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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
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
First taste of Southwest

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2014
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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English first
Indianapolis, Indiana
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49 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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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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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 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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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 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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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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Additional Information about El Taco Tote

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

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?