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Mexican, Southwestern
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600 W Hill Ave, Gallup, NM 87301-6568
+1 505-863-6761
Tue - Sat 10:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Dugspur, Virginia
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236 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a fine New Mexican dinner here with a local friend. Local restaurant, not a chain. Not fancy but busy. Filled with aroma of chilis cooking. On her recommendation we all tried the special Stuffed Sopapilla. Very tasty fillings and opted for the red chili sauce. Excellent. Service was good. Food well prepared and tasty. No alcohol. Great restaurant for... More 

Thank BlueridgeCharlie
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150 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose this restaurant from the Trip Advisor reviews and were not disappointed. Everything was delicious and portions were plentiful. Only complaint was that chips and salsa are not included with take out meals even though they are included in restaurant.

Thank Kim_OK
Gallup, New Mexico
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5 reviews
Reviewed April 24, 2017

Busy family owned place that knows how to treat its customers and slings the best New Mexican food I have found. Great for family dinners or work lunch. Quality is consistently high. I have never had a better red chile sauce. Perfect combination of flavors with a nice kick. The red chile cheese fries are so good they should be... More 

Thank m0ntagnini
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

I ordered a pint of Red Chile with meat to go, (pork), when we got home we emptied it into a bowl and found two quarter by quarter inch pieces pork, what a rip off, not to mention their outrages prices, never again will I go there. They can keep their pork.

Thank Daniel J A
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104 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

Ate here during stop in Gallup after reading Trip Advisor reviews. Our experience was mixed. I had the special that night: NY strip steak, 2 cheese enchiladas, whole beans, rice, sopapilla and free drink. Dinner start with chips and salsa. Since we were first time visitors they gave us samples of their red and green sauces, both good with green... More 

Thank wolf302m
Gallup, New Mexico
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

As someone who has lived in Gallup for three years coming from a different state, trust me when I say Genaro's serves the best New Mexican food I have ever had in NM. They serve food from the heart! I have tried a few different dishes, but their homemade tamales and enchiladas are my favorite. If you want to try... More 

Thank devd91
Northern Virginia, Virginia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

This recommendation from trip advisor was appreciated! Not on the main drag but easy to find. Staff friendly and efficient. Loved the tamales, full of shredded meat; husband enjoyed combo fajitas. The meats were perfectly grilled and tender. Green chili and salsa delicious. Only minus was complimentary sopapilla and honey. These were not greasy, but dough a little heavy.

1 Thank Gingerkite
Mesa, Arizona
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336 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017

We usually have favorites as we pass through Gallup but now this one is on the top of the list. After going to TripAdvisor for help and having a taste for chips and salsa Genaro's sounded like the spot to stop. Luckily we found one space to park and walked in a packed house, nothing personal but we were also... More 

2 Thank 2Travelers43
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

This is obviously a local favorite. It's off the beaten path located in a neighborhood. The prices were normal the staff friendly although very busy. Every seat was taken during a weekday lunch. The food was delicious although more spicy than expected (coming from a midwesterner who can handle jalapeño but no spicier). I got cheese enchiladas with red sauce... More 

1 Thank kcann2355
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

Service was attentive, local eatery, family run business , very casual, and the food was great . I had the blue corn tortillas with my enchiladas, which were light and tasty. The sopapias were also the best . We thought everything tasted delicious. If you want the taste of local cuisine vs chain restaurants, I would recommend this place!

1 Thank therese r

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 W Hill Ave, Gallup, NM 87301-6568
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Gallup
  • Phone Number: +1 505-863-6761

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