Much like its predecessor, “Breaking Bad,” the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico is so ingrained as a backdrop for the spin-off series, “Better Call Saul,” it takes on the life a character on the show. In the early seasons, Jimmy McGill, played by Bob Odenkirk, cares for his brother Chuck, played by Michael McKean. Chuck is housebound with a mental illness that causes a strong aversion to electricity and electric devices, with his house featured prominently in the series.
LOCATION: 1607 San Cristobal Rd SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Gus Fring, played by Giancarlo Esposito, plays a recurring character in the show and we see his infamous Los Pollos Hermanos many times. The restaurant is actually named “Twisters” and still operates today. There are a few of these restaurants in the area, so be sure to go to the one on Isleta Blvd in order to see the location used in the show. The restaurant was of course also featured heavily on “Breaking Bad.”
LOCATION: 4257 Isleta Blvd. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105
By season six, Saul has set up his office in the same location featured in “Breaking Bad.”
LOCATION: 9800 Montgomery Blvd, Albuquerque, NM 87111
A few businesses have come and gone from the location, but the current restaurant actually has their front door made up to look like Saul’s office.
A pop-up replica of Los Pollos Hermanos was built on an open parking lot space in Los Angeles for just a few short days in 2017, in promotion of “Better Call Saul.” For the event, they featured Jimmy’s car from the show, which he is seen driving throughout the early seasons.
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