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Hot Tamales

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1520 Rio Rancho Dr SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
+1 505-962-0123
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 21:00
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoy our meal , good service , nice atmosphere , and reasonable prices . It was a pleasant place to eat and I would eat there again .

Thank Denis D
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was the perfect serving and was very tasty. The service provided by our server was also good. I would recommend chili on the side as it definitely had a bite. But it all hit the spot.

Thank 848rosek
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to Hot Tamales about once a week. It's near where we live and we go there for dinner through the week or at lunch on Sunday. My wife and I, with our kids and grandkids all have favorites that we get. The service is fast and the food is tasty.

Thank GMays
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been here on numerous occasions. Staff is very friendly and service is good. I would recommend the chile rellenos and enchiladas, The tamales are good but very small. Red chile delicious. Green?.. not so much. Good price on food. Soaps ok but small. Go to sadies if you want the best tamales and chile rellenos ever.

Thank harveyblaine1944
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34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I Rather go to tocobell the eattin g there the for was no go and this place is run down the food was nasty and never never go back there again yuck

Thank Edward P
United States
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111 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While not a real big Mexican food lover, this was pretty good. I had the green chili casserole and while it was very tasty, it was quite hot. The beans and rice that came with it were excellent. Overall, a very good meal with a great server who was very attentive and very friendly.

Thank ontheroad6
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We never leave hungry or broke. Good sopapillas, chili, specials and service. Very good casserole. No alcohol but if you want good food...

Thank eke-ono
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Generous portions with complimentary chips and salsa. Varied menu, can order small portions or full plates, never get tired of selections. My goto place for lunch. You can carry on a conversation, never too loud.

Thank Ann L O
Nairobi, Kenya
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

My brother found this restaurant by accident recently, and good luck that he did. The food is fantastic: the green chile stew, the chile relleno, you name it. Even the rice is good! The servers are helpful and the service is prompt. The atmosphere is nice too, no pink plastic or fancy bits. If you are craving good New Mexican... More 

Thank HelloWorld58
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Hot Tomales is a wonderful place to sit, relax and dive inro some authentic Home down Mexican Cuisine. My favorite food to eat here is their home made Green Chili Stew. It is especially fulfilling for the cooler weather starting to set In. The place is popular for family dining as well as a facorite for the local workers on... More 

Thank jean e

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1520 Rio Rancho Dr SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Rio Rancho
  • Phone Number: +1 505-962-0123

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