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Hot Tamales

1520 Rio Rancho Dr SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
(505) 962-0123
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Ranked #11 of 96 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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English first
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was not our best dining experience in Rio Rancho. The best part of our combination meal was the Chicken guacamole taco. The beef enchilada was made with ground instead of shredded beef, the Chili Relleno had a thick gummy batter. Chips and salsa were not outstanding. Our Server was very nice which made our mediocre meal a little better.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

When we first moved to Rio Rancho, we were unfamiliar with the neighborhood. The parking lot is always full, so we figured it must be good. We went and had the queso- tasted like milk. The salsa tasted like Pace picante, and the main meals were just plain bad. Bland, no flavor, no spice, and watery and/or mushy. We looked... More

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We go to Hot Tamales very often. Their food is always delicious and very consistent. Rio Rancho has one of the best Mexican Food Restaurants in New Mexico. The green chile is the bomb. The service is always great. The food comes out fast. We tell everyone about this restaurant. Love it. We are so glad it is so close... More

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Good New Mexican food, but not a flashy place so it gets over looked. A must try you will like it. blah blah to make 100 characters.

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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
10 helpful votes 10 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 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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