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El Modelo Mexican Foods

1715 2nd St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-4505
505-242-1843
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Ranked #29 of 1,513 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $5
Cuisines: Mexican, Spanish
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St. Louis, Missouri
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
39 helpful votes 39 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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Albuquerque
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

My parents were looking for a good Mexican restuarant. We came across this suggestion and the reviews were on point! It is a great take out place we ate outside on the patio tables and it was great. It impressed my dad and he is a very picky eater when it comes to Mexican food!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Whole in the wall... don't be turned off by the outside. The food is amazing, authentic, home cooked Mexican food. The red chorizo chili has a ton of taste. There are picnic tables, umbrella and grass to the north of the entrance.

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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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