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10 Breaking Bad Film Locations You Can Visit in New Mexico

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Many people travel to New Mexico because they want to see the state’s beautiful wilderness areas, as well as the precious Southwest and Indian art and jewelry. But if you’re part of a super cool fandom, you’d know this place is gold because it’s where the AMC hit series “Breaking Bad” was set. Who knows, one day you might just drive by Jesse Pinkman’s house! Check out the Breaking Bad Film Locations you need to see asap:

Reminisce About Walter White’s Journey With This Breaking Bad Film Locations Itinerary

1. Walter White’s House

Walter White's House Breaking Bad Film Locations

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Location: 3828 Piermont Dr, Albuquerque, New Mexico

It’s only proper that we start with Walter White’s house.

This location is on private property, but there’s definitely no stopping fans from seeing this one up close. If you plan to visit, make sure to be respectful and refrain yourself from throwing pizza on the roof. This residence is the TV home of the turbulent White Family in the critically-acclaimed series where Walter, Skyler, their son Walt Jr., and later, their infant daughter, Holly lived.

We can only imagine how the owner feels. She’s probably overwhelmed (everyday) by the throng of people standing outside and taking pictures of her house. According to reports, there are over 400 cars filled to the bring pulled up to the curb just to take selfies, while wearing black bowler hats and dad-sunglasses. Whew!

2. Delta Linen Supply

Delta Linen Supply NM

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Location: 1617 Candelaria Street, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Does this place look familiar? Of course, it does! This is the location used for Gus’ laundry business, Lavandería Brillante. In the series, this is solely a cover-up for the superlab beneath the laundry. But we doubt there’s one in real life.

What are you waiting for? Visit now and relive the tense moments between Heisenberg and Fring.

3. Twisters Restaurant

Twisters Restaurant Breaking Bad Film Locations New Mexico

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Location: 4257 Isleta Boulevard Southwest, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Did you know that Breaking Bad ultimately gave Twisters Restaurant a big boost in sales? It’s no longer just a place where you go to for good burritos, it has also become a landmark for many fans. According to Jose La Rivera, manager of Twisters Restaurant, many fans get excited immediately upon entering their place. All of them just want to sit in the most coveted seat, “Walt’s Booth,” and eat a breakfast platter of huevos rancheros.

Every employee in the restaurant is already used to the excited fans, so it’s almost an instinct for them to ask for your phone so they can snap a photo of you.

There’s also a huge Los Pollos Hermanos mural you might want to have as your backdrop. Just take note, the competition for Walt’s Booth is high, and things can get pretty crazy. Talk about dedicated fans who will stop at nothing!

4. Java Joe’s

Location: 906 Park Ave SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Do you remember that scene where Tuco beat Jesse with a stack of cash? Yes, this is the place. Tuco’s Headquarters is actually Java Joe’s, a coffee shop that serves up great food and strong coffee so you can kickstart your morning. They are a local favorite mainly because of their offerings, as well as their art and music.

5. Octopus Car Wash

Location: 9516 Snow Heights Cir Ne, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Who knew a car wash can be so popular? Well, that’s just what happens when it’s part of the Breaking Bad film locations. A1A Car Wash (or Octopus Car Wash in real life) was a car wash owned, for many years, by Bogdan Wolynetz. This is where Walter White worked part-time as a cashier. And if you can recall, Heisenberg quit after learning about his cancer diagnosis.

Of course, this car wash is now seen as one of the seediest places in America. Get your car washed here, or just take photos to add to your Breaking Bad film locations journal! Don’t be afraid, we’re sure no one’s cleaning a whole lot of dirty cash here, just cars.

6. Ace Metals

Ace Metals NM

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Location: 5711 Broadway Boulevard Southeast, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Ace Metals (among other separate locations) appeared as Joe’s Salvage in the fifth season of Breaking Bad. But this one is the most popular because it bore witness to the end of the RV. No one will stop you if you want to drop by Ace Metals and just scream, “Yeah, bitch! Magnets!”

7. Pinkman Residence

Location: 322 16th street, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Ah, who can ever forget the bunch of crazy things that happened inside this house? This is Jesse Pinkman’s first home, and it’s where you can recall events such as Krazy-8 being detained and a dissolving corpse in the bathtub. The real house was sold during the production of the second season of Breaking Bad, so Jesse’s fictional home also changed. The change was due to the restraints of constructing a set on which to shoot interiors.

8. Crossroads Motel

Crossroads Motel Breaking Bad Film Locations NM

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Location: 1001 Central Ave, Albuquerque, New Mexico

One of the iconic Breaking Bad film locations includes Crossroads Motel, or “The Crystal Palace.” It is a place full of junkies and is famous for prostitute Wendy who works the parking lot during day time to provide sexual favors for money. You better not exclude this place from your list!

9. To’hajiilee Indian Reservation

To'hajiilee Indian Reservation Breaking Bad

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Location: To’hajiilee Indian Reservation, New Mexico

Tohajiilee is a non-contiguous section of the Navajo Nation and is known for its dry, rocky terrain that offers a raw beauty amidst its ruin and isolation. The epic scenery is easily recognizable to the biggest Breaking Bad fans because it’s the set for the tensest and explosive episodes in the show. We don’t feel the need to explain this location, because it’s basically where Breaking Bad begins and ends. It’s more than just a location because once you’re here, you will be flooded with Walt’s rollercoaster journey!

10. Rental Apartment

Location: 323 Terrace St SE Albuquerque, New Mexico

Lo and behold, Jesse & Jane’s rental apartment. This one’s really available for rent. It must be because there’s a guy outside who keeps stealing his stuff.

Let us know once you’ve done treading lightly across these Breaking Bad film locations. In the meantime, you can also take a look at the movies filmed in Arizona as well as awesome horror movies that were filmed in New Mexico.