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Padilla's Mexican Kitchen

1510 Girard Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1823
+1 505-262-0115
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sopapillas” (79 reviews)
“carne adovada” (19 reviews)
“red chili” (20 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
1510 Girard Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1823
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been enjoying the great food at Padillas for over 30 years. We often meet family there, and the awesome food has never disappointed. I. Enjoyed a red chili cheese enchilada plate, while my wife ordered ala carte. The service was quick and excellent!

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the place where the folks in Albuquerque go to eat great New Mexican food. No fancy surroundings, just really good food and reasonable prices. The line to get in the door at dinner can be long, so its worth while to get there...More

Thank Andy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have not been back to Albuquerque New Mexico in 35 years. So when I did finally get back the first thing i wanted to do was find the right place to eat. So as is my best practice when I get to a new...More

Thank Sammyvelvet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Why does a restaurant resort to the use imitation ingredients? Cheese enchiladas are supposed to have cheese, not sodium caseinate! "Fool Me Not" Never eating here again.

Thank Henry E
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Sometimes the hype given some restaurants is too much. While Padilla's was good, it wasn't that good. The service was nice and people were friendly but it didn't seem clean. The sopapillas were way too greasy. The red chili was almost flavorless and in order...More

1  Thank travelingqueen88
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Had chili rellenos. They were great. the Sopas are to die for. We brought home a dozen for breakfast. It is out of the way but is well worth looking for. Its a local hangout and you could tell they came in continually.

Thank pettybear
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

What can I say that the other 300+ reviews haven’t! Old school locals favorite. Hard to find but well worth the effort. Food is a real as it gets! Limited menu results in a few items being prepared perfectly. We arrived at 1:10 PM on...More

Thank Fdelidude
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Padilla’s is a small family owned New Mexican place on Girard a couple blocks south of Indian School. Very popular and for good reason, this is one of the best if not the best place in town for authentic New Mexican food. For lunch recently...More

Thank gypsyuno
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We went for dinner on a Thursday evening at the suggestion of a neighbor. They were very busy at around 7:00 p.m. but we were seated quickly and service was fast, but maybe a little rushed and impersonal. I had the Thursday night special: carnitas,...More

Thank PhoenixRobin
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Padilla's offers very basic New Mexican food. Nothing fancy about the food or the environment, but this family restaurant has a large following. Prices are low, and the menu is kind of limited. Their chile is HOT in my opinion (and I have eaten chile...More

Thank Mc W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:45 pm
11:00 am - 7:45 pm
11:00 am - 7:45 pm
11:00 am - 7:45 pm
11:00 am - 7:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1510 Girard Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1823
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-262-0115
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