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El Charritos Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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4703 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87105-1713
+1 505-836-2464
08:00 - 19:30
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Mon - Tue 08:00 - 14:00
Wed - Sun 08:00 - 19:30
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You just have to try it to know what I mean! The red chile enchilada plate is the best and big enough to share with someone!!!!!

Thank T Z
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level Contributor
53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a gem! El Charritos is a family-owned New Mexican restaurant located on Central Ave -- the old Route 66. Having been forewarned that the portions are HUGE (they really are), we decided to spit the El Charrito Super Combination Plate ($11.95). The beef taco, chile relleno and tamale were excellent, as were the refried beans. The cheese enchilada was... More 

Thank Mark D
Level Contributor
12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Great food, Red Chile one of the best in town, been told the Green chile is good(not a fan of green). Good portions, clean neat Restaurant, Good service.

Thank Ronald B
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Recommended by our Uber driver. We loved the tamales, carnitos,and sopapillos! Absolutely delicious! The red sauce has a little bite.

Thank JeanneHY
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

the waitresses were very nice and accommodating, I have a food allergy and they went out of their way to help me.

Thank ymroemmich
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 December 2016

All 7 of us enjoyed our different lunches and the good looking waitresses that gave us good service. After a friend's recommendation and the great reviews on Trip Advisor, we were not disappointed.

Thank Frank E
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level Contributor
23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is a family owned restaurant. The food is downright excellent and the portions are large. The carne adovada sopapilla dish is just right for 2 people. Leave the wait person a good tip because the service is superb. They also have a day where veterans (I'm not) with military ID get a free entre in appreciation of their service.... More 

Thank Spiro2016
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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87 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We kept hearing about this restaurant from tourist guides to locals but it was a drive for us. Are we glad we did. REAL fried beans, not canned. Super Spanish rice and pinto beans are exceptional. Delicious chilis, green and red. It has a very down to earth family type atmosphere but if you like clean and great service, this... More 

Thank Katey B
Loveland, Colorado
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We really like this place and go there the first night we get into town. Service is really good, and we like the simple menu. Lots of good meals. Also, they're open long hours and serve breakfast and lunch. We haven't tried the breakfast yet, but that's on our list to do. Breakfast menu is pretty extensive. Prices are very... More 

Thank glbarnes2016
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I have the blue corn enchiladas I had chicken instead of beef. I live in Albuquerque and eat there. I think it's the best Mexican food around.

Thank Kevin C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 19:30
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 19:30
08:00 - 19:30
08:00 - 19:30
08:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4703 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87105-1713
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-836-2464

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