Wasn't expecting much, but wow this was good. The staff was friendly and helpful. The food was perfect. They were a little slow.
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I was impressed by the stuffed sopapillas with red chile - really good red chile, hot and smoky! Everyone enjoyed their meal and the price was low. I took away a star because the atmosphere is very mediocre. It is directly across Rio Grande from...More
First Time in town. Went with relatives of a friend. Very glad I went. It was a bit pricey, but worth it. The food was fresh, served properly and care was obviously taken in it's preparation. The decor was nice. Service was as good as...More
Salsa middle of the road hot with excellent texture and taste. Tostada compuestas were served flat instead of shaped into cups. Were mild with lots of flavor. (Could have used a little more salt to my taste but in the interest of good health, they...More
Huge portions of authentic Southwest Mexican food. The service is fast and the staff is friendly and welcoming. This is some of the best Southwest Mexican food I have ever had. The location in the Old Town Albuquerque area is prefect for lunch while shopping....More
Monica's El Portal is one of the only authentic "New Mexican" food restaurants left in the Old Town area. This restaurant has an incredible history, authentic ambiance and amazing food. From the amazing homemade salsa to the homemade sopapillas everything on the menu is sure...More
Such a wonderful layering of flavors. Typical traditional Mexican gets old while traveling. This place was such a relief to be offered some real chilli depth of flavor. We probably have a much more sophisticated palette due to travel and my own cooking skills. I...More
OK, so I am such a pale gringo that I get second-degree sunburns looking at pictures of tropical beaches. But, I really really like tamales, and seek them out when in California or Texas, so I'm not a novice. I'll even try them in New...More
This restaurant is really like being invited into the home of the owner .The owner takes pride in her food and makes the effort to always please.The best sopapillas always fresh and made by hand.Always a great experience Live a little.Try Authentic New Mexican cuisine.