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Papa Felipe's Mexican Restaurant

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We have been preparing authentic northern New Mexican food (from scratch) for more than 40 years. We use only the best and freshest ingredients, ensuring you will enjoy the best tasting dishes in Albuquerque. Come, eat like a local! -- Voted Best New Mexican Restaurant, Albuquerque Journal, Reader's Choice 2019.
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $19
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Gift Cards Available, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed June 23, 2020 via mobile

So glad to see that these guys have their act together!! The food is still delicious and service from Bartender was excellent!!

Date of visit: June 2020
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Beris, Marketing at Papa Felipe's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2020

Great to have you back. Thank you for your review.

Reviewed June 21, 2020 via mobile

The food was amazing! Best Chile relleno I’ve had in years. The sopaipillas were soft and delicate. Mitch was our server and let me tell you his knowledge and enthusiasm about the menu was noteworthy. He gave us excellent service. His recommendations were on point....More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Beris, Marketing at Papa Felipe's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2020

Glad you got to try our chile rellenos! They are a customer favorite and were voted "Best of the City. Thanks for mentioning one of our great servers. We look forward to seeing you when you are back in Albuquerque. Safe travels til then!

Reviewed March 24, 2020

We found Papa Felipe's in Albuquerque thankfully and now have a very good Mexican food nearby. We enjoy good Mexican chicken enchiladas with salsa verde and was very excited about the pork tamales. Been back and will go back again and again. They have a...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Beris, Marketing at Papa Felipe's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2020

Thank you for your review. We are looking forward to your next visit.

Reviewed January 24, 2020

The server forgot to put our order in, and then lied twice about what happened. I've worked in the restaurant industry for twenty years, and when your story changes twice in 15 minutes, you as the server made the mistake. Two tables that came in...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Beris, Marketing at Papa Felipe's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2020

Dear DEncino, Thank you for taking the time to report your concerns. As hard as we try to be perfect all the time, things go wrong. Reports like yours help us know where we need to improve. As you know from working in the industry,...More

Reviewed January 7, 2020 via mobile

We ate here for an early dinner and the food did not disappoint! Everything was prepared perfect and the service was attentive. We will return again and again,

Date of visit: January 2020
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Beris, Owner at Papa Felipe's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2020

Thank you for dining with us. We look forward to seeing you again and again!

Reviewed January 2, 2020

This was the first restaurant we tried after our arrival in Albuquerque to watch the New Mexico Bowl. We picked a winner. Our waitress explained to us about the chili's used in their salsa and that New Mexico was the Chili capitol of the U.S....More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Beris, Owner at Papa Felipe's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2020

Thanks for stopping in, GB. Yep, New Mexico chile can pack a punch for those not used to it. Asking for a sample is the way to go. (You can also order it on the side and add it to your taste). We're glad you...More

Reviewed October 16, 2019

Our son picked this restaurant for his birthday lunch. Not for the first time. For a good bargain and ample food, take a look at the specials on the board as you enter and the lunch menu (on the back of the large menu at...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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B E, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Felipe's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2019

We are honored to be a part of your family's celebration! Hopefully we will see you again before your son's birthday next year.

Reviewed October 8, 2019 via mobile

Our favorite New Mexican restaurant. We always bring out of town guests to enjoy and visit frequently even without company. Great food and great service every visit.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Beris, Owner at Papa Felipe's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2020

We are honored to be the place you bring company. Thank you.

Reviewed October 4, 2019 via mobile

Food was delicious and the service was great. Was a bit skeptical on coming here because of the other mexican food I have tried all over town that tasted like it came straight from a can. The food here was excellent. The flavor profiles were...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 30, 2019

I had seen Papa Felipe's on Food Network, so I knew when I was in town I had to try it. I had no idea what to order, so as I was waiting on a table - I asked the man in front of me...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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B E, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Felipe's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2019

"Must Do"! Thanks for that vote! We're always happy to see folks who saw us on the Cooking Channel (Cheap Eats, Season 1, Episode 6 for those reading this review). Your host, Larry, is actually our executive chef - maybe you recognized him from the...More

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