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El Pinto

10500 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114-2220
+1 505-898-1771
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sopapillas” (171 reviews)
“ribs” (128 reviews)
“enchiladas” (145 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10500 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114-2220
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The facility is great. Very large but broken up so you are not in some big dinning hall. It all ends there. In terms of service they did have our reservation. Two of us ordered a beer.30 minutes later they showed up. Wrong beers but...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere but food was average at best. Guacamole had plenty of avocado but no flavor. Margarita was weak. Enchilada plate was disappointing. Not worth the trip.

Thank bigflak
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Friends and I went to this restaurant while at the balloon festival. It's a little ways out but worth the drive. Large hacienda style. Food was good (not excellent) but still a nice dinner.

Thank BensMom2
Reviewed 3 days ago

We love El Pinto. The place itself is amazing. The food was pretty amazing, too. As a large group in ABQ for Balloon Fiesta, I didn't know what to expect--but they were very ready for us, but everything was good and plenty. A mariachi band...More

Thank BeachPug11
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a real treat. We decided on the El Pinto after reviewing the menu. We were given two recommendations by locals for this style cuisine and made an excellent choice. The restaurant is busy so be prepared to wait for about a half hour...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 5 days ago

The food was excellent and the service was great. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone. The restaurant is a great place to take friends and family. The place is a fun place to eat.

Thank brucek460
Reviewed 5 days ago

Warm inviting atmosphere, we came with a tour group so our meal was buffet style. The servers are friendly and helpful, the food was good, not great, but plentiful. From the looks of the pictures, the steaks looked amazing but that was not on our...More

Thank Rebekajean
Reviewed 6 days ago

Authentic old Mexican look. Lots of different rooms, including patio with fireplace. Service was perfect. We all had the lunch buffet, which featured an excellent selection. Food was tasty (but spicy).

Thank Dwayne G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a group lunch on the patio at El Pintos after the balloon fiesta. The food was great the patio was very relaxing. Loved the smell of the fireplaces and the feeling of being out in the woods. I'd definitely go back when I'm in...More

Thank Gayle S
Reviewed 6 days ago

No better place for atmosphere, especially in the outside patio. The food is enjoyed by tourists, but locals (such as I) like our chile hotter.

Thank F6787MDelizabethl
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Questions & Answers
lisa b
1 April 2017|
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Response from Hal M | Reviewed this property |
We went on a Friday afternoon around 5pm without a reservation and we were a group of 8 people! I think calling ahead and asking is always wise! But no a reservation is not required!
Susan H
2 December 2016|
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Response from 1991KEB | Reviewed this property |
This fun restaurant open at 11 am. Closing at 10 pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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