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1520 Rio Rancho Dr SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
(505) 962-0123
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Ranked #9 of 100 Restaurants in Rio Rancho
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Eagle, Idaho
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is one of those restaurants that can be counted upon for good offerings. The atmosphere is open and not intimate but the serivce is great and the food tasty. Try their salsa and their rellanos are good and spicy. There are too many fried offerings but the they will give you fast and friendly service. Good parking and easy... More 

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Ft. Collins, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Was close to the hotel and did not have to wait for a table. Good food for Mexican and good service.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Their green chile, chicken enchilada casserole is delicious! The fajitas are well seasoned and have lots of meat (unlike some restaurants). We take our out of town guests here and no one has ever been disappointed!

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Rio Rancho, NM
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We've eaten here many times and the food is fine, although there is much better New Mexican food to be had elsewhere. Unfortunately this is as good as it gets in Rio Rancho. The food is the familiar fare, reasonably well made, but very bland in comparison to the truly good NM restaurants around the state. The service is good... More 

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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108 reviews 108 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Reliable very well prepared New Mexican style food reasonably priced in a nice atmosphere. Not a fussy place at all - drop in anytime.

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Rio Rancho, NM
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We eat here about once/week. For the price, you just can't beat it! The food is always good! My favorites are the Guacamole chicken tacos and the bowl of posole with the tamale!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We have been eating at Hot Tamales since they opened about 10 years ago. Have always had good food, good service and reasonable prices. It's family oriented, no alcohol served. They are close to where we live. So, probably eaten there over 100 times (no kidding). Good New Mexican food.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Today Hubby and I had the stacked enchilada's... his is beef with red chile, mine was the chicken with green -- on the side. We also had the egg cooked medium on top! Very Good! Their sopa's are also nice and lite!

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

They have great guacamole chicken tacos & good, home cooked New Mexico food. Prices have gone up slightly through the years, but overall, still a good value.

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Boerne, Texas, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

From San Antonio so we eat a lot of TexMex food. We told the wateriest and she suggested we get the sauces (red and green) on the side. We did and were real glad - they were much hotter than we like.

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Additional Information about Hot Tamales

Address: 1520 Rio Rancho Dr SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Phone Number: (505) 962-0123
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Rio Rancho
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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