We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

“Great food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Little Anita’s

Little Anita’s
Ranked #130 of 1,757 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Price range: US$5 - US$15
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Level Contributor
113 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

We went to Little Anita's on the first night of our trip. The one that we went to was located in Old Town, right next to the Hotel Albuquerque. Great mexican food, if not typical of Albuquerque. While their green sauce is warm, I actually preferred their red sauce. The fact that the Tamale I ate was drenched in it helped--and the Masa was moist, as it should be. The Taco that they gave me was actually a shredded chicken taco--a pleasant surprise.

Visited February 2014
Helpful?
Thank Kelly A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

251 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    63
    93
    51
    23
    21
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Breakfast- needs healthy choices”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

The Southwestern dishes were very good, but I wanted just a little "healthy" side dish- fruit. It was not available.

Visited February 2014
Helpful?
Thank travelaficionado812
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Colorado
Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Consistently good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013

Little Anitas is dependably a couple steps above fast food. It is New Mexican food with nice flavors of both red and green chili.

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
Thank roodegirl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Rogers, Arkansas
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“4 of a 5”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

Not bad at all! Drinks a little weak on alcohol but the food made up for it. Would go back again and would recommend to others.

Visited December 2013
Helpful?
Thank Patricia M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Frito Pie”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013

Was shopping in Old Town when one of the shopkeepers told me Little Anitas was having a takeaway special on Frito Pie with red chili. OMG. So amazing. Got it from the takeaway shop on the side of the building.

Visited December 2013
Helpful?
Thank CeeBeeAuckland
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Little Anita’s also viewed

 

Been to Little Anita’s? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing