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Monica's El Portal

321 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1448
+1 505-247-9625
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sopapillas” (43 reviews)
“chimichanga” (7 reviews)
“beans” (12 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
321 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1448
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1 - 10 of 185 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were hungry for good Mexican and found this TripAdvisor recommendation and glad we did. Quite busy at the dinner hour, but no wait. Food was fresh, tasty and filling as you would expect.

Thank George N
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Perfect coffee, food came out fast, waitress friendly, I ate breakfast here and the red Chile sauce over eggs and beef delicious, sopapillas were super delicious ! Eat here if you can.

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

While the pave itself has nothing special being outside of oldtown plaza the food is just amazing. Service was helpful, dynamic and very friendly. Everything is real tasty and the sopaipillas are to die for.

Thank ackbhar69
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Good food, good service! All 4 of us ordered something different, & all 4 of us absolutely LOVED our meals. Get the Chile con Queso appetizer ONLY if you REALLY LOVE green chilies. I also liked the beer selection, and tried a Rio Grande Pilsner...More

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Very cheerful southwest decor greets you as you walk in, and the attitude throughout is low key, comfortable, homey, and pleasant. The chile was hot (one should expect that) but my entree (carne adovada) was very tasty. Especially delicious was the chocolate empanada for dessert,...More

Thank David_from_Glendale
Reviewed 21 November 2017

I was double charged for my meal (on credit card). After calling and explaining the issue three times, it was never resolved. I was told it could not possibly be their fault, and that it must be the bank or card company's end. However, one...More

Thank danielpet766
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

When I get a combo at most places, I don’t eat the beans and can only eat the rice by mixing in salsa or gravy from the main items, but not the case at Monica’s. The beans are creamy and have a great smoky flavor....More

Thank Faron C
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend this restaurant everything is handmade. The sopapilla is and enchiladas and tortillas are fantastic. The chimichanga is so light and fluffy amazing:)

Thank Kathleen R
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

When locals recommend, listen! Great service, great parking, friendly staff, and best of all excellent food. We tried several selections all were great. We will be back for breakfast.

Thank 87vette
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Hadn't been here in awhile due to the distance (we used to live about 45 minutes away), but we've moved since then and decided to try Monica's again. Went on a weekday evening just after rush hour, so it wasn't very busy at all. We...More

Thank 60Boomers
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barnard_jb
12 April 2015|
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Response from MountainDream | Reviewed this property |
We had a gluten intolerant person in our group and she was able to select according to her needs. However, I did not pay close enough attention as to whether she asked them about cross contamination. She had steak with beans... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 321 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1448
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque>  > West Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: West Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 505-247-9625
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