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Mac's Steak In The Rough

8218 Louisiana Blvd NE Ste B, Albuquerque, NM 87113
(505) 884-7484
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Ranked #992 of 1,513 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Most recent review
- Mar 31, 2013
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English first
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

You like chicken fried steak? Then still avoid this place. Strips of meat that has beaten, dried, and aged until all taste has been destroyed...then deep fried. I wish that I had not eaten this food as my stomach paid me back later.

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47 reviews 47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Mac's has been around a long, long time. Today's version is greasy, uninspired, and just not very good. The "basket" of steak fingers has shrunk over the years but even in its current reduced size I wasn't excited about finishing it. Very few local places stick around for as long as Mac's, although the number of locations is reduced. I'm... More

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Queen Creek, Arizona
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228 reviews 228 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

My husband had been to Mac's Steak in the Rough years ago and wanted to go back. So we did. Some things are better left as good memories and this is one of them. It's o.k. if you're starving but there are too many other places to choose if you want a hamburger, tacos, burritos, etc. It's not inexpensive, either.... More

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Top Contributor
244 reviews 244 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

Mac's is known for quick, diner-style food in Albuquerque. Food is usually tasty but can be a bit on the greasy side. Favorites include the burgers and fries, of course. Service can be hit or miss.

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Balt Md
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2008

Living on Sandia Base in the early 60's Macs was one of our regular stops. It was regular because the chili sauce/taquita was fantastic. What might seem just a humble side was the main attraction. It was not too hot but it was thick, rich and deep red having plenty of quality chile in the recipe. When you dipped the... More

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macsmenaul, manager at Mac's Steak In The Rough, responded to this review

In response to your comments, sorry to find that you had a bad expierence on your last vist. Macs has changed since you visited last, we are under new Managment, and have since went back to the original Salsa recipe. Our sales in Salsa has doubled and we were recently voted Best Taquitas in Albuquerque by ALIBI Magazine. alibi.com Your... More

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