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Monica's El Portal

€€ - €€€Mexican,
321 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1448
+1 505-247-9625
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“sopapillas” (43 reviews)
“chimichanga” (7 reviews)
“beans” (12 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
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321 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1448
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, good service! All 4 of us ordered something different, & all 4 of us absolutely LOVED our meals. Get the Chile con Queso appetizer ONLY if you REALLY LOVE green chilies. I also liked the beer selection, and tried a Rio Grande Pilsner...More

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cheerful southwest decor greets you as you walk in, and the attitude throughout is low key, comfortable, homey, and pleasant. The chile was hot (one should expect that) but my entree (carne adovada) was very tasty. Especially delicious was the chocolate empanada for dessert,...More

Thank David_from_Glendale
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was double charged for my meal (on credit card). After calling and explaining the issue three times, it was never resolved. I was told it could not possibly be their fault, and that it must be the bank or card company's end. However, one...More

Thank danielpet766
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

When I get a combo at most places, I don’t eat the beans and can only eat the rice by mixing in salsa or gravy from the main items, but not the case at Monica’s. The beans are creamy and have a great smoky flavor....More

Thank Faron C
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend this restaurant everything is handmade. The sopapilla is and enchiladas and tortillas are fantastic. The chimichanga is so light and fluffy amazing:)

Thank Kathleen R
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

When locals recommend, listen! Great service, great parking, friendly staff, and best of all excellent food. We tried several selections all were great. We will be back for breakfast.

Thank 87vette
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Hadn't been here in awhile due to the distance (we used to live about 45 minutes away), but we've moved since then and decided to try Monica's again. Went on a weekday evening just after rush hour, so it wasn't very busy at all. We...More

Thank 60Boomers
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Small Mexican place in Old Town. Extensive menu, food was tasty and came out quickly. One d value for cost.

Thank DJC17
Reviewed 2 October 2017

A friend recommended this restaurant 2 blocks from Old Town. We had lunch of Indian Fry Bread Tacos, and the 3 Enchilada Special of the day. A small place, waitress was friendly, food came fairly quickly. We enjoyed it.

Thank Patti A
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We arrived after a long day's drive, we were seated and Ginny quickly took our order. The food was plentiful and tasty. The fry bread with honey was a great way to end the meal.

Thank Terrie K
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11 April 2015|
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Response from MountainDream | Reviewed this property |
We had a gluten intolerant person in our group and she was able to select according to her needs. However, I did not pay close enough attention as to whether she asked them about cross contamination. She had steak with beans... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 321 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1448
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque>  > West Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: West Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 505-247-9625
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