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Padilla's Mexican Kitchen

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1510 Girard Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1823
505-262-0115
Today
11:00 am - 7:45 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 7:45 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Absolute chili heaven

I ate the meat and bean stuffed soipapilla covered with red and green chili! Finger lick'n good! I wished that I had a bigger stomach to order another plate! Bad thing is they don't take credit cards, but the meals are reasonably priced so it's not too bad. The place was packed when I was there so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

I ate the meat and bean stuffed soipapilla covered with red and green chili! Finger lick'n good! I wished that I had a bigger stomach to order another plate! Bad thing is they don't take credit cards, but the meals are reasonably priced so it's not too bad. The place was packed when I was there so that told me... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Years ago we use to be regulars at Padillas but stopped going when it became apparent that the quality of the food was slipping and having to wait long periods (often the line would surround patrons that were eating) became a strain. Three years later my father in law wanted to give them another try to see if it had... More 

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Benbrook
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Quite crowded, so must be popular. Food was good, but service pretty slow. Location is pretty out of the way.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The restaurant is located out of the way in a strip mall. The restaurant was full on a Wednesday night but we were quickly seated. I ordered the Carne Adovada and my wife order a tamale, enchilada, taco combo plate. Service was prompt and the food was good, but not excellent. It is hot with spice, which I love, but... More 

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tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We ordered the Thursday special mor knowing what we would be eating. It was delicious. The storefront restaurant was packed with locals and all were obviously enjoying themselves. Cash only. But the food was not expensive at all for all you get

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

After reading the reviews I thought this was the place to go for top notch New Mexican Food in Albuquerque. I don't know if it was an off night but I was not that impressed with the food. The serving size was good and the wait staff were great. However, the food was disappointing. I had the recommended Blue Corn... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

By far the best authentic New Mexican food in the state in my opinion. Their red and green chili is flavorful, seasoned to perfection and has great combination and balance of Flavor and heat. Must try!, must try!!!!!#####!!######

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Denison, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

After an exciting visit up Sandia Peak, we decided to grab a bite to eat before heading back to Ruidoso. We pulled up Tripadvisor and read about the Tex-Mex food. We chose Padilla's after reading the reviews. They were spot on! We had the beef enchiladas and the tacos. Both were served with rice and beans. They were excellent. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Every once in a while, we stumble into a real treasure. Padilla's is one. The locals crowd into here, and that speaks volumes. Clean, WONDERFUL food (with sopapillas the size of grapefruit!), hustling service with a smile (these people do not go slowly - they hustle), and great prices. If you want authentic Tex-Mex food, with distinctive flavor and a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This bustling hole in the wall is one of the best Mexican restaurants around. The enchiladas and chile rellenos are among the best I have ever eaten. This place is packed, and I understand why. It's just great.

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Additional Information about Padilla's Mexican Kitchen

Address: 1510 Girard Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1823
Phone Number: 505-262-0115
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 7:45 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 7:45 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 7:45 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 7:45 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 7:45 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Mexican

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1510 Girard Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1823
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: 505-262-0115

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 7:45 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:45 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:45 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:45 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:45 pm

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