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El Pinto

10500 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114-2220
+1 505-898-1771
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sopapillas” (177 reviews)
“ribs” (122 reviews)
“enchiladas” (148 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10500 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114-2220
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Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant is such a beautiful restaurant! The restaurant is quaintly nestled under shade trees that almost hide the exterior of the building. The interior is fun and bright with plenty to look at! I ate on the patio and was pleasantly surprised at the...More

Thank Caltex77
Reviewed 3 days ago

There's a reason this restaurant is top rated. The food is consistently excellent. The wait staff are friendly and accommodating. We ate here two nights in a row. Needed a reservation on Sat night, but we walked in on Sunday night and had no issue...More

Thank J H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took my husband. It's bigger than I remembered from my childhood. The service was great. The food was fresh and great quality ingredients. The grass fed beef was not flavorful, but good quality. The quac was very good and the chips out of this world!...More

Thank ENJGonzalez
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is probably one of the most famous New Mexican food restaurants around. Presidents, celebrities, and powerful politicians have eaten there. But enough about that, try the amazing dry rub chili ribs, but warning they are hot. They have good combo plates, and try...More

Thank George P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son and his bride were married outside at Sandia Lakes. They wanted to continue with their celebration in an authentic traditional New Mexican Way. So we had the reception at El Pinto. They easily accommodated 30 of us on their beautiful patio. We were...More

Thank Richele R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Possibly my favourite restaurant in the whole world. The food is delicious and the margaritas are not to be missed.

Thank SeenJeh
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love that we can get gluten free Mexican food there. We have come here for years when we visited the area. Now we live here and will come more frequently.

Thank 766shelleyh
Reviewed 1 week ago

While in search of fresh roasted green chile my wife and I stopped in at the El Pinto for a late lunch. We were immediately seated and a delightful waitress (Trisha!) took care of our every need. The food was fabulous (red chile ribs) and...More

Thank lonniem527
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been here many times and always look forward to the atmosphere, seeing the waterfall and the celebrity photo's. Service is good, but we did have to wait 10 minutes for a server to come by once seated. That's unusual as El Pinto has plenty...More

Thank Tony J B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This iconic Albuquerque restaurant is in one of the most beautiful settings you'll find, and the outdoor seating area is gorgeous. This does not make up for A) the shambolic check-in process, which features two lines(??) with no signage or hostess/greeter to tell you which...More

Thank AbqEater
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Questions & Answers
lisa b
1 April 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
2 December 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, After-hours
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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