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Abuelita's New Mexican Restaurant

££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern
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621 S Camino Del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM 87004-5736
+1 505-867-9988
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08:00 - 20:00
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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Arkansas, United States
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127 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here late because we were hungry and had trouble finding any place to stop. We were en route to Albuquerque from Santa Fe and there are few stops near the freeway. We ventured into Bernalillo and were about to give up. We happened upon this place in what must be a downtown (or maybe more like main street)... More 

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Thank Kim G
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is a wonderful, down-home, New Mexican restaurant where the locals go. No tourists (other than ourselves) cited. Very good flat enchiladas with fried egg on top. Super good (but also super spicy) green chile sauce (the hottest food I had on a 5-day trip to Santa Fe--which is a good thing in my view). Lovely wait staff. Super fresh... More 

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Missouri
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Abuelitas was a favorite eatery when I lived in Rio Rancho from 1994 to 1998! Once a week we ate here for authentic New Mexico cuisine! Coming back here in 2016 was a delight to try the shredded beef enchiladas with the area's hottest green chile, wow, you can tell it is hot when you hiccup almost from the moment... More 

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New Mexico
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Last time we went to Abuelita's I LOVED my burrito smothered with Xmas-chile. However my husband thought the green on his dish was pretty hot, and he choked a bit. :) The decor is very basic, the food is home-cooked. I especially like the chile, but its hotness is variable depending on the season, ripeness of the peppers, drought, etc.... More 

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Thank horsey10
Bernalillo, New Mexico
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

If you like your chile mild and kind of watered down - go for it you gringos. Food is ok for price but nothing to write home about.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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161 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Abuelita's is a local place you can count on for a good meal. We enjoy the fajitas, the tortillas are freshly made and the meat is well seasoned. Beware the pico de gallo! Quite spicy with the addition of jalapeño peppers. Staff is great and attentive. Lots of choices at reasonable prices. Note:they do charge for chips and salsa.

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Thank TrudiC44
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246 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Great selection and preparation. Genuinely authentic setting. Pleasant staff and good close by parking. Beware the Pico Del Gallo and red and green Chile. Can be quite intense. We love the Fajitas.

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Thank David C
ALPHARETTA
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Lots of locals, very reasonably priced. Food spicy but great flavors, would definitely return. Would have liked a margarita but beer and wine only

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Thank PAUL C
Corpus Christi, TX
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

This was some of the best Mexican food ever! The sopallias were fresh and hot like little pillows. The food was spicy but in a different way from the Tex-Mex we are used to. This place is definitely worth searching out!!

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Thank ehallie
MN
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Stop by. I had the three combo enchiladas with the HOT queso and it was super. Service was first rate. Will return if I am in the area. Excellent food. Fresh.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 20:00
Thursday
08:00 - 20:00
Friday
08:00 - 20:00
Saturday
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 621 S Camino Del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM 87004-5736
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Bernalillo
  • Phone Number: +1 505-867-9988

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?