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Little Anita’s

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Mexican, Southwestern
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2105 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1468
+1 505-242-3102
07:00 - 21:00
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Denver, Colorado
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Little Anita's is a charming restaurant located on a busy intersection. The outdoor patio is surrounded by a waist high wall which provided privacy from the busy streets that surround the corner front property. The food was delicious and the portions were enormous. We ordered an appetizer (fiesta platter) + an entree for each of us (Grilled chicken Quesadilla). We... More 

Thank Sandy S
Joensuu, Finland
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473 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We want something quick for dinner and pop in. Quick and friendly service. Tasty, but basic Burritos.

Thank mmikko
Delaware, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was visiting Albuquerque recently and stopped to have breakfast at Little Anita's and was very pleased with not only the service, but the food was excellent. It was also very quaint inside. I always had a delicious omelet in the morning, along with their home fries. Oh, and make sure that you order their English muffins, very tasty! Patricia,... More 

Thank cbertolo
Roland, Oklahoma
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love the food. I enjoyed the tacos I had there. I enjoyed the rice and beans. I like the dipping sauce for the chips.

Thank PD S
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132 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service is first-rate. American breakfast is good. I cannot tolerate chiles, but if you want them, they have them, but you can get what you want without hot stuff. Very reasonable.

Thank hornbender
Portland, Oregon
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243 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed about a block from the resto and decided to try it for breakfast. Offerings were extensive, if not standard (chilaquiles, replenished, omelets). I ordered soft shell tacos with eggs and avocado. Ask for Christmas if you want both red and green chile. We also shared French toast - crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside. The highlight... More 

Thank Louie M
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I waited until after three visits to review to be sure. Food and service were great on to go orders.

Thank Vic P
Gallup, New Mexico
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113 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

The service was great. The food was as mediocre an attempt at Mexican I've had outside of mega-corporation dining institutions, the kind of places you find at zoos and amusement parks. I had a chili relleno and a chicken taco. The relleno was small and filled with nacho cheese soup-like substance. The taco shell was straight out of a box.... More 

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Silsbee, Texas
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167 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Driving into Old Town Albuquerque, we passed Little Anita's Restaurant. After parking and walking around old town for a while, we decided to have a late lunch at the restaurant. There were plentiful choices on the menu and the food and service were both very good. And many of the dishes came with sopapillas, which were a real treat.

Thank Travel_Texans
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Always a first stop on trips to NM for dinner or lunch. Not to be confused with the fast food places of the same name. Authentic red and green chili, flat enchiladas, and othe NM style cuisine and other specialties.

Thank Strauss16
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Thank you for the review, we really appreciate it! We hope to see you in again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Mexican, Southwestern
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2105 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1468
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-242-3102
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.

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