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Little Anita's

€€ - €€€Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
2105 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1468
+1 505-242-3102
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Overview
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good35%
  • Average22%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“sopapillas” (50 reviews)
“chilli” (30 reviews)
“refried beans” (8 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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2105 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1468
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1 - 10 of 333 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Located in Old Town of Albuquerque this wonderful little place is a great place to be bring friends and family, the food is excellent, the scenery is wonderful and the service is impeccable, a do not miss when in Albuquerque.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank atallbird
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were completely jetlagged after a longhaul flight from Europe and just needed something to drink and a quick bite. It must have been after 8:30pm and pretty much all of Old Town was closed up already or did not look terribly inviting. Little Anita's...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ntalabany
Little_Anitas, Guest Relations Manager at Little Anita's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your time with us Ntalabany, we appreciate it. I do apologize that our food did not hit the mark for you. I do thank you for choosing Little Anita's and I do hope that...More

Reviewed 3 December 2018

I recently stopped for dinner at this Little Anita's location with some colleagues on a business trip. I was pleasantly surprised by the good service and good food. Little Anita's is your typical local small chain Mexican restaurant but it did check all the boxes...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jonass788
Little_Anitas, Guest Relations Manager at Little Anita's, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2018

Thank you for providing us with your feedback Jonass788. I am happy to hear that your time with us was pleasant and that your food was great! I do hope that you will think of us again the next time that you are in town.

Reviewed 16 November 2018

I ordered the senior menu enchiladas with beans only. They were cheese enchiladas and flat as pancakes. I got the red/green sauce combination. The beans were not very tasty. All around I have had much better Mexican food elsewhere.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lynella J
Little_Anitas, Guest Relations Manager at Little Anita's, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2018

I do apologize that your time with us was not what you expected Lynella. I will pass along your concerns to our kitchen staff at this location to ensure that they are taken care of. Thank you for your feedback, it's greatly appreciated.

Reviewed 12 November 2018

The only explanation for this Old Town icon remaining in business has to be their location and big sign. The food is standard fare for nursing homes on Mexican Night.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bobbo85712
Little_Anitas, Guest Relations Manager at Little Anita's, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2018

I do apologize that we did not please your palate Bobbo85712, thank you for providing us with your feedback!

Reviewed 4 November 2018

We went for a late breakfast and did have to wait a while because they were very understaffed. However, the waitress ( she seemed like a little Anita) was very apologetic and did everything she could to make up for it. Food was mediocre but...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jilleknight
Little_Anitas, Guest Relations Manager at Little Anita's, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

I am so happy that the staff was able to take care of you. I do apologize that our food didn't hit the mark with you Jilleknight. I do hope that you will consider giving us another shot and perhaps this time we can make...More

Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

The burritos and burgers are OK, Salads are terrible - soggy and wilted. Fish in tacos was undercooked. Best to stay with local specialties.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 419vladimirg
Little_Anitas, Guest Relations Manager at Little Anita's, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Thank you for your feedback Vladimir G, we appreciate it. I will be speaking with our kitchen staff regarding your concerns. I do apologize for the lackluster food you experienced when you dined with us. This is not a direct reflection of how we run...More

Reviewed 29 October 2018

We ordered a breakfast and a lunch from the menu. Our waiter took really good care of us. Loved the green chile. Delicious enchilada and rellenos for me. Hubby had eggs and bacon. Free parking at the back. Clean and bright setting. Lovely art work.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank carliewired
Little_Anitas, Guest Relations Manager at Little Anita's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Thank you so much Carliewired. I do hope that you will be back to dine with us again soon.

Reviewed 26 October 2018

This was a very nice spacious restaurant. We were a group and we had our own room and the atmosphere was good. Our waiter was very nice and brought our food very fast and took care of us so that we could go to the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SunnyW358
Little_Anitas, Guest Relations Manager at Little Anita's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Thank you so much SunnyW358 for your honest feedback, it's greatly appreciated. I am glad that while you were dining with us that we could take good care of you. I do hope that you will come in again and see us.

Reviewed 25 October 2018

I had their new Tilapia Y Camarones Monterey, and it was fabulous! The grilled shrimp were probably the best shrimp I have ever tasted, and the tilapia was also very good. My husband had one of their combination plates and was more than satisfied with...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sarah D
Little_Anitas, Guest Relations Manager at Little Anita's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Thank you so much Sarah for your honest feedback, we appreciate it. I will definitely pass along your kudos to Lillian. I do hope that you will come in and see us again soon.

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We serve alcohol at our Mountain Road location (full bar) and we serve beer and wine at our University and Menaul location.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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