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El Pinto

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) #21 of 1,413 Restaurants in Albuquerque $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
10500 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114-2220
+1 505-898-1771
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“ribs” (118 reviews)
“enchiladas” (143 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10500 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114-2220
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441 - 450 of 1,777 reviews

Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Went to a happy hour with about 16 people. The restaurant sets up the tables for us and also assigns 2 wait staff for us. Happy hour drink prices and happy hour menu, great food. Will do again. This restaurant is located in an older...More

Thank Kevin J
Reviewed July 7, 2016

Full disclosure: this is my neighborhood joint. I live right around the corner, and my family often eats here when I don't feel like cooking. That said, I'd still come here even if it wasn't so convenient. To get the best experience out of El...More

Thank 505Erin
Reviewed July 6, 2016

My wife and I plus another couple visited on an early afternoon, and enjoyed most of our meal. Salsa was hot, and good, but chips were VERY hard, and carved up my gums a bit.. The waitress did not have a pad to record what...More

Thank marc m
Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is a very cool, up kept older building that has a nice layout and indoor and outdoor seating, with natural shade and cooling from the nearby river. The food was good and the margs were great. The only downside was that sitting outside...More

Thank P9618SCmichaelc
Reviewed July 6, 2016

The food had the appearance, texture and taste of a TV dinner. Several of us had different combinations and everyone had the same impression. The decor is well done and the Margaritas are good .. It almost make s the experience worthwhile.

Thank wr0bertg
Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

The location is beautiful. Don't be fooled by the full parking lot; there is plenty of room on the patio and indoors. The food was good. The salsa is made on the premises and was pretty warm. We had the chilie rellanoes, rice and beans....More

Thank Tevatodaytexas
Reviewed July 5, 2016

El Pinto restaurant is definitely a place you want to take out of town visitors to, especially if it is their first time to the city. Everyone I have taken here has had nothing but good things to say after dining here. The food is...More

Thank masterplanNewMexico
Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Food was better than most. Atmosphere is very cool, unique and entertaining. Service also good. I will be back.

Thank Jason B
Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

We were a little confused when we first arrived. There was a young lady stacking menus who didn't look at us, greet us or otherwise engage with us. We quietly stood there, trying to figure out if we should just wait, seat ourselves, go away........More

Thank traveljunky88
Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

After driving through some varied neighborhoods we turned into a beautiful hacendia/restaurant. The parking lots were very full & they had very very limited handicapped parking. We had approximately a 35-40 min wait for seating but we enjoyed the bar, salsa & very good salsa...More

Thank Cheri W
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lisa b
March 31, 2017|
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Response from Hal M | Reviewed this property |
We went on a Friday afternoon around 5pm without a reservation and we were a group of 8 people! I think calling ahead and asking is always wise! But no a reservation is not required!
Susan H
December 2, 2016|
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Response from 1991KEB | Reviewed this property |
This fun restaurant open at 11 am. Closing at 10 pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 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: 10500 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114-2220
    (Alameda Blvd NW)
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-898-1771
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