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“A Great Discovery” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Familiar Restaurant - CLOSED

La Familiar Restaurant
Price range: $0 - $14
Cuisines: Mexican, Spanish, Southwestern, Latin
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Seating
Description: La Familiar Restaurant customers tagged us Best New Mexican food Albuquerque. La Familiar Restaurant was founded over 30 years ago. At the time no one knew La Familiar Restaurant would be on the list. La Familiar Restaurant has maintained an excellent reputation for serving great food, having great prices, and earning honest great reviews. We have serve Albuquerque proudly. Owner Luz Molinar (shown in the photograph above) has over 26 years of cooking the Best Mexican Food in Albuquerque & serving customers who can appreciate her experience. She works very hard to maintain customer satisfaction all the way around. So she is well aware of what it takes to make a real Authentic Mexican dish from scratch here in Albuquerque. Ask yourself, the best place to eat in Albuquerque? La Familiar New Mexican Food Albuquerque. La familiar New Mexican food Restaurant in Albuquerque, is located in Martinez town. La Familiar serves the Best Breakfast in Albuquerque. Such as, Huevos Rancheros, Chorizo & eggs, Huevos al Mexicana, Machaca, Carne Adovada, Desebrada. And much more. Best Albuquerque Lunch choices are plates such as: Gorditas, Flautas, Enchiladas, Menudo (everyday), Chile Rellenos, Tamales, Posole, Shredded beef (desebrada), Adovada, Carnitas, Desebrada, Asada, Shredded chicken, Barbacoa, Lengua, Tostadas, and much, much more. We have a saying here at our restaurant. Our Mexican food, is From the PAN, not the CAN. You deserve that. La Familiar New Mexican food Restaurant provides additional services as well. Such as: Carryout, Catering service on-site. Or on location for most every occasion.
new mexico
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478 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
“A Great Discovery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

After reading the recent Journal review of Rey's Place, my husband and I gave it a try for breakfast this morning. Watch for the big blue guitar hanging outside the building which is on the East side of Edith. It sure doesn't look like much from the outside and there was only one car in the parking lot. However, the minute we entered and were greeted by a very friendly waitress, we knew it couldn't be all bad. The interior consists of black and white floor tiles, a variety of Mexican related wall hangings and scattered tables. The breakfast menu is complete with New Mexican, Mexican, and American offerings all of which are under $9. I had the huevos rancheros which were excellent. My over medium eggs were perfect. The accompanying papitas are thinly sliced and fried but not greasy. The whole beans were flavorful and just the right consistency. Now, the chile - it was great! The red had the type of heat that builds but does not linger long. The green was of moderate heat with a nice complexity. A flour tortilla was also included. My husband's quesadilla was also very good and it was huge!. It was lightly grilled and the eggs, cheese, ham and pico de gallo all blended nicely for a wonderful flavor. The waitress offered a small cup of the red as she saw him spooning mine onto his quesadilla - nice touch. In fact, she was great : attentive, friendly, and obviously loving her job. I really can't think of anything negative to say. I hope that more folks discover this little gem and spread the word. We were told that they were very busy right after the review but that things had slowed down. In fact, there was only other couple eating by the time we left. We'll definitely return.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“True Old and New Mexico Fusion”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

Based on a blog post by one of our local restaurant experts I found myself at Rey's Place in the North Valley of Albuquerque. The location is odd at best, in an industrial/residential area, so don't let that fool you into not going, as that would be a big mistake. Rey has a fantastic selection of New Mexico and Old Mexico food and has created some interesting and delicious fusions of the two. Nothing on the menu at this point is over $10, (Rey's mistake in my opinion), and nothing is run of the mill or ordinary. Try the Gorditas...corn flour (masa) patties stuffed with adovada pork and fried golden to perfection. The tamales were also exceptional, and the rice and beans have no equal as far as I'm concerned. Many NM Restaurants put no thought or love into their rice and beans as they are just considered "filler" on the plate. I usually leave the rice and beans behind, but not at Rey's.

If you get lucky, you may even get to hear Rey play guitar and sing. Look for the Blue Guitar sign out front.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ABQSadieJane
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Rey M, Owner at La Familiar Restaurant, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
Thank you very much for this wonderful review. We will do our best to keep the Home-cooked food we prepare hot and delicious. Please come back soon. Rey
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Sacramento Valley
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282 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 787 helpful votes
“Value Oriented Local Restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2009

In April 09' we had the opportunity to eat at the La Familiar resturant in Albquerque. This restaurant is local and is best suited for value oriented patrons. Service was good and food was good and the value was great. If you're looking for value Mexican food eatery that is has minimal & working class atmosphere then we can recommend this local eatery to you.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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