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La Familiar Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Spanish, Southwestern, Latin
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1611 4th St NW, 4th & Aspen on the West side, Albuquerque, NM 87102 (Formerly Rey's Place Mexican Restaurant)
+1 505-242-9661
07:00 - 16:00
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Sun 08:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 16:00
Sat 07:00 - 16:00
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We have driven by this place on 4th Street in ABQ for many years without even thinking of stopping there. We were very happy that we stopped to eat there today! We had explored a large pawn shop nearby, so I searched "Near Me Now" on Trip Advisor to find a recommendation. La Familiar sounded intriguing, just a few blocks... More 

1 Thank DosAmigos3202
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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192 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

My wife and I had the menudo that we enjoyed. Although, not much of a spicy kick without adding some red pepper seasoning. I also would have liked more fresh sides that is standard in my experience when served in California...the only fresh garnish sides were the diced onions. The sopapias were one of my favorites that I have had... More 

1 Thank William P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

Good Mexican food and great service. Took the here to eat breakfast. We eat here every time we visit from Colorado, one of our favorite places here in town.

2 Thank Daniel M
Westmont, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015

Great authentic mexican food and absolutely wonderful service. The owner checks on your food himself! Coudn't ask for better treatment. This place is about 2 minutes off of I-40. Hightly recommended for travelers who miss good homemade food!

3 Thank Neringa N
Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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1,879 reviews
633 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,859 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

Very casual place that serves reasonably priced food. We had tasty green chile stew with flour tortillas (medium size about $5.50) and a gigantic breakfast burrito for about $6.50. Everything was very good and filling. Easy free street parking.

3 Thank Pnemiller
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014 via mobile

My friend and I had just landed in Albuquerque where we were to begin our Summer road trip. We found Rey's place on trip advisor, called our friend who is an Albuquerque native to see what he thought. He'd never heard of it so we all decided to check it out for lunch. Apparently it has changed locations but when... More 

3 Thank ashtonme
Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013 via mobile

We went here on a whim for breakfast and am glad we did. The food was authentic and delicious. The owner was a real nice guy.

1 Thank SPR_11
Arlington, Virginia
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128 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2013

I went to Rey's Place based on the great reviews on Yelp and TripAdvisor. I'm so glad I made the trek out there. I'm not from ABQ so I had no idea where it was or what to expect. The place is tiny and the 2 people working there were friendly. We were in a rush and the food was... More 

Thank betterinblack
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013

The building and area don't look likely for excellent food, but don't judge the book by the cover. I had the pork enchiladas and they were the best I've ever tasted, and I've eaten a lot of enchiladas. My wife tried the combination plate and ended up eating everything because it all tasted so good. Everything tasted like home cooking,... More 

1 Thank scooperpd
Baltimore, Maryland
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2013

Massive, dirt cheap menu. A la carte items are under two bucks, including amazing tamales. I had one and a chorizo burrito and did not eat dinner (I'm a fairly large man).

1 Thank Ben B
Rey M, Owner at La Familiar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much, we'll keep doing our best to maintain the quality of our food and service. Luz. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 14
Mexican, Spanish, Southwestern, Latin
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1611 4th St NW, 4th & Aspen on the West side, Albuquerque, NM 87102 (Formerly Rey's Place Mexican Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-242-9661
La Familiar Restaurant customers tagged us Best New Mexican food Albuquerque. La Familiar Restaurant was founded over 30 years ago. At the time no one knew La Familiar Restaurant would be on the list. La Familiar Restaurant has maintained an excellent reputation for serving great food, having great prices, and earning honest great reviews. We have serve Albuquerque proudly. Owner Luz Molinar (shown in the photograph above) has over 26 years of cooking the Best Mexican Food in Albuquerque & serving customers who can appreciate her experience. She works very hard to maintain customer satisfaction all the way around. So she is well aware of what it takes to make a real Authentic Mexican dish from scratch here in Albuquerque. Ask yourself, the best place to eat in Albuquerque? La Familiar New Mexican Food Albuquerque. La familiar New Mexican food Restaurant in Albuquerque, is located in Martinez town. La Familiar serves the Best Breakfast in Albuquerque. Such as, Huevos Rancheros, Chorizo & eggs, Huevos al Mexicana, Machaca, Carne Adovada, Desebrada. And much more. Best Albuquerque Lunch choices are plates such as: Gorditas, Flautas, Enchiladas, Menudo (everyday), Chile Rellenos, Tamales, Posole, Shredded beef (desebrada), Adovada, Carnitas, Desebrada, Asada, Shredded chicken, Barbacoa, Lengua, Tostadas, and much, much more. We have a saying here at our restaurant. Our Mexican food, is From the PAN, not the CAN. You deserve that. La Familiar New Mexican food Restaurant provides additional services as well. Such as: Carryout, Catering service on-site. Or on location for most every occasion.

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