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El Charritos Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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4703 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87105-1713
+1 505-836-2464
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Tue 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed - Sun 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun City, Arizona
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2016

Across the street from the Sandia Peak Inn, it was very convenient. Their salsa is homemade, and definitely too spicy hot for me, but my spouse and father loved it. The sopapillas are wonderful. Love the motif, especially the chili pepper cross!

Indialantic, Florida
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237 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel across the street, and the proprietor referred us. The hotel had a good free breakfast, but we got up too late. This is a busy restaurant, full of people who had been there before. I had some fantastc huevos rancheros with green chile, wonderful.

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Austin, TX
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2016

We enjoyed El Charritos while staying at the Sandia Peak Inn located directly across Historic Route 66. We ate at this conveniently located restaurant for two reasons. First, our daughter's family considers this their favorite Mexican food restaurant in all of Albuquerque. Secondly, it was right across the street from our motel. We found the food to be fresh, tasty,... More 

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Red Oak, Texas
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2016

We decided to try this place because of the reviews and because it was across the street from where we were staying. The atmosphere and decor, were OK, but my wife liked the art on the walls. While some people complain that the chips and salsa aren't free, you're better off not snacking on these because the food portions are... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2016

The food at El Charritos is delicious! The atmosphere inside the restaurant is perfect for a family or gathering of friends. Our waitress was easily one of the best waitresses I have ever had - she was super helpful.

Thank KFP1996
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

We have never had a bad meal here. Excellent food and servers are very nice. Loved the chile rellenos today! Best sopapillas! Husband had combination plate. Very meaty taco. Overall this place is always excellent.

Thank Terri W
Peoria, Illinois
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153 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2016

A typical cafe with decent food. Atmosphere is very plain. Service was ok, but was not very attentive or friendly. The biggest issue was the bullet holes in the window, but we felt save.

Thank d e
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed May 2, 2016

Those who claim this is the best Mexican food in Albuquerque are way off. Number one is Saides, hands down! You just have to wait too long for a table,if you are in a hurry. To start with El Charritos does not have complementary chips and salsa. We had to pay $2.75 for a medium size basket and was not... More 

Thank William E
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Their service is wonderful and food is great! Best New Mexican food! Sopalpillas are so delicious. They bring your food right away. I always have a great experience 😊

Thank MaximousIII
Albuquerque, NM
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135 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2016

Three meals for over $60!!!!!....and the chile is obviously canned or powdered... this is not chile from pods! I'm a native New Mexican and I decided just one time to eat NM food out of the house for a change....BIG MISTAKE... COSTLY ONE TOO!!! I ordered a combo plate that had about 1 1/2 lb of cheese in it... the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 7:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:30 pm
8:00 am - 7:30 pm
8:00 am - 7:30 pm
8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4703 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87105-1713
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-836-2464

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