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Fat Squirrel Pub & Grille

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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3755 Southern Boulevard Southeast, Rio Rancho, NM
+1 505-994-9004
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Dacula, Georgia
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

The live music was very enjoyable. We also liked our food. It's standard bar food for New Mexico, but it has a good variety. Also, they have some good beer selections. We thought that the entire night was definitely a good value for our money. Would go back!

Thank ClayEggl
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

First off, I wish I'd gotten his name. But the bartender was super friendly, and gave my boyfriend and I lots of tips on where to go in the area for sightseeing. We hadn't been in this car before, or to other places in Rio Rancho (new to the area). But this was on a Sunday night, a little quieter,... More 

Thank Candi W
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Fun atmosphere, a bit Pricey, Clean, delicious food! Definitely ask about how it got it unusual name, it's a funny Story! Definitely stop by if you're visiting Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Thank Sherry G
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Fish and chips are great.Staff is a little slow. Overall neat place to check out and meet people and hang out.

Thank Terry R
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

We used to frequent the Fat Squirrel often in the past. They had wonderful Corned Beef and Cabbage and Irish Stew. We walked in at 4:45 today and there were 4 other people in the restaurant. The menu had completely changed. (new owners?) I ordered the Fish and Chips as I had in the past. While the portion was huge,... More 

Thank keithflow
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

The food and service have gone way down. The once excellent coned beef is now very fatty and tough, and the vegetables were uneatable.

Thank Art B
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

During my visits, I've had wedge salads, fries and several types/kinds of burgers. I have always enjoyed my visits. Atmosphere and service are good. They have a full bar for those who wish to partake. They have an outstanding selection of draft brews, both micro and national brands. If you like IPA's, I think you would enjoy the La Cumbre... More 

Thank ncisret
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is a casual, informal pub with great, pleasant service and delicious food! The nachos are definitely some of the very best anywhere, with real cheese and lots of goodies--be hungry or split one. Onion rings are also delicious; I've never had anything bad here. Also recommend the fish and chips. Really good food!

Thank Lori F
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

This is by far the best burger I have had in a very long time. The meat is grilled and the buns are also! It's a brioche bun. It is so fresh and tasty. My husband says the McGoldrich is very good, that is if you like green chile! The price is very reasonable!

Thank 565gracep
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246 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Good finger food with tasty ingredients, reasonably priced. Friendly service. Good parking access. Easy access from Southern Boulevard .

Thank David C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3755 Southern Boulevard Southeast, Rio Rancho, NM
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Rio Rancho
  • Phone Number: +1 505-994-9004

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