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Padilla's Mexican Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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1510 Girard Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1823
+1 505-262-0115
11:00 - 19:45
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Mesquite, Texas
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Six of us ate at Padilla we all ordered something different all remarked how delicious the meal was. When we come to Albuquerque this is our first place for a meal. Would be there a couple more times if they were open on the weekends. The environment is causal nothing special. It is cash only........ but worth every obstacle. Best... More 

Thank Sue K
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103 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

The food was excellent. Very comfortable, affordable, family owned Mexican restaurant. Our server was very attentive. Would definitely recommend to everyone!

Thank Dwight H
Bend, Oregon
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231 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This place has been here for many years & they have the crew completely dialed in. High volume with out feeling like cattle. Great customer service and follow up with even better FOOD - very authentic from the chips to the amazing sopaillas !!! You know the place is great when you arrive at 3:00 PM on a Wednesday and... More 

Thank Fdelidude
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Padilla's is amazing! Best carne adovado in Albuquerque! Great for families or date night. Get there early...tables fill up fast.

Thank Courtney L
Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
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102 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

As a tourist, you might drive right by this restaurant located in a strip mall. If so, you would be missing some of the best food ever. The red and green chile sauce on our burrito and enchiladas was outstanding, and the sopapillas were some of the best ever. This is a CASH ONLY business, come prepared.

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Granada, Nicaragua
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145 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We always have lunch at Padilla's when we're in town--three or five times a year--because the carne adovada, tamales, and sopas are simply the best in Albuquerque. I would avoid the tacos, but that's about it. It's too bad they're not open weekend, but they deserve a couple days off if they can make such good food during the week.

Thank Tracy G
Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Traveling through Albuquerque and found this place with some internet searching. arrived post 12:30 for lunch and waiting in line for abut 15 minutes. The line moved really quick. Food portions were perfect,not to big and not too small. Taco plates for the kids and the Thursday special for me. Very tasty. Sopapillas come with everything and the honey is... More 

Thank CJtraveler12
Taos, New Mexico
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Been going to Padillas Mexican Kitchen for several years now and the food is always great. I'm stuck on the cheese enchiladas and chili rellanos but others in our party get other dishes and they are always satisfied. We go to Padillas whenever we want Mexican - sometimes at peak dinner hours you have to , and they take cash... More 

Thank Jaci M
Denver, Colorado
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

This little restaurant is a local treasure. It is small and family owned. The food is true New Mexican. The rellenos are the best I've had,and the sopapillas are to die for. The service is wonderful. Be prepared for a wait if you come after 5 on a weekend or at lunch hour. The prices are so reasonable. It'll become... More 

Thank MamaGina1
Hutchinson, KS
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

I often eat at El Paisa when I pass through Albuquerque but, this time, I thought that I would try another place. Padilla's was ranked 3rd on Yelp and was just a mile or so from where I am staying. I couldn't have been more pleased. I ordered the Blue Corn Chicken Enchilada with green chili and it was awesome.... More 

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:45
11:00 - 19:45
11:00 - 19:45
11:00 - 19:45
11:00 - 19:45
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?