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El Pinto

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10500 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114-2220 (Alameda Blvd NW)
+1 505-898-1771
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A large group of friends met here for lunch. Most of us went for the lunch buffet. The choices were hot, spicy, low spice if needed and yummy. Service was great and we enjoyed the sopapillas with lots of honey. We also enjoyed the chicken cam - 70 eggs collected on the day we visited.

Thank kelly s
albuquerque, nm
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good, a little pricey, buffet. They have cheese enchiladas, chicken enchiladas, taco bar, poodle, chile con carne, beans, rice, chips, salsa, etc. Lunch is fast and good.

Thank thomrho
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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93 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

El Pinto is located in a old hacienda that has many different sections from bar side to patio. Any setting is beautiful. Food is delicious. Sopa's ate the best

Thank Laurie C
Lakebay, Washington
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77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you want some real New Mexico cuisine, this is the place. Green chile was perfection! Margaritas are superb. Service is excellent.

Thank mpobrennan
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food has continued to get better and better. They're also doing a great job of offering healthy Mexican dishes. We had stopped going there over the years because it was always just so-so. Not now! We will continue to support El Pinto and share them with everyone. Thanks for bringing back a special place to go. The service was... More 

Thank highndryinNM
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is big. It can seat a big party. They have a live band. The food is good and it's big serving. I had a taco salad and it was huge.

Thank Joy R
Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had lunch here to see if we wanted to bring a group of visitors here. The ambiance is good and the food was ok but the service was spotty. The prices are on the high side especially considering that neither chips or sopapillas were served with the meal (this may have been an oversight on the part of the... More 

Thank juro096
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is not so much authentic New Mexican. It is more of a touristy type New Mexican food. Surroundings and ambience is Awesome!

Thank Toni M
Saint Paul
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I walked in to a maze of little spaces that all looked like places I would want to wander. Since I had no idea what to order, many pages of options, I asked our waiter. His suggestion was just super tasty... Did a bunch of little sides to try as much as possible and enjoyed that with a pitcher of... More 

Thank 671jacquelineh
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was fine and the meal was adequate. However, there are better and cheaper options for real New Mexican food in Albuquerque including Padillas, Barelas and Duran's drug store. El Pinto has the upscale ambiance that some people crave, but for affordable and authentic food, you can do better.

Thank Susan6022

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10500 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114-2220
    (Alameda Blvd NW)
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-898-1771

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?