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El Modelo Mexican Foods

) #58 of 1,412 Restaurants in Albuquerque $ Mexican,
1715 2nd St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-4505
+1 505-242-1843
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“tamales” (78 reviews)
“beans” (16 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern
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1715 2nd St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-4505
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11 - 20 of 193 reviews

Reviewed 18 February 2017

This place was awesome. I had hoped it would be a sit down restaurant but it was a walk in order. The owner was at the door to greet us which was a great surprise on Christmas Eve. You get a lot of food for...More

Thank KCBrock
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

You get to see all the staff working so hard to deliver an authentic new Mexican meal - fantastic. I would have liked to try everything. Very inexpensive as well

Thank Craig W
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

My father-in-law loved this place "back in the day". There are a few at the top of my list and it usually depends upon where I am when the urge for a burrito comes. When I am close or have the extra time to go...More

Thank ABQ-DAD
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch on the way back east. Classic take out and very efficient in getting food ordered. The green chili sauce had a nice bite to it. Lived up to our expectations.

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I love this place. THE BEST authentic Mexican take-out place around. Fantastic green chile brisket burritos. The carnitas burrito and tamales are great as well. For non-meat eaters the tostada is a meal in itself. Sopapillas are heavenly. Service is fast. Beautiful young lady who...More

Thank kcbbq7
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here after over fifty years 1964. Last time I came in with my friend Dale. Was in town for his funeral service. Then I went into the Army, never came back. Had a breakfast burrito was excellent. A very popular eatery.

Thank broome2408
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

I've been going here forty fifty years and it's always delicious same cooking you cannot get this home cooking food in any restaurant Modelo is the best

Thank Greg P
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

The food here is magnificent! The green chile chicken tamales are the best anywhere...soooo very yummy! Only seating ops are picnic tables in the parking lot & you'll likely have to wait a spell for your order, but be patient & get it to go...More

Thank Laurie F
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Whether you're eating solo, or getting a large order for your family, El Modelo makes delicious food in mass quantities, but can still dial in awesome single servings. Hands down, the best deal in NM.

Thank NMRugger
Reviewed 19 December 2016

I have been going to this establishment for decades now and it is still an institution for sure, quality still number one and a must if looking for authentic New Mexican food.

Thank wrp57
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Joy K
3 December 2015|
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This place is a treasure for those looking for treasures.
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debbiefleischer01
3 January 2015|
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Response from LaVidaLoca505 | Reviewed this property |
traditionally, tamales do not contain wheat flour. check with the vendor/restaurant whether flour has been added to the masa.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 5
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 19:00
Monday
07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 19:00
Thursday
07:00 - 19:00
Friday
07:00 - 19:00
Saturday
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1715 2nd St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-4505
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-242-1843
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