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Abuelita's New Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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621 S Camino Del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM 87004-5736
+1 505-867-9988
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Woodland Park, Colorado
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268 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was filling my truck at the gas station, ask a police office next to me what is the best place to eat in town. He smiled and said Abuelitas then gave me directions. Staff were outstanding. We both had a great New Mexico breakfast. Grandma pictures everywhere let you see the history in this place. We will bring one... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

Bring a picture of Grandma, to add to their collection. Menudo (with the Red chili, green is spicier) is wonderful. Fajitas good too.

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Arkansas, United States
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139 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

We stopped here late because we were hungry and had trouble finding any place to stop. We were en route to Albuquerque from Santa Fe and there are few stops near the freeway. We ventured into Bernalillo and were about to give up. We happened upon this place in what must be a downtown (or maybe more like main street)... More 

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Thank Kim G
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

This is a wonderful, down-home, New Mexican restaurant where the locals go. No tourists (other than ourselves) cited. Very good flat enchiladas with fried egg on top. Super good (but also super spicy) green chile sauce (the hottest food I had on a 5-day trip to Santa Fe--which is a good thing in my view). Lovely wait staff. Super fresh... More 

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Missouri
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Abuelitas was a favorite eatery when I lived in Rio Rancho from 1994 to 1998! Once a week we ate here for authentic New Mexico cuisine! Coming back here in 2016 was a delight to try the shredded beef enchiladas with the area's hottest green chile, wow, you can tell it is hot when you hiccup almost from the moment... More 

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New Mexico
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Last time we went to Abuelita's I LOVED my burrito smothered with Xmas-chile. However my husband thought the green on his dish was pretty hot, and he choked a bit. :) The decor is very basic, the food is home-cooked. I especially like the chile, but its hotness is variable depending on the season, ripeness of the peppers, drought, etc.... More 

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Bernalillo, New Mexico
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

If you like your chile mild and kind of watered down - go for it you gringos. Food is ok for price but nothing to write home about.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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180 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Abuelita's is a local place you can count on for a good meal. We enjoy the fajitas, the tortillas are freshly made and the meat is well seasoned. Beware the pico de gallo! Quite spicy with the addition of jalapeño peppers. Staff is great and attentive. Lots of choices at reasonable prices. Note:they do charge for chips and salsa.

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134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Great selection and preparation. Genuinely authentic setting. Pleasant staff and good close by parking. Beware the Pico Del Gallo and red and green Chile. Can be quite intense. We love the Fajitas.

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ALPHARETTA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Lots of locals, very reasonably priced. Food spicy but great flavors, would definitely return. Would have liked a margarita but beer and wine only

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 621 S Camino Del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM 87004-5736
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Bernalillo
  • Phone Number: +1 505-867-9988

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