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Mac's Steak In The Rough

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8218 Louisiana Blvd NE Ste B, Albuquerque, NM 87113
(505) 884-7484
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10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
So that is mutton

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.

1 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2013
Christopher R
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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Colorado
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8218 Louisiana Blvd NE Ste B, Albuquerque, NM 87113
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: (505) 884-7484

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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