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Padilla's Mexican Kitchen

1510 Girard Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1823
+1 505-262-0115
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sopapillas” (79 reviews)
“carne adovada” (20 reviews)
“red chili” (22 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 7:45 pm Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
1510 Girard Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1823
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

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

1  Thank Sammyvelvet
Reviewed 10 November 2017

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

1  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
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We ate here more on a hunch than it's rating. I'm glad my hunch was right. Good food, nice portions, great service. It should be rated #1 in cheap eats. Packed with locals, another good sign.

1  Thank Kjs1054
Reviewed 14 September 2017

My Mom loves to go here on Thursdays for carnitas (oven roasted pork), quelites (sauteed spinach/bean casserole) & potatoes. My daughter doubles up on the rice, cause it's some her favorite in town, along with her tamales! I hear the red chile is some of...More

Thank G_S_MommyNewMexico
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3 April 2018|
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Response from Mark M | Reviewed this property |
There is no outdoor seating.
28 March 2017|
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Response from Sue K | Reviewed this property |
beer and wine
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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