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.

Abuelita's New Mexican Restaurant

Mexican, Southwestern
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
621 S Camino Del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM 87004-5736
+1 505-867-9988
08:00 - 20:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 82: English reviews
Arlington, Virginia
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Bring a picture of Grandma, to add to their collection. Menudo (with the Red chili, green is spicier) is wonderful. Fajitas good too.

Thank Steve Y
Arkansas, United States
Level Contributor
136 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We stopped here late because we were hungry and had trouble finding any place to stop. We were en route to Albuquerque from Santa Fe and there are few stops near the freeway. We ventured into Bernalillo and were about to give up. We happened upon this place in what must be a downtown (or maybe more like main street)... More 

Thank Kim G
Level Contributor
18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is a wonderful, down-home, New Mexican restaurant where the locals go. No tourists (other than ourselves) cited. Very good flat enchiladas with fried egg on top. Super good (but also super spicy) green chile sauce (the hottest food I had on a 5-day trip to Santa Fe--which is a good thing in my view). Lovely wait staff. Super fresh... More 

Thank David H
Level Contributor
31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Abuelitas was a favorite eatery when I lived in Rio Rancho from 1994 to 1998! Once a week we ate here for authentic New Mexico cuisine! Coming back here in 2016 was a delight to try the shredded beef enchiladas with the area's hottest green chile, wow, you can tell it is hot when you hiccup almost from the moment... More 

Thank tomamo
New Mexico
Level Contributor
44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Last time we went to Abuelita's I LOVED my burrito smothered with Xmas-chile. However my husband thought the green on his dish was pretty hot, and he choked a bit. :) The decor is very basic, the food is home-cooked. I especially like the chile, but its hotness is variable depending on the season, ripeness of the peppers, drought, etc.... More 

Thank horsey10
Bernalillo, New Mexico
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

If you like your chile mild and kind of watered down - go for it you gringos. Food is ok for price but nothing to write home about.

Thank dgmmoose
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Level Contributor
180 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Abuelita's is a local place you can count on for a good meal. We enjoy the fajitas, the tortillas are freshly made and the meat is well seasoned. Beware the pico de gallo! Quite spicy with the addition of jalapeño peppers. Staff is great and attentive. Lots of choices at reasonable prices. Note:they do charge for chips and salsa.

Thank TrudiC44
Level Contributor
248 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Great selection and preparation. Genuinely authentic setting. Pleasant staff and good close by parking. Beware the Pico Del Gallo and red and green Chile. Can be quite intense. We love the Fajitas.

Thank David C
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Lots of locals, very reasonably priced. Food spicy but great flavors, would definitely return. Would have liked a margarita but beer and wine only

Thank PAUL C
Corpus Christi, TX
Level Contributor
54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

This was some of the best Mexican food ever! The sopallias were fresh and hot like little pillows. The food was spicy but in a different way from the Tex-Mex we are used to. This place is definitely worth searching out!!

Thank ehallie

Travellers who viewed Abuelita's New Mexican Restaurant also viewed


Been to Abuelita's New Mexican Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

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

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 621 S Camino Del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM 87004-5736
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Bernalillo
  • Phone Number: +1 505-867-9988

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Abuelita's New Mexican Restaurant and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Abuelita's New Mexican Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?