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“Stop in ” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Metate Tamale Factory

El Metate Tamale Factory
Ranked #10 of 99 Restaurants in Gallup
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Stop in ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

You will not be disappointed here. Authentic and great Mexican food. Very friendly too! I've has the chile rellenos before...so good. This time a beef gordita...also very good. It sits in the middle of a neighborhood. Don't let that deter you.

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VA
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“No frills but great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Found this place on TripAdvisor. It is nothing special to look at - sort of a run down building ... but the food was great and wait staff friendly. No alcohol served. I found the tamale to be a little dry, but everything else we ordered was outstanding. The waiter recommended the gorditas and he was right - delicious. Beef enchiladas were also excellent, as were the carnitas. Definitely worth the stop.

Visited March 2014
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Santa Paula, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very good Mexican food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

The chili rellano, chips and salsa, gorditas were excellent. The staff very nice, the place is out of the way, in an older, poor neighborhood. Try the Mexican Apple soda, it's very good.

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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“What a find!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

Off the beaten path in a modest but tidy neighborhood call chihuahua this place was a real find! One of the best Mexican restaurants I've been to. Even the salsa and chips are a step way above the ordinary. The tamales are exceptional. My companion said even the refried beans -- which he usually skips -- were good. Don't miss it!

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Pima, Arizona
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Not much flavor but plenty of heat”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

Very mediocre Mexican food. Nice waiter, slow food prep time. And yes, they do have a bathroom. The restaurant is in a residential area that has parking in back but it was blocked so we had to park in front of neighbors house. Overall we liked it ok but certainly not great.

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