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El Modelo Mexican Foods

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1715 2nd St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-4505
505-242-1843
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 87
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  • 27
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 10
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very good food

The best new mexican food out there green and red Chile the best great food and history about the cultural

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Gabe M
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

The best new mexican food out there green and red Chile the best great food and history about the cultural

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Manhattan Beach, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The breakfast stuffed sopapilla is amazing. The area is a bit interesting, but the food is so tasty and fresh. Just make sure you have time for a nap after.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I grew up eating Mexican food in Southern California, and a good tamale is one of my favorite foods of all time. El Modelo nails it ... the perfect ratio of delicious pork and tasy corn, wrapped up and steamed in a corn husk. I ordered 2, we had drinks in the cooler, and we ate on the picnic tables... More 

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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Historic building in the more industrial area of Albuquerque makes this place unique. It's not a sit-down place, nor does it have an extensive menu, but it has my favorite cheese enchiladas for sure! If you are not native New Mexican, you may want to ask for any of the chile sauces on the side because they can be hot... More 

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Potosi, MO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I'd like to preface this review with an apology. I was on the tripadvisor App and inadvertently gave the review from June 6th, 2015 a helpful vote. Not bashing someone else's review, just wanting to retract my helpful vote, I can't retract it on this site. Read the review yourself and draw your own conclusion. This food is the real... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

The owners of this place are never there they act like their to good to stop by and say hi instead they pay other ppl to run this place.. food is too greasy tamales are like 30$ last time i went i had a hair on my food, they only have two benches so u have to stand for like... More 

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Pueblo, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Take out for sure...but the best tamales and stuffed sopaipillas in the world. 50 plus years this little hole in the wall has been feeding we officianados of New Mexican cuisine!!!! My mouth waters at the thought. We drive to Albuquerque 3 times a year just to take tamales home to Colorado

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Good food. Nice staff. Neat place. Mostly take out, including tamales by the dozen. Tacos are huge, with lots of well seasoned meat. There is outside seating with grass. My kids had a good time running around. There are an outlet where we charged up. They do not have alcohol. I suspect you could bring your own and drink in... More 

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Santa Ana, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Not only is this one of the best places I have ever experienced for Southwest food, it may be the ultimate "Whole in the Wall." My wife and I were cruising downtown Albuquerque looking for a good place to eat, but had to make an unintended turn due to the one way streets. The Gods were with us when we... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I found this place online and ever since the first visit haven't forgot about how amazing the food is! My favorite is the enchilada dish. Love the chips. Bottled cokes is a bonus. At times I want to drop everything and make a trip to Alb just to order food from here. Of course every place has their cons and... More 

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Additional Information about El Modelo Mexican Foods

Address: 1715 2nd St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-4505
Phone Number: 505-242-1843
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 5
Cuisine: Mexican, Spanish

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1715 2nd St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-4505
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: 505-242-1843

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 5
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Spanish
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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