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Papa Felipe's Mexican Restaurant

) #45 of 1,416 Restaurants in Albuquerque €€ - €€€ Mexican,
9800 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112-2303
+1 505-292-8877
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tamale pie” (6 reviews)
“sopapillas” (29 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern
€€ - €€€
9800 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112-2303
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We tried this as it was listed as a favorite online. We were disappointed in our meal. I'm not a fan of hot and spicy food, but wanted to try real Mexican food. My husband is and even he couldn't eat some things that were...More

Thank Retired11_13
B E, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Felipe's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Retired11_13, Thank you for trying Papa Felipe's. We're sorry your experience wasn't as expected. NEW Mexican food is VERY different from "Mexican" food, (especially the version found in the Deep South!) New Mexico chile is world-famous and it can pack some heat. As you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

On advice from a friend who is an ABQ native, we stopped in to Papa Felipe's while staying in town. My husband and I couldn't decide on just one entree, so we decided to get the plato grande for two that had a sampling of...More

Thank MPayne13
B E, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Felipe's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for dining with us and for your note. We are glad you got to try our Plato Grande and were able to pick a favorite. Our Rellenos are a customer favorite. In fact, they have been voted on of the Top 5 in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was amazing and great service. The salsa is pretty good and their after meal desert sopaipillas are delicious.

Thank Victor R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is awesome, from the chips and salsa to the meal, and the after meal sopaipilla.....it was all delicious. I will be definitely be coming back.

Thank sammcdaniel1
B E, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Felipe's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This has been a favorite restaurant of the family since the 1970's when it was located in Coronado mall. The food has always represented New Mexican cuisine at it's best! From traditional enchiladas, tacos, and burritos to their awesome Chilaquile caserole, we are never disappointed!...More

Thank Lindy0424
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very disappointing meal. Nothing special about any of it. The beans were bland, the potatoes were barely warm, the chili relleno was greasy. There are many great Mexican restaurants in Albuquerque. This is not one of them.

Thank jmduder
B E, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Felipe's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Jmduder, Thanks for the heads up on our food temperature; we will keep an eye on that - but, "Just like Taco Bell"? When the chain starts making authentic New Mexican food from scratch, maybe we can talk.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best sopapillas I have had. Always busy but they somehow always feed you efficiently and quickly. Very good and inexpensive lunch specials.

Thank m6280361
Reviewed 19 May 2017

I was told that I had to have a Carne Adovada stuffed Sopaipilla in Albuquerque and that Papa Felipe’s has the best. We found the restaurant very easy and there is lots of parking. We were greeted and seated right away and ordered margaritas to...More

Thank 707clayg
B E, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Felipe's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for trying Papa Felipe's. We are glad you choose to try our Carne Adovada stuffed Sopaipilla. It's a customer favorite for a reason! (The dish was even featured on the Cooking Channel show, Cheap Eats). We wish you were closer too, but we...More

Reviewed 29 April 2017

This is the real deal. Great food, margaritas, great service and nice environment. You can't go wrong no matter what you choose. The seating, booths or tables are very comfortable, the music isn't overwhelming. Just wonderful.

Thank Sh59l1h
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

I wanted good New Mexico food. I wanted a good Margarita. And I wanted to be treated good. I hit a home run. The meal was the best. The margarita was hand made and made me smile. The staff is the best in Albuquerque!!! Thanks...More

Thank Terry P
B E, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Felipe's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

We're always proud when we can contribute to a food, Margarita and service "home run" and a smile. ;-)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Mexican, Southwestern
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9800 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112-2303
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-292-8877
  • E-mail
Adobe style building outside. Flavor of New Mexico, southwest decor on the inside. We have been preparing each meal from scratch for 35 years. We use only the best and freshest ingredients, ensuring you will enjoy the best tasting dishes in Albuquerque.
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