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Papa Felipe's Mexican Restaurant

) #40 of 1,384 Restaurants in Albuquerque ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mexican, Southwestern
9800 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112-2303
+1 505-292-8877
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“tamale pie” (6 reviews)
“sopapillas” (24 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
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9800 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112-2303
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Best sopapillas I have had. Always busy but they somehow always feed you efficiently and quickly. Very good and inexpensive lunch specials.

Thank m6280361
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was told that I had to have a Carne Adovada stuffed Sopaipilla in Albuquerque and that Papa Felipe’s has the best. We found the restaurant very easy and there is lots of parking. We were greeted and seated right away and ordered margaritas to...More

Thank 707clayg
B E, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Felipe's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for trying Papa Felipe's. We are glad you choose to try our Carne Adovada stuffed Sopaipilla. It's a customer favorite for a reason! (The dish was even featured on the Cooking Channel show, Cheap Eats). We wish you were closer too, but we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the real deal. Great food, margaritas, great service and nice environment. You can't go wrong no matter what you choose. The seating, booths or tables are very comfortable, the music isn't overwhelming. Just wonderful.

Thank Sh59l1h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted good New Mexico food. I wanted a good Margarita. And I wanted to be treated good. I hit a home run. The meal was the best. The margarita was hand made and made me smile. The staff is the best in Albuquerque!!! Thanks...More

Thank Terry P
B E, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Felipe's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

We're always proud when we can contribute to a food, Margarita and service "home run" and a smile. ;-)

Reviewed 20 April 2017

I absolutely love Papa Felipe's Mexican Restaurant. I have been going there for almost twenty years and have always had great service, delicious food and love the reasonable prices. With many authentic New Mexican menu options, a full bar, a friendly inviting atmosphere, and great...More

Thank JoeGriffenberg
B E, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Felipe's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Joe. Thank you for your comments, and most of all, for your long-term patronage! Regulars are the backbone of our business. We're proud that we are your go-to place -- and the place where you bring out of towners for authentic New Mexican flavors....More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

...to the Duke's City without paying homage to this place at least once. Try it. Then ask if they'll adopt you so you can eat there forever. Great Margarita's from a VERY generous bartender staff. Get the Macho combination if you dare. :-)

Thank Clif C
B E, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Felipe's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Clif. Consider yourself adopted.

Reviewed 11 April 2017

We had a wonderful Mexican meal in a very pleasant environent. Staff are friendly and just the right amount of attentivenness (refilling my soda as I drank it down). Their prices are VERY affordable. Currently they have street tacos for $1.50 each on Wednesdays. You...More

Thank shenier
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I had not eaten here although visit Albuquerque regularly. What an amazing surprise The service and food were excellent beyond my expectations and knowledge of many other Mexican restaurants. The owner came by to chat and took time to answer some questions.

Thank Judy M
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Stop in today for lunch, almost forgot just how good they are. Living across town I don't have as many chances to eat here, so glad I thought about it. #16 is the best with egg.

Thank Joseph W
B E, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Felipe's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Joseph, Yes, our Chilaquile Casserole (#16) is even more awesome with an egg. Thanks for sharing the tip. We hope you'll make the drive across town to see us again soon.

Reviewed 29 March 2017

As a 30 year visitor to Papa's, I want the readers of Trip Advisor Reviews to know what a long term, frequent eater at Papa's thinks. Living here in Albuquerque I am very familiar with many wonderful local Mexican Restaurants. I have and still do...More

Thank BillCox
B E, Guest Relations Manager at Papa Felipe's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, Bill! We appreciate your review. More importantly, we appreciate that we have been able to serve you and your family and friends for 30 years. Wow! Please know that we will keep working hard to make sure we keep providing friendly and helpful...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 15
Mexican, Southwestern
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9800 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112-2303
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-292-8877
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Adobe style building outside. Flavor of New Mexico, southwest decor on the inside. We have been preparing each meal from scratch for 35 years. We use only the best and freshest ingredients, ensuring you will enjoy the best tasting dishes in Albuquerque.