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Sophia's Place

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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6313 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107-5801
+1 505-345-3935
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 21:00
Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

CLOSED - does not exist. We were so looking forward to trying out a Diner's Drive-Ins and Dives restaurant and were unable to do so - all boarded up - looks like they may have had a kitchen fire ..... so can't say much more than rats!

Thank deezee747
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This place is consistently excellent, whether for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Everything freshly prepared and delicious. I thoroughly recommend their breakfast burritos, their fish tacos, and their duck enchiladas.

Thank choltz2016
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Don't let the outside appearance fool you. Once you step inside, the warmth from the staff and the delicious New Mexican cuisine is a special treat. Look for the signage that says, "Eli's Place" and you are in the right spot. Underneath, it will say "Sophie's Place", but it isn't easy to see if from the road. I thoroughly enjoyed... More 

Thank TayG007
New Mexico
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

... and the same is true when you pull up to Sophia's, which is housed in a shack that typically disappears with gentrification. Thank goodness the old structure, with its outside eating yard, has not (yet) been "improved". The food is the creation of the original owner Dennis, who I had the good fortune to find working the grill this... More 

Thank FuserABQ
Sylva, North Carolina
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

From the exterior, one might not think this little place is anything special but they would be wrong. We had a delicious breakfast with excellent coffee. Breakfast is served all day.

Thank Antoinette379
Houston, Texas
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153 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

While a little difficult to find - small door, little signage and renamed Eli's - but well worth the search.... I enjoyed the short rib taco special. Dined on the picnic tables outside and soaked in the sunshine and tasty bite.

Thank djaungst66
Level Contributor
21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Eight of us had breakfast here .. none of us are from the area but we heard about it ... and it did not disappoint. Amazing authentic new mexican food. Nothing fancy! Just go for the food! Breakfast and lunch served all day. It was so good we went back the next day and tried something different and each time... More 

Thank Jennifer L
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

If you have watched Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, you saw this "dive" about 5 years ago. It was called Sophia's Place. We loved the food and the atmosphere. So, we decided to have Sunday breakfast at, what now is, Eli's. Same great atmosphere, same great food and reasonable prices. A high quality joint that is off the beaten trail. Well... More 

Thank Jim M
Simi Valley, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

My family and I have eaten here twice while traveling through Albuquerque. It doesn't look like much on the outside and we almost drove right by it, but it's worth going inside. We absolutely loved the food here! I would definitely recommend eating here if you like Mexican food.

Thank interiordena
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Eli's (formerly Sophia's) is an absolute favorite. This little hole in the wall offers unique, tasty New Mexican food with a culinary twist. The owners are such a joy, and on two occasions in the past brought us out new foods and desserts they're experimenting with to sample and to get our opinions. What a fantastic place!

Thank HaydenRae

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6313 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107-5801
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-345-3935

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