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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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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

After looking at the ratings I expected more. It advertised vegetarian options and they had few vegetables. Lots of cheese and meat and not a lot of spices. The guacamole was disappointing. The chips were not fresh. The service was very friendly. The chicken enchilada...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We had blue corn beef enchiladas with green chile that were fabulous! The chicken enchiladas were also good. Beans were fabulous. Rice was good. Sopapillas were really good. The bowl of green chile I had was fabulous and a little spicy. The only thing that...More

Thank Yadee
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Padilla's is one of my favorite Mexican restaurants in Albuquerque. I prefer it over Sadie's or Monroe's. It is old school and the dinners are basic and good. My wife thinks it is a bit too noisy, but the fact is that it is usually...More

4  Thank cbrsantafe
Reviewed 29 July 2017

A friend recommened this restaurant as we were stopping in Alburuerque on our way back to Texas. She said it was a small "whole in the wall" with good food. As soon as we walked in we could see that it was a little more...More

4  Thank donw149
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

I found Padilla's on Trip Advisor and used the reviews. A very popular place and rightly so. Great chili rellenos for less than $10. Be advised very crowded but excellent service and very short waiting for your hypodermic. No credit cards.

1  Thank Rich S
Reviewed 18 July 2017

I hate to talk it up too much since it can already be crowded, but the food is wonderful. They have the best rellenos that I've ever had in a restaurant and the best sopapillas I've had anywhere. It's my favorite restaurant in town.

1  Thank dmsinjt
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

I first heard of Padillas more than 15 years ago. Even drove by it a few times. Heard they were usually crowded and only took cash even back then. Never decided to try them until now. And it would appear some things really are best...More

1  Thank Flufflebunny
Reviewed 1 July 2017

great adovada, great service, a local's place, don't go at lunch hour,we came back in 25 minutes and were seated immediately, very good waitress, great sopapillas, cash only.best hole in the wall yet

1  Thank mike m
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This is where New Mexicans go for new Mexican food. You should go there, too. Nothing fancy and the price is right. Try the combo plate if you're hungry and don't have anything planned for the rest of the day. Two oddities: Restaurant isn't open...More

2  Thank Wizardts
Reviewed 25 June 2017

I love to go to Padilla's and eat anything that is smothered in their amazing red Chili. Its been a while since I visited but it used to be cash only.. still may be. If you want authentic New Mexican food, this is the place.

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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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