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El Pinto

Certificate of Excellence
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10500 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114-2220 (Alameda Blvd NW)
+1 505-898-1771
11:00 - 21:00
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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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Phoenix, Arizona
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Best Southwest experience! I came here with coworkers for lunch. Their lunch buffet is huge, fresh, and delicious. And Unlimited sopapilla that are to die for!

Thank Sunita V
Paradise Island, New Providence Island
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a favorite for local and visitors alike. Authentic cuisine, great portions and not too pricey. The place is huge with lots of different seating areas. Good atmosphere and nice bar area too. Cocktails are reasonable and made well. I had the Special - Filet mignon with mashed potatoes, crispy yucca (?) and Pinot Noir sauce. The filet was... More 

Thank barefoothappiness
New Town, North Dakota
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food could greatly improve; I'm certain the heart is in it, however it's a little touristy and a little over rated, not much though.

Thank TravelinChip
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Delicious New Mexican food in a charming 13 acre hacienda estate. Not too expensive and definitely worth a stop. Check out their homemade salsa! Yum!

Thank Kathy0629
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place felt tropical, not like dry, dusty Albuquerque at all. Loved it. The Sunday Brunch was like having Sunday breakfast at home in a nice cozy place. Very relaxing.

Thank Kmessmer53
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's been over 15 years since I ventured into El Pinto. It's truly a labyrinth with multiple dining areas, each with a differing feel. Where we were seated has the feel of a courtyard outside a Spanish mission. One complaint was this room was hot as they had a wood stove burning. Mind you it was more than 70 degrees... More 

Thank Flufflebunny
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the place to bring out of town visitors. Margaritas and nachos are to die for. Great patio for nicer weather . I am never disappointed.

1 Thank Hal B
Bend, Oregon
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a restaurant i love to take friends and family to when they come to visit. The atmosphere is amazing!

Thank Kristin P
Cerrillos, New Mexico
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went out with friends to dinner, place was full, so thankfully we had a reservation. Service was great, food was excellent! We'lloyd__j@msn.com be back for sure.

Thank Jimmie J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been here one and a half hours. They are just starting to bring our food. This plate was $18.95 I have had better. I live in Albuquerque and eat a lot of New Mexican food. Cost to high food is not that good.

Thank Kevin C

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?