Monte’s Cigar Shop For generations, the Monte family has been an integral part of the community of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Monte’s was started in 1976 and has evolved into one of the premier cigar, pipe and tobacco stores in the United States. The Monte family has established relationships with the finest tobacconists and cigar masters in the world, and brought them to Albuquerque for your enjoyment. Our humidor is one of the largest and finest in the Southwest. We maintain over 1,100 square feet of humidity and temperature controlled inventory for your pleasure. Our selections of cigar manufacturers, blends, and price ranges are sure to please any aficionado, from the beginner to the most experienced. Our staff is extremely knowledgeable and ready to help you to our selection of premium cigars from around the world.