This past April, my wife and I ventured to Albuquerque, New Mexico for a little vacation… and to check out the filming locations from Breaking Bad! Unfortunately, we never saw the crew filming around town – but if you are a fan of the show and a filming location enthusiast like myself, I highly suggest checking it out! The city is very easy to get around and you will likely spot many Breaking Bad locations from just driving around. This page will be cleaned up extensively in the near future with before and after pictures, as well as a few more details and directions! Only one more day till the Season 5 premiere! Yeah!
Probably my favorite location was the desert scenes used in the pilot episode. What you’d probably never guess is that there are in fact houses about half a mile in each direction from where filming took place!
Another favorite location was Tuco Salamanca’s house… which is very off the beaten path and about 40 minutes south of Albuquerque.
I was also very interested in tracking down the pool used in the Season 4 episode Hermanos, where the back story between Hector Salamanca and Gus Fring is revealed. It is actually a bed and breakfast and the owner was kind enough to let us take a look around.
Here are the White and Schrader houses, respectively… I wonder if there’s much purple in Hank’s house?
Let’s not forget Gus’s house.
And of course, the Car Wash!!!
And of course, the rite of passage for any Albuquerque visitor – the real Los Pollos Hermanos! – which is actually a fast food restaurant called Twister’s. They still have a mural up to honor the show.
Also, a real life laundry business fronts as Gus’s laundry, which houses the super lab in seasons 3 and 4…
Here is the parking lot where Hank is nearly killed by the Salamanca Twins…
Anddd…I also loved the Crossroads Motel, where Hank attempts to scare Walt Jr. straight..
Unfortunately, the exteriror of Saul Goodman’s office has been remodeled and is basically unrecognizable! However, the desperate can visit its real life counterpart, Hooligan’s. Grr!
Unfortunately, that was all I had time to track down thanks to American Airlines. I lost an entire day of the trip, which turns out to be the day the Breaking Bad crew was filming on location. Drat.