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El Pinto

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
10500 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114-2220
+1 505-898-1771
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“sopapillas” (171 reviews)
“ribs” (128 reviews)
“enchiladas” (145 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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10500 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114-2220
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1 - 10 of 1,874 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

El Pinto has been our favorite New Mexican restaurant for our out of town visitors for over 20 years. It has expanded tremendously in that time but the dining areas are broken up into moderately sized spaces so one doesn't feel the size of this...More

Thank Carolyn H
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place has really increased their prices in recent years. However, food is still great and atmosphere is cozy. Spanish rice and chips and salsa are amazing. Both chicken and beef dishes were full of meat and generous portions.

Thank Phocion4
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Attend with group of 16 people. Wait staff was excellent. Friendly, well organized, quick to respond to all needs. Food was outstanding. Everyone had a different dish - each was well presented and delicious. Ate on patio. This contributed significantly to atmosphere and pleasure of...More

Thank Lessie T
Reviewed 3 days ago

Big and nice Mexican style restaurant, serving 1000 pax at a time. It was well managed. We had to wait at a bar area for about 30 mins. we asked for a pitcher of Margarita for us 5. The margarita was very sweet, I didnt...More

Thank mcarzu
Reviewed 5 days ago

The facility is great. Very large but broken up so you are not in some big dinning hall. It all ends there. In terms of service they did have our reservation. Two of us ordered a beer.30 minutes later they showed up. Wrong beers but...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere but food was average at best. Guacamole had plenty of avocado but no flavor. Margarita was weak. Enchilada plate was disappointing. Not worth the trip.

Thank bigflak
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Friends and I went to this restaurant while at the balloon festival. It's a little ways out but worth the drive. Large hacienda style. Food was good (not excellent) but still a nice dinner.

Thank BensMom2
Reviewed 6 days ago

We love El Pinto. The place itself is amazing. The food was pretty amazing, too. As a large group in ABQ for Balloon Fiesta, I didn't know what to expect--but they were very ready for us, but everything was good and plenty. A mariachi band...More

Thank BeachPug11
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was a real treat. We decided on the El Pinto after reviewing the menu. We were given two recommendations by locals for this style cuisine and made an excellent choice. The restaurant is busy so be prepared to wait for about a half hour...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was excellent and the service was great. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone. The restaurant is a great place to take friends and family. The place is a fun place to eat.

Thank brucek460
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Questions & Answers
lisa b
1 April 2017|
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Response from Hal M | Reviewed this property |
We went on a Friday afternoon around 5pm without a reservation and we were a group of 8 people! I think calling ahead and asking is always wise! But no a reservation is not required!
Susan H
2 December 2016|
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Response from 1991KEB | Reviewed this property |
This fun restaurant open at 11 am. Closing at 10 pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10500 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114-2220
    (Alameda Blvd NW)
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-898-1771
  • E-mail
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