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“Basically Out of Business”
Review of El Boquinete

El Boquinete
Ranked #17 of 17 Restaurants in Tonala
Cuisines: Mexican
Description: Have been going there for 6 years.
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Description: Have been going there for 6 years.
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
448 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
“Basically Out of Business”
Reviewed January 13, 2012

Made arrangements to meet friends there and found that our longtime friend Oscar was gone. We thought we would try it but after ordering drinks and waiting a half hour for them to go buy the tequila, rum and ice to make drinks, we decided to bail out and not even try to eat there.

A huge disappointment as this had been a favorite spot!

  • Visited January 2012
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
448 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
“Been going here for years!”
Reviewed September 11, 2011

We have a history with Oscar, the owner of El Boquinete. When we first met him in the early 2000's, he was the manager of El Rincon del Sol. By 2006, he had opened his own restaurant and we stumbled on it one day. Because of Oscar's personality and great food, it is an automatic stop for every lunch in Tonala. Super margaritas prepared by Oscar and we have never had an average meal here.

The location only a block from the main plaza is a little different as it is located in an alleyway directly behind the Hotel Tonala. Get to know Oscar and he will remember you on future visits!

  • Visited August 2011
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