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“Super awesome!”
Review of Monica's El Portal

Monica's El Portal
Ranked #81 of 1,852 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: West Old Town
Reviewed 8 October 2013

The food here is great! Oh my gosh, we were impressed. The chili is hot, everything tasted SO good! Very friendly staff. We will be back for sure!

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Thank ash420
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

This was the first place we ate at when we moved to Albuquerque. Staff are very friendly and food is out of this world...but is hot (green chilis). So if you are afraid of spicy (hot) food...let them know. Also had them cater an event....and everyone commented on how good it was. Don't miss this place when in Albuquerque and when visiting old town.

Thank Brian F
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

Best Mexican food we have ever had. It's like Grandma is in the kitchen cooking for you with love. Ingredients were fresh and the tortillas soft and yummy.

Thank TravelerTD85
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

My family and friends have eaten at Monica's for years. The food is delicious and the staff works hard to make each visit a pleasant experience. The sopapillas are outstanding - the best in Albuquerque! If you are in the Old Town area, don't miss this great dining experience.

My husband enjoys the carne adobada. The green chile always is a delight!

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Reviewed 10 July 2013

We have gone to Monica's many times and it does not disappoint. While the interior is simple, it is perfect for the simple but delicious fare. We started the meal with warm chips and great salsa. My usual selection is the Carne Adovada, which is the best I have had. My wife and other family members enjoy the combination platters, some of which offer tamales or chile rellenos. No menu choice has disappointed. Most importantly the sopapillas are wonderful and two are served with many of the meals.

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Thank Michael Z
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