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“No wonder it is so popular” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mariscos Altamar

Mariscos Altamar
1517 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87121
505 831 1496
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Ranked #26 of 1,535 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Quincy, Illinois
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220 reviews 220 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
“No wonder it is so popular”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Mariscos was just a block from our hotel. My wife had heard that it was a good spot so decided to try. It was a Friday night in Lent, and were they busy. We waited about a half hour for a table. While waiting we saw lots of happy people eating, from couples to large families. When we got a table and looked at the menu, so many choices. New Mexico doesn't have any seashore, but when you combine NM cooking, and lots of seafood choices, this is what you get.
Service was friendly. It didn't take too long for our food to come up, quite a surprise for a place so busy. Oh wow, everything was so good. We were too full for desert.
All those cars in the parking lot, those folks all had lots of choices of wheree to eat. They chose Mariscos for a reason. The food is sooooo good.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Mexican Seafood done well!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

This is our favorite Mexican restaurant for our birthdays and anniversary - and at other times when we need a seafood or Mexican food fix! Wide variety of dishes on the menu and perfect for treating out-of-town visitors as well because there is no need to fear the heat! We've never been disappointed with any dish we've tried. The prices are extremely reasonable for the quality and quantity. Highly recommend!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Really good food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We have eaten here MANY times and we have NEVER been disappointed. The best beef fajitas in town, T-bone - great, crab enchiladas - great, shrimp wrapped in bacon - great, carne asada and tapenquena steak - great and much more. We live out of town and stop here when ever come in. We have even driven in just to have a great meal with great service. It doesn't look like much from the outside but what's inside is really good. I hope you like it as much as we have.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Great service and food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

We really enjoyed our meal, but the star of the show was the Tres Leches dessert. Best we have EVER had. The service is outstanding, but the ambiance needs some help. The restaurant appears tacky from the outside, but give it a chance...the food is well worth it.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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22 restaurant reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Excellent selections reasonable prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

This popular restraunt delivers superb service and menu full of a wide variety of selections. I sampled their Mexican dishes with our friends and tell me tell you the Fajitas, Enchiladas, Chili Relleno, Nachos, Tamales, salads, Margaritas and Mexican beer selections were excellent. We went back 2 more times while we were staying at a near by motel. Hint: If you show your room key from one of the near by motels, your table will get a free Margarita. If you are just passing through on I 40, then it is worth a stop because it is only 2 blocks from the interstate.

Visited October 2012
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