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Little Anita's

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Mexican, Southwestern
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2000 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107-1715
+1 505-837-9459
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07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good breakfast, limited menu, friendly and excellent service. If nearby cannot go wrong with breakfast. Huevos Ranceros were good, chorizo not very flavorful , no chips or hot sauce. Breakfast burrito very good

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Thank Noslen1947
Guatemala
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff went out of their way to be friendly..without being pushy, explaining menu, sorting non spicy food for one of us.etc Food really good and varied, generous portions and great value

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Thank Brenda A
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was great!. We had an awesome waitress. I had the huevos rancheros and they were excellent. My brother had the carne adovada burrito and it was good as well. It was huge and he had left overs for later.

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Thank marialovato
West Lafayette
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were surprised to see this restaurant so close to our hotel for the night. We were seated immediately and served chips and salsa. The chips were light but maybe a bit greasy. Our meals, carne adovada and beef tacos, were plentiful. The meat was tender and the salsas were tasty. We liked the somewhat fluffy tortillas and the sopaipillas... More 

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Thank Carolyn M
Little_Anitas, Customer Service at Little Anita's, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, we really appreciate it! We hope to see you in again soon. More 

Dallas, Texas
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was told this was "THE" place to go for Mexican food. Was not impressed... food was average and the same bland stuff you get everywhere. Both orders were wrong, but we rolled with the punches. Found out that we should have gone to the location on the Mountain View Road or something like that. Nothing special, but was okay food.... More 

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Thank Wayne D
Little_Anitas, Customer Service at Little Anita's, responded to this review

Hi Wayne, thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that your experience wasn't satisfactory, and we appreciate you letting us know. Please contact us at 505-321-3301 at your earliest convenience. We hope you'll give us another chance down the road! More 

Stanfield, Arizona
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent food! We had the chimichangas and had them add fresh roasted green chili. The service was attentive and friendly.

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Thank shaneariz
Little_Anitas, Customer Service at Little Anita's, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, we really appreciate it! We hope to see you in again soon. More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

check your order before you leave especially if you live a distance away,i talked to the general manager wasn't good it was more like a arguement

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Thank grandbabies123
Little_Anitas, Customer Service at Little Anita's, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that your experience wasn't satisfactory, and we appreciate you letting us know. We hope you'll give us another chance down the road. More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The service was friendly. The food was good not excellent but good. It was quick to get our food. For a Saturday it wasn't busy so there really wasn't anyone there.

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Thank Smilingjourney
Little_Anitas, Customer Service at Little Anita's, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, we appreciate your feedback. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the service! We hope to see you back in soon. More 

Tampere, Finland
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412 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Really tasty New Mexican food and a lot of it. The portions were really big. The waiter was friendly and helpful.

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Thank Jan R
Little_Anitas, Customer Service at Little Anita's, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review, Jan! We really appreciate the kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Mesa, Arizona
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

We did carry out because we had the puppy. Less than 10 minutes for the order to be done chicken enchiladas green chili sopas shredded beef red chili chips and salsa. Huge portions plus honey for sopas.

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Thank Carl T
Little_Anitas, Customer Service at Little Anita's, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review, Carl! We really appreciate the kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$14
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2000 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107-1715
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-837-9459
Description
For a taste of grandma's cooking and a bit of homemade comfort, come to Little Anita's, which has been serving authentic New Mexican food for over 40 years. Named after the founder's mother, and based on family recipes handed down for generations, Little Anita's is an Albuquerque institution. Our iconic flagship restaurant, in the heart of Old Town, is beloved by locals and a must-visit for any tourist. You haven't been to Albuquerque if you haven't eaten at Little Anita's. Our menu hasn't changed much in the last four decades, and we're proud of it. In a fast-moving world, our restaurants are an oasis of tradition and sentimental cooking. When it comes to our signature dishes, we like to keep things simple. We believe in the purity of our ingredients and keep a clean flavor profile. You won't find your food overloaded with seasoning and your taste buds won't be overwhelmed with spiciness. Our chile tastes like chile. You know a Mexican restaurant by its chips and salsa. Have a seat, take a few bites and find out why so many regulars say, "you had me at chips and salsa." Yes, it's that good.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?