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Genaro's

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Mexican, Southwestern
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600 West Hill Avenue, Gallup, NM 87301
(505) 863-6761
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Meal and Great Service

We read the reviews in TA and just had to make this a stop for our dinner. The restaurant is located a few blocks off the main drag and is on the edge of a neighborhood. We were warmly greeted and quickly seated. Within moments we had a bowl of salsa and chips. What great salsa! We ended up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
MNM1011
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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830 reviews
466 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 368 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We read the reviews in TA and just had to make this a stop for our dinner. The restaurant is located a few blocks off the main drag and is on the edge of a neighborhood. We were warmly greeted and quickly seated. Within moments we had a bowl of salsa and chips. What great salsa! We ended up having... More 

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Thank MNM1011
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looked at reviews for Gallup. Some places rated higher but this place had all rave reviews. Ivan see why. The food is fantastic. The owner was super friendly and gave my wife many hints on how to pick and prepare chilies and avocados,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is awesome! Try the blue corn enchiladas with shredded beef smothered in red and green chile. Great service, clean restaurant, great family!!

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Thank Deanna M
Anchorage, Alaska
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

I've never thought that salsa could be so incredibly the focus of a visit to a mexican restaurant. I'd use this salsa on every single dish ordered here!!

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Thank brian c
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

We've been going to Genaro's for at least 25 years. This is where I learned to love hot salsa and red chile. Today's meal was yummy, as always. We each ordered the stuffed sopapillas, with slight variations, and our order,was perfect. Our to-go order was timed perfectly and even came with plastic ware, in case it was needed. I appreciate... More 

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Vista, California
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94 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Staying in Gallup for the night and looking for Mexican food? Look no further than Genaro's - this family owned restaurant knows how to do it. Not on the main street but a couple of blocks up. There is a parking lot (maybe 15 places) on the side of it and street parking. There was one space left - so... More 

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Thank jenLeCreate
Gallup, New Mexico
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Gallup's best Mexican food. Fast and friendly service. Order the red Chile and you will not be disappointed.

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Thank UPPR90
Gallup, New Mexico
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Genaro's has fast service for a sit-down restaurant. The waiters, waitresses and cooks are exceptional at what they do! This is a great place to bring the family and/or friends visiting from out of town to dinner!

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Thank Eileen D
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

This is the best New Mexican food ever! We always eat here when coming through Gallup. The enchiladas are superb, but very spicy. The hot sauce must have habaneros in them! Our mouths were on fire! I really needed to have some sour cream with my meal, but instead I ate my sopapillas with my enchiladas. The amount of food... More 

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Thank S00ziI
Peoria, Arizona
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44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here after a week long roadtrip through northern Arizona which put us right on the the border of NM. We are from Phoenix AZ and were craving some REAL New Mexican food. I searched best food in Gallup and came across Genaro's. We were NOT disappointed. My friend had the stuffed Sopapillas and I ordered a combination plate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 600 West Hill Avenue, Gallup, NM 87301
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Gallup
  • Phone Number: (505) 863-6761

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 7:30 pm

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