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Hot Tamales

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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1520 Rio Rancho Dr SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
(505) 962-0123
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We seem to end up here after church on Sundays. Fast service. Typically fast seating. Good for larger groups. And of course tasty food!!!

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Thank bgreen4ever
Constantly Changing
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84 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for dinner. The food was probably above-average New Mexican fare. Service was good. (Please bring the sopapillas after dinner, so they don't get cold!)

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Thank WanderingYank
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This is the best restaurant of it kind in Rio Rancho. Friendly service and a nice atmosphere. We have dined there for years at different times of day and enjoyed the quality and consistency one would expect.

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1 Thank Jason A
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Decent prices. Big portions. Nice atmosphere. Good service. Right up the street. Have never been disappointed. Nice chile rellenos if you eat at the restaurant (otherwise they get soggy). Yummy Huevos Rio Ranchos. Just writing the review is making me go get some stew to go with movies.

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1 Thank Daisy A
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Not the best NM food but not the worst. It was just average. The salsa has cilantro in it..not a fan.

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1 Thank Joy B
Monument, Colorado
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

I had the signature tamales. Wife had three-color enchiladas. Delicious flavors. I'd recommend either dish. Good beans & rice. Tasty salsa. Sweet raspberry tea. Good lemonade. Excellent service. Excellent value. Oh, and I'm a huge fan of the Hawaiian print shirts the staff wears.

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1 Thank Tim C
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

The staff was friendly and super helpful. Refilled our drinks, stayed open later because we showed up half hour before close. We're delighted to serve us. The food was delicious and good size portions.

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Thank Ep2chr
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

I recently ate here this past week with some friends. Service was great and I got the Navajo taco which was really great! Good food for the value. Nice local place for lunch.

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Thank Jocelyn T
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Food is delicious. Everything is prepared fresh, the waitstaff is friendly and courteous. atmosphere is warm and friendly and everyone had a wonderful time.

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Thank Margarat1926
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We have ate here 3 times, a breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The food is not bad, but its not great either. My wife and I both agreed that it was better then Taco-Bell, but not a destination for quality Mexican cuisine. The service on all 3 trips was slow, and the un-attentive. On a positive note, some of the best... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1520 Rio Rancho Dr SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Rio Rancho
  • Phone Number: (505) 962-0123

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