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El Pinto

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern
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10500 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114-2220 (Alameda Blvd NW)
+1 505-898-1771
10:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Try their red chili ribs. Amazing. The best burritos in New Mexico. Great service, beautiful, affordable.

Thank dlauf
Montrose, Colorado
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The salsa was tasty, but too mild. Chips were warm and great. Margaritas tend towards too sweet and the same margarita does not taste the same twice......Stuffed sopapilla was ordered with cheese only, but came with chicken. Stacked blue corn enchiladas with beef were good but not great. Service was very good. Prices are about as high as I am... More 

Thank Tim C
Farmington, New Mexico
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have not been to El Pinto in a long time. Decided to bring my friend from California to show her a NM favorite. Their Guacamole is to die for. The menu is diverse and you can get things at many different price points. Ultimately, it is a little pricey for New Mexican food, but still worth going to at... More 

Thank Megan S
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the signature red chile enchiladas! Various rooms and the charming outdoor area provide a variety of attractive options. There is a serious need for a 409-type cleaner on the walls and trim, but most folks don't care, as this is a very popular place for locals to entertain out-of-towners. Festive, lots of photos of famous visitors, tasty food -... More 

Thank ispeakcat
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

El Pinto may have a great atmosphere, but their food is not worth the trip. Our family celebrated a milestone birthday there on January 8, 2017. Their food was very disappointing. My husbands rib plate was bland, the tostado chips were thick , brown , and tasteless. The taco salad I had was served with a spinach mix on top... More 

Thank Mary D
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124 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As I'm a Texan I expect my Mexican food to be heavy and greasy. El Pinto was light, flavorful Mew Mexican food served in an amazing atmosphere. The chips and salsa were crisp and spicy. The baby back ribs were meaty, fall off the bone covered in a red chili rub that was amongst the best I ever had. The... More 

Thank DSergi
Corrales, New Mexico
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90 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since this is a local restaurant I've eaten here many times. We went recently for a family dinner and I was impressed by the attention to quality and service which seems like a new special effort. The service was excellent. The waitress was attentive and helpful. We did not have to wait for anything. All orders were accurate. We were... More 

1 Thank Denny R
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful grounds. We ate in the lounge, which is nicely done in New Mexico tradition styling, a patio flare with lots of plants and high ceilings. Waitress was very helpful, margaritas were wonderful and the food even better. I had the Stuffed Sopapillas with pork, one red and one green chile. My husband had the taco plate. Very good! We... More 

1 Thank Pegizue
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are locals. There are dozens of New Mexican restaurants to choose from in Albuquerque but we always go to El Pinto for a treat. The place is super popular so expect to wait for table but its worth it.

1 Thank David O
Onalaska, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very very good food and motif. Very spacious and busy the Wednesday night we were there. Staff and waitress were knowledgeable and very attentive. Food was extremely tasty. I had carnita burrito, just the right amount of spice and flavor. Highly recommend

Thank Dan S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10500 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114-2220
    (Alameda Blvd NW)
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-898-1771

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