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“Good food”

El Metate Tamale Factory
Ranked #14 of 100 Restaurants in Gallup
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
2 reviews
“Good food”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

The food is awesome!!! The chips and salsa are to die for. Service could be a little better but there was only 2 people serving /cooking so was a little slower than you would expect. Overall I will definitely come back!!

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“Worth finding this place.”
Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

Authentic Mexican food in a place that is hard to find good Mexican food. Worth finding the little whole in the wall place. Once inside you get the feel of being south of the border. Good atmosphere and great food worth the price.

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highlands ranch, co
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Delicious food in a Mom and Pop atmosphere!”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

We just left the restaurant and we're all stuffed. I have not eaten that much in a long time. Definitely in a neighborhood, but easy to find with GPS. The tamales were delicious; the steak ranchero was good; and the steak burrito was very good (according to our 5 year old boy. Not to mention the homemade chips and salsa to start with! We will return whenever we are in Gallup!

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Best Tamales Ever!”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

We had read the reviews so decided to try the tamales ourselves. They were the best we have ever eaten. The masa was very light and the green salsa was wonderful. We won't pass thorugh Gallup again without stopping here.

  • Visited November 2012
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Wonderful Tamales”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

My husband and I found this restaurant on Trip Advisor. It had good reviews so we headed out to try it. It was not difficult to locate it although it is off the beaten path. We were there around 4 so we were the only ones there. The family that runs the restaurant were all there. The wife was in the back making tamales, and the 2 young boys brought us chips, drinks, etc. The father was very friendly and gave us a little history of the place. I had the tamale dinner and it was wonderful. We would definitely stop by again if we are in the area!

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