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Padilla's Mexican Kitchen

1510 Girard Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1823
+1 505-262-0115
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“sopapillas” (93 reviews)
“red chili” (26 reviews)
“carne adovada” (21 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
1510 Girard Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1823
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Parking lot was crowded and so was the restaurant with only 2 open tables when we arrived at noon. My wife ordered the cheese enchilada which she said was tasty and not at all spicy, a good thing for her. I got a child relleno...More

Thank ggold113
Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I were driving from the East Coast to Phoenix. We decided to spend a night in Albuquerque and asked the hotel desk for a recommendation for authentic Mexican food. She suggested Padilla's and she hit the bull's eye. The food was delicious,...More

Thank Thomas I S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did not enjoy. Chili Arellano was over cooked, batter too thick. Cheese enchiladas was only ok. Rice and beans not good. Only thing I enjoyed was guacamole tostado. Can not believe ranks #6.

Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eating at Padilla’s is the epitome of Eating New Mexico cuisine Whether you order red or green you won’t be disappointed

Thank Michele L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great local family restaurant. Food is always great and consistent. Staff was friendly and helpful in recommending food. Great selection of food choices.

Thank Ski1233
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going to this little neighborhood place for years and it's always a good experience. Family atmosphere, great food... REALLY great food. I've never had a bad meal. Service is always good and friendly. You might have to wait a few minutes for a...More

Thank Luanne S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Padilla's isn't a fancy place. It's comfortable, plain and frequented by locals. I ordered the enchilada dinner with pork and red sauce. Absolutely delicious flavor with the home made red sauce. My wife ordered the chili relleno with green sauce. The relleno was very good...More

Thank FLGAZ39
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First off...CASH ONLY...located in a neighborhood, the restaurant is humble, no frills, and filled with locals. Great food and a wide variety of dishes. The best, did I say the BEST sopapillas in the city. Friendly staff. This is a must try if you are...More

Thank TomD728
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is an awesome restaurant serving home-cooked new mexican cuisine. one of my favorite restaurants of all time.

Thank Odyssey64445214003
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re in a hurry & do not have cash, don’t drive all the way over there. It may be listed as the #1 Mexican Restaurant in Albuquerque, but it’s CASH ONLY! I never carry cash, so I was disappointed.

Thank Donna Lynn M
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April 2, 2018|
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Response from Mark M | Reviewed this property |
There is no outdoor seating.
March 27, 2017|
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beer and wine
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 7:45 PM
11:00 AM - 7:45 PM
11:00 AM - 7:45 PM
11:00 AM - 7:45 PM
11:00 AM - 7:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1510 Girard Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1823
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-262-0115
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