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El Metate Tamale Factory

610 W Mesa Ave, Gallup, NM
+1 505-722-7000
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
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“tamales” (57 reviews)
“tamale plate” (6 reviews)
“pork” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
610 W Mesa Ave, Gallup, NM
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Went there today on a visit to Gallup. The best way I can describe this place is that it's like a lower middle class Hispanic family invited you into their home and fixed you a meal - which was very good. If you want a...More

1  Thank Richard W
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

As you wind your way into the Neighbour you start to wonder if it was a good idea to eat here, but stick to the plan and you will be rewarded. Step inside and you will see they are not out to impress with the...More

Thank Ashley R
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Quiet, unassuming store front in a neighborhood. The carnitas were delicious. The refried beans and rice were sooooo good. My co-workers ordered chicken tacos, steak fajitas, and tamales and everybody loved their food. Our server was friendly and on top of things. She came back...More

Thank LisaYE2017
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Go here if you like Tamales, they have the best Tamales in Gallup. Ask them for a recommendation they will cater to your taste!

Thank CasHoefman
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Late lunch/early supper trip. Actually went here due to T.A. positive reviews. It is in a residential area. Like quite a few places in Gallup, it doesn't look from the outside as good as the food is. Really good, home cooked food! Good seasoning. Since...More

Thank Kimberly B
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

This place is great! The restaurant is clean & bright. The chips and green salsa were wonderful-the salsa was nice & spicy-not bland. We ordered the enchilada plate & the tamale plate. I had both red & green sauce and pork & chicken tamales. I...More

Reviewed 7 April 2017

A great place for authentic tamales with a local feel and atmosphere. Great service with a smile and clearly a local favorite. Parking is along the street.

Thank Troon77
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I get to the area once a year and this is on my list. The owner is a wonderful cook and I am happy to support her business. The place is clean, not fancy. It is frequented by locals.

Thank smilingcarolyn
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

The neighborhood and building say it's going to be awful but it is actually very tasty. So much better than the #1 rated Mexican (Jerry's Cafe).

1  Thank Gus-n-Millie
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

This place is a must in Gallup. Definitely one of those great hole in the wall finds, great from scratch Mexican food and nice to support a small local business. Yummy chips and green salsa and super spicy but delicious pork tamales with flavorful rice...More

Thank Gina B
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13 March 2016|
Response from S00ziI | Reviewed this property |
I do not know. We were NOT impressed with the food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 610 W Mesa Ave, Gallup, NM
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Gallup
  • Phone Number: +1 505-722-7000
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