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El Taco Tote

Highland Business
Mexican
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4701 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108-1224
505-265-5188
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic Mexican Sustenance

On the east side of Nob Hill, this is a great place to stop by if you are cruising Route 66. It's where the locals go! Their medium salsa is fairly hot by my standards-I did not grow up here in NM, but can eat rather fiery food. You order at the counter, they give you a number and bring... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2015
Chris L
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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283 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

On the east side of Nob Hill, this is a great place to stop by if you are cruising Route 66. It's where the locals go! Their medium salsa is fairly hot by my standards-I did not grow up here in NM, but can eat rather fiery food. You order at the counter, they give you a number and bring... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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65 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We are Midwesterners and this was our first trip to New Mexico. We stopped at El Taco Tote and fell in love with the salsa bar. You can try one new dip or several. They were kind enough to help us pronounce what we were ordering and even told us was few of the terms meant to help us with... More 

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Thank Tglant
Albuquerque, New Mexico
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I visit taco tote often and am never disappointed! The ingredients are so fresh and the food prepared perfectly. Definitely my favorite place to get some authentic Mexican cuisine

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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

Love going, people are friendly, love all the sauces and I get a military discount! Kudos! Also like that they have Mexican karaoke some days!

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Thank Shawnase
Clovis, New Mexico
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Selection is great. Food is great, condiment bar is outstanding. Its one step below a sitdown restaurant, but not fast food. The menu is hard to folllow

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Thank Richard C
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

On a whim we decided to stop here for lunch during an 11-hour day of traveling. What a nice break to have some REAL food prepared quickly. We appreciated the pictures included on the menu to make ordering a bit easier. We watched as they made our tortillas and the food came out freshly prepared. The salsa bar was a... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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139 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Located in the Nob Hill area, this real Mexican grill restaurant is a welcome change of pace from the chain taco restaurants. Using 'family secret' spices and quality meat, El Taco Tote offers great-tasting tacos, enchiladas, burritos, etc. The whole family will enjoy this "come-as-you-are" restaurant.

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San Clemente, California
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

I've visited Albuquerque twice and I've visited this place twice. They have good simple food that is cooked for you fresh and just tastes good. Order your taco by choosing your meat (barbacoa is pretty fabulous), and then dress it however you want (try the pickled red onions--they're awesome). Their chips and jamaica aren't anything to write home about but... More 

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Albuquerque
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82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

It was fun to add all the different salsas and condiments to the tacos and chips. True Mexico Mexican type tacos, barbacoa, abodabo, etc. etc. on housemade tortillas. Only wish you could get the fish tacos with grilled as well as fried fish.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2008

Try the pirata or fajita tacos - and fresh condiment/salad bar!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4701 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108-1224
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque>  > Highland Business
  • Neighborhood: Highland Business
  • Phone Number: 505-265-5188

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?