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Padilla's Mexican Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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1510 Girard Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1823
+1 505-262-0115
11:00 - 19:45
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice relaxed place full of families. Great service. Good, unique food. Love the sopapillas. My son has a new appreciation for Mexican food

Thank HuntersDad
Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
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576 reviews
379 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's nothing fancy here...just great authentic Mexican food prepared the way your grandma would make it (assuming she was Mexican). They have dishes that you don't often see like Carne Adovada and delicious Sopaipillas, both of which I highly recommend. Add the red and green sauces and an ice cold Tecate and you're all set! The service is fast and... More 

Thank Dollyamas
Denver, Colorado
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...and keep this place a secret. It's not fancy but you'll love the vibe of the folk there. No bar, no frills but you absolutely cannot beat the food. Why they haven't franchised I don't know. I went "Christmas" on the chili's and suggest you consider taking a quart of each home. It's really unbeatable. It's fast in and out.... More 

Thank Clif C
Louisville, Kentucky
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful red and green sauces. Everything was great. Great service and atmosphere. Would recommend.

Thank Sheilashera
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've always teased my nieces from Texas that they didn't know what real New Mexican food was but boy did they surprise me !! They took me to Padillas Mexican Kitchen and I've been hooked ever since! Best food in town. I've lived in and around Albuquerque. since 1962 so that's saying something! Going there for Enchiladas today!

Thank Jackie W
Mesquite, Texas
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Six of us ate at Padilla we all ordered something different all remarked how delicious the meal was. When we come to Albuquerque this is our first place for a meal. Would be there a couple more times if they were open on the weekends. The environment is causal nothing special. It is cash only........ but worth every obstacle. Best... More 

Thank Sue K
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96 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was excellent. Very comfortable, affordable, family owned Mexican restaurant. Our server was very attentive. Would definitely recommend to everyone!

Thank Dwight H
Bend, Oregon
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210 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This place has been here for many years & they have the crew completely dialed in. High volume with out feeling like cattle. Great customer service and follow up with even better FOOD - very authentic from the chips to the amazing sopaillas !!! You know the place is great when you arrive at 3:00 PM on a Wednesday and... More 

Thank Fdelidude
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Padilla's is amazing! Best carne adovado in Albuquerque! Great for families or date night. Get there early...tables fill up fast.

Thank Courtney L
Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
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102 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

As a tourist, you might drive right by this restaurant located in a strip mall. If so, you would be missing some of the best food ever. The red and green chile sauce on our burrito and enchiladas was outstanding, and the sopapillas were some of the best ever. This is a CASH ONLY business, come prepared.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:45
11:00 - 19:45
11:00 - 19:45
11:00 - 19:45
11:00 - 19:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1510 Girard Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1823
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-262-0115

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