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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” (77 reviews)
“carne adovada” (19 reviews)
“red chili” (18 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
1510 Girard Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1823
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say that the other 300+ reviews haven’t! Old school locals favorite. Hard to find but well worth the effort. Food is a real as it gets! Limited menu results in a few items being prepared perfectly. We arrived at 1:10 PM on...More

Thank Fdelidude
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Padilla’s is a small family owned New Mexican place on Girard a couple blocks south of Indian School. Very popular and for good reason, this is one of the best if not the best place in town for authentic New Mexican food. For lunch recently...More

Thank gypsyuno
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for dinner on a Thursday evening at the suggestion of a neighbor. They were very busy at around 7:00 p.m. but we were seated quickly and service was fast, but maybe a little rushed and impersonal. I had the Thursday night special: carnitas,...More

Thank PhoenixRobin
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Padilla's offers very basic New Mexican food. Nothing fancy about the food or the environment, but this family restaurant has a large following. Prices are low, and the menu is kind of limited. Their chile is HOT in my opinion (and I have eaten chile...More

Thank Mc W
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.

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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 5 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 30 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 7:45 PM
11:00 AM - 7:45 PM
11:00 AM - 7:45 PM
11:00 AM - 7:45 PM
11:00 AM - 7:45 PM
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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