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El Pinto

₱₱ - ₱₱₱Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
10500 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114-2220
+1 505-898-1771
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“sopapillas” (174 reviews)
“ribs” (131 reviews)
“enchiladas” (150 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 yesterday via mobile

We had the best BBQ ribs of our life here! A definite place not to miss! They are very spicy, but so good! Have some sops pillars after to stop the burn! Do not miss this one!

Thank Roy R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent service. Great sights. Great eats. Great margaritas. Truly a wonderful experience. Highly recommended!

Thank Maggie B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Whether you are taking out of town guests or just want some good food, this is the place to go! In addition to the delicious food and sopapillias, the atmosphere is fun and inviting!

Thank dlm1113
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I’ve heard multiple people say this is the place to eat while in Albuquerque but I believe you can find better mexican food for the price. Everything is expensive and the taste is average, it’s not bad but I wasn’t very impressed. The sopapillas were...More

Thank hittherd27
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Have a beautiful outdoor sitting area and very authentic looking New Mexican dining rooms-. great place to go with tourists. The menu is extensive but meals are pricy. I recommend you go for lunch when they have a buffet you can try everything and the...More

Thank Andweareoff39
Reviewed 6 days ago

I hadn't been to El Pinto in a long time and honestly, the last time I was there, it wasn't fantastic. But we took a visiting family member there a couple of weeks ago and it was absolutely amazing. The best Mexican food I've had...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The eggs are fright from the hen house! The tortillas are fresh and divine! Chunky quacamole and the red & green chili are so good! Can’t wait to go back In the evening on the patio you may catch some great guitar playing while sipping...More

Thank madisondare
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Lakeville, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second time at El Pinto and it is a fantastic as it was 10 years ago! Great food, service and atmosphere. Chips and salsa are awesome! Fun to look at all the pictures of famous visitors.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I made my first visit to El Pinto in 1962...I've been going back over a half century...Any Questions? The wife and I always dine in the bar. Waterfall, Ivy Everywhere, Fabulous Salsa, Warm Tortilla Chips...***MARGARITAS*** To Die For and clearly, Albuquerque's most unique, and possibly...More

Thank 668MichaelS
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a restaurant you would go if you are going to try a New Mexican Restaurant for its special food.

Thank Shakila R
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Questions & Answers
lisa b
April 1, 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
December 2, 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, Late Night
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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
  • E-mail
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