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Hot Tamales

$$ - $$$Mexican,
1520 Rio Rancho Dr SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124-1010
+1 505-962-0123
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“tamales” (25 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
1520 Rio Rancho Dr SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124-1010
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spotted this while driving down the highway. It appeared to be family owned/operated which is a pleasant change from the usual. It was very busy and catered to both dine-in and takeout. We were seated in about 5 minutes. Food selection was South Western/Mexican. Our...More

Thank Robyn819
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We visited friends in the area and they shared this little gem with us. It's their favorite place to come and we can see why. Comfortable, unassuming, and friendly. The food was good and the service was even better. We all tried different items and...More

Thank vas57
Reviewed 6 October 2017

We tried Hot Tamales for the first time based on the ratings that several other people had given this restaurant. We were very pleased with both the food and the service. We both had chile rellenos that were very good, but the very best thing...More

Thank TravelingTexans6
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I wish that someone would tell restaurant owners, chefs, and cooks that not everyone in the world likes food so spicy-hot that it burns the tongue and renders said tongue unable to discern flavors. Everything I've ever tried to eat here has been much too...More

Thank NancyLaird
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We love this restaurant, but we were there on 8/26, and the service was very bad. The restaurant was not very busy, but the waiter did not seem to be very attentive. Usually the meals come out very quickly, but not this day. We didn't...More

Thank eke-ono
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

We eat here frequently and have never been discounted. The staff is friendly and the service is great. When family comes to visit they always want to eat here.

Thank jbatbat
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Both dining in or take away, you can rest assured that your meal is delicious and satisfying to the tastebuds. My personal favorite, green chili chicken casserole is addictive.

Thank KarenDiane
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Hot Tamales has good salsa and chips, offered for free as you await your meal. New Mexican dinners are good, nothing out of this world, but always good. The service sometimes is a bit slow. But they are always nice about it.

Thank Summersbiz
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This little locally owned restaurant is such a great place to take guests from out of town, or just a dinner with native New Mexicans. Their tamale bowl is absolutely the best and most creative way someone can get traditional pasole and a tamale all...More

Thank Richele R
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Have eaten their before. Went back to try it again. It was fine. The red sauce was a little spicy, but I ordered a side of sour cream to tone it down. Service was great.

Thank Diane W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 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 - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1520 Rio Rancho Dr SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124-1010
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Rio Rancho
  • Phone Number: +1 505-962-0123
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