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El Modelo Mexican Foods

1715 2nd St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-4505
505-242-1843
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Placitas, New Mexico
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

After a afternoon hike on the bosque trail, my teen daughter and I decided to try El Modelo. It has been around for ages, and just the building and location hints at "something different", "go local". It is takeaway with outside tables located north and south of the building. I had a stuffed sopapilla and my daughter had cheese enchilada... More

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Mesa, Arizona
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85 reviews 85 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I had tried to eat at El Modelo the last time I was in Albuquerque but I picked the one night when they are closed. I was luckier this time. Easy to get to, right across the street from Old Town Albuquerque. Typical menu items but very tasty and well made. This just added to the problem I have when... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I love this joint. Been there 11 times. The Huevos Rancheros are so good, that I have not tried anything else. Not sure, but it seems like I'm eating 3 pounds of food....Huevos, beans, pork, lettuce, green chili and tortillas. You will be satiated. And the prices represent a great value.

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Albuquerque NM
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47 reviews 47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I've eaten their food many times. It's cheap, tasty, but way too hot. Sorry. Time to get an order varies considerably.

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St. Louis, Missouri
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Passing through New Mexico on our way home, we stayed at a hotel close to the interstate. We checked our El Modelo on TripAdvisor and Yelp and ratings were about 4 out of 5. It is located is a weird part of town – they close at 7 so it’s still daylight – LOL. It’s take out so that worked... More

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Topeka, Kansas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Wow!!! Takeout food with neighboring outside place to eat. Quality is nothing short of amazing!!!! I will be back...again and again and again...!!!

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Norwich, Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Honest, authentic Mexican food, at a very affordable price. We had stuffed sopaipillas, enchiladas, and chile rellenos. Large portions. El Modelo is designed for take-out, but, have a nice picnic area. We are there and enjoyed it. I'll definitely return for more.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Did someone say extra grande portions? Holy Moley do they load you down with some food here! This place is very old school and has been around since forever (1929, actually). There's no indoor seating, but there is a pleasant grassy area right next door with some picnic tables, and additional seating out by the parking lot. For this reason,... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

For a true New Mexican cuisine this place wonderful. Food is oh so good and simple with large portions. Prices are very modest. Don't leave Albuquerque without trying their green bean and beef tostada!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I been going here every chance we get to and there food is amazing!!! I strongly recommend the Mundo :D

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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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 5
Cuisine: Mexican, Spanish

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