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El Modelo Mexican Foods
Ranked #51 of 1,811 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$5
Cuisines: Mexican, Spanish
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Reviewed 15 March 2015

WOW. I had Red Chile Ribs-awesome flavor, moist fall off the bone ribs with just the right amount of spice for lunch. They came smothered in red chile and accompanied by a few tortilla Chips. Others in my Take Out party had stuffed Sopapillas, Green Chile Stew, Burritos etc and it was all amazing, I cant wait to get back, this was worth the trip succulent. 100% RECOMMENDED

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2  Thank Danny S
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Reviewed 4 March 2015

We went by someone's recommendation and we weren't disappointed! This place looks like a take-out place with some outdoor seating on the side of the restaurant. But I think most people came in, picked up food and ate them elsewhere. It was a bit chilly in the shade while we were there but we chose to sit outside anyway. The stuffed sopapilla was amazing! It was very tasty, and the fried pastry itself wasn't too greasy. We went back and ordered a plain sopailla with side packets of honey. Now that was very good as well. If you want no thrill but tasty food, come here (and CHEAP!). You will enjoy it!

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2  Thank Aimz78
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Reviewed 4 March 2015

If you want authentic Mexican / Hispanic food, go to el Modelos! We had the no 1 combo which was a very large potion...8 lbs. the sauce is integrated into the dishes... Tamale had great thick shell, very good meat sauce... Chip good as well as tamale, enchilada and beef shank... And oh yea came with 2 large sopapillas.... Two notes... No public bathrooms and there is only outdoor picnic table seating.

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2  Thank basketsar
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Reviewed 13 January 2015 via mobile

This place is insane and a must! You're not a true New Mexican if you've not eaten here. My mouth is watering right now just thinking about it!

2  Thank DonnieBrainard
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Reviewed 14 December 2014

Had the stuffed sopapilla for lunch, loaded with beef and cheese. Wonderful. You only need one, they are a lot of food. There is no indoor seating, only a courtyard with some tables. The folks taking orders where not used to helping new people. Very authentic place, I recommend you visit.

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2  Thank 135Greg135
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