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El Metate Tamale Factory

610 W Mesa Ave, Gallup, NM
+1 505-722-7000
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
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“tamales” (56 reviews)
“tamale plate” (6 reviews)
“chicken” (10 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
610 W Mesa Ave, Gallup, NM
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Go here if you like Tamales, they have the best Tamales in Gallup. Ask them for a recommendation they will cater to your taste!

Thank CasHoefman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Late lunch/early supper trip. Actually went here due to T.A. positive reviews. It is in a residential area. Like quite a few places in Gallup, it doesn't look from the outside as good as the food is. Really good, home cooked food! Good seasoning. Since...More

Thank Kimberly B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great! The restaurant is clean & bright. The chips and green salsa were wonderful-the salsa was nice & spicy-not bland. We ordered the enchilada plate & the tamale plate. I had both red & green sauce and pork & chicken tamales. I...More

Reviewed 7 April 2017

A great place for authentic tamales with a local feel and atmosphere. Great service with a smile and clearly a local favorite. Parking is along the street.

Thank Troon77
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I get to the area once a year and this is on my list. The owner is a wonderful cook and I am happy to support her business. The place is clean, not fancy. It is frequented by locals.

Thank smilingcarolyn
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

The neighborhood and building say it's going to be awful but it is actually very tasty. So much better than the #1 rated Mexican (Jerry's Cafe).

Thank Gus-n-Millie
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

This place is a must in Gallup. Definitely one of those great hole in the wall finds, great from scratch Mexican food and nice to support a small local business. Yummy chips and green salsa and super spicy but delicious pork tamales with flavorful rice...More

Thank Gina B
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

My hubby and I both ordered the combination plate. It was some of the best Mexican food I've ever had. Please move to California so we can visit regularly.

Thank Susan O
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Ate here some 6 mo ago---EXPANSIVE and Interesting Menu....Unusual items for Gallup listed. There are: Shrimp Tacos, Fish Tacos, Tamales, Buretos, Fajitas....on and on... LOTS of CHOICES....I got a Shrimp Entree' and it was good-Tasty! The interior is modest, old...needs a 'Make-Over' or Pick Me...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Not a place to go for atmosphere, but the place was clean. I would liken this to a "pizza place" but instead of pizza, it sells Mexican food. The food was good as was the service. No alcohol is served including beer. This is a...More

Thank Judy F
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Do you serve margaritas
13 March 2016|
Response from S00ziI | Reviewed this property |
I do not know. We were NOT impressed with the food.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 610 W Mesa Ave, Gallup, NM
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Gallup
  • Phone Number: +1 505-722-7000
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