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Hot Tamales

1520 Rio Rancho Dr SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
(505) 962-0123
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Ranked #7 of 95 restaurants in Rio Rancho
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

This small eatery in Rio Rancho has a nice pleasant feel and always has tasty food with a smile. The prices are great and is a family friendly place. The chili is good for a wide range of preferences too. Try the red enchiladas for tasty meal.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This is one of our favorite places to eat in the area. Food is consistently excellent. The prices are great and the service is wonderful. When we are eating out this is the one place that consistently wins the vote of where to go by everyone in the family.

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Albuquerque
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is a locally owned resturant that has been here a while. For a visitor wanting to explore nm food for the first time this is a good start . For the die hard nm food addict the food is average nothing special

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new mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Hot tamales and O'Hares are owned by the same people. The food is good and the atmosphere reminds you of being in mexico. Polite staff.

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

Hot Tamales serves lunch and dinner during the week, including breakfast service on the weekends. The menu has plenty of items to chose from, enchiladas, tacos, stuffed sopapillas,etc, and every meal is delicious. The wait staff are friendly, and provide good service. The food is always served quickly, and the portions are more than plentiful. The prices are reasonable, a... More

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We have eaten here several times and have never had a bad meal. The service is even better, The atmosphere is open and bright without being overwhelming.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We only went once and will likely never go again. It was the most bland Mexican food I have ever eaten in New Mexico.

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RIO RANCHO
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103 reviews 103 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Hot Tamales is where we go whenever we want good solid New Mexican food for a reasonable price. It's not fancy, doesn't have any outdoor seating, the view is not scenic but the service is good, the food is good, and it's very centrally located on the east side of Highway 528 just north of the Intel plant. We normally... More

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Rio Rancho
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Good Mexican food but service can be a little slow. I especially like their hot tamales. Prices are reasonable.

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Waipahu, Hawaii
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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Reasonable prices and great chili. This is an excellent restaurant - not a chain, just good food. Their green chili enchilada casserole is fabulous. They also have a dish - arroz con pollo that is outstanding also. Open at 11 a.m. all week and 8 a.m. for breakfast on weekends. It is worth the trip.

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