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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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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 19:45
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Great food and service! The complimentary sopapillas were certainly a welcome treat. Close to I40, too!!

Thank Beth H
Gainesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food we had soapapes stuffed with beef and cheese. Chips and dip served as we were seated. Service was welcoming and friendly. We ended our meal with more soapapes served with honey.

Thank Judy E
Soldotna, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Stopped in here with my son for a later lunch (1:30pm) and as always the place was packed. There is good reason for this! We were seated after a short wait and immediately has chips,salsa, and water on the table. Our orders were taken and we had our meals before we finished the chips. Best red chili in Albuquerque. Be... More 

Thank Kenaijohn
Middle Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We had been to Padillas before as my sister used to live in Albuquerque and knew about the great food and good prices. My husband ordered the enchiladas and I got the tamales and both were good. This restaurant is were the locals go. They don't take credit cards, so bring some cash.

Thank TravelGrandma10
Appleton, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in as we were looking for a simple bit tasty mexican lunch. We stopped at 1 pm and had no issues getting seated immediately. They were busy but service was great and food came quickly and piping hot. Excellent food and LOVED the sopapilla that was served with the lunch.

Thank WIIrishGirl10
Sunnyvale, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

When we visit family in Albuquerque, we always try to stop at Padilla's. Yes, the hours are short. No, they don't have beer/wine/booze. The cooking is solid New Mexican comfort food, nothing fancy, just tasty as can be. I love their blue corn enchiladas. My husband adores the carne adovada. The only weirdness is that the iced tea comes with... More 

1 Thank Mom2HEKs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Don't go here for lunch. Go 'after' the crowds have left. We always go around 2;30 to 4pm and always get seated and served quickly. The pork of the carne adovada is SOOO tender and soooo delicious smothered in red chile. The light but crispy sopas are the best in town. Folks east of the Rio Grande do not know... More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Probably the best value meal we had on our recent visit to Albuquerque. The food is very good, the red chili is outstanding and service is excellent. My wife and I both had really good mexican meals for a total of $20.25.

Thank cbrsantafe
Rutland, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Everything was delicious at this New Mexican (not Mexican) restaurant. Warning-cash only, pay at counter after you eat(diner style). We came at 6:30pm and there was no wait. We read here there can be quite a wait around lunch. We sat and were attentively waited on. Salsa and chips brought to table and right away. Sopaipillas come with the dinners... More 

Thank annieb003
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This is a neighborhood family run restaurant that serves true delicious homemade traditional Mexican Food. In a small shopping center and outside appearance is that great looking. But very comfortable setting inside along with the tastiest New Mexican Food in Albuquerque. The freshness of both the salsa and entrees are wonderful. This place does serve alcoholic beverages but the quality... More 

Thank Bruce P

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?