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El Modelo Mexican Foods

1715 2nd St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-4505
+1 505-242-1843
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tamales” (90 reviews)
“burrito” (21 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 7:00 pm Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food, Spanish
1715 2nd St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-4505
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Reviewed 14 October 2015

Love this place. My father in law would get takeout long ago on Sunday and the family would go to the park. There are no seats inside, but the outdoor seating is like my backyard with picnic tables, so seasonably it works just fine most...More

Reviewed 9 October 2015

If you want some bang for your buck, this is it. El Modelo Mexican Foods. It's take out, unless you're cool with eating at the tables available in the parking lot. Paid peanuts for an amazing meal. Love the food, the service was quick. We'd...More

Thank chromachord
Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

When we come to Albuquerque, we must go to El Modelo for huevos rancheros, tamales, and many other assorted take out dishes. It is a food factory that prepares food for many venues. We have never had a bad dish from there. It is down...More

Thank Phil P
Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

I didn't realize this place was not a regular restaurant. It's takeout only and there's no value in calling ahead unless you have a very large order. It's like stepping in the past and tamales and sopapilla were awesome! Photo: While I was waiting, I...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

The Cashier messed up my order #87 BTW and then had the nerve to tell me I was in the wrong and then she wanted to charge me more! I will NEVER go back and I want everyone to know how did satisfied I am....More

Thank Ashlee D
Reviewed 5 September 2015

We decided to check out this place with no expectations and were blown away. The food was absolutely fantastic and the price was right. This is a place many locals check out and it's been in business since the late 1920's. On the outside the...More

2  Thank Nikki F
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Looking for authentic tamales and decided to stop by El Modelos based on Trip Advisor reviews. So glad that I did! There are just a few tables outside so it's best to order takeout. My tamales were delicious and some of the best that I...More

1  Thank Mann6
Reviewed 21 August 2015

I've been coming to this restaurant since I was in grade school. I haven't eaten there for a while, in the past it has always been very, very delicious... But not today - I ordered three items and they were so salty I couldn't even...More

Thank Stephanie W
Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

No ambience, just great food. Sit under a tree on a picnic table and enjoy. Burritos and stuffed sopapilas a must.

2  Thank bobmunson1
Reviewed 14 July 2015

My mother worked here over 30 yrs ago & learned how to make stuffed sopapillas here. If you've never tried a stuffed sopapilla, you must visit this place so you can do so. They are stuffed with beans, lettuce, cheese & your choice of meat....More

3  Thank K0K016
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Joy K
3 December 2015|
Response from Joy K |
This place is a treasure for those looking for treasures.
3 January 2015|
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
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 5
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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