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Review of Little Anita's

Little Anita's
Ranked #28 of 121 Restaurants in Rio Rancho
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: For a taste of grandma's cooking and a bit of homemade comfort, come to Little Anita's, which has been serving authentic New Mexican food for over 40 years. Named after the founder's mother, and based on family recipes handed down for generations, Little Anita's is an Albuquerque institution. Our iconic flagship restaurant, in the heart of Old Town, is beloved by locals and a must-visit for any tourist. You haven't been to Albuquerque if you haven't eaten at Little Anita's. Our menu hasn't changed much in the last four decades, and we're proud of it. In a fast-moving world, our restaurants are an oasis of tradition and sentimental cooking. When it comes to our signature dishes, we like to keep things simple. We believe in the purity of our ingredients and keep a clean flavor profile. You won't find your food overloaded with seasoning and your taste buds won't be overwhelmed with spiciness. Our chile tastes like chile. You know a Mexican restaurant by its chips and salsa. Have a seat, take a few bites and find out why so many regulars say, "you had me at chips and salsa." Yes, it's that good.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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“Good Food Good Price”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

After having tried one of Albuquerque's foremost New Mexican restaurants and being disappointed, Little Anita's in Rio Rancho was a pleasant surprise. I ordered the Carne Adovada burrito with rice and beans. As with many New Mexican restaurants, you are served a bowl of salsa / Chile sauce and chips to start with. The salsa included large pieces of fresh green chilies and diced tomatoes.

The burrito was of a substantial size filled with only Carne Adovada which is made with pork in a red Chile sauce. It was nice to not have other fillers (veggies, beans, etc) in the burrito. The meat was tender and was close in consistency to large chunks of pulled pork. The red chile sauce was plentiful with just enough heat. The sides, beans and rice were standard fare and did not stand out, but did not detract either.

At the end of the meal, the waitress brought out a fresh hot sopapilla with a squeeze bottle of honey. It was nice that they brought the sopapilla out at the end of the meal, so that you could enjoy it hot with honey as a dessert.

The service was adequate but not outstanding and the atmosphere was open, bright, and welcoming.

I would not hesitate go go back again and try other menu items.

  • Visited October 2013
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