.

Whether you happen to be in Albuquerque, located along Route 66 in New Mexico, by chance or on purpose, if you are a fan of Breaking Bad and its prequel Better Call Saul, you can use this guide to help you organize a trip to the most famous filming locations of the two series.

Before you start to plan, however, we should tell you first that most of the places you will visit are private properties and, also because of the stunts some people pull, the owners are wary of strangers. Make sure to be polite and respectful of the privacy of others and try to take a souvenir photo or enjoy your experience without being too intrusive! Don’t blame them too much, if you were in their shoes, you wouldn’t like to have a crowd of tourists always in front of your house. So let’s set off on our Breaking Bad Tour in Albuquerque.

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Breaking Bad Locations Tour Map

This map shows you all the stops on the itinerary and below you can consult the individual descriptions, accompanied by two photos of the same location side by side (the location of the film and that of reality).

Los Pollos Hermanos

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Los Pollos Hermanos

The place owned by Gus Fring is also a fast-food restaurant and the only thing that makes it different from the restaurant in the TV series is the name. Above the entrance, you will see the sign of Twisters even if inside the restaurant you will find murals and posters that all refer to the most famous alter ego. You can also consider it not only for a souvenir photo but also for a lunch break.
Address: 4257 Isleta Blvd

Houses of the Protagonists

The recommendation made at the beginning of the article should be headed especially when visiting the houses. You are visiting private homes. These are more than just film locations, so be respectful of the people who live there.

Home of Jesse Pinkman

We’re referring to Jesse’s parents’ house, which he will then buy to use for his very lively parties. Address: 322 16th St SW

Jesse and Jane’s Apartment

When he was forced to leave his previous home, Jesse moved into this apartment where you will see some of the most memorable scenes from the series. Address: 325 Terrace St SE

Hank’s House

You’ll find it in a very nice area of Albuquerque at 4901 Cumbre del Sur Ct.

Home of Walter White

breaking bad locations mapThis is a Mecca for Breaking Bad fans. Seeing Walter and Skyler White’s house in person is the reason why hundreds of tourists come to Albuquerque, New Mexico and unfortunately, throughout the years, some people have exaggerated. There have been instances of vandalism ranging from the theft of stones in the garden in front of the house, to the throwing of take-away pizzas on the roof and breaking into the pool.

For this reason, the owners are particularly sensitive (and vigilant) about maintaining their privacy, so the advice is not to go beyond the curb to avoid problems. Address: 3828 Piermont Dr

Car Wash

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Car wash in Breaking Bad in real life

Together with Walter White’s house, the car wash is perhaps one of the most iconic locations in the series.
Even if you don’t need to wash your car, I suggest you take a ride inside it because you can find many gadgets inspired by the series including the reproduction of the ad distributed on the streets of Albuquerque when Walter “disappeared” mysteriously. Address: 9516 Snow Heights Circle

Gus’ Laundromat

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Laundromat in Albuquerque

When the demand for production becomes higher, in order to be able to meet the demand, you must first of all have a more practical workplace than a motorhome and this is the reason for the workshop under the laundromat. Personally, I only visited the outside because on Saturday it was closed and I can’t tell you if the inside can be visited or not. However, you can try to ask once you are at 1617 Candelaria Rd NE.

Nail Salon / Saul Goodman’s Studio (In Better Call Saul)

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The nail salon in real life

Even the nail salon, which is inaugurated in the prequel Better Call Saul, is real. You’ll find it in an area of Albuquerque that is not very interesting, but the owners are very happy to let you take a souvenir photo. It is located at 160 Juan Tabo Blvd NE

Saul Goodman’s Studio

You can photograph the exterior of Saul’s studio near a large parking lot at Montgomery Blvd NE

Crossroads Motel

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Crossroads motel in real life

The motel where Wendy “works” can be photographed at 1001 Central Ave

Breaking Bad Location RV Tour

These are definitely the stops I think you should make, but once you’re in town you can have fun discovering more Breaking Bad locations literally on every corner and build your own personal Breaking Bad self-guided tour of Albuquerque! Above you can see the map that shows the most important points that we have described, but if you are interested in a 3-hours Breaking Bad Guided Tour on an RV similar to Walter White’s, take a look here!

  • Tour Highlights: Jesse’s House, Chucks, The Dog House, Peekaboo house, Tucco’s, Badgers corner, Combo’s Corner, The Railyard, Jessie’s RV Junkyard, Walt’s Mechanic,Jesse’s Porta Potty, Los Pollos Hermano’s, El Mechicano, The Grove, Crossroads Motel, Jane’s apartment, Danny’s, The Car Wash, Walt’s House, Sauls office, The Super Lab and more

Breaking Bad RV Tour

Extra: Four Corners Monument

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Four Corners Monument: Where you can be in 4 states at once!

If you’re planning on doing a road trip in the area around Albuquerque and you’re a big fan of the series why not include an episode at Four Corners? In addition to visiting one of the most curious attractions in the United States, you can step into Skyler White’s shoes and let a coin decide what your next stop will be.


Our Tip:
Looking for accommodations for your trip from California to other parts of the Southwest? Read our guide that contains reviews of hotels and strategic tips for finding accommodations near major attractions: Where to Stay: Our Tips for the SouthWest Area

Warning: Operating hours can change and closures for extraordinary events can occur, so we strongly suggest to check the venues official websites.

Filippo Nardelli

I have a degree in History of North America and have always been fascinated by the United States.

1 thought on “Take a Tour of the Breaking Bad Filming Locations in Albuquerque”

  1. I was born in Albuquerque and I am watching the show for the first time. My father (91 years old) let me know they were filming in his neighborhood. He was fascinated by how efficient they were in filming several morning days in one day. It is fun to see places I know in Albuquerque especially a car wash I’ve brought my car to 100 times.

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