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El Pinto

€€ - €€€Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
10500 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114-2220
+1 505-898-1771
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“ribs” (129 reviews)
“sopapillas” (170 reviews)
“enchiladas” (154 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
10500 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114-2220
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My friend and I were in town for the balloon festival and had lunch. The food was soooooo good. Highly recommend at least 1 meal while visiting this area.

Thank lindakoeppel
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very long wait to get a table. Waitress not courteous. Bad beginning to an overpriced, average meal. Just okay food. Paying for the atmosphere.

Thank c0wgirlm0m
Reviewed 4 days ago

A nice restaurant to visit when in Albuquerque. The restaurant is separated into many different rooms. It can be quite crowded on weekend evenings. Be sure to look for the large raw cut amethyst. The food is good. Since the drinking water has an unpleasant...More

Thank juunno
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We got a recommendation from a local as a good southwest restaurant, large portions and great drinks, so off we went. This place is HUGE!! And by HUGE, they can seat 1200 people. So we were wonderfully surprised when all the food is fresh, farm...More

Thank Hillary S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great restaurant - would highly recommend. Service was very good. Menu selection was excellent. Fried green chiles were tasty! Felt very authentic.

Thank Phipper
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came with about 30 of our family. Great atmosphere. Great drinks. Semi great service and, unfortunately, only mediocre food. Was so looking forward to better, and the atmosphere only half made up for the food. I would love to come back, hopefully next time will...More

Thank Teri T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to visit family and they brought us here for lunch. The chips are home made and toasted. Salsa was fresh. The chili con carne had red chili and was spicy hot, my favorite. I would have given a 5 star but the server and...More

Thank 71feliciag
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for a late lunch after riding the Sandia Tramway & visiting the Balloon Museum. The entrance is neat - pic attached. The salsa & chips - excellent. . . salsa is available in stores in 50 states! I had the calabacita - delish...More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can never do wrong at el Pinto! The amazing thing is how different each area can be. The bar is loud but fun, there are small rooms, and when the weather is right their outside spaces are incredible. Live music on weekends.

Thank SMBrower
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for dinner as a large group. Service was mediocre, food was good but nothing amazing. I had the stuffed sopapillas and my husband had the carne adovada. A weird thing was the chairs were too tall for the tables, meaning non-stick thin...More

Thank bcriswel
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Questions & Answers
lisa b
31 March 2017|
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Response from Hal M | Reviewed this property |
We went on a Friday afternoon around 5pm without a reservation and we were a group of 8 people! I think calling ahead and asking is always wise! But no a reservation is not required!
Susan H
2 December 2016|
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Response from 1991KEB | Reviewed this property |
This fun restaurant open at 11 am. Closing at 10 pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10500 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114-2220
    (Alameda Blvd NW)
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-898-1771
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