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Pete's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

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12540 N Hwy 14, Sandia Park, NM 87047
(505) 281-0315
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good NM food

A good restaurant in the east mountains! We had pretty good service, though slow at the end to get our bill done. Food was good but the portions seemed a bit small.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2014
NewMexicoTom
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Tijeras, NM
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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Tijeras, NM
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50 reviews 50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A good restaurant in the east mountains! We had pretty good service, though slow at the end to get our bill done. Food was good but the portions seemed a bit small.

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Tijeras, New Mexico
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118 reviews 118 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Very excellent New Mexican fair in quiet atmosphere with excellent Margaritas. Green chile is excellent as are chile rellenos and my husband loves the shredded beef.

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Tijeras, New Mexico
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118 reviews 118 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My husband and I go to Los Cuates, was Pete's about once a month and always enjoy our meals. I like the Chile Rellenos and he loves the shredded beef enchiladas. We really enjoy their unique salsa as well.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012 via mobile

Los Cuates?(spelling?) We ate here for first time. Very good food, fair prices, & excellent service. So nice to have another nice place to eat here in the East Mountains.

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Tijeras, New Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

My husband and I ate here on our way home from a trip to Red River on a Sunday. I thought the New Mexican food was very good and the service was good as well. We sat at the bar and the service was quick and friendly. I enjoyed the food and I will return when I'm in the area.... More 

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Sandia Park, New Mexico
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11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012 via mobile

Food is good, service is fair. I have mixed feelings about this place, I think the problem could be the revolving staff, because there is definately no consistency. New Mexican food is good when done right, and bad when I'll attempted. I can't say that I've had a horrible meal here, but I did not appreciate the moldy flour tortillas,... More 

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SANDIA PARK
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

the food is basic, nothing special that would ever make me jump at the idea of returning. i live nearby so i find myself back here when family is in town, often just because there is no wait on a sat night (hint). im not saying the food is terrible...just nothing special. to be honest id rather make my own... More 

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Sandia Park, NM
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Sadly the food is mediocre. That is reflected in a number of reviews. Unfortunately some of the "Excellent" reviews read falsely, as in written by the owner or staff... Most of the items we have tried are okay, but just not really good. We love nearby so we have tried it several times hoping it would improve. We STILL hope... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

We live in the east mountains and eat mexican out about once a month - sometimes more. We used to go to several different places in town (Sadies, Padillas, Mary and Titos, etc etc). Once Pete's opened - we go nowhere else! I also want to state that we live South of the interstate, so Pete's is actually further than... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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98 reviews 98 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

The food was awful and the service was worse. We have been here before but it seems to be going steadily down hill. I ordered what was once my favorite greek salad with grapes leaves> Sounds a little crazy at a mexican place but it used to be really good, housemade dressing, fresh grapeleaves... This time around the gradeleaves were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12540 N Hwy 14, Sandia Park, NM 87047
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Sandia Park
  • Phone Number: (505) 281-0315

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

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