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Raynolds Addition
0.6 miles from Albuquerque Old Town
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews carne adovada sopapillas creamy chicken brisket tacos beans chips and salsa street tacos enchilada plate stew red chilli mexican food new mexican two sides service was great old town santa fe calabacitas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was amazing. We had the combination plate and the carne adovada burrito. They were both outstanding. Although they were extremely busy, the service was great and our food arrived quickly. Our waitress, Jasmine A was super attentive and pleasant. Like another reviewer, one...of the highlights was the sopapilla they brought at the end. We wished we had more room!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in Albuquerque for the night and decided to try Cocina Azul based on other reviews and it did not disappoint! Outstanding!! We had the Brisket Quesadillas and the Creamy Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas. So much food and so good! And the Sopapillas were fabulous....Great, quick service. I would highly recommend this place and will visit again when we are back in town!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Truly best green chile we have been served in countless visits to New Mexico. Clearly a locals insider place. Generous portions. Friendly staff who recognized us as repeat customers.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been coming here for a year now and it’s my favorite restaurant in ABQ. I eat here every time I’m in town. This trip I’m only here for 2 nights so I ate here both nights. 😁😁 I’ve tried almost everything on the menu...but the tacos and chile rellenos are unforgettable. Order them Christmas style! Pictures are the brisket rellenos and the taco plate too. I chose not to have sides, but you get 2 with these plates. Also, save room for a sopapilla for dessert.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed April 12, 2024 via mobile

Stumbled upon this “New Mexico cuisine” on my way back to the hotel, so having grown up and continued to spend a lot of time in the Land of Enchantment, I stopped. Thank goodness I did, because the food (tender ribeye tacos on wonderful corn...tortillas, perfectly seasoned frijoles, guacamole, salsa) was authentic and very, very good. I highly recommend this place for an authentic neighborhood restaurant with more locals than tourists.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed April 2, 2024 via mobile

Tucked in a modest neighborhood near the historic area, this is one of the most authentic eateries that I’ve yet discovered in NM. In addition to offering the more expected, almost “tex-mex” (for the less adventurous), they also offer delicious, fresh, slow cooked gastronomical feasts....It has a light contemporary atmosphere, big windows, concrete floor, no frills, basic and really good. Very casual, family friendly and reasonably priced. I think i was the only tourist in the place. (Beware of the spice in the chile dishes & soups, if you are sensitive .) And just when I thought it could not get better, my waiter offered me fresh sopapilla with honey! It just don’t think you can beat this. Thank you. I hope I get an opportunity to return.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed March 21, 2024 via mobile

Omg! Loved the green chili cheese enchiladas! Thank you so much @theoriginalcocinaazul_ absolutely delicious 😋❄️🐺❤️U Highly recommended 5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ All the Way and you’ve earned my business for life!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed March 4, 2024 via mobile

This restaurant is located close to Old Town Albuquerque. It is a relaxed, casual, bright and relative large place. We had the shrimp taco bowl and a beef brisket quesadilla along with 2 margaritas. All were excellent. The shrimp were plentiful and plump, the beans...tasty and the bowl itself was good. The quesadilla was also good with ample well cooked brisket and cheese. All the side condiments were also better than most places. Our server was very personable and helpful and provided a few side samples without us asking, so we could make up our minds. Overall this was one of the better Mexican meals we’ve had on our trip so far. It was good value for the quality and portion sizes along with the service and ambiance. We left full but contented and would easily return.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed November 6, 2023 via mobile

Amazing grilled chicken taco and the best rice I’ve ever had ! Great waitress as well ! Highly recommend for your next meal

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed October 15, 2023

We had a wonderful small lunch here during a Balloon Fiesta weekend. It was very busy, but we were offered a table in a matter of minutes. We had tacos to share and they were delicious. Service was attentive and kind during a busy time...(thanks, Luis).More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 15, 2023 via mobile

Small, quaint place. Line was out the door so you knew it was good. Staff was friendly and attentive. Food was very good and a good value.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed August 17, 2023 via mobile

Fantastic place. Great atmosphere and amazing food. The salsa had the perfect amount of spice, and the brisket tacos were out of this world.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 11, 2023 via mobile

We visited on a busy Friday night. Incredible food and attentive service even though they were slammed. Absolutely worth the trip!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed July 18, 2023 via mobile

Good hot Chile! Started with a local draft beer and Pepsi. Get the bottomless chips and salsa with a great green chile salsa and a hot red Chile salsa with cilantro. The carne was plump and moist and enough for 2. The combo plate featured...a relleno, brisket taco, brisket enchilada and tamale. No cheese on the taco. Garden greens for the garnish. The waiter was prompt and polite. A good chile fix for red and green lovers.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 12, 2023 via mobile

Great dinner! We had tacos, nachos and drinks. Margarita was really good. Street tacos were also delicious. Salsa had some definite kick to it but the green Chile salsa was also very good. Would definitely recommend

Date of visit: July 2023
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not sure email them and see what they say. Its a beautiful place and the food was outstanding!
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No bar. Beer and wine are serve at the table.
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