This is the place for the aficionado

We have been serving the Southwest with the finest premium cigars, pipes and tobacco products for over 35 years.  We offer handmade cigars from the best makers in the world, custom-built pipes, fine tobaccos and accessories. Many of the brands and trademarks found here are exclusively marketed here for customers in New Mexico.

Open Monday through Friday 9am to 6pm, Saturday 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday Noon to 4 pm. The store boasts a 1,200 square foot cigar humidor, plus a spacious selling floor stocked with elegant pipes and tobacco. The rest of the 3,000 square foot building is devoted to the private-membership Gurkha Cigar Lounge.

Browse our site for our offerrings for the discriminating enthusiast. Better still, come in and see for yourself. Our knowledgeable and supportive staff can help you make a great selection.


Participants are encouraged to submit anything related to cigar or pipe smoking. Submissions can be a picture, poem, short story. Monte’s is open to any form of original creative work. Submissions will be accepted until June 30th. A winner will be announced July 4th and the creative piece will be displayed in Monte’s, framed with a plaque stating who the winner/artist is. The winner will also receive a box of Davidoff Nicaragua Toros, a Xikar Triple flame lighter, Xikar Cutter, and $100 gift card to use at Monte’s. If the winner is a pipe smoker the prize will be the 2013 Design Berlin pipe of the year, a pound of MacBaren Pipe Tobacco of their choice and a $200 gift card from Monte’s. All participants must be 18+ years of age. You may submit your creative piece on twitter@montescigars, Instagram at MONTESCIGARS, through email (, in person, or regular mail; 3636 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110.

Thank You and Good Luck!