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“Thought it would be better.”

El Metate Tamale Factory
Ranked #15 of 104 Restaurants in Gallup
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

Very nice people, great service. Food was just ok. Did not like the chips, too well done. Felt it was over priced, $9.50 for a combination plate. Green chili rellenos were very good.

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Reviewed 12 August 2013

Staying in Gallup on the way to Sedona and this place is a diamond in the rough. Great food, good service even though the neighborhood is shabby, give this place a try.

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Reviewed 8 August 2013

We were staying overnight in Gallup on our way to the Grand Canyon and we decided to head downtown for the nightly traditional Indian dances. We found this place on trip advisor and decided to try it as it was not that far from the town square. Yes, it's in a neighborhood and parking is a little limited ( but the owner helped us know where to park). Once inside nice, clean, and plenty of room to sit & eat! The gentleman and lady were so very nice and helpful. We ordered the chicken and veggie tamales .. As other reviewers said I enjoyed the chicken ones more than the veggie, but our daughter is a vegetarian so it was a must-order for us. I thoroughly enjoyed the chicken!!! And the home-made chips and green salsa were great too!! Only $1.50 if you order tamales separate .... Wow what a gat price!!

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Reviewed 3 August 2013 via mobile

The place is an eyesore and the neighborhood is a little rough, but this place is a diamond in the rough. The cook was also the waiter and was very helpful. This authentic Mexican resturant hand makes everything from the chips to the tortillas. Everything was wonderful!

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Reviewed 31 July 2013

Best meal I have had in years! The chicken tamales were amazing! Chips and green salsa was great. Yes this place is in a rough residential neighborhood and there is no good place to park but all of that is forgiven with the first bite!

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