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“Surprise !”

El Metate Tamale Factory
Ranked #14 of 101 Restaurants in Gallup
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reynoldsburg
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Surprise !”
Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

Looking for a place for dinner in Gallup, I checked my trusty " Trip Advisor" and again found a treasure. Like other reviewers stated it was located in a poorer neighborhood which many would overlook. I ordered the chicken gorditas and my husband had the asada dinner -both excellent choices. The salsa that came with the chips was very hot but my husband enjoyed the"heat". Hoping others who want an authentic Mexican meal will take my recommendation.

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English first
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Stop in ”
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
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“No frills but great food”
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
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very good Mexican food!”
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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Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“What a find!”
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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