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El Modelo Mexican Foods

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Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
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1715 2nd St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-4505
+1 505-242-1843
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07:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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205 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Because I ordered the #2 enchiladas and a side tamale and I could only eat half my meal. It was sooo good but too much food for one person unless you are a NFL lineman. The red sauce is a bit spicy but flavorful. Each enchilada is 7" long and filled. The tamale has shredded pork and red sauce. The... More 

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Thank RetiredMilitary
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everytime we visit El Modelo there is always a long line; however, the wait is worth having the best breakfast sopaipilla and tamales!!

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Thank William302505
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, United States
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was Fantastic! We ordered a sampler (#1) and that would have been enough for the 2 of us, but I ordered an additional Brisket & Green Chili Burrito and at that later. Everything was Freaking Fantastic!

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Thank Doug J
Wheaton, Illinois
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoy tamales and it's hard to get a good one. When I read the reviews for this place I was so hopeful. I was disappointed. The tamales were in a red sauce which is fine but underneath is a tough cardboard like Masa with an average pork filling. The staff is great. it's a bustling place with lots... More 

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Thank turquoise11
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Eat here every time i am in Albuquerque. Staff is very friendly and the food is to die for. Don't miss this place while your here

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Thank Montana L
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

After a long plane ride, the ribs at El Modelo can warm you up and get you feeling good again. This is a take out joint with tables out back you can use if the weather is nice. Nice selection of new mexican favorites with just enough zing to it.

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Thank Jeff A
Irmo, South Carolina
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This place was awesome. I had hoped it would be a sit down restaurant but it was a walk in order. The owner was at the door to greet us which was a great surprise on Christmas Eve. You get a lot of food for your buck. It is like two meals in one. I loved the food and it... More 

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Thank KCBrock
Geelong, Australia
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117 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

You get to see all the staff working so hard to deliver an authentic new Mexican meal - fantastic. I would have liked to try everything. Very inexpensive as well

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Thank Craig W
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

My father-in-law loved this place "back in the day". There are a few at the top of my list and it usually depends upon where I am when the urge for a burrito comes. When I am close or have the extra time to go out of my way, this is the place. Call ahead if you remember, otherwise enjoys... More 

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Thank ABQ-DAD
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85 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch on the way back east. Classic take out and very efficient in getting food ordered. The green chili sauce had a nice bite to it. Lived up to our expectations.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$5
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 19:00
Monday
07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 19:00
Thursday
07:00 - 19:00
Friday
07:00 - 19:00
Saturday
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1715 2nd St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-4505
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-242-1843

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?