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El Metate Tamale Factory

610 W Mesa Ave, Gallup, NM
+1 505-722-7000
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
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“green salad” (21 reviews)
“tamales” (58 reviews)
“tamale plate” (6 reviews)
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610 W Mesa Ave, Gallup, NM
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Went there today on a visit to Gallup. The best way I can describe this place is that it's like a lower middle class Hispanic family invited you into their home and fixed you a meal - which was very good. If you want a...More

3  Thank Richard W
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

As you wind your way into the Neighbour you start to wonder if it was a good idea to eat here, but stick to the plan and you will be rewarded. Step inside and you will see they are not out to impress with the...More

2  Thank Ashley R
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Quiet, unassuming store front in a neighborhood. The carnitas were delicious. The refried beans and rice were sooooo good. My co-workers ordered chicken tacos, steak fajitas, and tamales and everybody loved their food. Our server was friendly and on top of things. She came back...More

2  Thank LocalAdventurer2018
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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

1  Thank CasHoefman
Reviewed 14 May 2017 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

1  Thank Kimberly B
Reviewed 5 May 2017 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

1  Thank SHZTRBL
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.

1  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.

1  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).

2  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

1  Thank Gina B
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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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