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“Beef Avocado w/ Green Chili ....YUUMM!/James Beard Award” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mary's & Tito's Cafe

Mary's & Tito's Cafe
2711 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107-1329 (Near North Valley)
505-344-6266
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Ranked #77 of 1,501 restaurants in Albuquerque
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Neighborhood: Near North Valley
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“Beef Avocado w/ Green Chili ....YUUMM!/James Beard Award”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Our first visit to this Albuquerque Landmark.
The beef avocado with green chili was a hit...Tasty with a wonderful spicy sauce.
Another of our party tried the chicken burrito and it was without spices and little flavor...Stick to the avocado entrees.

We had a take out order of Mexican Wedding cake...Large enough for two.

This restaurant was a James Beard award winner in 2010 for Classic American Cooking...Not Too Shabby.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Order turnovers and Mexican wedding cake”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

I usually order the chicken combo "turnover" with green chile, so I cannot comment on the other menu items. The turnovers are giant puffy fried dough crescents filled with chicken, beans, rice, cheese and chile. They are similar to stuffed sopapillas except they are much much larger. They fill a large oval plate with good, hot, filling Mexican food. The Mexican wedding cake is the best thing here, however. Homemade and excellent, if you can find room for it after a turnover. Free chips and salsa are served first - typical of many restaurants here they have a distinctive homemade salsa, not my favorite, but acceptable. I go here for lunch with a coworker. He agrees the turnovers are the best item, and the other menu items not so much (he has ordered other dishes while I stuck to the turnovers). Atmosphere is typical Mexican eatery, not touristy, not self conscious or fussy. Friendly staff. Good service.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Albuquerque, NM, USA
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“Chile Rellenos just OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The ambience is pure old school New Mexico; the food more so-so. Maybe it was an off Saturday evening or the raves we had heard were from folks that had dined there some time ago. Then again, maybe we were expecting too much ... even so, we don't think we'll need to return to find out. The salsa, however, was remarkable.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Arlington, Virginia
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“Had to try it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

It's easy to recommend Mary and Tito's. The food was great and they do what they do very well. I had the adovado with red sauce and was not disappointed. It was not overly hot, just the right amount of heat. I would recommend this place to anyone visiting Albuquerque. Mary will likely be there to great you and she is wonderful.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“TASTELESS SOGGY SLOP”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

My wife & I had the absolute worst adovada chimichangas, with rice & beans. Hers was filled with fat. Both were soggy, not crispy at all. I've had better refried beans from a can, the rice was average. If it was not for the semi spicy red sauce that drowned the chimichangas there would be no taste. Parking is a dirt lot out back, or busy street parking out front. We live in Albuquerque & both think that Taco Cabana - El Taco Tote - Frontier, are a hundred times better, than this out of the way, 1970's style dump. If you're travelling or live here, do not waste you time & fuel eating at this place. I can not think of enough disgusting adjectives to describe our culinary experience at this dive.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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