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El Metate Tamale Factory

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610 W Mesa Ave, Gallup, NM
+1 505-722-7000
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10:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My hubby and I both ordered the combination plate. It was some of the best Mexican food I've ever had. Please move to California so we can visit regularly.

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Thank Susan O
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4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here some 6 mo ago---EXPANSIVE and Interesting Menu....Unusual items for Gallup listed. There are: Shrimp Tacos, Fish Tacos, Tamales, Buretos, Fajitas....on and on... LOTS of CHOICES....I got a Shrimp Entree' and it was good-Tasty! The interior is modest, old...needs a 'Make-Over' or Pick Me Up... Service was very good but VERY LITTLE chit chat from Waitress...My wife had a.....Hamburger.... More 

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Thank Michael D
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Not a place to go for atmosphere, but the place was clean. I would liken this to a "pizza place" but instead of pizza, it sells Mexican food. The food was good as was the service. No alcohol is served including beer. This is a good "quick stop" place, but not a place to really relax and eat. The area... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

First off, let me say this is not in a scary area of town. Maybe if you come from some gated community you might be over imaginative. It is in a regular SW small town neighborhood, that's all. Servers very friendly. Food was great. I had carnitas. And, I know carnitas and these were good. If you are a tourist... More 

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Rancho Mirage, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Don't expect upscale white table cloth here! But do expect good service, outstanding food and reasonable prices. This is a locals place and has been featured on the Food Network according to the owner. We had heard the tamales were really good, so a couple of plates it was. The tamales came in chicken, pork, and vegi. So of course,... More 

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Glendale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

This is a converted old adobe home in a residential area, not pretty but clean and tidy. And the lady who owns it and runs it is a great cook and provides you with authentic Mexican cuisine at a fair price. If you are a foodie, you must try it when in Gallup. I had the carnitas plate and it... More 

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Thank Susan W
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

My sister loves these tamales and now I know why! I ordered the green chile chicken tamales. The green chile is just right, not too hot with lots of flavor. You can also ask for it on the side, if you're not sure about it. It comes with a serving of beans and rice, which are both delicious as well.... More 

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Colorado Springs
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

This restaurant was a great find! Friendly service, delicious food. The best red sauce I've eaten. Be sure to eat here if you're in Gallup.

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White House, TN
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Read reviews and was very excited to find a "hole in the wall" with good food.We often seek out the local fare that has great food, and don't care about atmosphere. Sounded very much what we often seek, I agree the service was friendly, It is in a residential area, so don't be concerned you are in the wrong area... More 

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Washington, D.C.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Stumbled on this great tamale and Mexican food place. Cheap, fast and delicious pit stop on our drive from Albuquerque to Telluride.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 20:00
Thursday
10:00 - 20:00
Friday
10:00 - 20:00
Saturday
10:00 - 20:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?