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Padilla's Mexican Kitchen

1510 Girard Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1823
+1 505-262-0115
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sopapillas” (79 reviews)
“carne adovada” (19 reviews)
“red chili” (20 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
1510 Girard Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1823
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We ate here more on a hunch than it's rating. I'm glad my hunch was right. Good food, nice portions, great service. It should be rated #1 in cheap eats. Packed with locals, another good sign.

1  Thank Kjs1054
Reviewed 13 September 2017

My Mom loves to go here on Thursdays for carnitas (oven roasted pork), quelites (sauteed spinach/bean casserole) & potatoes. My daughter doubles up on the rice, cause it's some her favorite in town, along with her tamales! I hear the red chile is some of...More

Thank G_S_MommyNewMexico
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Competition is pretty tough in the Mexican food market. Folks flying in and not having time to check out the best will probably be happy with restaurant but not for us. Sopapillias is the best item on the menus but too many dishes were greasy...More

Thank Jodelkraut
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Authentic New Mexican food in an unpretentious family restaurant. At lunch, it's always crowded with hungry locals. Tamales with green chile, chiles rellanos, and red beans are to die for. Plus free sopapillas with honey to finish it off. The prices are easy on the...More

Thank wrightsabq
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

My family eats here all the time and we've never gotten a bad meal and the service is surprisingly quick for how busy it always is. I highly recommend Padilla's to anyone looking for great authentic Mexican food from New Mexico!

Thank Brekarjen
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Whenever I came home to ABQ, I couldn't wait to go to Padilla;s. I raved about their food to my siblings and talked them into going with me after picking me up at the airport recently. It was rather disappointing. So So service, food didn't...More

Thank Terry B
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

After looking at the ratings I expected more. It advertised vegetarian options and they had few vegetables. Lots of cheese and meat and not a lot of spices. The guacamole was disappointing. The chips were not fresh. The service was very friendly. The chicken enchilada...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We had blue corn beef enchiladas with green chile that were fabulous! The chicken enchiladas were also good. Beans were fabulous. Rice was good. Sopapillas were really good. The bowl of green chile I had was fabulous and a little spicy. The only thing that...More

Thank Yadee
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Padilla's is one of my favorite Mexican restaurants in Albuquerque. I prefer it over Sadie's or Monroe's. It is old school and the dinners are basic and good. My wife thinks it is a bit too noisy, but the fact is that it is usually...More

4  Thank cbrsantafe
Reviewed 29 July 2017

A friend recommened this restaurant as we were stopping in Alburuerque on our way back to Texas. She said it was a small "whole in the wall" with good food. As soon as we walked in we could see that it was a little more...More

4  Thank donw149
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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