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Genaro's Authentic Mexican Food

600 West Hill Avenue, Gallup, NM
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Ranked #3 of 89 restaurants in Gallup
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Southwestern
Most recent review
- Jun 15, 2014
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87% Recommend
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Collierville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Very authenic local food, great service and a true NM experience. I was warned to go easy on the salsa, as it was a little hot, but tasted great and the sopapilla;s with honey completed our meal. A must visit if in the area.

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Villafranca di Verona, Italia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Spicy nth degree. Tomato sauce or something like that ...... numbs the mouth for a long time. Mistress and cordial staff very helpful and attentive to people. Delicious treats. The only discordant note is the absence of beer or alcoholic beverages. Anyway. one of the best Mexican Gallup.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I've been going here since I was a kid & I can't get enough. Love the salsa. It's never too hot to stop eatting. A must have is the stuffed sopapilla. That is my favorit & always get it smothered in red & green. This is another one of my favorites to stop at when in Gallup.

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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101 reviews 101 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I expected more than we found. The décor is minimal. The service was about average. Our enchilada and a burrito were below the average for Mexican restaurants near to our home in Oklahoma.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We really enjoy Mexican food, but on the mild side. When our server told us they had no mild sausa, we decided to go with minute portions of the served sausa, and it was HOT. We found the menu offerings somewhat limiting for our tastes, but what we ordered was good food, served quickly. We also enjoy beer with our... More

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great midwest
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95 reviews 95 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This restaurant seems like the "real deal" - authentic New Mexican food served in a friendly atmosphere. The salsa was wonderful also. Our server suggested putting the chile sauce on the side, and I'm glad he did as it is on the spicy side. He also suggested a smaller portion for me, something I really appreciated as I had no... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Really good food. Quick and friendly service and good prices. I had the blue corn cheese enchiladas and they were very generous with the cheese and that's a must for me! They graciously allowed me to have the red chili sauce on the side since I don't do spicy stuff. I put a small amount of sauce on the enchiladas... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We are currently on a trip through the southwest and were recommended to this place by the staff at the hotel we are staying at. The food is delicious! We had great service and were pleased to be able to try some authentic New Mexican food. I would definitely recommend this place to others how are traveling through Gallup and... More

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Roseburg, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I enjoyed myself here. The salsa is quite spicy and flavorful. My iced tea was replenished often by my very attentive waitress. My entree--sopapillas--was larger than I could finish. But it wasn't that great--it was just ok. This appeared to be a quite popular local hangout--lots of families and couples. Just as in Mexico, vendors (children actually) circulate among the... More

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Westlake Village, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The entire family wanted more but couldn't take another bite. Sopapillas are awesome treat that comes with the combos! Look forward to stopping in the next time we pass through!

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