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El Pinto

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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10500 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114-2220 (Alameda Blvd NW)
+1 505-898-1771
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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United States
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123 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our medium sized party of 6 included Mexican and Albuquerque natives. We mostly enjoyed all the different dishes. The posole was good but a tad plain. I kept adding more chili sauce. The tamales were very good, the honey excellent as claimed. The guac was extremely fresh but again a bit bland. They note on the menu which dishes are... More 

Thank Birdsong859
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is lovely with great ambience. Often has music and live artists. Happy to cater to vegan diets. Calabacitas burritos with christmas sauce is delicious! Dining here is quite a uniquely New Mexican experience.

Thank burgerabroad
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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459 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been going here for years when in Albuquerque. It is a wonderful experience. Their salsa and charred chips were outstanding. My cheese enchiladas were not as good as I remembered, but I allowed them to put the green chili sauce on them rather than doing it myself. I think that was my mistake. I didn't make that mistake... More 

Thank 46749
Big Sky, Montana
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189 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A gigantic place that offers a taste of New Mexican cuisine. I have visited this place a few times while visiting Albuquerque. Seems my last visit (2 years ago) was a tad better. This visits highlights include the red chile rubbed ribs & finally tried the queso dip both delicious. Service was fast, friendly & efficient.

Thank buffaloMT
Socorro, New Mexico
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely atmosphere, great building and decor. Service was good, as were the sopapillas and margaritas. But, I have had much better food. It is expensive...you are paying for a pretty place. As a local, will go only when I take out-of -town guests, who don't know the difference.

Thank amy T
Fruita, Colorado, United States
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You drive into the parking lot and it takes you by surprise that you are in the middle of Albuquerque...the large area that it takes up and they raise chickens and vegetables on site. This Resturant is a must if you are visiting Albuquerque. The chips and salsa was great...they have a little char for a great taste. Everything that... More 

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Navarre, Florida
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146 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thu is restaurant serves great margaritas too go with outstanding chicken enchilads, The rice and beans are both tasty. My husband loved The tamales and the chili relenos. The service was wonderful work a very relaxing atmosphere.

Thank 1991KEB
Gig Harbor, Washington
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99 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I grew up in New Mexico, and dearly miss New Mexican cuisine. Whilst visiting an old friend that still lives here, I mentioned how I long to again dine on flat (not rolled) enchiladas served Christmas-style (both red and green sauces), a delicacy simply not available up here in the Pacific northwest. They were delicious! Extra points for the fascinating... More 

Thank horizonbound
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Pinto really is a versatile restaurant. The bar area is beautiful and great for date nights, but the large patio area makes it easier for family get-togethers. Kids can throw coins in one of the many fountains or play in one of the several open grassy areas off of the dining areas while waiting for food. It really is... More 

Thank Tiffany B
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a local, El Pinto has always been where we take out of town visitors. It has magnificent patios, dramatic rooms in the old hacienda, and the standard New Mexican fare. I had heard about their changing practices and wanted to see for myself. Wow! They now have 200 pasture-raised chickens at their "Hen Hotel" in the back of the... More 

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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, Gluten Free Options
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids
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?