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Papa Felipe's Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$Mexican,
9800 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112-2303
+1 505-292-8877
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sopapillas” (33 reviews)
“tamale pie” (6 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (13 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
9800 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112-2303
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chile rellenos are always a good test - theirs are real green Chile’s not poblanos Sopapillas w everything; a d cent happy hour, good ritas, and several unique items on the menu along w standard NM fare.

Thank mkjboyce
B E, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Felipe's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your comments about our rellenos. In 2017, they were voted one of the Top 5 Best of the City. And yes, we use real, New Mexico-grown chiles!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As always, food and service are excellent. They are very accommodating and allowed us to make substitutions. The chips and salsa are the best in town, IMO. The atmosphere is pleasant and the entire staff was very friendly.

Thank cindyhillsey
B E, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Felipe's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments, especially about our chips and salsa. They are one of our undiscovered secrets. We serve the chips with our own, house-made salsa. We look forward to coming in again soon.

Reviewed 11 February 2018

Waitress Katie was terrific, albeit slow to get food, for which I do not blame her. One plate of 4 was far too cold. She did take care of problem. Chips and salsa are better than average, although it is puzzling why they serve the...More

Thank Jessica J
B E, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Felipe's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Thanks for stopping in Jessica. We will pass on your kudos to your server. And yeah, our green chili is pretty special. Thanks for noticing.

Reviewed 11 February 2018

I heard about this place on TV the day my son and I had decided to go to Albuquerque for a conference. Place looked good and I expected it would be. I live in Montana and find a lot of Montana Mex which just doesn't...More

Thank Michael E
B E, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Felipe's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Thanks for stopping in, Michael! We're glad you got to try some of our authentic Northern New Mexican food! We hope you'll come back when you're in town again!

Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

I've lived in Albuquerque for many years, but only recently heard how good Papa Filipe's New Mexican Restaurant was. Tried it in early December and enjoyed the experience so much that we went back 3 more times before 2018 rolled around. This establish was very...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

I had the posole. Very good. Great food. Great service. Our waitress Katie, went above and betond to make sure we were very well taken care of.

1  Thank Teri T
B E, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Felipe's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Thanks for mentioning your server. Our staff works hard and kind words go a long way. We're very happy Katie took good care of you! We will pass along your review.

Reviewed 31 October 2017

Definitely wanted to have some Mexican food while in Albuquerque so we tried Papa Felipe's. I'm a little picky about my Mexican food, but I can say that this was pretty good. Margarita's were great. Be warned that the green chili is very "hot" but...More

Thank Sandy N
Reviewed 24 October 2017

I was in town to rent out my townhouse and do some repairs so stayed with friends. The three of us dined at Papa Felipe's and, as usual, had an excellent meal. I have written a review or two previously on this place and am...More

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 12 October 2017

My husband had a combo plate with a chili relleno (sp?) and had me try it. It was the best one we had tried on this week long trip through New Mexico. The kitchen did mix up our enchilladas (I was supposed to have the...More

Thank eleanorl671
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Food was reasonably good. Problem if you have dairy allergy - chicken marinaded with butter and salsa, guacamole mixed withe sour cream!! Had beef sopillia minus sour cream cheese & guacamole, so asked about slices of avocado which was no bother but waiteress didn't inform...More

Thank Rgbox
B E, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Felipe's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

We're sorry you did not enjoy your experience. However, the servers are not responsible for food costs. Tips play a large part in how these men and women make their living. There were several options available to you other than "adjusting" you bill via the...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 15
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9800 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112-2303
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-292-8877
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Adobe style building outside. Flavor of New Mexico, southwest decor on the inside. We have been preparing each meal from scratch for 35 years. We use only the best and freshest ingredients, ensuring you will enjoy the best tasting dishes in Albuquerque.
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