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El Modelo Mexican Foods

1715 2nd St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-4505
505-242-1843
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Ranked #24 of 1,503 restaurants in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $5
Cuisines: Mexican, Spanish
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English first
San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This place only sells takeout, but it is worth the wait. Great food and a great price. There are tables outside if you want to eat there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I read about this place and had to try it out. It lived up to what people say. My son even liked it and he is really picky.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This place has been around since 1920s - the food has never wavered - it is always the same taste and quality. Drive down and give it a try, you won't be disappointed !!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We drove by here while waiting for our Daughters UNM Choir Rehearsal before they headed off to NYC. When we went in was not what expected, but The Aroma and Food were Awesome it reminded me of when I was First Taken to the Mexican Restaurant's in The Denver Barrio's by my Chicano Artist Friends. The Food was awesome Filling,... More

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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Although this place is a take out, their food is very good. The tamales I think are the best I have ever tasted and they do have tables outside if you don't mind eating there. I can have a tamale and some coffee outside and I have a small meal that is very tasty.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I've been going to this establishment for years and have never been disappointed! If you speak even a little Spanish attempting to use is will be greatly appreciated...Their breakfast burritos are to die for and for that matter everything else on their menu is fantastic! They have their logo T-shirts for sale and make wonderful souvenirs! My only advice is... More

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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We saw this on trip adviser and they had us at stuffed sopapailla! The reviews were excellent and so was the food. My whole family loved the food and the experience. If we're ever back in Albuquerque this will be on our list of places to eat.

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Ofallon, IL
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Tasty Mexican food from pick-up joint. Little bit out of the way, so you have to know where you're going to find it. Had Carnitas Burrito & Stuffed Sopapilla. Everything was made fresh & both were huge portions. Prices are extremely reasonable. Understand why the locals flock here.

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Wow! I still drool just thinking about the stuffed sopapillas from El Modelo! A definite stop for every Albuquerque trip!

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Tempe, Arizona
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Any time I'm in ABQ I stop by for lunch here. The food is always hot and fresh and the heat of the chile is perfect. They are always busy and know that the food is why. You get plenty of it no matter what you order.

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