Better Call Saul, the spin-off of Breaking Bad is already awaiting season 4, an end is not yet in sight. As with Breaking Bad, many scenes were not shot in the studio, but actually in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. Almost all the striking locations are real buildings and can be visited from the outside.
Here an overview:
Cafe Lush can be seen right in the first episode of the first season when Lars and Cal want to pull off their accident scam on Tuco’s grandmother’s skateboard.
The Cafe Lush in 700 Tijeras Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Jimmy’s accident with Lars and Cal
Jimmy bumps with his car around the bend and bums. The fraud attempt of Lars and Cal is quite far at the beginning of the first episode. The scene was shot in a residential area in Albuquerque.
The intersection at Sunningdale Ave NE & Quincy St NE, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Mrs. Salamanca’s house
After the fraud attempt of Lars and Cal they follow Tuco’s grandmother home. And this is their house:
Mrs. Salamanca’s home in 12204 Manitoba Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Duke City Urgent Care
The emergency room where Jimmy brings Lars and Cal after their legs are broken. In fact, it’s a urology practice, by the way.
Loyola’s Family Restaurant
Also in the first episode of the first season: the Loyola’s Family Restaurant, where Jimmy meets the Kettleman’s.
The Loyola’s Family Restaurant in 4500 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM, USA
The Kettleman’s House
The house in 1520 Tejana Mesa Pl NE, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Right at the beginning of the first episode you can see Cinnabon in Omaha, Nebraska, where Saul works.
The Cinnabonbranch in the Cottonwood Mall in 10000 Coors Bypass NW D7, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Saul’s house in Omaha
During his time in Omaha, where he works at Cinnabon, he lives in a house that is also briefly visible. Like the Cinnabon branch, the house is also not in Omaha.
Saul’s home in 2820 Cutler Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Los Altos Skate Park
This location is also seen in the first episode, when Jimmy Lars and Cal meet in the skater park.
The Los Altos Skate Park in 10140 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Day Spa & Nail
The Day Spa & Nail, also known as Jimmy’s office in the back room, is already known from Breaking Bad, where Jessie is offered the nail studio for sale to use the store for his money laundering. Unfortunately, the salon is in a parking lot, so there is no picture of the front in Google Street View.
The Day Spa & Nails in 160 Juan Tabo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Saul Goodman’s office
Although not yet in Better Call Saul have been watching, but still an absolute must for every Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad fan. The building was empty at the time of the recording (2010), meanwhile there is Sinners N Saints Bar and Grill inside. Although the outer façade looks different now, the name Saul Goodman appears on the door again and the owner seems to be attuned to fans of the series. Unfortunately the building stands on a parking lot, so there are no pictures from Google Street View. I’m trying to get a license for this photo, until then the photo can be viewed by clicking on the following placeholder on Flickr.
This location can be seen in episode 2 of the first season. Jimmy has a date with a pretty woman, but can only concentrate on the bread sticks.
Vintage 423 in 8000 Paseo Del Norte Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM, USA
The Albuquerque courthouse where Jimmy works, appears in many different episodes. In reality, this is the Bernalillo County district administration where Albuquerque is located.
The courthouse in 415 Tijeras Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM, USA
And here is Mike’s legendary workplace, the courthouse parking lot. In fact, the parking lot is only half a mile from the “courthouse”.
The parking lot in 98 Marquette Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM, USA
In the fifth episode of the first season you can finally see where Mike actually lives.
Mike’s house in 204-206 Edith Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Stacy and Kaylee’s home
This is where Mike’s daughter-in-law lives with his granddaughter Kaylee.
The house in 2817 California St NE, Albuquerque, NM, USA
The company headquarters of Hamlin Hamlin & McGill. In reality, various companies have their offices here, including a real estate agency called Goodman Realty Group. What a coincidence.
HHM in 100 Sun Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Jimmy’s brother’s house is also in Albuquerque.
Chuck’s home in 1600 San Cristobal Rd SW, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Chuck steals his neighbors’ newspaper
In many other series the “neighbour house” would surely be in another city. But here the house is actually directly opposite Chuck’s.
Chuck’s neighbors live in 1600 San Cristobal Rd SW, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Jimmy and Chuck relax in the park in the eighth episode of the first season. The park next to Chuck’s house.
Forest Park, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Calls to Nacho
Jimmy calls Nacho again and again from a public phone until the cops show up. The street actually exists, but unfortunately the pay phones were only props. But you can see the bright red hydrant hanging next to the phone box in the series.
That’s where the phone box was: 137 7th St SW, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Flashback in Chicago
In the fourth episode of the first season, Jimmy and Stevie find a man in a side street. Stevie steals the man’s watch. Like all scenes it was shot in Albuquerque and not in Chicago.
The street in 152 3rd St NW, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Two Fools Tavern
This bar is supposed to be in the series in Philadelphia, but of course it’s also in Albuquerque. Mike pretends to get drunk in this bar, while in reality he kills Hoffman and Fensky. A good stopover on the Better Call Saul tour. According to reviews, you should definitely try the Irish nachos.
The bar in 3211 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM, USA
The retirement home Sandpiper Crossing from the eighth episode of the first season. In fact it is a simple apartment complex.
The Sandpiper Crossing located in 6500 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM, USA
The power station
The deal between Mike, Nacho and “Price” somewhere on an industrial estate. In reality, it’s a power station in Algodones, NM, about 25 miles from Albuquerque.
The power station near 1500 Pan American Central Hwy, Algodones, NM, USA
In the series this pub is actually located in Chicago, in fact it is neither a pub, nor is the building located in Chicago. In reality, the building of the Edelweiss am Rio Grande German American Club is in Albuquerque. In Better Call Saul this is where Jimmy and Marco drink their beer in Chicago.